Google’s daily deals service Google Offers, currently in “beta” mode, will soon be available to residents in New York City and San Francisco, Google announced on its official blog early this morning. Google Offers is currently available to Portland, Oregon, residents.
Google describes the first-available deals in NYC and SF as follows:
- New Yorkers can mix salty and sweet with Belgian fries and mango chutney at Pommes Frites, savor chocolate molten cake with a glass of Malbec at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar or sample a delectable red velvet mini cupcake at Tonnie’s Minis in Harlem.
- In the San Francisco Bay Area, fresh donuts and apple fritters are served up 24/7 at Bob’s Donut & Pastry Shop on Polk Street. You can also get a taste of Provence at the Le Bateau Ivre Restaurant in Berkeley.
Google says that Google Shopper 2.0 users can also by, view and redeem a Google Offer of the day through the app. Shopper users can also view deals in the Nearby Offers tab, to catch savings on the fly.
Despite only being available in three cities, and offering far few daily deals than Groupon or Livingsocial, some have already dubbed Google Offers a “Groupon-killer.” We’re not entirely convinced this is true. Or, at least, its far too soon to tell. Offers is far from the only competitor to Groupon, which is on-pace to become one of the fastest-growing companies in history.
Offers will soon launch in Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle and Washington D.C., Google says.
Check out our head-to-head comparison to see how Google Offers stacks up against Groupon and Facebook deals, here. And watch a Google-produced video interview with some of the vendors who’ve chosen to use Google Offers below.