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									Groupon Launches in Hampton Roads
Art Museum, Salon and Spa, Wine Bar and Pro Hockey Team Among First Features on Popular Shopping Website

April 06, 2010 10:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Groupon (, a shopping
website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events, launched in Hampton Roads on
April 5, 2010.

"The resort cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area offer no shortage of first-class
restaurants, activities and services," said Groupon founder Andrew Mason. "Groupon is excited to showcase the
best of the region to visiting guests and help local residents navigate new businesses and old favorites while saving
money in the process."

Using the principles of collective buying, Groupon negotiates unprecedented deals with top businesses. Groupon
subscribers receive free daily emails alerting them to the deal. These deals are only activated if a minimum number of
people agree to buy, encouraging subscribers to share the promotion with family and friends via social media tools
such as Facebook and Twitter. By guaranteeing a large number of new customers, Groupon creates a win-win for
local merchants. So far, this innovative approach to e-commerce has generated millions in revenue for local
businesses while saving more than three million subscribers more than $140 million.

“Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way,” said Mason. “We offer the consumer a
great deal they can’t get anywhere else and deliver the sales directly to the merchant.” 

During its first week in Hampton Roads, Groupon's featured deals will include an art museum, salon and spa, wine
bar and professional hockey team. Virginia Beach-Norfolk is Groupon's forty-fifth market.

About Groupon

Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see, and buy in
major cities across the U.S., with plans to be in 100 cities by the end of 2010. Groupon uses collective buying
power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers. Groupon is a project of The
Point (, an online community launched in 2007 for organizing group action.

To get Groupon’s daily free email for the best in your city, subscribe at

To get the Groupon iPhone app, visit

To learn how to become a featured business on Groupon, visit

Julie Anne Mossler


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