Groupon might just be the easiest way to find things to do for less. They focus on strengthening local economies through their online platform. Search from all sorts of locals shops, restaurants, spas, tours and more. If you are visiting a new city, browse Groupon's offerings to see what deals you can find. You can easily pick your activity, price range, and distance. Punch in your zip code, city, or neighborhood and you can even check out the map to see what is right around the corner. Groupon helps people find new things in their neighborhood at a great deal.
Factbox: 8 Things You Certainly Didn’t Know About Groupon
Want to know a little more about the fabulous place where you get coupons, deals and offers for every occasion? We've hand-selected some more facts and information for you; some of them serious, some of them maybe not at their most serious.
1. The first Groupon ever was sold for a pizza
Chicago’s Motel Bar wrote a tiny part in the history of online sales when in 2008, Groupon sold its very first coupon for $26 worth of Pizza. We think, there are worse ways of writing history than writing it through pizza.
2. The billionth Groupon ever was also sold for Pizza
Do we see a pattern here? The billionth Groupon sold was for a $20 promotion at Pirrone’s Pizzeria, located in the St. Louis area in Missouri. Americans sure love their pizza...
3. Since the company was created in 2008, it has saved its customers billions of Dollars.
Accumulated, we’re talking about approximately $20 Billion saved through coupons and deals in sections such as travel, food, lifestyle, etc. That’s a lot of dough (okay, we'll quit the pizza jokes from here on).
4. Groupon is the fastest growing business worldwide
Having reached the $1 Billion Milestone after just 16 months, Groupon can proudly call itself the fastest growing company globally. That means not just securing workspaces in the US, but also ever growing numbers of satisfied customers saving money through coupons and deals.
5. Campaign in a Can
In 2015, Groupon ran an offer in which customers could by their own “Campaign in a Can”, allegedly providing its buyers for just $1000 with everything they needed to run a presidential election campaign - provided for in a can. Apparently, nobody bought it. Let's see if the next presidential campaign has more interested contestants...
6. Welcoming the Glamburger to the World
Some things are just too good to be true (although highly unnecessary) - in 2014, a London based restaurant partnered with Groupon and together they created the “Glamburger”: Kobe beef, black truffle brie, caviar and a gold leaf. Yummy for the stomach, not so yummy for the purse…
7. Talking about Burgers: How about stacking them?
Another fun fact which you can either enjoy or find rather unsavory: if you were to stack all Burgers together that Groupon has ever helped to sell, the stack would be 223 miles high. We’re sure there are also some vegetarian options hidden somewhere in there…
8. Supporting small and local companies
Nearly 90% of all merchants on Groupon have 20 or less employees, with one third of them even being the sole proprietor. Since the company began, it has also helped consumers put more than $7 billion back into local businesses.