Great news for anyone who likes cheap spa days: Google Offers is launching the big G into the world of daily deals.
Daily deal sites work by emailing you a discount offer that is only available that day. Usually, the deal only activates if enough people on the mailing list register for it. Discounts are offered on all kinds of products and services, from local coffee, driving lessons or photography sessions to spa treatments. Lots of spa treatments. Existing sites include Groupon, LivingSocial and .
Google attempted to buy Groupon for $6bn before setting up Offers. Groupon said no, and is set for a stock offering worth more than twice that. Heck, if anyone offered us $6bn we'd take the money so fast we'd be sipping margaritas on a super yacht before our chairs stopped spinning.
Google Offers hasn't officially launched yet, but leaked papers reveal the search giant is currently recruiting retailers and businesses to provide discounts. It's also unclear whether Offers will launch here in Blighty or be limited to the US.
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