Groupon

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Groupon'

A special type of coupon website that is offers group deals to a group of consumers. Groupons attempt to tap into the power of collective purchasing by offering a substantial discount, such as half off, to a group of people if they will buy a particular product or service. Many restaurants and other retailers use groupons in an effort to lure groups of customers into their establishments.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Groupon'

Groupons can offer discounts on a meal or other amenity for perhaps a group of 10 or 12. They frequently circulate via email or social sites such as Facebook. Groupon allows users to see the available deals of the day, and purchase the corresponding coupon.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Coupon

    The interest rate stated on a bond when it's issued. The coupon ...
  2. Consumer Spending

    The amount of money spent by households in an economy. The spending ...
  3. Cash Discount

    An incentive that a seller offers to a buyer in return for paying ...
  4. Discount

    The condition of the price of a bond that is lower than par. ...
  5. Coupon Pass

    The purchase of treasury notes or bonds from dealers, by the ...
  6. Mail Or Telephone Order Merchandise ...

    A regulation that controls businesses that sell products over ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Who are Nordstrom's (JWN) main competitors?

    Nordstrom (JWN) is a high-end retail sales department store offering fashion, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do interest rates affect a bond's coupon rate?

    A bond's coupon rate is directly affected by national interest rates, and consequently, so is its market price. Newly issued ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How can I calculate a bond's coupon rate in Excel?

    A bond's coupon rate is simply the rate of interest it pays each year, expressed as a percentage of the bond's par value. ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the different types of college savings accounts?

    The resulting Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon bond is equal to the time to maturity of the bond. A zero-coupon bond is ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What is the formula for calculating the capital to risk weight assets ratio for a ...

    Use the Macaulay duration to calculate the duration of a zero-coupon bond. The resulting Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Can the marginal propensity to consume ever be negative?

    A bond's coupon rate is equal to its yield to maturity if its purchase price is equal to its par value. The par value of ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Hidden Costs Of Product Rebates

    These cash incentives lure in consumers, who are often unable to collect on the deal.
  2. Budgeting

    5 Ways To Control Emotional Spending

    Follow these five simple steps to keep your spending under control.
  3. Economics

    Understanding The Consumer Confidence Index

    We look at this closely watched economic indicator to see what it means and how it's calculated.
  4. Options & Futures

    The Consumer Price Index: A Friend To Investors

    As a measure of inflation, this index can help you make key financial decisions.
  5. Economics

    What You Should Know About Inflation

    Find out how this figure relates to your investment portfolio.
  6. Budgeting

    Save Without Sacrifice

    Don't sacrifice your life for your savings - get out there and have fun!
  7. Personal Finance

    How Amazon Fresh Works

    Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery company that operates in parts of Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey, is a new service from Amazon.
  8. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined time - we can use an Excel spreadsheet.
  9. Personal Finance

    Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings are negative?
  10. Personal Finance

    Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
  2. Moving Average - MA

    A widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random ...
  3. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  4. Productivity

    An economic measure of output per unit of input. Inputs include labor and capital, while output is typically measured in ...
  5. Variance

    The spread between numbers in a data set, measuring Variance is calculated by taking the differences between each number ...
  6. Terminal Value - TV

    The value of a bond at maturity, or of an asset at a specified, future valuation date, taking into account factors such as ...
Trading Center