Monday, April 30, 2012

I've joined the Groupon Boycott


 

For the second time, Groupon has sent out thousands of emails to individuals advertising a tour where people can view a live filming of sadomasochistic, torture porn at Kink’s studios. Groupon even advertises that groups may get to see a live filming in progress. When confronted about their choice to feature this company, Groupon defended it saying they thoroughly vet the businesses we feature…Fortunately, this business has proven to be a responsible member of their community.”

 

Their choice to advertise a pornographic business makes me sad.  I have advertised them on the news, on my website, facebook, and twitter since they started their business for Tucson.  I even assisted them with lists of the best of the best in Tucson to get them started.

 

 

Today I sent the following email to their executives:

"As the savvy savings contributor for both KVOA and KGUN9's The Tucson Morning Blend, I have advertised for you on television as a great way to save money in Tucson, AZ.  I can't in good conscience promote your business after learning about Groupon's promotion of a pornographic business.  I'll be sending my followers to Living Social's deals and not advertising your deals via the news station, facebook or twitter until you commit to being a family friendly business." 



If you would like to email asking them to discontinue this business practice or join in the boycott, you can find all the information here."



Sincerely,

Stephanie Ashcraft
mysavvysavings.com

 

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