Win an ASUS ZenFone 2

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.26.14 PMTired of yelling your texts to friends and family? We’ve got an easy solution: Win an ASUS ZenFone 2. Just visit our Facebook Page on May 19th and let us know who’s the first person you’d call if you won. Not feeling lucky enough to harness the universe’s power of chance? You can purchase the phone on our site right here.

 

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Groupon Names The Most Romantic Cities in America


To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re spotlighting the cities that take the lead for spectacular shows of affection, and offering everyone the chance to ignite the romance with 20 percent off all local deals in our Valentine’s Day collection today and tomorrow (Feb 9 – Feb 10) with code LOVE20.

Which cities in America have the cuddliest, sappiest center? To find out, we looked at the most date-worthy deal categories and found the places that love them the most.

Top City for Sultry Snapshots: Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Fort Wayne was the city with the highest percentage of boudoir photo-shoot deals
  • Runners-up:
    • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    • Orange County, Calif.
    • Austin, Texas

Top City for Sharing Spaghetti: Springfield, Mass.

  • Springfield was Groupon’s hottest spot for Italian restaurant deals
  • Runners-up:
    • Long Island, N.Y.
    • Boise, Idaho
    • Wilmington, Del.

Top City for Smooching in a Saddle: Huntsville, Ala.

  • In Huntsville, the top city for horseback-riding deals, adventurers take romantic trots up mountains, through the woods and into each other’s hearts
  • Runners-up:
    • Tampa, Fla.
    • Phoenix, Ariz.
    • Ocala, Fla.

Top City for Releasing Tension Together: Charleston, S.C.

  • Spa days in Charleston are often as lovey-dovey as they are relaxing: this city was the number-one spot for couples massage deals (and to get the most out of a shared session, check out this handy guide)
  • Runners-up:
    • Ogden, Utah
    • Savannah, Ga.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Top City for Elevating Your Relationship: Orlando, Fla.

  • Deals for hot-air balloon rides stoked the flames of love in Orlando more than anywhere else
  • Runners-up:
    • Napa, Calif.
    • Lakeland, Fla.
    • Gainesville, Fla.

If romance isn’t on the agenda for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we also packaged together a series of free platonic Valentine’s cards, including messages such as:

  • “I would characterize our interactions as respectful”
  • “Seeing you reminds me that I know you”
  • “I consider you a person I know”
  • More information can be found in the instructional video

 

Groupon Gives 2014 – #GivingTuesday

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On October 6, Groupon’s President of North America, Rich Williams, joined other #GivingTuesday leaders at The White House to discuss building momentum for the movement. We were inspired by what we heard and are excited to share our 2014 plans—our biggest commitment yet!

founding member of #GivingTuesday—a day following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday that’s globally dedicated to giving back during the holiday season—Groupon has promoted the movement since its 2012 inception. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we will continue in that spirit by launching campaigns for four nonprofit organizations, proudly promoting their work by matching subscriber donations up to $100,000. Together, these organizations are leading the way in economic development, educational funding, community engagement, and HIV/AIDS research.

  • Kiva: Kiva works to alleviate poverty and support self-sufficiency by connecting individual donors with entrepreneurs around the world through microlending. Since the organization was founded in 2005, Kiva lenders have funded more than $640 million in loans, and global entrepreneurs have maintained a 98.8% repayment rate. Groupon will match each $25 contribution up to $25,000 total, providing lenders with $50 to support the entrepreneur of their choice on Kiva.org.

  • DonorsChoose.org: DonorsChoose.org envisions a nation where children in every community have access to the tools and experiences necessary for a great education. The organization directly connects donors with teachers and classrooms in public schools across the US, allowing them to fund projects in a simple, accountable, and personal way. Groupon will match each $10 donation up to $25,000, providing users with $20 to support the classroom or educator of their choice at DonorsChoose.org.

  • ioby: ioby empowers individuals and communities to make positive change in their own neighborhoods by funding and leading local projects. With a name derived from the opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), ioby empowers leaders to engage their communities and strengthen their neighborhood in their figurative—or literal—backyard. Groupon will match each $10 donation up to $25,000 total, providing users with $20 to support the local project of their choice on ioby.org.

  • Broadway Cares: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has been at the forefront of the fight against AIDS for more than two decades, raising more than $250 million to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses have access to the medications and support they need. For this campaign–which is running in 10 countries to help push the #GivingTuesday mantra outside of the United States–, we partnered with Broadway Cares supporter and two-time Tony Award–winner Hugh Jackman. Each $10 donation will automatically enter contributors into a sweepstakes* for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City, plus VIP tickets to Broadway’s The River and a post-show meet-and-greet with the star, Hugh Jackman himself. Groupon will match all donations up to $25,000.

GivingTuesdayVisit our #GivingTuesday page and help share the message!

As an anchor institution in Chicago, Groupon will continue to lead the city’s involvement in the #GivingTuesday movement, building on the momentum established in 2012, 2013, and 2014 when we hosted #GivingTuesday meetings with Chicago’s top philanthropic leaders. This year, in collaboration with Donors Forum, a leading membership association for philanthropy and nonprofits, Groupon will also help promote #ILGiveBig, a statewide initiative to raise $12 million from 100,000 total donors in one day. Groupon encouraged Chicagoland companies to get on board with this initiative on December 2 and is promoting #ILGiveBig to the Chicago market.

Groupon is committed to pushing the #GivingTuesday message, and we hope you’ll join us this holiday season. While checking Groupon first for the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, join us in giving back starting on #GivingTuesday, December 2!


Donate to Your Local Food Bank This Thanksgiving

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In 2013, more than 49 million Americans—including 15.8 million children—were food-insecure, meaning they didn’t always know where their next meal was coming from. These people often had to stretch their paychecks to cover rent, transportation, and medicine, sometimes deciding between one necessity, such as heat, or another, such as food.

