February 17, 2014 Last Updated 8:23 am

Happy President’s Day: Groupon honors ‘President Hamilton’

If today were April Fool’s Day one might get the joke, but today is President’s Day in the U.S. So Groupon’s effort to honor “one of our greatest presidents” Alexander Hamilton is a head scratcher.

(For those outside the U.S., Alexander Hamilton was never president, but was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was the one killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr.)

Here is Groupon’s press release:

CHICAGO, Ill. – February 14, 2014 — Starting tomorrow, Groupon (www.groupon.com) (NASDAQ: GRPN) will be kicking off Presidents Day weekend by giving customers 10 dollars off 40 dollars when they purchase a deal for any local business. The $10 bill, as everyone knows, features President Alexander Hamilton — undeniably one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system.

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 am CST, shoppers will be able to redeem this offer by using the promo code “10OFF40LOCAL”, which isn’t very catchy, but neither was President Hamilton’s famous saying, “nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

President Hamilton is best known for the fiscal sensibilities that led him to author economic policies, establish a national bank and control taxes. Customers can honor our money-minded commander-in-chief and find deals by searching Groupon.com for local deals all through President’s Day weekend. Promo codes are limited, and more information can be found at: https://www.groupon.com/faq#faqs:content-269.

Comments are closed.