Instead of Making Fun of Endangered Resources, Groupon Lets You Save One: The Miami Herald
Next year's Groupon Super Bowl commercial?
After Groupon's ill-received Super Bowl ads in which they poked fun of serious issues and both endangered cultures and species, today's Miami deal from the coupon site actually lets you both save money and help save something gravely endangered: The Miami Herald. Yes, you really can get a year-long subscription to Sunday edition The Herald for only $10.
"In addition to being a source of crucial information, newspapers can also be fanned across a coffee table to conceal almond-butter stains or rolled into a handy bopping device to stun tarantulas. Get a steady supply of spider-boppers with today's Groupon," reads the ad. [Sign-in required.]
How proud. Though, apparently 1,285 people so far are in need of spider-boppers.
We should point out that New Times is somewhat in competition with both The Herald (by being a newspaper, albeit a weekly one with a glossy cover that does look much better concealing almond-butter stains on your coffee table) and Groupon (by offering our own deal-of-the-day service), but maybe the joke was worth it. No? Sorry.
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