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Nordstrom Rack $50 for $25 Deal Breaks San Diego Groupon Site

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Daily deal sites—like Local Twist, Living Social and Groupon—have been cropping up everywhere as of late, offering deals of 50% to 90% off, in exchange for your email address. Usually offering boot camp classes, sky diving deals—things you actually have to do—today's San Diego Groupon offered a deal we shopaholics at Racked can really get behind: a $50 gift card to Nordstrom Rack for only $25! Almost 4K were sold at last count, and though we keep trying to buy the deal, we keep encountering frustrating delays and a peppy "We're updating the site! Please check back in a few minutes." It's almost as if it never existed. Bah. — Christianna Ablahad
· Groupon [Official Site]