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Entertainment Book Coupons not honored.

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Entertainment Book Coupons not honored.

How does Entertainment coupons work?

They charge $50 per book, do they give some money back to the businesses? What is the encentive for business to offer coupons and deals when they are going to be in loss and they know that entertainment makes money off them for that? My other question is what do you do when a restaurant does not honor a coupon, its been happening too many times where they either say they dont accept it or try to lowball you with a smaller discount instead of the printed value?
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It's called 'advertising'. A new concept in media.
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mrperfect wrote: How does Entertainment coupons work?

They charge $50 per book, do they give some money back to the businesses? What is the encentive for business to offer coupons and deals when they are going to be in loss and they know that entertainment makes money off them for that? My other question is what do you do when a restaurant does not honor a coupon, its been happening too many times where they either say they dont accept it or try to lowball you with a smaller discount instead of the printed value?

The answer to your second question can be found on the Entertainment website ... http://www.entertainment.com/jsp/consum ... nts.jsp#q6

That will provide you a link to notify them of the problem merchant.
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jcon wrote: It's called 'advertising'. A new concept in media.

Exactly. They give a discount to either draw in new business, or because even after the discount they still make a profit. Depends on the service/good.

This is how every business that has offered a coupon or discount works. Plus it's not like the retailers are forced to do it. They go into the deal willingly. Like flyers, yellow pages, google (higher ranked listings), etc. They all cost and they all (potentially) generate more revenue than the advertising costs.

Some companies sell items regularly at a loss just to get people in the door to buy other things. They're called 'loss-leaders' (ex. milk and eggs at grocery stores).

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