Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com)
today kicks off this holiday season's Grouponicus, the 3rd
annual ancient wintertime celebration full of great deals, super
shopping tips and bags of sand. This year's Grouponicus is bigger and
better than ever with new holiday catalogs, an automated gift finder,
real-time gift suggestions via Twitter, free shipping, a headless
snowman and lots and lots of fun!
"I really didn't think this year could ever be better than last year,"
said Barnicus Stapleton, Groupon Chief of Gifting and author of The
Gift of Chiefing. "But then I stared down into the Well of Regret
and discovered even more spectacularity than I ever dreamed possible.
There are mountainous deals, magnificent products and majestic fun for
This year's Grouponicus celebration includes the following:
Groupon Gift Finder
Groupon's first-ever Gift Finder—at http://www.groupon.com/gifts—takes
the guesswork out of making gift decisions. After answering three simple
questions about the giftee, the Gift Finder searches through thousands
of deals throughout Groupon to display the perfect options.
Real-Time Gift Suggestions
Groupon also debuts real-time gift suggestions via its Twitter account,
@groupon. Simply tweet using the #groupongifts hashtag and tell us who
you're looking for, where they live and what they're into.
Groupon Goods Holiday Catalogs
This year Groupon Goods launched its first-ever holiday catalog,
featuring great deals on gifts for Him, Her, Them, You, Those Guys Over
There and It, as well as Groupon Goods' first toy catalog stuffed to the
brim with must-have toys for kids of all ages. The catalogs launched on
Nov. 9 and are available at groupon.com/goods through Thanksgiving Day.
Groupon Goods Free Shipping and Free Returns
Also new this year, Groupon Goods purchases over $15 and weighing less
than 150 lbs. come with free shipping. Also, returns weighing less than
150 lbs. can be shipped back to Groupon Goods for free via the
convenient Online Return Center. Free shipping of orders over $15 and
free returns may be subject to certain restrictions. See http://www.groupon.com/goods
for more details.
Groupon's Head and Seek Sweepstakes
On Dec. 6 Groupon launches "Head and Seek," a daily sweepstakes offering
consumers a chance to win $1,000 in Groupon Bucks each day through Dec.
12. The game is simple: Find the Headless Snowman's head hidden in a
deal within http://www.groupon.com/gifts
and you can enter to win a $1,000 or $100 in Groupon Bucks. Groupon's
Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/groupon
and Twitter page, http://www.twitter.com/groupon
for clues each day.
The Grouponcierges are Groupon's resident holiday gift-giving experts.
They're a wealth of knowledge on all things Groupon gifting and how to
deal with the toughest people to buy for on your list this season. The
Grouponcierges are currently touring the country to make local
television and radio appearances, all in an effort to spread holiday
cheer and give consumers helpful holiday tips. To book a Grouponcierge
for an interview, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give Back with Groupon Grassroots
Groupon Grassroots is launching a series of six national campaigns as a
part of our holiday initiative — "The Big Give" — to help showcase
Groupon as a resource for gifting this season, particularly charitable
giving. Starting Thursday, November 15th, our customers can participate
in The Big Give by visiting http://www.groupon.com/grassroots
to donate to the Groupon Grassroots campaigns. Groupon is also excited
to be a founding partner of #GivingTuesday,
a national movement dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and
Cyber Monday have become days synonymous with holiday shopping.
Grouponicus on the Go
For shopping on the go, Grouponicus deals are also be available via the
Groupon mobile app (http://www.groupon.com/mobile)
for iPhone and Android. To download the free Groupon app, visit the
iPhone App Store or the Android Marketplace. To learn more about Groupon
or Grouponicus and to start receiving emails with the best deals this
holiday season, visit http://www.groupon.com.
Grouponicus is Groupon's 3rd annual ancient wintertime
celebration, bringing you deals that are perfect for giving an
unforgettable experience. As legend has it, each year, Groupo the Deal
Bird leaves his kingdom of Winterland to fly to the homes of true
believers (marked by the tasty piles of sand left on their doorsteps).
Groupo leaves a stack of Groupons in their ovens to reward them for
adhering to the 8 Tenets of Grouponicus. Learn more about Groupo, his
colorful friends, and the great deals he heralds at http://www.groupon.com/pages/groupos-workshop.
(NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for
people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business
world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services,
including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale
solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company's global
relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on
the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon,
shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon
Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon
Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home
furnishings and more with Groupon
Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com.
To learn more about the company's merchant
solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
Tim DeClaire, 312-459-5720
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