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BuyWithMe

Time-limited Discounted Offers Website


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Published 07/24/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Buy With Me takes consumer buying power to another level. Users can sign up and browse local deals and special offers. These are primarily geared towards things to do in local cities and communities. When the user spots a deal they want, they can purchase it. By including a larger number of buyers in the deal, Buy With Me can offer even better rates and deeper discounts so users can get the most benefit. Collective buying power can make saving money while having fun a possibility.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BuyWithMe,Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Buy With Me is backed by Matrix Partners. This group, founded in 1977, has invested in a number of technological areas, including internet, mobile, communications, and software industries. The company is going through a very rough patch and after failing to raise the funding it needed to stay afloat, rumors about a possible takeover by Gilt Groupe have emerged.

What are the differences to other apps?

Anyone can find coupons and coupon codes on the internet. Manufacturer’s offer them as well as retail store and other businesses. However, Buy With Me offers something that the individual consumer cannot find on their own. By bringing together a large number of consumers, Buy With Me can wield stronger negotiation power and work out local discounts that users could not find without the backing of many buyers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Buy With Me presents a very simple layout that helps keep the focus on the restaurants and entertainment venues it negotiates with. A bold blue header with solid white text displays the site logo while toned down green, grey and black bars help spice up the style of the site. Large, appealing photos help users get a closer look at the deals the site offers.

How does the registration process work?

Buy With Me registration is very easy. New users can simply enter their email address in the field provided (found at the top right hand corner of the homepage) then click the green “sign up button just beside it. This will direct users to the rest of the registration form, which requests a name, password, zip code, gender, and date of birth. After submitting the information, a note at the top of the homepage states that the user will receive an email confirmation request. After creating an account, users can begin browsing and buying Buy With Me deals.

What does it cost to use the application?

Buy With Me accounts cost nothing to create. New users can access all of the site’s current deals and account features as soon as they have completed registration. That being said, how much is spend on the site is left entirely to the user. There are no limits to how much a user must spend in a week or month. As soon as the user comes across a deal they want to take advantage of, they must pay the current rate to reserve it. The site currently offers $10 member referral bonuses for anyone who has a friend sign up as well.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The fun loving coupon clipper can really enjoy what Buy With Me has done for the world of discounts. Through the site, users can access deals that would not otherwise be available to anyone. A membership is free, which means users spend only what they want on the items and services they plan to purchase. Budget minded users can save money while experiencing the various entertainment venues and culinary flavors of their local community.

  • Earn bonuses by referring a friend
  • Monitor the deal’s buying progress quickly
  • Read about the businesses featured before buying the offer
  • Check out location through Google maps embedded on the site
  • Review the local user feeds on the Buy With Me homepage


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