Groupon, a localized discount website where if enough members sign up for a deal, everyone gets it, experienced a few outages on Friday. As of 3:30 p.m. ET, the site still won't load for me. This is due to the fact that they offered a 50 percent discount at Nordstrom Rack, and then Oprah gave Groupon the ultimate endorsement:
She featured the site on her "Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things" episode.
Nordstrom Rack is offering $50 worth of merchandise for $25 in 18 U.S. cities during the weekend through Groupon. The coupon is only redeemable at Rack stores and expires on December 31. Unfortunately, you only get one coupon per costumer, but it's still a heck of a deal. Merchandise at Nordstrom Rack are already discounted by a third to a half.
In the meantime, learn how to get the coupon and see a few items from Nordstrom Rack that could help put it to good use.
To take advantage of the deal, go to Groupon, click “Visit More Cities” at the top, and choose one of these cities:
- Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
- Tampa Bay, Florida
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Long Island, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Houston, Texas
They're expanding the deal to several locations, but pick one of these for now. The Groupon is redeemable at any Nordstrom Rack, regardless of the location you initially chose.
And here's some of the merchandise that's been heavily discounted already that we found on the Nordstrom Rack website.
This Shimera cashmere hoody was originally $98 and discounted 45 p[ercent on the Nordstrom Rack website, so it's just $49.90. With your coupon, you could get this hoody for $25. And you know how much we love cashmere here at The Stir.
Who couldn't use an extra pair of slingback pumps? These Steve Madden shoes come in black, natural, and pink leather. They were $99.95, marked down to $49.90 on the site, and then of course your coupon comes into play.
These Kut from the Kloth Skinny Stretch Jeans (petite) are stylish yet comfortable too. The dark color is flattering and perfect for wintertime, while commenters say the length is perfect. With an original price of $69 and NR's 33 percent discount with your coupon from Groupon, you could get these for less than $25.
Who couldn't use another little black dress? This Maggy London Grommet Detail Ponte Knit Dress has metallic beading at the waistline, giving it a fun, flirty touch. And it's got pockets! Originally $98, with your coupon, you could get it for $33, as it's marked down 40 percent off on the website.
The Nordstrom Rack website also features deals on jewelry, lingerie, bathing suits, bags, and much more.
Keep in mind that you can only redeem the coupon at Rack stores, so if the store doesn't have the above looks, you're out of luck. Sorry for the tease, but hopefully the store will able to tell you another store that has what you want if you're checking out their merchandise online beforehand.
Are you going to take advantage of this deal? Have you been having trouble getting to the Groupon website?