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Groupon Announces Grand Prize Winners of Make It Right Gala Sweepstakes

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com) has randomly picked the U.S. winner of the Groupon sweepstakes with Make It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt to build environmentally-friendly homes for people in need. The winner from the U.S., Krisha Mason, and a guest will join the previously announced winners, Sarah Gilbertson, and her guest from the United Kingdom and Nadine Riecke and her guest from Germany, at the Make It Right Gala in New Orleans on May 17. The prize includes hotel accommodations, tickets to the Make It Right Gala, tickets to the after party, a tour of a Make It Right home with an award-winning architect, private ground transportation and a chance to meet Brad Pitt.

The Groupon campaign and sweepstakes launched April 16 and raised nearly $350,000 for Make It Right, including a $100,000 donation from Groupon. The sweepstakes winners were randomly chosen among the entries, which totalled more than 100,000 worldwide.

“We’re extremely pleased that our customers showed overwhelming support for Make It Right and the important work they’re doing across the country,” said Kyle Klatt, head of Groupon Grassroots. “It is our hope that we can continue to harness the power of our customers to make a lasting difference in local communities around the world.”

“My excitement is off the charts! I am super excited,” said sweepstakes winner Krisha Mason. “I give to charities every opportunity I get if it touches my heart. I think what Make It Right is doing is amazing and I was more than happy to help, never thinking in a million years I would actually win!”

The Make It Right Gala will be hosted at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans and feature performances by platinum-selling recording artists Bruno Mars and Kings of Leon. The Gala also features a cocktail hour, three-course dinner prepared by the city’s finest chefs, including Susan Spicer and Donald Link, local jazz musicians, gift bags and more. More information about the Epic Deal, Groupon Grassroots campaign and sweepstakes (including how to enter without making a donation) can be found on the Groupon Grassroots campaign page.

In addition to providing critical financial support, the 2014 Make It Right Gala will highlight the communities Make It Right is helping across the country, including Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, disabled veterans in Newark, N.J., underserved families in Kansas City, Mo., and Native Americans on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

About Make It Right

Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right builds homes, buildings and communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED Platinum certified and Cradle to Cradle inspired – meeting the highest standards of green building. Make It Right believes that high-performance, well-designed homes should be affordable and available for everyone. Through innovative partnerships and community-led design sessions, the organization is working in neighborhoods across the country and educating others to change the way buildings are designed and built.

About Groupon Grassroots

Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago as G-Team, features local campaigns nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun and make a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about Groupon Grassroots, visit http://grassroots.groupon.com.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

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