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Localized Nightlife Discounted Listings

Published 05/05/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Poggled is a daily deal website intended for bars. Users can visit Poggled to find out what the daily deal is. If they see a deal they like, they can purchase it through the website. After doing so, the user is sent a voucher code which must be taken with them when they visit the venue. When arriving, the user must provide the code to their server or bartender. The venue will have a list of current codes and can verify this information when the user arrives. The user can then enjoy their discount and save money when they go out with a Poggled voucher code. Users can also purchase codes for friends, but must give those codes to friends so they can provide theirs after arriving. Poggled can also be downloaded for iPhones and Android devices. Users can also return their voucher code for a full refund as long as they do so more than 30 minutes before the next event begins.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Poggled was created in 2009 by Joe Matthews and Sean Strother. The application is intended to provide discounts on drinks to users in Chicago. Poggled received $5.6 million funding in April 2011 from Eric Lefkofsky, Brad Keywell, Tom Grossi and others. The application is intended to benefit bars and alcoholic beverage companies as well as bar-goers. Bars can list their venue on Poggled by participating in the program. Sponsors in the alcoholic beverage industry can also participate through tasting events and marketing campaigns on Poggled.

What are the differences to other apps?

Poggled stands out for three main reasons. First, it is intended for users in the Chicago area. Second, rather than offering up any daily deals from a general selection of vendors, the website is geared entirely towards bar venues. The third feature that makes Poggled unique is the return policy. Most daily deal websites are very limited about return policies. Although Poggled is limited as well, it does give users a short window of opportunity to return their voucher for a full refund in case they experience buyer’s remorse or a change of plans.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Poggled website invites users with a dark color scheme and neon sign logo. Visiting the website feels almost like venturing out for a night on the town. The top of the page gives users a few ways to filter current deals, which include by bar name, neighborhood, day and event type. A search tool bar is also found along the right hand side. Users can scroll down the page to see the current daily deals, which provides the discount, what is included, the venue information, when the voucher can be redeemed and the discount percentage.

How does the registration process work?

A new user has two option to get started with Poggled. The first is to click on the blue and white Facebook “Login” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The second is to click the white “Register” link to the left of the button to create a Poggled account. The user must click the blue “Create Account Now” link at the bottom of the pop up box to continue. The registration form asks for a first and last name, email address, zip code, date of birth, gender and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

Creating an account and visiting Poggled is free. Users do not have to pay a subscription fee or other charge just for maintaining an account and using the website. There are no purchase minimums, either. However, the user might be enticed to spend money on the bar discounts they discover on Poggled. How much is spent depends entirely on the user.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Those who live in the Chicago area and enjoy frequenting local bars can really appreciate Poggled. The website also offers a great way to try out a new venue without paying full price. Access is free and users can search for specific discounts at their favorite locations.

  • Browse current daily Poggled deals
  • Purchase discounts for local bars
  • Sort discounts by event, location, venue and day
  • Add your bar to those featured on Poggled
  • Log in and connect through Facebook

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