Groupon Makes Date Night Affordable and Easy with Groupon+––Free-to-claim, Cash-back Restaurant Deals for Mastercard and Visa Cardholders

  • Completely voucherless deals––with nothing to ever print out or
    bring in––represent the most seamless way to save at local restaurants
    and other neighborhood favorites in 23 U.S. markets
  • Customers with an enrolled credit or debit card can access offers
    of up to 30 percent cash back on their card statements from purchases
    at more than 1,500 local restaurants––all without the hassles of a
    having to print out a piece of paper or hand over their phone
  • New Groupon survey on the latest dating trends revealed that nearly
    80 percent of people would use a discount on a date, and almost half
    of those who said no would change their mind if they could do so
    discreetly

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Groupon announced the launch of Groupon+ (Groupon Plus):
free-to-claim, cash-back restaurant deals available in 23 U.S. markets
that enable customers to seamlessly save money just by paying with their
enrolled credit or debit cards. Groupon customers with an eligible
Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card in these markets can now enroll
for free and access offers of up to 30 percent cash back from purchases
at more than 1,500 participating local restaurants and other
neighborhood favorites––all without the hassles of a having to print out
a piece of paper or hand over their phone.


“Being the daily habit in local means making the saving experience much
more convenient for both customers and businesses,” said Aaron Cooper,
president of North America, Groupon. “With Groupon+, diners sign up
once, add cash-back offers to their credit or debit card, pay and save
at their favorite restaurants without any additional hassles.”

According to a new Groupon survey on the latest dating trends, nearly 80
percent of people would use a discount on a date, and almost half of
those who said no would change their mind if they could do so discreetly.

How Groupon+ Deals Work:

  • Free – Get cash back deals for FREE
  • Easy – No awkward printouts, no blackout dates
  • Every Time – Get cash back on your credit or debit card statement
    every time you visit claimed restaurants

“Every day, people are looking to get the most out of every experience,
whether shopping, dining or visiting with family and friends. Through
our expanded partnership with Groupon, we’re able to offer our
cardholders greater convenience and on-demand access to new deals, while
continuing to benefit from all of the protections and features of their
Mastercard cards,” said Sherri Haymond, executive vice president of
Digital Partnerships, Mastercard.

“Visa U.S. accountholders spent $312 billion at fine-dining and
quick-service restaurants,”* said Doug Rappoport, vice president, Visa
Commerce Solutions, Visa. “Visa’s card-linked services enable Groupon+
participating businesses to turn manual offer redemption into an
automated experience, which can help them drive incremental business and
make for more loyal customers.”

Together, Mastercard and Visa accounted for more than 84 percent of
purchase volume on U.S. general purpose credit and debit cards in 2016.**

From now until Sept. 10, customers with an eligible Visa card in one of
the 23 markets where Groupon+ is available, have a chance to win a 7-day
culinary adventure for two in Paris where they’ll discover the flavors
of French cuisine through hands-on cooking classes, experience guided
tours and eat dinner inside the Eiffel Tower. Customers can enter for a
chance to win by visiting https://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-epitourean-24.***

The 23 U.S. markets where Groupon+ is live include: New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston,
Washington, D.C., San Jose, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa,
Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Newark, N.J.,
Long Island, N.Y. and Orange County, Calif.

Groupon plans to expand Groupon+ to include national brands and
additional markets, as well as continue to move deeper into other
categories beyond restaurants.

*Based on VisaNet data: January 1-December 31, 2016

**https://www.nilsonreport.com/publication_chart_and_graphs_archive.php?1=1&year=2017

***NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only open to Visa card holders. To
enter without making a purchase, visit
http://gr.pn/sweeps
and provide the information requested. Limit 1 entry per person per day
regardless of method of entry. Odds of winning depend on the total
number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes
only open to legal residents of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago,
Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Jose,
Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver,
San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Newark, N.J., Long Island, N.Y. and Orange
County, Calif. (or the immediately surrounding areas), 18+. Entry period
ends: 11:59 p.m. ET on Sept. 10, 2017. ARV of prize: $10,000 USD.
Subject to full
Official
Rules
. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste.
400, Chicago, IL 60654

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release that refer to plans and
expectations for the future are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results could
differ materially from those discussed. The words “may,” will,” should,”
“could,” “expect,” anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” intend,”
“continue,” “plan” and other similar expressions are intended to
identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking
statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited
to, volatility in our revenue and operating results; risks related to
our business strategy, including our strategy to grow our local
marketplaces, Groupon+ and other initiatives, marketing strategy and
spend and the productivity of those marketing investments; and competing
successfully in our industry. For additional information regarding these
and other risks and uncertainties, we urge you to refer to the factors
included under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion
and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the
Groupon’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2016, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
copies of which may be obtained by visiting the company’s Investor
Relations web site at
http://investor.groupon.com
or the SEC’s web site at
www.sec.gov.
Groupon’s actual results could differ materially from those predicted or
implied and reported results should not be considered an indication of
future performance.

You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of
future events. Although Groupon believes that the expectations reflected
in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee
that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and
circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be
achieved or occur. Moreover, neither the company nor any other person
assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the
forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements reflect
Groupon’s expectations as of August 2, 2017. Groupon undertakes no
obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any
reason after the date of this release.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce,
offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.

Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.

To download Groupon’s top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.groupon.com.
To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.

“Groupon” and “Groupon+” are trademarks of Groupon, Inc. All other
names used may be trademarks owned by their respective holders.

Groupon+ TV spots can be found via the Groupon
YouTube channel
.

Contacts

Groupon
Nick Halliwell
312.999.3812
nhalliwell@groupon.com