Groupon Sells One Billionth Groupon

It would take almost 32 years or 11,574 days to say “Groupon” one
billion times

announced that it sold its one billionth Groupon, putting the company in
the same group as Apple, McDonalds, Uber, The Beatles, Elvis and other
brands and icons that have achieved the billion-sold milestone. The
billionth Groupon sold was an $11
for $20 promotion for pizza and Italian food
at Pirrone’s Pizzeria
in the St. Louis area.

“We’re thrilled and humbled to join the select group of brands and names
in the billion-sold club,” said Groupon CEO Rich Williams. “We owe a
huge thank you to our amazing merchants who’ve entrusted us to promote
their business and our loyal customers who’ve made us part of their
daily routine when discovering the best businesses in their

“We think it’s very cool that the one billionth Groupon was for our
family-owned business,” said Jay Jaworski, owner, Pirrone’s Pizza.
“Groupon has been a smart way for us to promote our business to the
local community, and we’ve used it very effectively to drive foot
traffic and develop a loyal following with our customers.”

To commemorate the selling of 1 billion Groupons, Groupon is launching a
“A Billion Thanks!up-to-80-percent off sale running from Feb.
26-March 1 on nearly 50,000 deals––spanning restaurants, spas,
activities, electronics, travel and more. The full collection can be
found at

What got us to 1 billion Groupons sold?

  • 223 miles of burgers stacked, which is equal to 1,946 Seattle Space
    Needles stacked on top of each other
  • 502 years of yoga poses held or the same as watching all seven Star
    Wars movies 282,986 times
  • 4 million body hair removals, resulting in 2 trillion hair follicles
  • 134 million bowling balls thrown, which is equal to the entire
    populations of California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and
    Pennsylvania combined
  • Nearly $20 billion in savings to consumers and more than $7 billion
    pumped into local businesses and communities in North America

For more interesting stats on how Groupon reached 1 billion sold, please

For their part in helping Groupon reach the billion-sold mark, Pirrone’s
Pizzeria will receive $10,000. The customer who purchased on the one
billionth Groupon, Kat Rowe of St. Louis, will receive a year of free
local Groupons.*

The first Groupon ever sold was in October 2008 for $13
for $26 worth of pizza
at Motel Bar in Chicago.

*$100 in Groupon Bucks good at local businesses every week for a
calendar year

“Groupon” is a registered trademark of Groupon, Inc. All other names
used may be trademarks owned by their respective holders. One billion
based on cumulative total units sold globally in all categories.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the
place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime,
anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale,
Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over
the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or
on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and
find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain
and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of
products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that
help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great
deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit
To download Groupon’s top-rated mobile apps, visit
To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit


Nick Halliwell