February Contest Winner

Congratulations to Abby R., this month’s Groupon photo contest winner! We’re suckers for a beautiful landscape and anyone who has mastered the art of levitation.

Jumping for a Great Deal in Napa Valley, CA

Abby says:

“Who wouldn’t jump with excitement in Napa Valley Wine Country!?  Thanks to Groupon, I had a fabulous time sampling some delicious wines at Cuvaison Estate Wines!!! I was even sent home with a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir as part of the Groupon deal! The deal was definitely on!  Thanks again!!!”

Abby is $100 richer in Groupon credit and you could be, too – take a photo or video when you redeem a Groupon and submit to photos@groupon.com. We’ll announce the monthly winner here. Don’t forget – the Groupon has to be in the shot! To see the rest of this month’s entries, including visits to the Titanic Museum and the Chicago Auto Show, check out our Flickr stream.

Announcing "Live Off Groupon!"

**2/4/2010, CHICAGO -** The revolutionary collective-buying website [Groupon](http://www.groupon.com) already enhances people’s lives by offering a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events. Now we’ll be going one step further – from enhancing someone’s life, to dominating it.

Groupon is proud to announce the [LIVE OFF GROUPON](http://www.liveoffgroupon.com) challenge. One chosen online applicant (call him or her “The Groupawn”) will be challenged to live exclusively off Groupons for an entire year, blogging regularly about their experiences.

The Groupawn will be required to put their savings in escrow, cut up their credit cards, and surrender the keys to their home and loved ones. They will be stripped of the trappings of routine, as well as their clothing, and released back into the world in a suit made entirely out of Groupons and a few electronic gadgets. If they can successfully live exclusively off of an unlimited supply of Groupons for ONE ENTIRE YEAR they will earn an apology stipend of $100,000. Continue Reading

The Groupon Promise

I’m frequently asked how Groupon chooses which businesses to feature.

Variety is obviously important—part of what makes Groupon fun is the mix of business types and neighborhoods. And of course, we make sure we’re offering the best price out there. But most importantly, we focus on quality. We’re extremely proud of the fact that our customers discover and try new things simply because they’re featured on Groupon. We’ve earned that trust by strictly adhering to rules we set for choosing our merchant partners. Every business we feature goes through a vetting process, when our team of 30 writers, researchers, fact checkers, and editors scour online and offline media for an objective consensus that the business is respectable. Continue Reading

January Photo Contest Winner

Thanks to all of our friends who continue to send in photos of their experiences redeeming Groupons. Competition is heating up – we received more entries last month than ever before!

Some exciting contest news: now you can win $100 in sweet Groupon credit for your video entries, too. We will pick one video and one photo each month and post the winners here.

This month’s photo winner is Shirley of Washington D.C., taken as she visited the ICE! exhibit at Gaylord National. Even the horse looks cold.

A Groupon Trip to ICE! at Gaylord National, Washington D.C.

Shirley writes:

The entire exhibit was refrigerated at 9 degrees Fahrenheit, but we had so much fun that the temperature didn’t matter. The highlight was going down the slides built of solid ice!

You’ve got to visit our Flickr stream to see our favorite runners-up, including one family’s trip to trapeze class, a man who truly knows how to kill time at work and the best foot photo to grace the internet.

Do you want to win $100? Send your best videos and photos to pictures@groupon.com and don’t forget – entries must include the Groupon certificate!