Hawaiian Honeymoon

Today’s post is guest-authored by Lynne Dearborn, Public Relations Intern:

After a whirlwind of a wedding planning and celebration, honeymoons are relaxing, indulgent vacations newlyweds take to soak in new-found marital bliss as well as sandy beaches and salty ocean breezes.

Sadly, Marisa and her husband did not get the chance for a holiday after their wedding. But when she appeared on The Ellen Show and became a winning contestant on a contest entitled “This is Coconuts”, the prize would provide her with the honeymoon she and her husband deserve–the couple are proud parents of five, yes five, children. Groupon Getaways and The Ellen Show partnered to deliver a seven-night stay in an ocean front suite at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Kohala Coast in Hawaii.

“We feel so thankful and blessed to have won this trip. Our stay was wonderful, the resort was beautiful and the people were so friendly. I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and getting us the best place…Thank you to Groupon for offering such fabulous trips, services and fun stuff.”

We are so excited that we could provide a honeymoon vacation to you, Marissa, even if it is a little late!




A Halloween Treat from The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Groupon

What better way to celebrate Halloween week than with a good old-fashioned costume contest? The Ellen DeGeneres Show agreed, so we teamed up this past Tuesday to surprise Chicago fans and followers with some festive fun.

Throughout the day, @TheEllenShow slowly teased out the details – Gear up in your best costume and head down to the city’s famous NBC 5 plaza to get in on the action. Once there, the costumed crowd was thrilled to learn that the contest was part of a pop-up The Ellen DeGeneres Show taping. Adding to the excitement, favorite correspondent Jeannie was on hand to host after spending the day exploring the best of Chicago (her hometown!) with the power of Groupon Now!

From an old-school Super Mario to a set of cheerleaders and even a Ke$ha – Chicago brought their creativity to the table and Ellen was truly impressed. Fans cheered along as costumes were judged and five winners were awarded with some major candy corn funding – from $500 to $5,000 – courtesy of Groupon! Check out these fun pics of the action, and be sure to tune in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s latest episode featuring Groupon Now! here.

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