Live Blog – Groupon Now! Chicago Launch Day

Just because you don’t live in Chicago and couldn’t swing an impromptu road trip doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action of the Groupon Now! Chicago launch.We’ll be live blogging right here throughout the day to share highlights, pics and more.

And, don’t forget to share yours too! Tweet us your Groupon Now! redemption pics to @GrouponChicago (our hashtag is #GrouponNow) or post them on the Groupon Chicago Facebook page.

*** Keep checking back right here for Groupon Now! launch day updates over the course of the day on Friday, May 20***

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5:20pm — Thanks for celebrating the launch of Groupon Now! with us. Be sure to check out Now! deals whenever you’re hungry, bored or just looking for something different at an unbeatable discount. We’re closing out today with some tasty dogs from Hotdogeria (and yes, they were just $1).

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3:53pm — Wendella Boat Tours take to the water with fleet of $1 Groupon Now! deal redeemers.

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3:17pm — Thanks to Terrence H. of Chicago for sharing his $1 redemption pic with us. Here’s Melody H. getting a sweet deal at Shoreline Cruises.

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2:48pm — The Groupon Now! teams are still out and about, looking for eager customers to share the Now! experience with.

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1:41pm — Chicago’s Piece Pizza never ceases to delight customers, but $1 deals makes it that much tastier with Groupon Now!

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1:27pm — Heard on Facebook: Behold the Groupocalypse!!! Thanks for stuffin’ ma belly on the cheap, G! (via fan Tim Anderson)

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12:32pm — Carson’s is offering a full slab of ribs for just $1…ask these guys!

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11:51am — Lunchtime breakdown of some of our favorite Now! Tweets from the streets:

@IamDowski @GrouponChicago just left the hancock, get a look at this twitpic.com/5035gj

@IanV_24seven Thanks to @GrouponChicago I have my lunch (max’s) and dinner (Carsons ribs) set for a grand total of $2!

@abarlich @GrouponChicago is officially diminishing the amount of work being accomplished in Chicago with their $1 now deals. I. Can’t. Focus. #wow

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11:15am — Chicago’s NYC Bagel Deli gears up for some $1 deals today during lunch at 300 South Wacker. Check Now! for their offer.

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10:51am — Ambassadors in downtown Chicago give curbside lessons on Groupon Now! to friendly passersby.

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9:45am –– If you’re downtown this morning, don’t be surprised if you see the Groupon Now! team on the streets! Here’s some folks on Michigan Avenue.

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7:00 am — The troops prepare for battle! Our brand ambassadors are gearing up to hit the streets and spread the Groupon Now! message across Chicago’s neighborhoods including Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Andersonville, Wicker Park…and many more!


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