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Groupons for Charity

March 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Groupon

groupon for charityI admit, I’m a Groupon junkie. It’s become a habit of mine to check my Groupon email every day, mainly to see what new 50% off deals there are in my hometown restaurants.

Something not a lot of people may realize about Groupon is that they have a separate department called Groupon Grassroots that aggregates all the deals that go to help charity.

Some of these are the traditional kinds of deals, where you buy something and a portion is donated to charity. For example, as of this writing there’s an auction selling hammocks where 100% of your purchase price goes to the non-profit organization that

Others aren’t “deals” in the sense that you buy something and a portion is donated to charity. Rather, it’s a “deal” in that you donate to a good cause, and if enough members of Groupon do the same, then the combined donation is triggered and sent to the needy cause, in a crowdsourcing-type model.

Groupon maintains a regularly updated blog here where you can learn about new initiatives.


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