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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

Need gift ideas this holiday season? Holiday shopping can be daunting – it’s never easy to find gifts for everyone on your list, let alone gifts that are unique and special. This year do something a little different that your friends and family will really appreciate – give them experiences. This is the kind of gift that they’ll always remember!

Recently I decided to give my family a fun Groupon exprience. So what more fun than a KristkrindalMarket German Christmas Market Experience.

I surprised the kids by filling their stockings with a treat for each one and the groupon flyer.

You can imagine the excitment when they found out we were going to go to a Christmas Village and see Santa! We were able to attend this past Saturday and it was so much fun for the whole family. For a small price (a nice discount from the actual tickets) we were given entrance and 2 drinks (choice of festive hot wine or German Beer). This event was so much fun for all the Delicious food, activites and festive enviroment led to fun for everyone.

The Market Included a fun ice skating rink.

And of course lots of great German Beer.

There were some great activities for the kids that included making your own wooden gingerbread houses and coloring contest.

The entrance included free amusment rides for the kids.

Pictures with Mr & Mrs. Claus!

These guys had such a blast!

All for a fun experience from Groupon. Thanks to Groupon I found out about this event. This was such a fun time for my whole family. With Groupon you have the ability to give friends and family fun experience for a small price.

To find an experience for each person on your list, Groupon.com is the perfect solution. Whether it’s a couples massages, skydiving, wine tasting, museum passes, or a weekend Getaway, Groupon has so many options for your spouse, your kids, your parents, your friends, and more. And don’t worry that giving an experience isn’t the same as handing someone a neatly wrapped box – come up with some really fun ways to give Groupons that are super easy for anyone to do.

Groupon’s got more than just great gift ideas this season – they’ve also got special giveaways and discounts, so make sure to stop by.

Make your gift giving fun and give your family a fun Groupon Exerience!

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166 Comments

  • Reply Sue E

    If you want to save money, Groupon is the site to visit!!
    You can save money on just about everything from movies, restaurants, travel, etc.
    I have used it and have been totally satisfied! Sometimes there are restrictions. Make sure you read everything before purchasing!

    November 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Debra Osborne

    Great looking Groupon site

    December 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply peggy fedison

    ive heard alot about groupon and how great it is.. or can be. ive never tried it but am seriously giving it alot of extra thought hehehehehehe money is very tight so even tho it might be a great deal, i usually have to pass on it. thank you your well written review on them. 🙂

    December 17, 2014 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Jennifer H.

    I know someone who buys tons of Groupon experiences (restaurant visits, tours, spa treatments) as gifts for friends and family when they visit her from out of town. I thought it was a great idea. My husband, more than once, has given me Groupon gifts (I think I might be getting a massage and yoga class via Groupon for Christmas from him).

    December 16, 2014 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Jamie L

    I’ve honestly never bought anything on groupon. I feel Really lame now h

    December 15, 2014 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    I like giving experiences instead of physical presents – they last in memory a whole lot longer.

    December 15, 2014 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Petra Sartor

    fun times! I have a family member who has used Groupon; I have yet to do so but it seems easy enough and the savings can be amazing!

    December 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Amy

    We love using group one! It helps make vacation money go farther, when we go on trips!

    December 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Courtney Moore

    such a nice trip

    December 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply mary beth

    Groupon is great – looks like a great day!

    December 15, 2014 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Claire Quaile

    I love groupon

    December 15, 2014 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Dylan Burkman

    I love using Groupon!

    December 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Jes

    I love using Groupon for all types of family things – money saved means another event to attend! just did a Color Run for the first time b.c. of Groupon too! #lovedeals

    December 15, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Elise

    What a great idea!

    December 15, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Nikki C.

    I’ve actually never tried Groupon.

    December 15, 2014 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Jamie Hammel

    I gave my son a Groupon for Zip lining for his birthday this year. He loved it!!

    December 15, 2014 at 9:57 am
  • Reply jennifer carr

    Tried groupon for the first time recently. Really find it useful

    December 15, 2014 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Heather

    Groupon rocks! Have used it many times myself. We are all about saving whenever we can 🙂

    December 15, 2014 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Ceclia

    Gluhwein! Yummy 🙂

    December 15, 2014 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Becky Best

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    December 15, 2014 at 9:12 am
  • Reply patricia graham

    great giveaways thanks

    December 15, 2014 at 9:07 am
  • Reply CASSANDRA HUBER

    I have gotten a great photo shoot from Groupon.

    December 15, 2014 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Amy Shade

    THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE GIVEAWAYS!

    December 15, 2014 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Kristen Herrera

    Hey Missy I did both!

