Groupon expands to Roanoke

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Groupon has expanded it online shopping deals to Roanoke.

Groupon offers its subscribers deals on local goods, services and cultural events. The company offers local deals in 300 markets around the world, including Hampton Roads, Richmond and Washington, D.C.

“A cultural hub known for its events and attractions, Roanoke is a great match for the Groupon model,” Rob Solomon, president and COO of Groupon, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing residents unbeatable deals from the best local businesses, while creating new revenue streams for area merchants.”

Each day, Groupon sends its subscribers deep discounts from a local business. Users have 24 hours to decide if they want to purchase the deal. The deals are only good if a minimum number of people sign up for the discount.

During its first week in Roanoke, Groupon’s featured deals include a spa facial and BBQ fare.

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