It probably won’t come as a surprise to metro Atlantans: Facebook is ending its “deals” program.
The daily-deal type offerings promoted spas, horseback riding trips and the typical restaurant discounts — many times for large groups of people — through the current Facebook platform.
Although Facebook hasn’t announced a reason for dumping “deals,” speculation includes consumer deal fatigue. When I wrote a column on Facebook in May, I had trouble finding anyone who’d actually bought a Facebook deal here in Atlanta, one of the five test markets.
According to media sources, the demise of “deals” won’t affect Facebook’s location-based “check-in deals.”
What’s your go-to daily deal source? Are there any underdogs you think offer better discounts?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter