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Living Off Groupons

Slate-Groupons.jpgSlate tested the whole "live entirely off Groupon for a week" concept, spending the week trekking to far-flung restaurants and hitting up new wine bars. The deals "added up to an odd, and oddly believable, vision of what Americans want to do with our free time—refined, perhaps, through a prism of too many Sex and the City reruns... Groupon is practically, if accidentally, the Tocqueville of the moment in its sweeping generalization about what the American public wants." [Slate]