One of the deals for Groupon in Columbus today is for a two-person wine tasting at Via Vecchia for $10. Group Deals I like to write about these to remind people that there are some really good deals to be had by all of the new group deals. There are a number of companies offering a service or item for a deal if a large enough group of people buy it. It's a great way to get to try new places for a discount. Many have apps for smartphones or send e-mail blasts of the daily deals. Here's a list of some of the companies offering these to Columbus residents: •Big Deal Columbus •Groupon (this Chicago company pretty much was the forerunner to the others) •Living Social •Fudha Also, when you sign up friends and they buy an offer, you often get a dollar value credited to your account (usually $10) to use toward offers. Also, most offers are good for a year from the date of purchase, so you have plenty of time to use them.