March Photo Contest Winner

A wild trip to the South Bend Chocolate Company in Indianapolis yielded this month’s Photo Contest winner, “Fast Jake.”

Jake and Mom win $100 in Groupon credit for more candy adventures or anything else they can find on Groupon.com. You can be next month’s winner – just submit a shot of you redeeming your Groupon to photos@groupon.com. (Don’t forget – the Groupon must be in the picture!) See our favorite runners-up and another shot of Jake getting into trouble at South Bend Chocolate Company after the jump.

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Announcing the Live Off Groupon Finalists

Nearly 400 people submitted video applications to _[Live Off Groupon](http://www.liveoffgroupon.com)_, and all but seven were lucky enough to not be selected as finalists.

Six of the remaining seven will now be subjected to the even more unbearable disappointment of flying to Chicago to be rejected after an in-person interview.

And one person will endure the pinnacle of all suffering: attempting to live off nothing but Groupons for one year. Continue Reading

Something Nice

Why does Groupon work? Because as cool as it is for customers, it’s even better for the featured businesses. We feel so lucky to serve as a bridge between great merchants and great customers; here’s an email we received yesterday from Amy Stone of [Jady Images](http://www.jadyimages.com/), a Miami photography studio we recently featured. Continue Reading


Groupon Class Action Lawsuit (update: dismissed)

**UPDATE**: We’ve been asked to kill this blog post while we attempt to reach a resolution and put this thing behind us. We didn’t start Groupon so we could spend our time fighting with lawyers, so we’re happy to try and end this and get back to making cool stuff for our customers. We’ll update here when there’s more to report.

In the meantime, I’ll just remind everyone that [it has always been our policy](http://groublogpon.com/cities/the-groupon-promise/) to refund customers if for any reason they’re unsatisfied with Groupon.

**UPDATE (4/20/2010)** We’re pleased to report that [the lawsuit that was filed against us](http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/the-problem-solver/2010/03/class-action-suit-against-groupon.html) is being dismissed and we’ve settled with the guy named in the suit. To summarize, the lawsuit took issue with 1) our expiration date policy (which I’ll detail below), and 2) a delivery charge on [this deal](http://www.groupon.com/deals/grow-flower-shop) that wasn’t clear to a customer, who for some reason decided to sue us instead of [calling us for a refund](http://groublogpon.com/cities/the-groupon-promise/). Continue Reading