Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Chris CrumeCommerce

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Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you'll get an experience based on your local area.

Users can browse gifts for women, men, kids, and items under $50.

The shop's launch is accompanied by a contest from the company in which five customers can win a $10,000 shopping spree.

"The Holiday Head Start Giveaway encourages customers to check Groupon today and tomorrow to see if they’re one of the five people to score a $10,000 holiday shopping spree," Groupon said in its announcement. "Every customer will score between 5 and 100 percent off any one deal."

The company suggests participants browse the gift shop for inspiration.

Groupon also released a Top 20 Toy List, which consists of: Barbie Sisters Deluxe Camper; WowWee Robosapien X Robot; My First Thomas & Friends Motion-Control Thomas; 4D Cityscape Puzzles; Lil Rider Power Ride-On; Deluxe Flutterbuy Light Up Fairy; MEGA BLOKS First Builder Bobby Barn Musical Farm Play Set; Frozen Dress Up Trunk; Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Action Set; Zoomer Dalmatian; X1 Helicopter + Nano Helicopter; MEGA BLOKS; HALO Quad Walker; Frozen Olaf, Anna and Elsa Pillow Pals; Black Series Monster Car; Discovery Kids Laptop; Nerf; Rebelle Agent Bow Bundle; Nerf Zombie Strike Slingfire; Disney Frozen Feature Castle; and VTech Smart Wheels Train Station.

For comparison, you can see Amazon's toy list here.

You can find more details about the contest here.

Images via Groupon

Chris Crum
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