RedBox Slows Down Groupon.com
After sending out a coupon worth three movie rentals for just $1, RedBox brought coupon giant Groupon.com to a halt.
Just after the link was posted on their site and sent via text, email, and social media, fans started an outcry that the link was not working for them. Hundreds began posting comments to the companies Facebook page about the error message, but RedBox assured fans to keep trying, as Groupon’s servers were overloaded with request. After two hours into the promotion 34,000 RedBox Groupons had already been purchased.