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by Carson Porter | June 2, 2011
Groupon's been quiet for a while, but they have a great national deal today. Click here to buy your Groupon good for $20 worth of Old Navy apparel for just $10. Valid in store only. If you don't use by 7/30 the value drops to $10.
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By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
On a recent Thursday night at Tatu in Power Plant Live, the lights were dim and the crowd lively. But the 50-some patrons didn't come for the stylish Asian cuisine - they wanted to sip cocktails and work on their brush strokes. The event - Paint Nite - is a weekly gathering held twice a week in Baltimore bars and restaurants. Participants socialize and re-create a piece of art, while servers dodge easels to deliver cocktails. At this particular Paint Nite, the subject was "African Sun," a simple painting of a sunset with the silhouette of a tree.
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BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | June 6, 2011
Has The Prime Rib, which requires waiters to wear tuxes and exudes "the intoxicating aroma of old money," according to Esquire magazine, got a deep discount deal for you. Eat $100 of the restaurant's haute chow and pay just $50 under its wildly successful Groupon promotion, which was pitched last month. (Diners have all summer to use the offer.) Order The Prime Rib's signature dish, which normally costs $47.95, and pay only a little more than you would at Outback. The Rib sold 5,000 coupons within a few hours on Groupon.com.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
T. Rowe Price had reduced its stake in daily deal website Groupon, while increasing its ownership in Kayak Software Corp., the travel comparison site, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Baltimore-based investment company owned 14.2 million shares, or 2.1 percent, of Groupon at the end of November, according to a document filed Monday. That's down from an 11.6 percent stake at the end of July. Groupon's stock, which traded as high as $25.83 per share in February, closed Tuesday at $4.41 per share.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | March 19, 2012
Dear Diary, Today, I unsubscribed from Groupon. I don't even remember the deal that popped into my email inbox that turned me off, and made me ask the metaphysical question to end all questions: Why, again, am I getting this? Truth be told, I think I've bought one Groupon in my life. And that was to support a friend's restaurant business. But I never used the Groupon because I didn't want to take advantage of his attempts to rope in new customers. I was a loyal fan. And here's where Groupon just didn't work for me. I like word-of-mouth when I look for goods and services I want to spend my money on. I don't like being pitched cut-rate deals -- it makes me skeptical.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | March 31, 2011
Shopping on eBay can have its advantages. Has a beautiful dress been moved to the sale rack in your favorite mall store, but they --- and all the others nearby --- are sold out of your size? Check eBay! After a friend tells you she called every location of a particular home decor chain on the Eastern seaboard last year but still failed to find the Christmas ornament she wanted, what do you do? Look on eBay! Feeling a bit nostalgic for that toy you coveted as a child but never got or want to introduce members of the next generation to a game you played nonstop when you were a kid?
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | June 15, 2011
Groupon regrets?  It was just a matter of time before a secondary market sprung up for daily deal vouchers. Sites now allow you to dump a deal you regret buying, or shop for one that you missed out on. One site, Lifesta.com , says up to 20 percent of pre-paid coupons go unused. Sellers who unload an unused deal on Lifesta will pay 99 cents plus a fee equal to 8 percent of selling price. Lifesta promises to refund buyers’ money if they purchase a voucher that expires within 60 days.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2010
Monica Dillon wasn't happy with her eye care provider, so when she saw an online deal for an exam and glasses for $50, she clicked on it. The accountant, who lives in Columbia and works in Washington, doesn't ordinarily get medical care without a recommendation. But the offer was too good to resist — and, as she notes, there would be no surgery or undressing. "The timing was right so I jumped on it," she said about her purchase via Groupon, a deal-of-the-day e-mail sent to tens of thousands of people in the Baltimore region and millions nationwide.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | March 29, 2011
Check out today's Groupon that they tried to hide by only posting it under San Diego:  http://www.groupon.com/deals/ebay . For $7, you get $15 towards a future eBay purchase. You must have a valid eBay and PayPal account but besides that there isn't much fine print. I guess eBay was feeling overshadowed my Amazon recently. 
