Groupon Lets You Send a Life-Size, 3-D Version of Yourself to Mom for Mother’s Day

If you're planning to drop $30,000 on the woman who gave you life this Mother's Day—and she's the type of woman who would appreciate a 3-D-printed, life-size version of you—well, you're in luck. Groupon will help you accomplish that goal.  Per the deal site's listing: "Unlike busy adult children, life-sized 3-D-printed models do not have hectic schedules. That means they're there when Mom needs them most: all the time."  While this might sound like an elaborate joke, "the deal is 100 percent legit," Bill Roberts, head of global communication for Groupon, tells AdFreak. You'll be 3-D printed by Swigro, which owns "largest 3-D printer on the market," the listing says. "This marvel of modern technology is the only device capable of recreating an entire person in crisp, vivid detail." 

Got $30,000? Groupon Deal Offers Personal Jumbotron So You Can Propose Spectacularly

How does a deal site score promo points on Valentine's Day? By making a totally outsized offer on a Kiss Cam-caliber romantic spectacle ... that you can enjoy without leaving home.  For $30,000, and with help from ImpactAV and Kinetic Worldwide, the company's Valentine's Day Proposal Package gives you the chance to propose with a stadium-quality 12-by-16-foot LED screen, plus animated graphics from Kinetic. The best part? You don't have to whip out the rock on a baseball field to use that screen. It will be delivered straight to you, stranger witnesses optional. 

Groupon Challenges GrubHub and Yelp With 10% Off All Delivered Orders

Groupon officially jumped into the restaurant delivery game on Thursday, offering 10 percent off every order in Chicago from national chains such as Quiznos, Popeyes, Subway and Papa John's, as well as Windy City eateries like Ditka's, Al's Beef, Star of Siam, and Wishbone.

24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek:

Groupon Finds an Even More Ridiculous Product to Pretend Doesn’t Look Sexual

Groupon sees your Banana Bunker and raises you a Bike Chain Wash and Scrub Kit. That's the latest phallic-looking product that the deal-of-the-day website has posted on its Facebook page, all but goading fans into making off-color jokes about it. And fans have been more than happy to oblige—with Groupon replying to scores of them, pretending not to know the Bike Chain Wash and Scrub Kit looks like a dude's junk. It's basically the same schtick as the Banana Bunker post, just with more handjob jokes.

Groupon Employees Read Their Favorite Sexual Comments About the Nonsexual Banana Bunker

For Groupon, it's the Bunker that keeps on bunking (but not bonking). The Banana Bunker, that famously suggestive-looking banana holder, is back "by popular demand" on the Groupon site this week. And given the success of its hilarious Facebook thread about the product last time (click here for a recap, if you were living in a real bunker at the time), the company had to do something special to celebrate. So, it got some of its employees to read their favorite comments from the earlier thread.

How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever

When you know your company's next social media post is going to get trolled, it pays to plan accordingly.

Groupon Posted This Product on Facebook, Then Replied to Everyone Who Made a Sex Joke

Groupon knows social, as you can see with its latest Facebook post of a Banana Bunker—a container for a single banana, which you can absolutely purchase on the Groupon site. Fans are going wild with the clever commentary. And Groupon is responding to every single comment, as innocently as a brand can while discussing what could easily be mistaken for a sex toy. Instead of a Banana Bunker. Because it's definitely a Banana Bunker.

Twitter Now Lets Brands Tweet Deals to Users With a New Offer Button

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that allow brands to tweet deals, which users can claim online and redeem in stores. Twitter Offers is the messaging network’s second step into e-commerce, after trotting out a buy button for tweets over the summer.

Groupon’s New App Delves Into Cash-Back Grocery Deals

Groupon, the website known for offering deals on everything from laser hair removal to designer sunglasses, is moving into the supermarket arena. The daily discount site now offers grocery deals with a new app called Snap by Groupon for iPhone and Android users.