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Groupon VIP: Would You Pay $30 A Year For A Better Groupon Experience? Groupon VIP: Would You Pay $30 A Year For A Better Groupon Experience?

Groupon is launching a new premium service for its “best customers” called Groupon VIP. Basically it just gives users access to deals early and later after they’ve expired for everyone else. It costs $30 a year . BusinessInsider has a …

Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C. Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C.

Living Social is going to be trying something different to promote special events, new products, and unique vendors. Today it announced the forthcoming opening of a new physical venue space in the Washington, D.C. area. The space will provide a …

Groupon Gets More Personalized Groupon Gets More Personalized
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Everything on the web is getting more personalized these days, it seems. Take Yahoo’s new C.O.R.E. system as one of the latest examples. Another example would be a new system Groupon is reportedly testing, which would give users more control …

All 4G Smartphones Free At T-Mobile For One-Day Valentine’s Sale All 4G Smartphones Free At T-Mobile For One-Day Valentine’s Sale
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Looking for a gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Are they on a diet or allergic to roses? T-Mobile thinks that nothing says I love you like a new phone. This Saturday, February 11th, for one day only, T-Mobile …

Google Offers Cities Now Total 40 Google Offers Cities Now Total 40

Google Offers continues to expand into more cities. This time, as expected, it’s Oklahoma City and Omaha that now have Google’s deals product, and that brings the grand total of markets to 40. Google Offers has been around less than …

One For The Money Groupon Deal Helps Film At Box Office One For The Money Groupon Deal Helps Film At Box Office
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Groupon ran a deal from Lionsgate for tickets for one or two (up to 60% Off) for the movie One For The Money, which opened on January 27. The deal ended just before 12:00PM Central on that day. Over opening …

Hotmail Gets Deal Ads Instead Of Old School Display Ads Hotmail Gets Deal Ads Instead Of Old School Display Ads

The deals services of today are essentially glorified email marketing. Groupon gets credit for turning the concept in to a huge mainstream trend, and deals are certainly accessible in other ways, but all in all, it’s still email marketing. As …

Google Offers Adds More Deals For Five Cities Google Offers Adds More Deals For Five Cities

Google announced today that Google Offers users will gain access to an expanded amount of daily deals in five markets. The expanded offerings are already available in New York and San Francisco. Now, Boston, Chicago, Long Beach, LA and Washington …

Valentine’s Day At Apple Brings Free Engraving, Shipping Valentine’s Day At Apple Brings Free Engraving, Shipping

With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, Apple hopes that a couple of small offers will tempt you into buying your sweetheart an iPad 2. “The iPad 2 is attractive, smart, and fun to be around – Just like your …

Google Offers Launches In Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio & Tampa Google Offers Launches In Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio & Tampa

On the Google Commerce blog, Google announced today the launch of Google Offers in 5 new markets: Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Tampa. Additionally, on Twitter, they announced launch in Columbus. @googleoffersGoogle Offers#GoogleOffers is now live in #Columbus. …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction Groupon CEO Andrew Mason 60 Minutes Interview: Twitter Reaction

Did you get a chance to catch Groupon CEO Andrew Mason on 60 Minutes? If not, you can watch the full interview, as well as some post-interview commentary from interviewer Lesley Stahl here. Here’s what some people who tuned in …

Clicky From Groupon Lets You Spin Wheel For Deals Clicky From Groupon Lets You Spin Wheel For Deals

Groupon has launched a Wheel of Fortune-esque marketing gimmick that lets users log into Facebook and spin a virtual wheel for the chance to win deals with select Groupon merchants. It’s called Clicky the Clickable Value Wheel,” and it has …

Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic] Local Merchants Want to Advertise with Facebook & Google Offers [Infographic]
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MerchantCircle has released the following infographic looking at where local merchants are spending their marketing dollars: As you can see, this is more evidence of the rise of Facebook ads. A report came out this week indicating that Facebook is …

Groupon Takes The Good News With The Bad Groupon Takes The Good News With The Bad

Last year, it seemed like the sky was the limit for Groupon. Every major Internet player had to have a Groupon clone, Google even tried to buy Groupon. Everybody was talking about the service. This year, while some of those …

Groupon Scheduler Launched in 2 Cities, More On The Way Groupon Scheduler Launched in 2 Cities, More On The Way

Groupon announced the launch of a new online appointment calendar called Groupon Scheduler. It’s designed to provide Groupon merchants with an easy way to manage their schedules and accept bookings from customers. “Groupon Scheduler grew out of technology from our …

Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals
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Foursquare is extending a promotion that allows users to check-in to certain participating small businesses to receive cash credits on their credit cards. The original deals debuted on Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday set aside to shop …

Groupon Ready To Start Talking Again Groupon Ready To Start Talking Again

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason posted a statement to the company blog today talking about the company’s quiet period being over, and sharing a few holiday Groupon stats, including 650,000 “Grouponicus” deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which he says …

Foursquare Deals Now Include Scoutmob for 13 Cities Foursquare Deals Now Include Scoutmob for 13 Cities

Foursquare announced today that it has partnered with Scoutmob to add 500 new deals throughout 13 cities in the U.S. “The best part about Scoutmob Specials? They’re free, don’t require a credit card or up-front purchase, and the deals are …

Black Friday Deals At Apple Stores: Macs, iPads, iPods, and Accessories Black Friday Deals At Apple Stores: Macs, iPads, iPods, and Accessories
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Yesterday, announcements for a Black Friday sale began popping up on Apple’s sites in the U.S., UK, Australia and many more locations. It was pretty non-specific, simply saying that a one-day event was to take place on November 25th, and …

Google Offers Gets New Cities Google Offers Gets New Cities

Google announced today that it has added six more cities to its Google Offers offering. New markets include: Detroit, Indianapolis, Ft. Worth, Long Beach, Sacramento, and St. Louis. On the Google Commerce Blog, the company details the introductory deals for …

Black Friday Deals Come To Apple Online Store Black Friday Deals Come To Apple Online Store
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UPDATE: Leaked flyers show what the actual discounts will look like. Apple has officially jumped into the pool of companies that will offers deals this Friday, November 25th – or as shoppers and retailers lovingly call it, Black Friday. The …