Groupon Announces G-Pass — Expedited Entry for GrouponLive Events
Today Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com)
announced the launch of G-Pass, a new feature allowing GrouponLive
customers to bypass the box office line and head straight for the
entrance. From online purchase to redemption, it's never been faster or
easier to enjoy a favorite band, see a Broadway show or cheer for the
home team at a sporting event.
Before G-Pass, GrouponLive customers brought their vouchers to will call
to exchange them for actual tickets. The new feature provides ticketing,
seating and barcode-scanning information right on the voucher —
eliminating the need to wait in multiple lines.
"G-Pass is a massive benefit to both box offices and event-goers,
dramatically increasing the value GrouponLive delivers to the market,"
said Groupon VP and GrouponLive General Manager, Greg Rudin. "We're
proud to launch it with our partner, Ticketmaster, who brings the value
of G-Pass to an industry-leading set of venue clients."
G-Pass launched in beta in October 2011 at the Target Center in
Minneapolis, Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and several Harlem Globetrotters
events around the country.
"G-Pass helps us run a more efficient operation on game days because we
don't have to allocate extra resources to exchange vouchers for
tickets," said Erica Noah a senior group events account executive with
the Minnesota Timberwolves, whose team plays at the Target Center. "It
enables us to take care of customers better, kicking off their
experience at the Target Center on a positive note."
G-Pass is rolling out to all Ticketmaster venues in the U.S. and Canada
offering GrouponLive deals, which offer unforgettable experiences in
sports, music and live events.
Launched in May 2011 as a joint venture between Groupon and Live Nation
Entertainment to offer some of the world's best deals on local
entertainment. GrouponLive events can range from college or professional
sporting events, family entertainment, musicals and plays, concerts at
smaller, intimate venues to some of the top shows at larger arenas.
These offers are sold exclusively through Groupon's featured local daily
deals channel at www.groupon.com
and via Groupon's mobile app.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a
daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 48 countries
around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge
discounts and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering
more than 1,000 daily deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in
your city, visit http://www.groupon.com.
To learn how to become a featured business, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those
discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to, the factors included under the headings
"Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations in the company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, copies of which may be
obtained by visiting the company's Investor Relations web site at http://investor.groupon.com
or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov.
Groupon's actual results could differ materially from those predicted or
implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication
of future performance.
You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of
future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in
the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that
the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and
circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be
achieved or occur. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes
responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking
statements. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any
forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press
release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in
Nicholas Halliwell, 312-999-3806
News Provided by Acquire Media
Close window | Back to top