    December 15, 2014 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Kate L

    I love Groupon!!!

    December 15, 2014 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Amy L

    I love Groupon! I used it this year for a Christmas gift plus for activities.

    December 15, 2014 at 8:39 am
  • Reply jenn

    Wow, I think I need to jump on the groupon bandwagon!!!

    December 15, 2014 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Tiffany Segress

    I’ve heard of Groupon, but never really knew what it was. I am definitely going to go check it out now, thanks!

    December 15, 2014 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Jerrica Evans

    This is amazing, I really need to go check out Groupon for myself!

    December 15, 2014 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Gina blades

    I like Groupon for spa days – facials, massages

    December 15, 2014 at 2:00 am
  • Reply Kelly Nicholson

    just like NYC a bunch of drunken santas…kidding not into groupon,but it looks like it’s easy..thanks

    December 15, 2014 at 12:59 am
  • Reply Raeanna Cierocke

    Looks like fun. I don’t really use Groupon much but know many who do and love it.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Wow! That looked like a lot of fun! I always forget about Groupon!

    December 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Kim nelson

    I just love groupon adventures! Looks like you guys had a great time!

    December 14, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Corey Hutton

    Booze stand, color me jealous.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply gahome2mom

    Groupon has cool values.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Darlene Wright

    Looks like you guys had fun and Groupon looks interesting. I’ve never tried it.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Colleen Maul

    WOW looks like you all had a wonderful time. … I love Groupons.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Wendy hutton

    looks like the family had fun, heard of groupon but I have never used it

    December 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Danielle People

    An experience is the gift of memories rather than things that will break or lose their luster over time.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Mara Davenport

    I have heard of Groupon but have never used it myself…I may have to check it out!!!!

    December 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Deb Jackson

    Great fun.. I keep thinking I’ll go the groupons.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply melissa crisp

    I have never really had much luck with groupon. 🙁

    December 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Deb P

    Sounds like fun, and I need to check out Groupons.

    December 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply kris

    looks like a blast!!

    December 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I really haven’t used Groupon before, but I love the idea of giving an “experience” instead of a “thing” for christmas.

    December 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply tina m

    We love groupon!

    December 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Cynthia P

    It is fun to browse Groupon (window shop, per se) but finding the cash to do these things is another matter.

    December 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Sheridan

    Our family loves Groupon!

    December 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply theresa krier

    i love groupon, thanks so much

    December 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Kim Moore

    I used Groupon to give my love a Birthday present of a day at the GoApe! obstacle course, it was a blast! I definitely recommend using them if possible since spending time together is really the best gift of all. Glad you all had fun!

    December 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Kristi Brandon McDowell

    Love the pictures and Groupon has great deals!

    December 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Joanne Martin Roberts

    Groupon has great deals all the time. Wheather for yourself or as a gift, you can always find something that you probably wouldn’t get if it wasn’t for groupon. And they are so easy to use. If it’s from groupon, it’s good.

    December 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Rutledge

    What a fun time! Groupons are so great and have saved us tons of money on fun family activities! 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Deborah W

    Looks like you had lots of fun. I have heard good things about Groupon.

    December 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Linda Bradshaw

    Cool, fun and savings. You can’t go wrong!

    December 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply denise smith

    looks like a fun day i use groupons also it has save me so much

    December 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Sonya Allstun

    wonderful trip for everyone great idea

    December 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Orr

    My sister loves groupon. She uses it all the time for great deals. She lives in a bigger area than I do though so she gets tons of deals I don’t get. But I try to use it when I can.

    December 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Connie Saunders

    Need to investigate this further!

    December 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Meghan

    I am a huge Grouponer!!! Love that sight.

    December 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Anne

    While I know you can gift Groupons, I haven’t done it yet. I certainly buy many for myself though.

    December 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply angela smith

    i’ve heard of groupons but never tried it.i’ll have to look into it

    December 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Teresa Richards

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful kids. Looks like great fun there.

    December 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply brenda disimone

    aww looks so easy and i never knew or thought about it how it helps your family

    December 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply erica ardali

    Awesome idea! Giving an experience is like giving memories. I love it!

    December 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Christi

    Wow looks like everyone had a great time!

    December 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply Heather Hollands

    I like the idea of giving an experience as a gift. Groupon has some great deals for that!

    December 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Lori Thomas

    Have heard a lot about Groupon, need to give them try.

    December 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Kerri

    Groupon is especially great when you’re new to an area!

    December 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Sue M.

    Groupon always has terrific deals and it’s really nice how easy it is to find local savings from them!

    December 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    Great photos, cute kids. Looks like a good time.

