Friday, March 2, 2012

Shame on you, Groupon

Sometimes Groupon's daily deals are a little off the wall (e.g. Justin Bieber singing toothbrush, discount Lasik, etc.), but I still love them. That said, it REALLY annoys me when they advertise UV tanning.

Newsflash: There's a growing body of research indicating that frequent UV exposure can evoke addictive-like behavior. So, theoretically, offering an unlimited tanning package for one month isn't all that different than selling half-priced cartons of cigarettes. Would you ever see that on Groupon? I think not. How long will it take before selling tanning packages on Groupon becomes taboo, too?