Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com)
welcomes 2,000 of the world’s finest customers to its native Chicago
this summer for Camp Groupon: a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive urban
adventure weekend (July 6 – July 8, 2012) packed with activities,
Chicago cuisine, nightly celebrations with international recording
artists and more, all from Groupon’s signature local merchants. Tickets
go on sale May 9th at Groupon prices, exclusively on Groupon at http://camp.groupon.com.
Campers begin to customize their trip right at purchase, determining the
weekend’s adventures by choosing three of six organized activity tracks
tailored to their interests:
Adventure Hill – Get an adrenaline rush by skydiving at
Chicagoland Skydiving Center, kayaking down the Chicago River and
taking a class with the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of
The Joffrey Ballet
Explorer’s Valley – Only Chicago has Wendella Chicago River
Architectural Boat Tours and the Shedd Aquarium to see the city at its
Gourmet Gorge – Discerning appetites enjoy sushi-making classes
at Union Sushi + BBQ Bar, bartender mixology lessons, wine tastings
and Goose Island Brewery tours
Spectacle Canyon – See and be seen at the Blue Man Group, Laugh
Factory and Broadway in Chicago
Tranquility Glen – Get zen with art classes, create a personal
scent at Aroma Workshop and enjoy wine tasting at Bin 36
Do-Gooder Lagoon – Pay it forward by participating in community
service projects supporting PAWS and the Greater Chicago Food
Festivities continue Friday and Saturday nights with Movie Night at
Wrigley Field and a private party and dazzling fireworks display at Navy
Pier with The Counting Crows and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Immersed in the best Chicago has to offer, Groupon guests will stay at
Chicago’s signature hotels in the heart of downtown and dine at iconic
and trendy eateries such as Lou Malnati’s, Mercadito and Hub 51. Camp
Groupon counselors will also be on hand to help guide each experience.
“We can’t wait to show off our hometown and introduce out-of-town and
local subscribers to the hidden gems and namesake merchants who make
Chicago a world-class city,” said Andrew Mason, CEO, Groupon. “We’ve
planned a weekend full of incredible events at an unbelievable value for
consumers, with plenty of surprises along the way.”
Tickets start at $749 per camper, which includes two nights at luxury
downtown hotels, curated activities, meals, entertainment and local
transportation. Airfare to and from Chicago is not included.
As a Chicago-based company, Groupon is proud to have sponsors with ties
to Chicago. Lifeway Foods, Inc (http://www.lifewaykefir.com),
maker of kefir, a probiotic dairy beverage, is headquartered in the
Chicagoland area and has run many successful Groupons with their
Starfruit Cafe concept. Cricket Wireless (http://www.mycricket.com/)
is a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services,
and one of its biggest markets is Chicago; Coors Light (http://www.coorslight.com/)
has headquarters in the Chicagoland area.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on
the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 48 countries around the world.
Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide
a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily
deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in your city, visit http://www.groupon.com.
To learn how to become a featured business, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.