You might recall Groupon’s last Valentine’s Day promotion, which featured a deal for $40 worth of FTD.com flowers for $20 and ended in a lot of embarrassed Romeos and Juliets flowerless on the most be-flowered day of the year.
Well, here’s some news: If you’re still with that loved one from a year ago (congratulations, first of all!), and you are one to forgive, forget, grant second chances, etc., then Groupon has a deal that is up your little alley. Groupon’s national Valentine’s Day deal is once again partnering with FTD.com to offer $40 worth of flowers or other FTD.com swag (the online boutique also sells chocolates, sweets, and jewelry) for $20.
Like every other deal, Groupon offers a promise on its Valentine’s Day promo: “If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that.” Given last year’s reported fiasco, however, we will have to reiterate a phrase that applies to all of these companies: Buyer beware.