I received an e-mail with a Groupon deal to see a golf tournament, the Allianz Championship at Broken Sound. The deal is misleading, and arguably fraudulent. Why? Here’s the language from the Groupon page:
For $51, you get a golf package for one (an $85 value), which includes:
- General admission to tournament starting at 9 a.m.
- Admission to the Grapes on the Green party, starting at 3 p.m. across from the 18th green
- Commemorative wine glass
The interesting part is that the deal includes “General admission”.
I do enjoy golf, this is quite close to my house, and I’ve never seen a tournament. So I went to the tournament website to learn more. I wondered what other kinds of deals there were so I went to the Allianz Championship tickets page.
General admission to the tournament is FREE:
Good Any Day Grounds Ticket – Free Admission
No Ticket Required
What you’re really getting for the Groupon, the $85 value they reference, is admission to the:
3rd Annual Golf & Wine Experience $85
Saturday, February 11 3pm-6pm
Is this an example of Groupon fraud? You be the judge.