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Dealbreakers

Dealbreakers

Meetup User Sues Meetup Over ‘Perks’ SNAFU

Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman.

Meetup started offering Meetup Perks, a program for advertisers to offer members-only deals to certain groups, back in February. Sponsors “For example: If you own a bike store, you may want to post an offer for a discount on products and services to Bicycling Meetups,” Meetup says. Brands pay Meetup $5 for each user who accepts a perk. Sounds like a win-win for brands and users, no? But apparently the system doesn’t work quite as well as it should: a Meetup user in D.C. is suing the site over a botched Perk in which¬†American Youth Symphony offered users free tickets, then charged them a cancellation fee for performance tickets that were not used within a set period of time.¬† Read More