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Groupon.com / deactivated my account for no reason

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Groupon deactivated both my accounts for no reason!!! I have been a loyal customer for 4 years and have bought lots of Groupons. This is unacceptable treatment of their customers! My accounts had about 10 Groupons that I did not use yet.

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Mar 13, 2013
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  • Fo
      11th of Apr, 2013
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