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Groupon celebrating Grouponicus this holiday shopping season

Bargain BirdThis year, it looks like online retailers are making a serious play for your business. As Black Friday and Cyber Monday are rapidly approaching, Groupon is beating them to the punch and beginning Grouponicus celebrations a little early. Announcing its own holiday complete with a mascot (Groupo the Bargain Bird), the daily coupon site is ready to compete with the likes of eBay, Amazon, and Google Product Search for your gift shopping this year. Multiple deals will be announced daily, at 50- to 90-percent savings. And Groupon is extending the 24-hour time limit on them, making all Grouponicus deals available for three to five days.

Daily deals will continue, however, so if you’re already a subscriber, the daily e-mail you get from Groupon will continue to be available for one day.

Aside to the disturbing Bargain Bird (a snake for a tail? Really?), Grouponicus is definitely worth checking out every couple days for your holiday shopping. There will be local as well as national deals (Rihanna’s new album is available today for half price) for the next five weeks, so you are able to find gifts for everyone on your list, no matter their residence.

Molly McHugh
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Before coming to Digital Trends, Molly worked as a freelance writer, occasional photographer, and general technical lackey…
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