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Groupon Offers Epic Culinary Experience to Cook with Rick Bayless, Attend His Show ‘Cascabel’
|By Business Wire
|July 9, 2014 09:48 AM EDT
Today Groupon launched a sweepstakes for a trip for two to travel to
Chicago, take part in a private cooking class with celebrity chef Rick
Bayless and see his show “Cascabel” at the Lookingglass Theatre Company.
Launching today and running through July 15, Groupon subscribers can
to make a donation and enter the sweepstakes.* All donations will go
directly to the Frontera Farmer Foundation, which provides grants to
local farms that serve the Chicago area.
“Great food, sourced sustainably, vitalizes communities all over the
world,” said Rick Bayless. “I’m excited to partner with Groupon and
rally support for the great local farms that fuel Chicago and its
world-class selection of restaurants.”
Elements of the experience include:
Airfare for two people to Chicago, arriving on Friday, Aug. 22 and
departing Sunday, Aug. 24, including ground transfer
Private cooking class from Rick Bayless and a signed cookbook
Tickets to “Cascabel” at the Lookingglass Theatre Company
Two-night stay at the W Hotel Lakeshore
As part of the Groupon Summer Shop, the Rick Bayless epic sweepstakes
launches the nationwide “Fresh Eats” collection which features the best
in fresh, seasonal eats. The entire collection can be found at www.groupon.com/occasion/summer-food.
The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 15. The winner will be
drawn on July 22.
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.
About Frontera Farmer Foundation
Established in 2003 to attract support for small Midwestern farms, the Frontera
Farmer Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed
to promoting small, sustainable farms serving the Chicago area by
providing them with capital development grants. The Foundation envisions
a year-round interchange between sustainable farmers and consumers,
including farmers’ market patrons and chefs, in which seasonal local
agriculture provides the foundation for sustainable regional cuisine.
Rick and Deann Bayless, founders of Frontera
Grill and Topolobampo,
along with the restaurants’ staff, created the Foundation out of their
concern for struggling farmers and the importance of local produce to
the vitality of Chicago’s culinary culture. Small local farms promote
biodiversity by planting a wide range of produce, are more likely to
operate using organic practices, and add immeasurably to the fabric of
their communities. By their artisanal approach to agriculture, these
farmers insure the highest quality of food.
**No donation is necessary to enter or win, and a donation will not
increase your chances of winning. To enter without donation, you must
handwrite on a 3x5 card labeled "Rick Bayless Sweepstakes Entry," your
full name, complete address, home and daytime telephone number
(including area code), e-mail address and date of birth (all of which
must be legible) and mail it with proper postage to: “Rick Bayless
Sweepstakes Entry,” Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400,
Chicago, IL 60654. See Official
Rules for additional requirements. Odds of winning depend on the
total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+.
Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. CDT on 7/15/2014. ARV of prize: $4,863.00.
Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL
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