This is very annoying. I have no credit or debit card anymore (my wallet recently was lost, my cards deactivated, and I'm in the process of getting new cards issued.)
I do however have a groupon gift card but I CAN'T USE IT without getting a credit card and entering the info to Groupon so they can charge my card a grand total of 0$.
I know this because I called customer service upon not being able to checkout my 19.99$ bill online using my $20.00 gift card.
On the phone I was told "there is no manual work around for this.... we're soooo sorrrryyyy... you'll have to get a credit card."
I expect to do little to no more business with this company as a result of this inconvenience. This company doesn't even accept their own credit or "groupon bucks" without relying on other credit institutions. Pitiful. Pitiful.
The funny thing is... what's most ironic is I BOUGHT THE GROUPON GIFT CARD for myself with BITCOIN so I could make an online purchase BECAUSE I CURRENTLY HAVE NO CREDIT CARDS!
I do this with amazon gift cards all the time simply because I resent using credit cards on the internet and am exited at the evolution of payment and store of value systems such as bitcoin. I plan to use bitcoin and non-government prescribed/issued alternative methods of payment for as many online purchases as possible in the future as a measure of protest against increasing financial enslavement to banks and states through monopolized mandated fiat currencies.
By the time my new credit cards arrive the deal on groupon I wanted to buy and bought the gift card to use to buy in the first place will be expired!
Isn't that just lovely? Dandy? Peachy?
Why doesn't groupon just accept bitcoin? That would have solved my problems making an online purchase before they began.
Ugh. Very annoyed at groupon's incompetence in the payments department.
Get with the times and accept your own frickin gift card or better yet... just accept bitcoin!
It would be lovely if groupon contacted me and gave me an update on where they're at with accepting bitcoin and accepting their own gift cards.
Monetary Loss: $20.