Groupon's erroneous presidential history draws attention

02/19/2014 | ABC News · Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Groupon caused a stir on Presidents Day by offering $10 off any $40 purchase of a local deal in honor of "President Alexander Hamilton," even though he never served as commander in chief. The gaffe prompted speculation on Twitter and in the media as to whether the mistake was genuine, but the company says it was a marketing ploy to generate buzz.

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