Groupon Now! Expands to Austin, Detroit and San Diego

Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:00am EDT

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Groupon Now!™ Expands to Austin, Detroit and San Diego

Real-Time Deals Now Available in 17 North American Markets

Groupon ( announces the expansion of its location-based deals platform, Groupon Now!™ ( with launches in Austin, Detroit and San Diego this week.

Unlike traditional Groupon deals that are purchased for future use, Groupon Now! is an easy way to explore your neighborhood and save money on anything you need right now: somewhere to eat, something fun to do or a way to pamper yourself, among others. Groupon Now! deals are redeemed immediately and good for that day only. To use Groupon Now!, customers simply launch the Groupon mobile app or enter a location on the Groupon Now! landing page ( to browse unbeatable deals on everything from lunch options to retail stores in their area. Merchants use Groupon Now! to attract extra customers in the hours they need them most, managing the flow of business in real time.

“We are excited to introduce this entirely new way of shopping to consumers in Austin, Detroit and San Diego,” said Dan Roarty, VP of Groupon Now! “With Groupon Now!, we’re driving traffic to businesses at the time that’s best for them while offering cures for hunger, boredom and unexpected free time for users.”

Austin, Detroit and San Diego consumers join Groupon subscribers in 14 other North American markets including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City who currently enjoy Groupon Now! deals. Customers already using the Groupon app can download the updated version for full access to Groupon Now! To download the free Groupon app featuring Groupon Now!, visit the iPhone App Store or the Android Marketplace. For more information on Groupon’s mobile services, visit

About Groupon

Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 43 countries around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in your city, visit To learn how to become a featured business, visit

Kelsey O’Neill, 312.662.7118