CoupRecoup offers a unique way to save on special time-sensitive promotions. Users can purchase offers previously available through sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Tippr, even though the deadline for purchase has passed. This is done by allowing users to list their unused deals on CoupRecoup. The site essentially offers a marketplace to buy and sell group coupons and other offers.Show more screenshots »
The concept for CoupRecoup was born when one of the two original founders had an amazing idea. She realized that a hotel deal she had purchased for her parents would soon expire unused. Her parents were unable to plan a trip and use the deal before the expiration date, so the promotion would essentially go to waste. To help recoup some of the money spent on the deal, she posted an advertisement on Craigslist.com, but no one responded. She managed to sell the hotel deal to a friend’s colleague just before the expiration, but lost a significant portion of what she paid on the transaction. This got her thinking about how many other promotional deals go unused, and how to offer a way for anyone to sell theirs and get as much money back as possible. It only took another two months before CoupRecoup was created.
The idea of an online marketplace is definitely not brand new. However, the idea of an online marketplace for unused promotions and deals is. What makes CoupRecoup unique is what is offered for sale here. Visitors can purchase promotions that are no longer available for purchase, or they can sell off ones they bought but no longer need.
CoupRecoup offers a light grey and green color scheme that compliments the professional layout of the site. A hint of orange text helps highlight discount and sale prices, while the layout provides the perfect arena for organized browsing. As soon as a new user visits the CoupRecoup website, they are greeted by a list of coupons that are available for sale. Locating the main features of the site is easy from the homepage.
CoupRecoup adds another attractive layer to the mix with the lack of a registration process. This allows users to buy and sell at will without giving away private information or feeling exposed. To browse, simply click the “find a deal” link, or change the location, which can be found in a drop down box at the top right hand corner of the homepage. A contact seller button is provided to discuss the terms or negotiate a sale. Users can also make an offer, which only requires the amount and an email address. The coupon listing process is similar, only requiring the promotion information, asking price, and email address so users can maintain their listings.
CoupRecoup is even more attractive in price. Users do not need to create an account, so no paid premium account is offered. On top of that, no listing or sales fees are deducted. Users can browse the site, list their coupons or get in touch with a seller to buy a promotion at no cost. The only payment required is to the seller for their promotion. CoupRecoup has taken a very hands-off approach to the process, which will require some diligence on the part of buyers and sellers. That being said, the entire model is appealing for most users.
Anyone who wants to save money and loves using coupons and promotions can really appreciate what CoupRecoup offers. Not only can users get back some of the money spent on unused promotions, but they can do so without paying a middleman. Fans of discount programs such as Groupon should make a point to bookmark CoupRecoup, just in case.