Groupon Honors ‘President Alexander Hamilton’ On President’s Day
(PCM) How’s this one for a major oops on President’s Day? Online discount coupon company Groupon appears to be trying to rewrite U.S. History by paying homage to Alexander Hamilton, who they are calling “one of our greatest presidents and most widely recognized for establishing the country’s financial system.” Here’s the problem: Alexander Hamilton was never president of the United States! Hamilton was the first treasury secretary and is credited for laying the foundation of the U.S. financial system. His image does grace the $10 dollar bill, which is perhaps why Groupon became a little confused. The company was offering $10 off of all local deals above $40 as their press release reads as follows: “Groupon Celebrates Presidents Day by Honoring Alexander Hamilton,” and offering $10 off of all local deals above $40. 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”. Many people on Twitter commenting about the gaffe are claiming that the company made the mistake on purpose in order to create a stir and engage more people to talk about Groupon, however the company is maintaining that it is no joke. When asked to respond to the mix-up, Groupon spokesperson Erin Yeager told MyFoxNY.com, “We’ll just have to agree to disagree.” Somethings tells me dear Erin might be out of a job soon or someone needs to hit the history books again….quickly!