Groupon Launches 3rd Annual Grouponicus Wintertime Celebration

  Groupon Launches 3rd Annual Grouponicus Wintertime Celebration

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 21, 2012

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) ( today kicks off this holiday
season’s Grouponicus, the 3^rd annual ancient wintertime celebration full of
great deals, super shopping tips and bags of sand. This year’s Grouponicus is
bigger and better than ever with new holiday catalogs, an automated gift
finder, real-time gift suggestions via Twitter, free shipping, a headless
snowman and lots and lots of fun!

“I really didn’t think this year could ever be better than last year,” said
Barnicus Stapleton, Groupon Chief of Gifting and author of The Gift of
Chiefing. “But then I stared down into the Well of Regret and discovered even
more spectacularity than I ever dreamed possible. There are mountainous deals,
magnificent products and majestic fun for all.”

This year’s Grouponicus celebration includes the following:

Groupon Gift Finder

Groupon’s first-ever Gift Finder—at—takes the
guesswork out of making gift decisions. After answering three simple questions
about the giftee, the Gift Finder searches through thousands of deals
throughout Groupon to display the perfect options.

Real-Time Gift Suggestions

Groupon also debuts real-time gift suggestions via its Twitter account,
@groupon. Simply tweet using the #groupongifts hashtag and tell us who you’re
looking for, where they live and what they’re into.

Groupon Goods Holiday Catalogs

This year Groupon Goods launched its first-ever holiday catalog, featuring
great deals on gifts for Him, Her, Them, You, Those Guys Over There and It, as
well as Groupon Goods’ first toy catalog stuffed to the brim with must-have
toys for kids of all ages. The catalogs launched on Nov. 9 and are available
at through Thanksgiving Day.

Groupon Goods Free Shipping and Free Returns

Also new this year, Groupon Goods purchases over $15 and weighing less than
150 lbs. come with free shipping. Also, returns weighing less than 150 lbs.
can be shipped back to Groupon Goods for free via the convenient Online Return
Center. Free shipping of orders over $15 and free returns may be subject to
certain restrictions. See for more details.

Groupon’s Head and Seek Sweepstakes

On Dec. 6 Groupon launches “Head and Seek,” a daily sweepstakes offering
consumers a chance to win $1,000 in Groupon Bucks each day through Dec. 12.
The game is simple: Find the Headless Snowman’s head hidden in a deal within and you can enter to win a $1,000 or $100 in
Groupon Bucks. Groupon’s Facebook page, and
Twitter page, for clues each day.


The Grouponcierges are Groupon’s resident holiday gift-giving experts. They’re
a wealth of knowledge on all things Groupon gifting and how to deal with the
toughest people to buy for on your list this season. The Grouponcierges are
currently touring the country to make local television and radio appearances,
all in an effort to spread holiday cheer and give consumers helpful holiday
tips. To book a Grouponcierge for an interview, email

Give Back with Groupon Grassroots

Groupon Grassroots is launching a series of six national campaigns as a part
of our holiday initiative – “The Big Give” – to help showcase Groupon as a
resource for gifting this season, particularly charitable giving. Starting
Thursday, November 15th, our customers can participate in The Big Give by
visiting to donate to the Groupon Grassroots
campaigns. Groupon is also excited to be a founding partner of #GivingTuesday,
a national movement dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber
Monday have become days synonymous with holiday shopping.

Grouponicus on the Go

For shopping on the go, Grouponicus deals are also be available via the
Groupon mobile app ( for iPhone and Android. To
download the free Groupon app, visit the iPhone App Store or the Android
Marketplace. To learn more about Groupon or Grouponicus and to start receiving
emails with the best deals this holiday season, visit

About Grouponicus

Grouponicus is Groupon’s 3^rd annual ancient wintertime celebration, bringing
you deals that areperfectforgiving an unforgettable experience. As legend
has it, each year, Groupo the Deal Bird leaves his kingdom of Winterland to
fly to the homes of true believers (marked by the tasty piles of sand left on
their doorsteps). Groupo leaves a stack of Groupons in their ovens to reward
them for adhering to the 8 Tenets of Grouponicus. Learn more about Groupo, his
colorful friends, and the great deals he heralds at

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy
for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and
point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships
and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat,
see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a
city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways,
and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how
to work with Groupon, visit


Tim DeClaire, 312-459-5720
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