Good news for Groupon users with expired coupons because this is your lucky day! They just settled an $8.5 million lawsuit and either have to refund people’s money with expired coupons, or let them use their expired coupons that were purchased.
Here’s what happened: I guess Groupon had about 17 lawsuits over the expiration date of their coupons. Apparently it’s illegal to sell giftcards that expire within five years, and Groupon of course got shafted and has agreed to settle their case. The settlement covers customers who received Groupon vouchers between November 2008 and December 1, 2011. So, if you have a Groupon that you didn’t use, you can either get your money back or use the expired Groupon. In the future, the company agreed to not sell more than 10 percent of it’s daily deals with expiration dates less than 30 days (that must be their allotted amount they can sell by law) .
I know this news isn’t TV or pop culture related, but I thought I had to share it because I know I’m not the only one with expired groupons sitting in my inbox.
You know what this means? I can use my YogaWorks expired Groupon after I use my drinks at the Fairmont expired Groupon…FUN DAYS ahead! I say drinks first, then yoga…because really, who doesn’t love a drunk 5-foot-tall yogi? I’m going to be the Persian Snooki!!!