Don't be stupid to give them your money for useless stuff!
Please check google.maps review written by jermscentral. I have the same problem. I try to use the $50 for $200 Groupon Coupon to buy some stuff from Forshaw. They cannot accept it for "accessories". They told me I have to buy accessories over $400, which mean, I have to spend $200 more to purchase something. The sales agent told me that I should call Groupon to return the coupon. It's also ridiculous. Who pays us the driving gas and the shopping time in your store?
Furthermore, the sales agent told us that furniture is qualified for the coupon. Then we found an end table. He went back to check if they had new one available. But after he came back, he told me that the manager said it could not be sold, because it's "accessory table". Are you kidding me? "Accessory table"??? what you mainly sale are Grill, table & chair, then you named table "accessory"? Is it hilarious? I don't blame the sales. This is the store's problem. If you store can play with Groupon, if you can do advertisement, you should show your goodwill. They just want you spend $200 more money after the $200 gift card, then they can still earn money from the $200 you really spend. You can just show the coupon like "$200 of $400", then we didn't buy it. Don't show the coupon like a $200 gift card. It's cheating for customers. Additionally, based on the fact, I can easily be sure their profit margin is at least 50%. If you go to this store, please prepare your money & your credit card. Have fine.
What is more, another wonderful thing I find is that I cannot rate them from google. They probably hire somebody to block the rating work in google. I know some tech can do it. I can understand that because there should be some bad ratings for their terrible work for the coupon & service.
Finally, I want to say. If you want to do advertisement through Groupon, just try to fulfill it to keep your goodwill, or you will have a bad reputation, no matter how hard you fix it.