Live Large Like a Ewing: TNT’s “Dallas” VIP Experience

A simple getaway is about escaping your daily routine. An epic getaway is about becoming someone else–with or without the ability to steal an identity or shape shift. If the latter options aren’t in your wheelhouse and you’re a self-professed Dallas fanatic, don’t worry! To celebrate the debut of TNT’s new Dallas series, tomorrow Groupon Getaways is offering the chance to live like a Ewing complete with airfare, custom makeover, a private tour of the infamous Southfork Ranch, and much more.Filled to the brim (of a 10-gallon hat) with deliciously wicked deception and high drama, the exciting episodic returns to TNT Wednesday, June 13th. The Ewings are back battling for power and love in Southfork. But if you’d like a weekend of indulgence without the scheming, or the opulence without the back-stabbing, check out some of the VIP experiences included in this glamorous deal:

  • $500 / person shopping spree at Dallas most-Ewing-worthy shops
  • Camera-ready custom makeover
  • Intimate, five-star custom dinner at Fearing’s, ranked one of the top restaurants in Dallas by Zagat
  • Two-night stay in one of the Magnificent 7 suites of glamorous Hotel ZaZa
  • Chauffeured SUV for each couple for the entire weekend

Live it up like America’s most notorious heirs and soak up the luxury in your own custom cowboy hat, boots, and bolo tie. Optional, but strongly encouraged.

Want more? Check out exclusive behind the scenes footage starring some new and familiar faces, or play Rise to Power–an interactive online game that lets you declare allegiance to your favorite Dallas character.

Featured Merchant: Meathead Movers

Today’s featured merchant post is guest-authored by Merchant PR Coordinator, Tom M.:

For ‘Families in Business Week’ (June 11-15), Groupon would like to highlight a duo of athletic brothers that have turned their high school part-time jobs into a nationally-recognized furniture moving champion (with the trophy room to prove it).

As high school athletes in Los Angeles, brothers Aaron and Evan Steed found work as independent furniture movers for $20 a day. Fifteen years later, the brothers turned their trade into California’s largest moving company, Meathead Movers.

While the Steeds had developed a number of referrals and positive customer reviews from existing clients, they decided to use Groupon to help expand their business and reach new customers. “As a marketing entrance strategy, Groupon is really a dream come true,” said Aaron, CEO of Meathead Movers. “Our expansion would not have been nearly the success it has without the market penetration Groupon provided.”

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Groupon’s Your Ticket to the Taste

The Taste of Chicago is slated to make its return to Grant Park on July 11, and this year’s Taste is going to include something brand new for the festival: the boldly subtle flavor of Groupon. We’ve teamed up with the city of Chicago to serve as the exclusive ticket seller for one of the Taste’s most exciting new features: a series of daily prix fixe meals prepared by celebrity chefs. Groupon is also the only place to pick up tickets for guaranteed seating at the Taste’s marquee musical performances, which include big names such as Death Cab for Cutie, Jennifer Hudson, Dierks Bentley, and Chaka Khan.

Each celebrity chef du jour experience costs $40 per person and includes a three-course sit-down meal in an air-conditioned tent,–the most popular of the tents at the Taste–as well as the chance to mingle with the day’s featured chef without disguising yourself as a spatula. The all-star lineup includes James Beard Award–winner Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia and Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat, best known for winning the fourth season of Bravo’s Top Chef.

Click through to check out the exciting line up!

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Camp Groupon Movie Night at Wrigley Field

Remember the nights at summer camp when everyone finished their daily activities to gather around one big bonfire? Though the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man recalls them as a massacre, they’re always the most memorable nights. Whatever your memories, Camp Groupon is recreating those unforgettable evenings with blowout events each night of camp.

This year, the after dark parties kick off with a Friday movie night, right on the diamond-embossed grass of Wrigley Field. We’re waiting to release the name of the movie as part of an exciting surprise, but to keep you in the loop, here’s a list of movies that didn’t make the cut:

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Celebrate Dad with Father’s Day Gifts & Goods

Some fathers request wool socks, some prefer baseball games, others have a tool shed filled with tool-related tooling items. In the upcoming weeks before Father’s Day, we’re offering many dad-centric items to cover all paternal bases. Check out some of the featured local deals below, or check out what’s available in your city!

Custom Zenga Suit – New York City: High-quality fabrics, hundreds of style combinations, and up to two fitting sessions with a master tailor help create perfectly fitted bespoke suits.

Three or Six Laps in Ferrari or Lamborghini – Crestwood, Illinois: Drivers learn the basics of commanding a high-end exotic vehicle around the track before sending their Ferrari or Lamborghini flying through three laps on a professional autocross course.

Five-Hour Competition BBQ Cooking Class – San Rafael, California: During five-hour Competition BBQ Cooking classes, novice grillers gather together for tutelage from accomplished barbecue chef Jim Modesitt, who infuses modernized San Francisco barbecue with old-school Southern influences.

Six-Hour Charter Salmon-Fishing Trip – Seward, Alaska: Six-hour salmon-fishing trips depart at 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout the salmon season, which runs from June 20 to August 20.

18-Hole Golf Package for Two or Four with Cart Rental, Range Balls, and Drinks – Winston, Georgia: Some dads are known to travel in packs dressed in khakis and equipped with large sticks. This golf package gives them the freedom to roam with comrades in their natural habitat without any judgment.

What are you going to get for that special guy in your life?


Moxie Award Finalist

We’re excited to be a Moxie Award finalist in the “Breakthrough Digital Company of the Year” category. The Moxie Awards are presented by Built in Chicago and New World Ventures–a constant and helpful resource for engineers, marketers, designers, investors, and academics in the tech community.

There two ways to vote:

1. Click this link and find Groupon’s name under “Breakthrough Digital Company of the Year.”

2. Follow these simple steps:

  • Clear your cache/cookies/browser history/keepsake box
  • Figure out what direction the sun is setting in your hemisphere
  • Register your Geocities domain with the official The Internet
  • Phone a friend
  • Make sure you non-invasively look into your heart to determine how you want to vote
  • Click the aforementioned link

Voting will be open until June 13th. Thanks for your continual support!

Camp Groupon: Kick Way Back in Tranquility Glen

What more could Chicago vacationers ask for than a two-night stay in a luxurious downtown hotel, an exclusive concert at Navy Pier with fireworks and an open bar, and a trip to the Wrigley outfield for a top-secret special event?

How about a couple of days spent exploring the city’s hidden luxuries?

Today, we take a peaceful journey to Tranquility Glen, another of Camp Groupon’s customized activity tracks:

Serenity-seekers get lost in relaxation at Tranquility Glen. Filled with soothing experiences and chilled-out classes, this activity track will leave campers more laid-back than a tranquilized Barcalounger as they join in activities such as:

  • Wine tasting at Bin 36 – Sample sips of succulent vino from South America, Europe, and the United States in Bin 36’s private loft and tavern.
  • Yoga and a massage at KB Fitness – Salute the sun in a yoga session before a massage therapist eases your aches with a chair massage.
  • Handbag-crafting session at 1154 Lill Studio – Select from hundreds of fabrics and a diverse assortment of styles to craft your own custom handbag.

If you find stress stalking you, be sure to select Tranquility Glen as one of your activity tracks when you register for Camp Groupon.