Group buying gone upscale: Half off $20,000 penthouse suite at the Fairmont San Francisco

Group buying sites like Groupon and LivingSocial may be better known for their affordable food discounts and cheap manicures, but that doesn’t mean they don’t dabble a bit in the more upscale offerings.

One of the deals on LivingSocial right now is a Penthouse Suite package at the Fairmont San Francisco. For the bargain price of just $10,000, you get one night in the Penthouse Suite, free Wi-Fi, permanent platinum status in the Fairmont’s Presidents Club, an in-room four course meal and all day access to your private Maserati. Oh, and free robes! The suite features three bedrooms, a dining room for sixty people and a two story library. There is no pressure to buy right away as the deal is valid for another six days.

Normal price for this package is $20,000, but don’t think of it as spending $10,000, think of it as saving $10,000.

The best part? According to the site, they have already sold 2 of these packages. Need something a little less extravagant? You can also pick a night in the presidential suite for just $2,000. Got the cash lying around doing nothing? Save $10,000 and order your package here.

Gadling giveaway – Win a $20 Groupon gift certificate!

Groupon has quickly become the biggest web hit of 2010 – and for good reason. The site offers a fantastic array of deals, along with some great ways to learn about new places to visit and things to do.

So, we’ve teamed up with Groupon to give away five $20 Groupon Bucks certificates, and all you need to do is leave a comment telling us whether you’ve ever used Groupon (and what you bought) or whether you are a Groupon newbie. We’ll then pick five random winners.

Groupon deals are available in almost every city in the country, and daily deals vary from bargains on dining, to ways to pamper yourself.

  • To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question posted above.
  • The comment must be left before Wednesday October 27 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Five Prize Winners will be randomly selected to each receive one $20 Groupon Bucks certificate, redeemable for any Groupon deal posted at
  • To add a Groupon gift certificate to your account, you will need to create a new Groupon account or login with your existing account. Membership in Groupon is free.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • The total value of each prize is approximately $20
  • Click here for the complete official rules of this giveaway.