Dana Burck has found deals through the group-buying coupon service Groupon before but nothing like the offer she was directed to on Wednesday - a marriage proposal.
Burck, 24, said her boyfriend Greg Hill, 25, encouraged her to go to the Groupon site, which they often use to find deals, around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
He directed her toward an offer titled “A Surprise for a Dana from a Greg.”
The fine print read: “Nontransferable. Groupon entitled to no less than 15% of your marital bliss. Either party may develop a snoring problem. One or both participants will not always look like a 20-year-old. Good luck, you kids.”
“I didn’t believe that it was real,” Burck told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I thought he was tricking me.”
The information on Groupon stated: “With a simple answer of ‘yes,’ Dana B. gets to spend the rest of her life with Groupon-approved Stand-up Guy Greg H., who vows to always eat the disgusting bacon from her plate while giving her his tender, delicious mushrooms.”
Burck said that Hill then got down on one knee with an engagement ring in one hand and an iPod, playing “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat - her favourite song – in the other.
“I said yes and started crying, and we just hugged and started to kiss,” The New York Times quoted Burck as saying.
The paper reported that the proposal read: “Dana, I have told you many times that I was the luckiest man ever. Somehow fate brought us, a perfect match, together. Over the past four-and-a-half years, we have traveled around the world, watched more movies than we could possibly count, and spent as little time apart as humanly possible. Through good times and bad, distances between us, and the odds against us, we always made it because of each other. I want the amazing times to continue by spending the rest of my life with you - the sweetest, most beautiful, and smartest woman in the entire world. Will you marry me? -- Greg.”
After she clicked on the buy button she got a message saying: “Congratulations Dana or Stranger, you are now unofficially obliged to marry Greg!”
Julie Mossler, a spokeswoman for Groupon, said Hill planned to put a banner on the site at first but they convinced him to form his proposal to look like a regular deal.
“I couldn’t get a better deal anywhere, never, never ever,” The New York Times quoted Burck as saying.