Groupon offers discounts by selling prepaid, non-refundable deals.
Savored offers discounts though its free reservations service, which entices diners to book tables in the off-hours in exchange for savings of up to 40% off. No prepayment is necessary. Savored, as we’ve written in the past, is a GOOD DEAL. Savored is the anti-Groupon.
And today, Savored was purchased by Groupon. Alas.
The Chicago-based daily deal company said Savored will “will continue to serve diners and restaurants at http://www.savored.com.” That’s a good thing. Of course, if any restaurants or diners encounter any “changes” in their Savored experience after the acquisition, we’d love to hear from you.