Today's Groupon Scam comes to us from Sheffield:
'Paintballing for Ten with 100 Paintballs Each, plus Lunch for £19 at the Danger Zone (Value £150)'
Sounds like a great deal for a bachelor party or teenager's birthday party! Only £19 for 10 people!
But you actually have to pay £89.... Really!
'Must pay £7 deposit for each member of the group, which will be refunded in the form of 100 extra paintballs.'
That's a £7 for all 10 people, a total of £70 for the group! But it will be refunded right?
Yes of course!.... in the form of 100 paintballs.
We're now up to £89 for 10 people to go Paintballing and have lunch. However, there is fine print about lunch as well:
'Lunch provided only to groups who start at 9AM. Around 100 paintballs used per hour.'
So in order to get lunch, you have to get 10 men on a stag do or 10 teenage boys out of bed and to the paintball place by 9AM. Good luck with that....
Even if you manage this amazing feat of getting everyone there by 9AM, you get 200 paintballs (including your refund paintballs).
According to the Fine Print, this is about 2 hours of activity, so your lunch will be at 11AM, and then you're done for the day.
Our advice for the day, always read the Fine Print, and Highlights section of the deals. If either section is exceptionally long, it's usually a good indication not to buy.