Following a successful test run in Portland, Google Offers is bringing its Groupon-style local business deals to customers in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. And the Google Shopper 2.0 Android app has been updated with a "Today's Offer" tab to buy and redeem coupons from the mobile device.
According to Google's blog entry, the inaugural offers in each city are:
The updated Google Shopper 2.0 app will not only have the aforementioned "Today's Offer" tab, but also contain GPS-based local deals for users who aren't subscribed to Google Offers daily e-mails. Any deals purchased on your phone will show up on the app as well as the main Google Offers site.
"Next up, we’ll be heading to Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C.," says Google. And app-wise, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some kind of integration with recent Google acquisition Punchd's
loyalty card technology coming soon.
And on a personal note, I can say with authority that both Pommes Frites and Bob's are some of the best junk food that each city has to offer. If you try either thanks to Google Offers, let me know what you thought in the comments.