Groupon Calls Alexander Hamilton “President”

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Never learn U.S. history from Groupon. That’s the lesson everyone learned when the day-of-the-deal website declared Alexander Hamilton a U.S. president.

February 17 marks Presidents Day and the birthday of the first president, George Washington. Groupon celebrated the day with a promotion that takes $10 off from purchases above $40, but that’s not all. They also said that they are doing the promotion to honor President Alexander Hamilton.

What got people talking is that Alexander Hamilton appears on the $10 bill, but was never elected as president of the U.S. He is considered one of the founding fathers of the country, and was the first Secretary of Treasury. Hamilton also contributed to the establishment of a national bank and the economic policies during Washington’s time in the White House.

The Groupon promotion garnered a flurry of reactions from the Twitter world, with most tweets saying that Groupon must be joking. Others assumed that it was just a publicity stunt. Aside from the news articles about Groupon, there were thousands of tweets about Groupon and their promotion. However, not all the tweets had a positive note.


Groupon wanted to be talked about and that’s what they got based on the exposure they received on Twitter – negative or positive – due to a deliberate “mistake”.

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Groupon Calls Alexander Hamilton “President”
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