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Like popular site Groupon, Bloomspot offers group bargains each day, but Bloomspot focuses on deals from high-end merchants like hotels, restaurants and spas. The startup targets affluent yet bargain-conscious women between the ages of 30 and 50, and the average deal is more than $75–though some are much pricier.
If users sign up for a program called Community Circles, Bloomspot will donate a percentage of each purchase to a local non-profit organization. The San Francisco Food Bank and Kiva are just two organizations that benefit from the program.
Currently in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles, the company plans to expand to Boston and Washington D.C. this fall. Founded in 2009, Bloomspot raised $2 million in seed funding that year and the site has been live since January.
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