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Cobone: Giving You Cairo at a Discount
Cobone: Giving You Cairo at a Discount
Published On: 12/05/2011

We Egyptians love us a sweet deal. Haggling for a bargain is in our blood, as is the love for the word ‘discount’ and that beautifully shaped percentage sign.

So what could be better than a daily dose of discount offers on Cairo venues delivered every day into your email inbox?

For the lazy shoppers among us, online shopping is a breath of fresh air, especially when it’s on discount!

Meet Cobone, the Middle East’s largest growing group buying site that offers a sweet discount every day of at least 50% and up to 90% off of Cairo restaurants, spas, shops and leisure activities.

Launched in Dubai in July 2010, Cobone is a group buying website that works by offering time-limited deals: basically, the site offers discount vouchers at amazing deals based on their promise that enough people will buy the voucher. So it’s a win-win situation for both the consumer and the merchant: the consumer walks away with a cheap deal of at least 50%, and the merchant has attracted more consumers to buy its product or service.

Launched in Cairo on May 8th, 2011, Cobone Cairo has already outsold any other city on its launching, with its first deal being a 70% discount on a spa coupon at Heliopolis spa Body Touch.

How do I use Cobone? It’s a pretty simple process. All you do is register an account on the site, after which you receive email updates or SMSs if you choose with their regular coupon offers. If you like one of their deals, by clicking on the deal, you’re effectively buying their offer, and you’re given several different payment options: either payment on delivery, visa/MasterCard or via PayPal, CashU and One Card. Once you’ve paid for the deal, it needs to be bought by a minimum number of consumers to be valid, so you can refer your friends or family to the deal. Even better, with every person that you refer to, you receive a cash credit of 46LE, and can cash it in to buy yourself another voucher.

Aside from the Cobone website and its Facebook, Twitter and SMS campaigns, Cobone also plans to launch a mobile application that you can check daily for the latest deal on Cairo venues.

Browsing through Cobone’s Dubai and Jeddah sites will only increase your anticipation for what’s to come on the Cairo site.

Fancy a discounted boat ride? Or a meal at your favorite restaurant? While they demurred to reveal their partners and upcoming deals, Cobone promise a variety of exciting Cairo offers including everything from dining to spas to even training courses and leisure activities.

So get started, sign up, and tell your friends about Cobone, then watch the magic begin and the cash credit come in!



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Soraya Morayef
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Soraya Morayef
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Managing Editor (2010-2011) - Journalist, photographer and graffiti enthusiast. Spends most of her time getting angry in Cairo and cooling off on Egypt's beaches.