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  • Groupon promo pays tribute to 'President Hamilton'.

    02/17/2014 4:25:36 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/16/2014 | Fox News
    More than 200 years after Alexander Hamilton’s death, an online coupon company has given the Founding Father a historic promotion. Deal website Groupon launched a Presidents Day tie-in of $10 off when customers purchase a $40 coupon for a local business. The problem is, the promotion honors President Alexander Hamilton -- who was never president of the United States. According to MyFoxNY.com, the promo calls Hamilton "undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country's financial system." Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the Treasury, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a pistol...
  • Groupon Celebrates Presidents Day by Honoring Alexander Hamilton (Idiots think he was president!)

    02/15/2014 3:00:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Starting tomorrow, Groupon ( www.groupon.com ) (NASDAQ: GRPN) will be kicking off Presidents Day weekend by giving customers 10 dollars off 40 dollars when they purchase a deal for any local business. The $10 bill, as everyone knows, features President Alexander Hamilton -- undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system. Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 am CST, shoppers will be able to redeem this offer by using the promo code “10OFF40LOCAL”, which isn’t very catchy, but neither was President Hamilton’s famous saying, “nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after...
  • Will Groupon Be The Next Great Comeback?

    01/29/2014 11:28:15 AM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies
    SeekingAlpha.com ^ | Scott Ryan
    "...The timed sales aspect is an impetus to get consumers to act more quickly but that alone is not what makes Groupon successful. It is a necessity more than anything and not the reason why consumers are there in the first place. What I believe is the key to Groupon's success is that many consumers, myself included like ..." (continued)
  • Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? (FREEP THIS POLL!)

    01/22/2013 5:13:17 PM PST · by rarestia · 22 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Christine Webb
    Do you agree with Groupon's decision to pull gun-related promotions? Yes(34%) No(62%) Not Sure(4%)
  • Groupon Has Canceled All Gun-Related Deals

    01/22/2013 11:30:40 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 56 replies
    Groupon has canceled, at least temporarily, all of its scheduled and ongoing gun-related promotions, Matt Brownell at Aol Daily Finance reported. “All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting, have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards that shape the deal inventory we feature,” a Groupon spokesperson told Daily Finance. “The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback.” Michael Cargill, the owner of a gun shop in Texas, said that his Groupon deal — for a concealed handgun training course — was canceled and that...
  • Trouble in Coupon Land

    12/05/2012 8:19:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 30, 2012 | Megan McArdle
    So Groupon and Living Social are in trouble.  Color me unsurprised; I never got the Groupon business model.  Well, I guess I got the business model--it's not that complicated--but I never got why people thought that eventually this model was going to be worth a zillion dollars.   Coupons basically serve two functions for businesses--advertising, and price discrimination.  Advertising means it brings in new customers by making them aware of your service, or giving them an incentive to try it.  Price discrimination, on the other hand, is what food processors do with grocery store coupons: it lets them sell their...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: More FREE Propane!!!

    09/05/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | September 5, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    One of the biggest misconceptions about GroupOn is that it is strictly for restaurants, entertainment, and travel. Well, your humble correspondent has taken advantages of those discount offers but for the most part, I have used GroupOn for "meat and potatoes" necessities. And one of my favorite necessities is propane. You might remember I had a post in this blog last year about getting FREE propane and guess what? I did it again! I bought the propane last year in August but used my GroupOn coupon in January to score my FREE propane. Well, since I use the barbeque...
  • Boycott of Groupon called after it defends coupons for torture porn company

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Morality In Media today announced a national boycott of Groupon because twice this year the coupon company has offered discounts on tours of torture porn studio, Kink. “Selling coupons supporting the degradation of women is as low as a publicly-traded company can go,” said MIM executive director, Dawn Hawkins. “Groupon frames the tour as a historic one, comparing the opportunity to visiting the Smithsonian Institute because the building that houses Kink has an ‘historic history in San Francisco.’” Kink advertises that they have “young sexy teens who are overwhelmed and outnumbered…who need to...
  • Groupon to ‘significantly’ cut online marketing

    10/08/2011 7:13:31 AM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 | Benjamin Pimentel
    Groupon Inc. said Friday it plans to “significantly” cut its online marketing spending, an apparent reversal of its chief executive’s earlier boast that the discount-deal site spends an enormous amount on that effort “because it works.” Chicago-based Groupon made the disclosure in a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its much-anticipated, but controversial, initial public offering. Groupon said that while it spent $345.1 million on online marketing in the first half of 2011, “the resources presently being devoted to online marketing initiatives are not yielding sufficiently attractive investment returns.” It said it would “significantly” decrease...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: FREE Propane!!!