    December 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Darla Peduzzi

    Looks like you and your family had a really fun day! I really like Groupon. Some really good deals that lead to good times.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Melissa Hartley

    Groupon sounds fantastic! I am all for saving money any was I can!

    December 14, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Lisa Coomer Queen

    Group on is awesome! Great way to have fun on a budget. Thanks for the flash giveaway too!

    December 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
  • Reply E. Diane Macauley

    I LOVE Oktoberfest! We were actually in Munich 2 years ago and got to go to the fest there which was amazing!!! It looks like you had a great time.

    December 14, 2014 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    I have never tried groupons, but loving what I am reading 🙂 and look at those beautiful faces, love the stockings and santa’s hat :0

    December 14, 2014 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Carol Johnson

    Looks like the kids were having lots of fun.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Ryan Origon

    I love groupon!!

    December 14, 2014 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Piroska

    I’ve never tried Groupon. Looks like such a great idea.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:28 am
  • Reply tammy ohagan

    I love groupon! I have no idea how much our family has saved using their various deals and services.. we even used a vacation groupon once! I have given them as gifts on special occasions.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Pamela Gurganus

    I think this is a fantastic gift idea! Especially for those who are hard to buy for! Thanks for the information!

    December 14, 2014 at 10:19 am
  • Reply petra coleslaw

    I can’t wait until my baby is big enough to share experiences with! A couple years, I guess.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Andrea Slagle

    I love Groupon!

    December 14, 2014 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Haley Scully

    Groupon is amazing! This is a great idea for a fun trip! 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Brenda Haines

    Groupon is a great place for deals. 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 9:09 am
  • Reply LeAnn Marudas

    LOVE GROUPONS! Looks like a lot of fun!

    December 14, 2014 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Esperanza Gailliard

    Looks like you all had a ball! That really makes a difference too! I love saving with anything!

    December 14, 2014 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Lisa Bowden

    I had never heard of groupon before. I will have to check it out. Thank you!

    December 14, 2014 at 4:42 am
  • Reply mal

    I wish we had somewhere like that near us!

    December 14, 2014 at 3:39 am
  • Reply Debbie S.

    i have tried groupon yet but must get myself signed up!
    Looks like a great day was had!

    December 14, 2014 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Tasha

    I’ve been meaning to sign up for Groupon for a while now. I’m gonna stop procrastinating and head over and sign up now! 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Sarah Oswald

    I have never tried groupon before but it looks like you guys had alot of fun.

    December 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    I love groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Neesie Boeger

    Looks like you and your family had a great time!!

    December 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Aimee P.

    Looks like you all had fun. Use to use groupon but not anymore

    December 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Kasie Tillman

    We love using groupon for massages and dinner dates. I need to see if we have any christmas experiences in our area like this.

    December 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Janette Polivka

    You know I have only used Groupon a couple of times. I always forget about it! Looks like you guys had lots of fun. I’m gonna have to make sure I start checking Groupon more often!

    December 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Heather Hess

    What a great idea, we don’t live near a major metropolitan area, Groupons in our area are not usually very good :-(…I loved it when I lived in a bigger city!

    December 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Stephanie v crank

    Love groupon

    December 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply kristy e

    I love groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Madalyn Haire

    Looks like lots of fun…there is nothing like this in my area 🙁 but I wish there was

    December 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Caroline Guthrie

    Omg we love groupon. Saved so much money with them:)

    December 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Adriana Flores

    i love groupon too

    December 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply sarah mendoza

    i use groupon all the time

    December 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Edward Abeyta

    Wow! Groupon is amazing!

    December 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Brenda Abeyta

    Fun!!! I love groupon!!!

    December 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Michell Diana

    Great blog!! I find Groupon very helpful

    December 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply gina

    looks like fun

    December 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Christy

    I love Groupon. So many little adventures and new experiences to share with the kids and they’re usually a good price

    December 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Johnson

    Looks like you had a wonderful time!!

    December 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Becker

    Would a great idea! Love Groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Kelly Marlow

    I’ve never used Groupon. Looks like y’all had a great time.

    December 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Kristin Burkholder

    I LOVE Groupon! My girlfriends and I are doing a wine and painting night next week!

    December 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply cora

    I have never used groupon.

    December 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply kim

    I think this is great

    December 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Mary Benack

    Great review im defchecking this out thanks

    December 13, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Norman

    Groupon is awesome!

    December 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    I have been meaning to check this out and thanks for reminding me.

    December 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Lynn B

    Groupon has the best deals for events! Last winter a big group of my friends got tickets for ice skating and we had a wonderful time!

