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Feb 08, 2011

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Jen

I watched the entire Super Bowl, and I forgot about the Groupon commercial until you mentioned it here again. I tried using Groupon and other variations of the same type of thing (DC Deals, etc). Once, I purchased a groupon deal for a Japanese Sushi Restaurant in Arlington and received the worst service, subpar and overpriced suishi, and a bill that ended up being much more than I would have payed at a different restaurant for full price and good food. I decided then that groupons are just gimmicks for places that wouldn't get my business otherwise. Places with great reviews don't need to advertise for discounted food. That said, I haven't used it for other services, so I can't comment on that.

Guy

I had a similar reaction, though I only caught the Tibet one. I thought it was in bad taste and poorly executed. Not to mention factually inaccurate. I don't think Tibetans use much fish in their cuisine or curry for that matter.

I bet they were wishing they could pull their ads once they saw the backlash from Kenneth Cole's Egypt gaffe. But it was probably too late.

Adam Thomas

Great wine deal at Assaggi Osteria in Mclean VA available on CityCiao.com

$15 for 30$ worth of wine tasting.

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Sounds like and excellent idea.

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