    08/16/2011 4:40:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | August 16, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Think "propane" and probably the first thing to come to mind would be Hank Hill of "King of the Hill." Lately, however, when I have been thinking of propane, the word "expensive" comes to mind. I used to get a tank of propane for a mere $10 per tank at the City of Sunrise. Years ago that town had a fleet of vehicles that ran on propane (and what happened those vehicles?) but as that fleet was drawn down they still had a big propane station. So what they did was offer really cheap propane to the public. I...
  • The Groupon Guide to: Shame (Their idea of "funny")

    06/04/2011 10:47:45 AM PDT · by FlyVet · 5 replies
    Groupon.com ^ | 56/4/11 | Groupon
    The Groupon Guide to: Shame Like all emotions, shame sneaks into the pit of your stomach when you least expect it. Sometimes, however, biological or environmental triggers may cause you to feel shame even when you've got nothing to be ashamed of. Here's a guide to feeling shame appropriately: The Situation: You've been caught cheating on an exam. Shameworthy?: No, unless the exam proctor explicitly forbade cheating by tattooing "No Cheating" on your forearm before the exam, or if the test questions were arranged to form an acrostic that spelled "DON'T CHEAT." If not, then cheating is not just allowed,...
  • "Celebrity Apprentice" stars urged to denounce Trump

    05/08/2011 4:43:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2011 | Daniel Miller
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - An African-American political advocacy group is targeting "Celebrity Apprentice" star Donald Trump in the aftermath of what many feel are racially tinged political comments made about President Obama. On Thursday, the organization ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based campaign to persuade black "Celebrity Apprentice" cast members Star Jones and Lil Jon to denounce Trump for what the group terms "race-baiting." Trump has made headlines in recent weeks by repeatedly questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. Obama released his longform birth certificate April 27 with the hope of settling the matter, but the issue has been...
  • Groupon pulls ads from Trump site

    04/29/2011 9:43:48 AM PDT · by Baladas · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2011 | Aaron Smith,
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them. The daily-deals website said late Thursday that it will pull its ads from the website of Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice" to distance itself from the "political criticism" swirling around Trump and his presidential ambitions. "Enough consumers have contacted us to warrant ensuring that we don't place ads on the 'Apprentice' homepage in the future," the company said in a post on its blog. "It's the same reason we don't run deals on guns or abortion ......
  • Groupon, Daily-Deal Spending Could Reach $6 Billion By 2015

    03/03/2011 7:52:16 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 2 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 3/3/2011 | Pete Barlas
    By 2015, consumers in the U.S. likely will spend nearly $4 billion on daily-deal offers provided by companies such as Groupon and LivingSocial, says a report released Thursday morning. The report, by research firm BIA/Kelsey, offered a three-level estimate for the amount of spending on daily deals. It said $3.9 billion is the “most likely” scenario to play out by 2015. But under the most “optimistic” scenario, it says sales could reach $6 billion, while the firm’s “low-end projection” is $2.1 billion.
  • Bubble trouble over sky-high internet values

    02/17/2011 5:44:18 AM PST · by chickadee · 13 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2/16/11 | Richard Waters
    Talk of bubble trouble is rife again in Silicon Valley. Private internet companies with names barely known in the financial world a year ago are suddenly the focus of heated price-talk – even if they have yet to prove they can raise money at some of these lofty levels.
  • Sources: Groupon rejects Google's offer; will stay independent

    12/06/2010 7:35:23 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 10 replies
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | 12/04/2010 | Melissa Harris
    The deal didn’t tip after all. Chicago-based Groupon Inc. has turned down an acquisition offer from Google Inc. and is staying independent, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said Friday. The two companies had been engaged in talks, with speculation about the marriage reaching a fever pitch over the last week. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google reportedly had offered between $5 billion and $6 billion for the daily deal start-up.