Thanksgiving kicks off the season of, well, giving. We’re happy to support local food banks so everyone can help fight end hunger together. Your donation of $10 goes a long way.

Supporting Sesame Street’s Autism Initiative

groverhugWe now can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. We’ve partnered with Sesame Workshop to support development of a new autism initiative, “See Amazing in All Children.” The Workshop’s project is being designed to help the general public develop an understanding of children with autism and demonstrate the commonalities that all children share.

With your support and *donation of $10 to this initiative, you have a chance to win a trip to NYC and attend a live taping and get a behind the scenes tour.

“Sesame Street has a long history of addressing diversity and reducing stigma, “ said Sherrie Westin, Chief Marketing Officer of Sesame Workshop. “This initiative aims to promote acceptance and inclusion by highlighting the commonalities children with autism share with all children. Thanks to Groupon, who will help us raise funds to support these efforts, we will be able to leverage the power of our engaging Muppets to bring this message to children, families, and communities.”

Check out the video produced in partnership with Mashable to support the Groupon campaign and Sesame Workshop and to help spread awareness about autism.

Make sure to follow “Mashable” and “Groupon.com” on Snapchat to get an exclusive “hello” and story from Grover today.

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Want a Honeymoon Re-Do?

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Groupon is offering you a chance to fix your honeymoon fail (or re-do that perfect trip with your true love.) Whether it was a trip of bliss or complete catastrophe, Groupon Getaways wants to give you a second honeymoon.

Enter our photo contest to win $5,000 Groupon bucks to use towards any Getaways Flash Deal, offering vacations in all corners of the world. Relax on the beaches of Thailand, twirl in the piazzas of Florence or renew your vows in the vineyards of Napa Valley. The world is your oyster, all over again.

How to enter:

  • Simply share a pic from your honeymoon on this page, post an Instagram with the hashtag #honeymoonredo or tweet your photo using the same hashtag

  • In your post, tell us why you deserve to be honeymooners all over again

  • Submit your entry and rally friends to vote for your picture

“Honeymoons, and any travel for that matter, create some of the most meaningful memories,” said Simon Goodall, vice president and general manager, Groupon Getaways. “We want to celebrate those cherished experiences, inspire people to share their memories and send one couple off to relive their honeymoon — or just completely re-do it altogether.”

Two additional entrants will be chosen randomly to win a Romantic Weekend Getaway, which includes $500 in Groupon Bucks to use towards any Getaways Flash Deal.

Good luck!

Introducing Snap by Groupon

We assume that everyone who subscribes to Groupon has these two qualities: A love of savings and a knack for coupons. That’s why we’re happy to announce the launch of Snap by Groupon, a free app that pays you cash for buying featured items each week at any supermarket or retailer in the US.

To celebrate the debut of Snap we’re giving one lucky shopper an opportunity to win a year of free groceries. Just download the app and use it to submit a grocery receipt through Nov. 11th to enter our sweepstakes!*

What do I need to know about Snap by Groupon?

  • Snap features cash-back offers on a variety of everyday grocery items, ranging from basic staples such as bread and milk to personal care and household products such as diapers and cleaning supplies.
  • It’s a way to help you discover new brands and save money on things you buy every day. Plus, using your smartphone makes couponing easier and more convenient (and you get paid to shop!)
  • You can use Snap to build your grocery shopping list within the app and add featured items you wish to purchase. After you accumulate $20 in cash back, you’re eligible to cash out.
  • In addition to entering to win a year of free groceries, Snap users have access to the following introductory promoted items and brands like any gallon of milk ($1.00 cash back), any loaf of bread ($1.00 cash back), Huggies ($3.00 cash back), and more!
  • You can easily refer family and friends to the app and earn $1 cash back for everyone that opens an account and redeems their first eligible offer.

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To download the free Snap by Groupon app, visit the Android Play Store or iTunes App Store.  Snap is also available on the web at snap.groupon.com.

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Broadway Cares Winnner Snaps Selfie Hedwig Star

Rebekah-Laurie-Neilposter3In June, we gave our customers a chance to win a trip to New York City, share a drink with Neil Patrick Harris and see the Tony-winning musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway. Donations went to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which supports people across the country living with HIV/AIDS. Broadway Cares works with more than 450 local organizations to ensure people living with HIV/AIDS have access to nutritious food, housing, and medical care.

We want to wish our winner, Laurie, congratulations! She and her daughter, Rebekah, got to see behind the scenes and snap a selfie or two with the show’s star.

Congratulations, Laurie!

Follow Groupon.com on Snapchat

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Are you on Snapchat? We are too. So if you need a reason to ignore your surroundings in a socially acceptable way, follow us at Groupon.com.

Here’s additional incentive: As part of our kick off celebration, we’re offering an exclusive deal for an epic experience to attend Wiz Khalifa’s album release concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

Sometime during the next seven days (ooh, mysterious!) we’ll send out a snap notifying followers when the deal is live. The first person to follow the link to the deal page will be able to purchase the deal for $4.20.

One lucky purchaser of the deal will receive:

  • 2 front-section tickets to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre album-release show for Wiz Khalifa’s new album, “Blacc Hollywood” on Aug. 19
  • Pre-show meet-and-greet with Wiz Khalifa
  • Coach round-trip airfare for two from anywhere in the continental U.S. to Denver departing Monday, Aug. 18 and returning Wednesday, Aug. 20
  • Two-night stay at a centrally located hotel
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport to the hotel

Also, starting tomorrow we’re featuring a collection of Wiz Khalifa’s “Blacc Hollywood” merchandise, including music and apparel.

So get to snappin’. We’ll push out exclusive deals and sweepstakes in a blink of an eye. Stay tuned!