Daily Deals Boosting Magazine Subscription Rates

by Jodi Jae 28. February 2012 11:39

It’s no secret that the publishing industry is in turmoil. Publishing houses don’t seem to know what to do with the invention of the eBook, and newspaper and magazine sales have been lagging for years as more and more readers jump online for the latest headlines. In a bit of good news, it seems the daily deal market may be able to salvage plummeting newsstand sales and give frugal minded consumers another way to stretch their dollars at the same time.

Digital sales not impressing many

It was once thought that digital, downloadable magazines and newspapers would be the ticket to helping the print industry bounce back. The introduction of the eReaders, like Amazon’s Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook, gave readers a new and More...


Saving Money Is Back In Style (Infographic)

by Jodi Jae 23. February 2012 04:32

Asa Candler of Coca Cola was the first to hand out coupons to potential customers in 1888. Ever since, thrifty shoppers around the world have collected and clipped coupons and printed daily deal vouchers in effort to keep spending to a minimum and maximize their paychecks. But even though there are a record number of coupons, daily deals and money saving buys available, we’re just not taking advantage of all that’s out there.

Coupons.org recently shared this infographic with us, which displays clearly the More...



Daily Deal Market Expanding Around the World

by Jodi Jae 22. February 2012 08:11

Bloomberg.com recently reported that the daily deal market in the United States is expected to generate $4.17 billion in sales by the year 2015. That’s more than double the business that daily deal websites are seeing now. And it’s not just the United States that’s seeing rapid growth and More...


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Be On the Lookout This Winter for These Daily Deals

by Jodi Jae 16. February 2012 08:08

Everyone knows that daily deal websites can help them save up to 90% off the cost of travel arrangements and luxury items, but did you also know that using a daily deal aggregator and buying into flash sales can help you successfully secure more practical needs like food and shelter. And the good deals don’t stop there. If you want to really cash in, these are a few daily deal bargains you should More...


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A Daily Deal First: Man Proposes on Daily Deal Website

by Jodi Jae 14. February 2012 12:16

It isn’t exactly uncommon to hear of a Valentine’s Day marriage proposal. As it turns out, 220,000 couples in the United States agree to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day each year, and that number is mirrored around the world. What is unheard of is using a daily deal website as a proposal tool. In a daily deal first, one couple in Australia was brought together forever online with the world’s first ever daily deals marriage proposal.

Dismissing tradition, Vincent Law Ngee Yun posted a daily deal on Australian daily deal website Deal Free with the hope of catching only one person’s attention: his daily deal loving girlfriend Peggy Yii. The unique proposal, complete with photos of the couple, allowed only Peggy to invest in the deal, while Deal Free shoppers could vote on whether or not the object of Vincent’s affections should accept the deal.

Vincent even included standard daily deal fine print, which lovingly read: More...


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New Survey Finds Shoppers Investing in Technology and Travel Deals

by Jodi Jae 8. February 2012 15:19

RapidBuyr, a business to business daily deals site, took a survey of 2,000 shoppers at the end of 2011 and the results are in. Let's take a look.

RapidBuyr survey results

The RapidBuyr survey was conducted in November and December of 2011, and was aimed straight at small business owners. Among the findings:

·✔ Shoppers are actively looking for mobile technology bargains.

·✔ Shoppers are regularly seeking out travel deals.

More specifically, the results showed that 49% of those surveyed said they wanted to purchase a mobile technology device in the next six to twelve months, and 44% of respondents planned to invest in a new mobile phone. Participants were also keen on travel buys, with 62% saying they planned to More...


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Lessons We Can All Take Away From Daily Deal Shopping

by Jodi Jae 7. February 2012 12:40

Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

It was that mindset that enabled Ford to hear his workers complaints about low wages and trouble making ends meet, learn from their difficult experiences, and adopt a labor philosophy that improved the lives of millions, and propelled Ford to the top of auto industry. As he was in much of his life, Ford was willing to learn from anything and everything that came his way.

Likewise, we can gain experience and life lessons from routine tasks we do all day long, including daily deal shopping. Don’t believe me? Here are four such lessons you can master while shopping today. More...


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Valentine's Day + Daily Deals = Winning Combination

by Jodi Jae 3. February 2012 08:24

Valentine’s Day is a little more than one week away. The February 14th heart-shaped holiday gives couples young and old alike a chance to honor their relationships, partners and spouses with tokens of affection, thoughtful gifts and romantic nights on the town. Are you still searching for the gift that will really impress? This year, consider daily deals! Don’t think it can be done? Pay attention. These five gift ideas can easily wow your special someone this year.


According to TheRomantic.com, more than 110 million roses are sold and delivered each year over the Valentine’s Day holiday. That’s a whole lot of roses! And that number doesn’t take into account the many husbands and wives who purchase daisies, plants and other floral arrangements for their spouses. Clearly, flowers are a much appreciated sentiment and they’re frequently available from local florists on daily deal websites at less than half what you’ll pay by shopping in-store.


There’s a reason why we view a long, hot bath as a stress reliever. That solitary time in the bubbles gives us a chance to wind down, relax and take care of ourselves. What better way to show that you care than to give the gift of R&R. Daily deal websites frequently offer perfectly pampering gift ideas like massages, manicures, pedicures, and salon and spa treatments.


What could be more romantic than a day spent at the beach arm-in-arm with the one you love? Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or an in your face, spoil-me-rotten trip of a lifetime, daily deals have you covered. And with all the money you save purchasing your next romantic getaway through daily deal shopping, you’ll have enough left over for a night or two out on the town.

Dinner out

From pizza and pasta to pierogies and pastry, daily deals are a goldmine for food aficionados. You’ll routinely save 50-90% off meal costs by shopping daily deal bargains. And if you’re worried about looking cheap, don’t.  It turns out that most women are attracted to men who can put away a few dollars for a rainy day.


If flowers aren’t your gal’s thing and she can’t seem to slow down long enough to be pampered, perhaps the gift of adventure is right up her alley. Group buying websites are famous for offering unique experiences to the world. Think: skydiving, flying lessons, golf lessons, kickboxing courses, gym memberships, cooking classes, and more.

Whatever your needs this Valentine’s Day, daily deals can meet and exceed your expectations. Think outside the box this year and give something truly unique with the incredible world of daily deals.


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The Daily Deal Survival Kit

by Jodi Jae 2. February 2012 12:30

Three tips to get the most from your daily deal shopping experience

Daily deal shopping used to be something you did in your spare time when you had a few extra dollars in your pocket. These days, some shoppers are using deals not only get items on their wish lists, but also to make ends meet. Today we’re spending time with three expert shoppers to learn how to get the most from your daily deal shopping experience.

Tip 1: Get a handle on your subscriptions

“Your email should be a safe haven,” says Hollywood, CA shopper to the stars Gwen Irvine. “Giving every store and daily deal website your email address is like telling every telemarketer you meet on the street your phone number.”

Ms. Irvine’s advice is simple: unsubscribe. “There are better, faster ways to get a good deal than rifling through an inbox of ads.” More...


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