In its latest effort to persuade residents to patronize local businesses, the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce launched its own Groupon-like deals program Monday, offering $24 worth of food and drinks at for $12.
Like Groupon, Living Social and their counterparts, the chamber's program, called Try It Local, offers people the chance to purchase vouchers for 40 to 90 percent off the regular price of an item or service, such as food, haircuts or whale watching; however, the deal is available for only a certain amount of time.
"Try It Local is an exciting way to explore new businesses and experiences in Redondo Beach, while at the same time supporting the local economy and area companies," Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Marna Smeltzer said in a news release.
Those who want to know when a new deal is posted are encouraged to sign up for the program's free email list. People can sign up at tryitlocal.com/redondo.
Besides Turquoise, other local businesses participating in the program include , , and GI Joe Bootcamp.