    December 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Norma Linda Martinez

    Love Groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Sara Duff

    Sending Groupon love! Yay Groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Lynn Baskin

    How fun!!! Love Groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Ashley Morel

    Looks like you had a lot of fun…I wish there were more Groupon experiences in my area

    December 13, 2014 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Sherry Compton

    Groupon is great offering deals on experiences, restaurants, merchandise, and more.

    December 13, 2014 at 10:59 am
  • Reply heather p

    I love giving experiences rather than more stuff they won’t use! Good idea to use groupon.

    December 13, 2014 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Brenda P

    I’m a little new to Groupon, but I love the deals you can find!

    December 13, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Reply jlil

    great prizes and products

    December 13, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Martha

    We love groupons! And cloth diapers.

    Thanks for the contest.

    December 13, 2014 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Stacie P

    I love Groupon!

    December 13, 2014 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Tim A

    I love Groupon. Last year for Christmas my wife got me tandem skydiving lessons through Groupon which is one of my bucket list items.

    December 13, 2014 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Veronica De Luna

    Love Groupon! I use it only occasionally, but I really do love finding new deals there.

    December 13, 2014 at 2:48 am
  • Reply Ilianette aguilar

    i love groupon. Mom and I have used so many coupon deals from there. Last one we used was on my birthday in July, we went on a night cruise circling the city of New York with free champagne and hour’durves (?) however you spell that word . Like appetizers all fancy and stuff lol. It was awesome we had a wonderful time 🙂

    December 13, 2014 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Jessica Lodge

    I’ve received some great deals from Groupon over the years. They always have great deals on activities on their site.

    December 13, 2014 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Colleen Maurina

    I like Groupon and have good experiences with them so far!

    December 13, 2014 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Jenise Flower

    Interesting idea!!

    December 13, 2014 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Never heard of this before. Interesting.

    December 13, 2014 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Jessica Hughes

    I love this. Experiences are better than things any day!

    December 13, 2014 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Groupon is great

    December 13, 2014 at 12:55 am
  • Reply jodi Armstrong

    We love groupon. Have tried some new restaurants thanks to groupon.

    December 13, 2014 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Heather Johnson

    Looks like a fun time. I personally have never used Groupon.

    December 13, 2014 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Kelly F

    Looks like you guys had a great time! I love Groupon! They have such great deals!! 🙂

    December 12, 2014 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Ashley McCoy

    Thank you!!!

    December 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Erica Jason

    I’ve seen some great deals on groupon!

    December 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Katherine Adams Kirkpatrick

    Memories make the greatest gifts of all. Such a fantastic idea.

    December 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply tammy ta

    Thanks for the great contest

    December 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Marian F.

    What a fun day for the whole family! Since they didn’t have much for my area it has been awhile since I looked at Groupon. I’m going to go give them a look and hopefully they’ll have something as fun as this 🙂

    December 12, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Jenny B

    Looks fun! We find some great deals with Groupon!

    December 12, 2014 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Tara

    I’ve used Groupon several times to try new restaurants. some are a hit and some have been a big miss. I do love finding places I already know are good though.

    December 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Amber P

    We are going to see cirque de soleil as our family Christmas gift. No groupon where we live that I have ever come across.

    December 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Misty Diaz

    I can’t seem to find anything for around here or anything I like. I think I need to explore Groupon a little more.

    December 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply kenia gonzalez

    Awesome idea for the kids!

    December 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Michelle L

    Great fun.

    December 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Denamariew

    Win all the giveaways!

    December 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Ellen S.

    Fingers crossed in hopes of winning !!!

    December 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Tamega Dubose

    Member of groupon

    December 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply KiM j

    love it!! Looks so much fun!

    December 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply sarah watkins

    Looks like an awesome time. Wish there was stuff like where I live 🙂

    December 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply nina mackrain

    Looks like a lot of fun for the kiddos

    December 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Jessica Haynes

    this is a great idea! It might be fun to do as the kids get older two, to give them each their own Groupon individually so that they can have an experience as part of their Christmas.

    December 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Marya Mann

    I’ll try group in next time I have a chance

    December 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Kristen Varner

    I’ll have to try groupon next time hubby and I want to try something new

    December 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Bt Et

    What a great trip for everyone

    December 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Jutta P.

    What an awesome trip for the kids!!! Love gifting experiences!

    December 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Maria Iemma

    This is a wonderful idea. Groupon has tremendous savings for great experiences.

    December 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Lesa Gilstrap-Jones

    Great fun it looks like and I love using Groupons, it helps save loads when you take the family.

    December 12, 2014 at 9:41 am
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