Get Buff, Get Stuff… Enter to win with Groupon and FitOrbit.com!

***UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks for entering and we’ll be in touch with the winners. Good luck!***

It’s a new year, and that means your daily fruitcake and eggnog intake levels are no longer deemed acceptable by society.

Groupon and FitOrbit are rewarding the new and improved you with the ultimate giveaway: One lucky soul will win a trip to LA for a personal fitness consultation with FitOrbit founder Jake Steinfeld, and dozens of others will be awarded a grab bag of consolation goodies sure to ignite envy in friends and neighbors across the globe.

We’re also scouring the virtual universe for the best Groupon FitOrbit body transformation stories, so if the possibility of being a poster child for health and fitness strikes your fancy, give us your info and we’ll be in touch!

Entering is easy…just click here.

Please note, commenting below does not solidify contest entry. Click the above for full contest rules and entry form.

Groupon BlackBerry App Now Available

Hey BlackBerry users – we got you a little something for the holidays. The Groupon BlackBerry app has made its way to the marketplace and is available as a free download in BlackBerry App World for phones running OS 5.0 or higher in the U.S. and Canada.

Buy daily deals and find more deals that are nearby.
BlackBerry Daily DeelBlackBerry Nearby Dealys

Access and redeem the purchased Groupons in your account.
BlackBerry Redemption
BlackBerry Barcode

BlackBerry app users even get Groupon notifications in their message center and at the top of the BlackBerry home screen. Never miss another deal!

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Featured Merchant: Kwik Kar Lube & Tune

Today’s Featured Merchant is general manager Thomas Overton III of Kwik Kar Lube & Tune, a car care center in Nashville, TN.

Looking for a way to get new customers through the door at Kwik Kar Lube & Tune, Thomas decided to give Groupon a try despite being skeptical of a company that claimed to promise new customers. Click through to read Thomas’s full story.
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Pet Me Cat Mouse Pad

Congratulations Jenae W. of Kansas City, MO!  To thank you for purchasing yesterday’s Daily Deal we’re sending you a Pet Me Cat Mouse Pad.  Both stylish and oddly adorable, this handsome mouse pad is perfect for the home or office.  Plus, with a unique cloth surface, the Pet Me Cat mouse pad is excellent for all mouse types.


Life by Keith Richards

To thank Jacqueline G. of Newark, NJ for purchasing yesterday’s Daily Deal we’re sending her Life by Keith Richards! Chronicling the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Life is honest, raw, and widely entertaining.  Life is a New York Times Best Seller and has been called “one of the greatest rock memoirs ever” by Rolling Stone.


Ghirardelli Holiday Sampler

Congratulations Patty P. of Canal Winchester, OH!  To thank you for purchasing yesterday’s Daily Deal we’re sending you a Ghirardelli Holiday Sampler.  Complete with Chocolate Peppermint Bark & Hazelnut Hot Cocoa Mix, this assortment is perfect for a sleigh ride through the country or a cozy night by the fire.  Happy Holidays!

Groupon Rivalry: Who Grew the Better 'Stache?

The moustache — or the “Mo,” as it’s known in Australia — and the month of November — or “November,” as it’s known in Australia — join forces each year for [Movember](http://us.movember.com), a movement extolling the virtues of fine moustachery while also bringing attention to men’s health issues. The rules for Movember are clear-cut: start Nov. 1 clean-shaven, and then spend the rest of the month growing out your handlebar, pencil-thin, or Fu Manchu. The moustache then becomes the ribbon for men’s health, helping to raise awareness and funds for cancers that traditionally affect males.

Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember, or “Mo Bros,” must commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. Funds raised through Movember benefit the [Prostate Cancer Foundation](http://www.pcf.org/) and [LIVESTRONG](http://www.livestrong.org/).

Follow the jump for more info and the nicest mustache shots you’ve ever seen.

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Monopoly – The Classic Edition

To thank Toby D. of Fairfax, VA for purchasing yesterday’s Daily Deal we’re sending her Monopoly – The Classic Edition! Including authentic features and rules, the classic edition is Monopoly as you remember it.  Whether you’re new to the game or have been playing for years, Monopoly is guaranteed to provide each player with a special experience.  Perfect for ages 3 and up.


Now Available: Deal Statistics

We’re happy to announce the launch of Deal Statistics as a new service for merchants.

Previously, Groupon deals would drive lots of new customers to a business but with little information as to who these customers are. Now, whenever a merchant runs a deal they will automatically have access to a Deal Statistics report.

Information available to merchants will include:

  • Aggregate buyer demographics such as gender, age and ZIP/postal code
  • Share of purchases bought as gifts
  • Distribution of sales by time

Groupon Deal Stats Feature

Additional features and data will be available in the future as part of our continued commitment to empower merchants with insights.

Deal Statistics are generated in real-time so you can watch the purchase activity throughout the course of the day your feature is running on Groupon. This is also available for all past deals. To access your Deal Statistics, simply log into the Merchant Center on Groupon click on the link “View Deal Stats” under the title of your deal.

A note on privacy

All of the data provided in our Deal Statistics reports are aggregated: we show totals and averages, but nothing that can be linked to a specific customer.

Tamagotchi Virtual Pet

Congratulations Shelli R. of Parker, CO!  To thank you for purchasing yesterday’s Daily Deal we’re sending you an original Tamagotchi Virtual Pet.  With all the love and companionship of a real pet without any of the actual responsibility, Tamagotchi Virtual Pets are the perfect gift for young children and negligent adults alike.  Enjoy!