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2010
Social shopping is the new trend in Internet commerce these days. Websites have sprouted up, promising great discounts if a certain number of people sign up to buy. Groupon and LivingSocial are some of the most prominent, but a small Maryland startup is also trying to make a name for itself. Jasmere was started by Katrina Kugel, 40, and Jeremy Kugel, 38, a husband-and-wife team with marketing experience in corporate America. Their Silver Spring neighbor, Andy O'Mara, also is a partner.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | July 3, 2012
Free legal advice is being offered to low-income residents in Maryland through a partnership between the JustAdvice Initiative and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon. Low income residents who attend JustAdvice sessions in Lexington Market will get access to legal advice and assistance. JustAdvice, run by Civil Justice Inc. and the University of Maryland School of Law,  has been offering low-cost legal consultations in areas such as family law, housing, employment and criminal matters since 2009 and is staffed by student attorneys and volunteer lawyers.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | March 19, 2012
Dear Diary, Today, I unsubscribed from Groupon. I don't even remember the deal that popped into my email inbox that turned me off, and made me ask the metaphysical question to end all questions: Why, again, am I getting this? Truth be told, I think I've bought one Groupon in my life. And that was to support a friend's restaurant business. But I never used the Groupon because I didn't want to take advantage of his attempts to rope in new customers. I was a loyal fan. And here's where Groupon just didn't work for me. I like word-of-mouth when I look for goods and services I want to spend my money on. I don't like being pitched cut-rate deals -- it makes me skeptical.
MOBILE
By Clare Lochary | December 14, 2011
Abby Ferretti, 28, is a hands-on philanthropist. Four times a week, she volunteers with an organization called Back on My Feet, where she goes on 5:30 a.m. runs with residents of local homeless shelters. She's not the type to just write a check and then forget about it, during the holiday season or at any time of year. That's why she chose to donate through GiveCorps, a Baltimore-based business that launched in August, which connects local donors to local organizations trying to fund small projects.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | June 17, 2011
Sometimes Groupon makes you hunt for the best deals. This hidden gem gets you $20 at threadless.com for $10. It is posted under Eerie, Indiana but is valid nationwide. Somehow only 122 have sold so far. Here's an MSNBC story from a few years ago on Threadless:  
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | June 15, 2011
Groupon regrets?  It was just a matter of time before a secondary market sprung up for daily deal vouchers. Sites now allow you to dump a deal you regret buying, or shop for one that you missed out on. One site, Lifesta.com , says up to 20 percent of pre-paid coupons go unused. Sellers who unload an unused deal on Lifesta will pay 99 cents plus a fee equal to 8 percent of selling price. Lifesta promises to refund buyers’ money if they purchase a voucher that expires within 60 days.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
Regarding Jay Hancock 's "Restaurants run hot and cold on Groupon deals" (June 7), it is clear that Groupon and similar programs may not be appropriate marketing tools for all businesses. At Katzen Eye Group, however, we are using social marketing tools as a community resource. Through Groupon, we are reaching uninsured patients and providing them with the opportunity to access vision care services. According to a recent CDC survey of more than 11,000 adults over the age of 40 with moderate to severe visual impairment, nearly 40 percent failed to seek treatment over the past year because of cost or lack of insurance.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dustin Levy, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
On a recent Thursday night at Tatu in Power Plant Live, the lights were dim and the crowd lively. But the 50-some patrons didn't come for the stylish Asian cuisine - they wanted to sip cocktails and work on their brush strokes. The event - Paint Nite - is a weekly gathering held twice a week in Baltimore bars and restaurants. Participants socialize and re-create a piece of art, while servers dodge easels to deliver cocktails. At this particular Paint Nite, the subject was "African Sun," a simple painting of a sunset with the silhouette of a tree.
MOBILE
By Clare Lochary | December 14, 2011
Abby Ferretti, 28, is a hands-on philanthropist. Four times a week, she volunteers with an organization called Back on My Feet, where she goes on 5:30 a.m. runs with residents of local homeless shelters. She's not the type to just write a check and then forget about it, during the holiday season or at any time of year. That's why she chose to donate through GiveCorps, a Baltimore-based business that launched in August, which connects local donors to local organizations trying to fund small projects.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | June 6, 2011
Has The Prime Rib, which requires waiters to wear tuxes and exudes "the intoxicating aroma of old money," according to Esquire magazine, got a deep discount deal for you. Eat $100 of the restaurant's haute chow and pay just $50 under its wildly successful Groupon promotion, which was pitched last month. (Diners have all summer to use the offer.) Order The Prime Rib's signature dish, which normally costs $47.95, and pay only a little more than you would at Outback. The Rib sold 5,000 coupons within a few hours on Groupon.com.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | June 2, 2011
Groupon's been quiet for a while, but they have a great national deal today. Click here to buy your Groupon good for $20 worth of Old Navy apparel for just $10. Valid in store only. If you don't use by 7/30 the value drops to $10.
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