Groupon Announces Grand Prize Winners of Make It Right Gala Sweepstakes

  Groupon Announces Grand Prize Winners of Make It Right Gala Sweepstakes

 Three Lucky Winners Heading to New Orleans to See Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon,
                           Chris Rock and Brad Pitt

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 16, 2014

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) ( has randomly picked the U.S.
winner of the Groupon sweepstakes with Make It Right, the organization founded
by Brad Pitt to build environmentally-friendly homes for people in need. The
winner from the U.S., Krisha Mason, and a guest will join the previously
announced winners, Sarah Gilbertson, and her guest from the United Kingdom and
Nadine Riecke and her guest from Germany, at the Make It Right Gala in New
Orleans on May 17. The prize includes hotel accommodations, tickets to the
Make It Right Gala, tickets to the after party, a tour of a Make It Right home
with an award-winning architect, private ground transportation and a chance to
meet Brad Pitt.

The Groupon campaign and sweepstakes launched April 16 and raised nearly
$350,000 for Make It Right, including a $100,000 donation from Groupon. The
sweepstakes winners were randomly chosen among the entries, which totalled
more than 100,000 worldwide.

“We’re extremely pleased that our customers showed overwhelming support for
Make It Right and the important work they’re doing across the country,” said
Kyle Klatt, head of Groupon Grassroots. “It is our hope that we can continue
to harness the power of our customers to make a lasting difference in local
communities around the world.”

“My excitement is off the charts! I am super excited,” said sweepstakes winner
Krisha Mason. “I give to charities every opportunity I get if it touches my
heart. I think what Make It Right is doing is amazing and I was more than
happy to help, never thinking in a million years I would actually win!”

The Make It Right Gala will be hosted at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans and
feature performances by platinum-selling recording artists Bruno Mars and
Kings of Leon. The Gala also features a cocktail hour, three-course dinner
prepared by the city’s finest chefs, including Susan Spicer and Donald Link,
local jazz musicians, gift bags and more. More information about the Epic
Deal, Groupon Grassroots campaign and sweepstakes (including how to enter
without making a donation) can be found on the Groupon Grassroots campaign

In addition to providing critical financial support, the 2014 Make It Right
Gala will highlight the communities Make It Right is helping across the
country, including Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, disabled veterans
in Newark, N.J., underserved families in Kansas City, Mo., and Native
Americans on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

About Make It Right

Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right builds homes, buildings and
communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED Platinum
certified and Cradle to Cradle inspired – meeting the highest standards of
green building. Make It Right believes that high-performance, well-designed
homes should be affordable and available for everyone. Through innovative
partnerships and community-led design sessions, the organization is working in
neighborhoods across the country and educating others to change the way
buildings are designed and built.

About Groupon Grassroots

Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago as G-Team, features local
campaigns nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun and make
a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses collective action
to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local
organizations. To learn more about Groupon Grassroots, visit

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you
start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By
leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers
consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers
discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon
Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of
electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and
interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and
services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment
processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow
and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to
Groupon emails, visit To download Groupon's five-star mobile
apps, visit To learn more about the company’s merchant
solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit

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