deals

  • “LivingSocial Plus”: A Monthly Subscription Model That Could Improve Deal Site Retention

    “LivingSocial Plus”: A Monthly Subscription Model That Could Improve Deal Site Retention

    In an effort to get customers buying pre-paid deals more regularly, LivingSocial has launched a new subscription service called “LivingSocial Plus”. For $20 a month, members get $25 in “Deal Bucks” credits that are automatically applied to their next purchase as well as access to closed deals. LivingSocial is cleverly pitching buyers on Plus with a checkout graphic… Read More

  • Now In 70 U.S. & Canadian Markets, Dealfind Goes Mobile

    Now In 70 U.S. & Canadian Markets, Dealfind Goes Mobile

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind, which recently became one of the first half-dozen or so partners to be featured within Google Offers, is now available as its own standalone mobile application. The new app works on both iPhone and Android, allowing deal hunters to locate, purchase and store offers on their mobile phone. Read More

  • Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    It’s Cyber Monday all month long, at least according to Amazon, which announced its new holiday deals vertical this morning, residing at www.amazon.com/flurrydeals. The site currently features decently discounted items as an extension of the Cyber Monday promotion. But starting this Sunday, Amazon will begin offering category-specific daily deals. It’s even providing an email… Read More

  • Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? How about that Groupon you never used? Daily deal vouchers wouldn’t actually make bad presents if there was a way to gift them that didn’t involve an email printout tucked into a card. That’s where Presentify.me, which turns deal vouchers into attractive gift certificates, can help. Read More

  • Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Comes To iPhone

    Daily Deal Aggregator Yipit Comes To iPhone

    The daily deal aggregation service Yipit is launching its own iPhone application today, allowing users to track deals from over 800 sources, including Groupon, LivingSocial, Gilt City and others. In this new mobile format, the service becomes a lot more useful, and not just because it saves you the hassle of dealing what increasingly feels like deal spam email. Beyond Yipit’s… Read More

  • Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Groupon Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 2nd Annual “Grouponicus”

    Forget Festivus, today sees the return of the real fake holiday Grouponicus. The site from daily deal giant Groupon is back for the second time with a wide selection of curated deals Groupon users can buy for their friends as holiday gifts. Last year, Grouponicus was available to 15 cities, but today’s launch sees Grouponicus in 41 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including big… Read More

  • BiteHunter Raises $800K For Real-Time Dining Deals

    BiteHunter Raises $800K For Real-Time Dining Deals

    BiteHunter, the new mobile app for finding nearby dining deals, has just completed a $800,000 funding round. The round was led by angel investors Avraham Kadar, M.D. and Eyal Chomsky. The funding will be used to provide additional resources for the development of new features, an expansion to other platforms, and ongoing maintenance of BiteHunter’s deals database. Read More

  • Womply’s New Deals Startup Loads Local Offers Onto Your Credit Cards

    Womply’s New Deals Startup Loads Local Offers Onto Your Credit Cards

    Womply’s “Efortless Offers” is a new offers platform that links local merchants’ discounts to all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Live now in the D.C. area, with plans to roll out to five additional markets by early January, the service feels like a daily deal site for consumers, but works like… Read More

  • Gilt City, A Subsidiary Of Gilt Groupe, Officially Acquires BuyWithMe

    Gilt City, A Subsidiary Of Gilt Groupe, Officially Acquires BuyWithMe

    Confirming earlier reports, luxury deals site Gilt City, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc., is acquiring the assets of failed daily deals site BuyWithMe, after the latter saw massive layoffs following its failure to raise additional funding. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Former members of BuyWithMe will now have access to all of Gilt’s offerings, including… Read More

  • LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    Daily deal outfit LivingSocial has just announced an expansion to 20 additional markets in North America, mainly U.S. cities, plus one town in Ontario, Canada. In some cases, the new cities are getting access to LivingSocial’s core Daily Deals product, while in other cases, the addition brings the company’s family deals service, LivingSocial Families, to the area. Read More

  • Google Offers Partners With 14 Deal Providers, Becoming A One-Stop Shop For Hometown Deals

    Google Offers Partners With 14 Deal Providers, Becoming A One-Stop Shop For Hometown Deals

    Google has just announced a set of new partnerships with over a dozen niche daily deal providers, which will now be integrated into the Google Offers service, both on the Web and in the Google Shopper mobile applications for iOS and Android. The new Google Offers partners include Dealfind, DoodleDeals, Gilt City, GolfNow, HomeRun, JuiceInTheCity, kgbdeals, Mamapedia, PlumDistrict, PopSugar… Read More

  • Priceline Jumps Into Daily Deals Space (Actually, Nightly Deals Space)

    Priceline Jumps Into Daily Deals Space (Actually, Nightly Deals Space)

    Travel discounter Priceline.com is launching a new daily deals service aimed at helping users find cheap hotel rooms. (Or maybe it would be more accurate to call it a “nightly” deals service?) Starting today, same-day offers for heavily discounted hotel rooms will become available in Priceline’s “Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator” app at 11 AM local time and can… Read More

  • Google Offers Expands to Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver And Seattle

    Google Offers Expands to Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver And Seattle

    After its debut in June of this year, Google’s deals service Google Offers is now expanding to five more cities: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle. It’s already up-and-running in the original test market of Portland, plus the Bay Area and New York City. As of today, each of the new cities has at least one offer available, including those for local restaurants, retail… Read More

  • Chicago-Based Bidmyway Launches Hyperlocal Mobile Deals App

    Chicago-Based Bidmyway Launches Hyperlocal Mobile Deals App

    Bidmyway is a newly launched local deals app operating in the Chicago market. As opposed to being a deals aggregator for more popular brands like Groupon or Living Social, the app offers exclusive deals made with local merchants. What’s unique about Bidmyway is its interface and how the deals are presented to end users. Consumers “dial up” local deals using a click wheel… Read More

  • Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    A new daily deals site catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LBGT) and allied communities has just launched, and it’s called Gaypon. The site provides its subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses  – but only those businesses known to be gay-friendly. In addition, Gaypon says a portion of its proceeds will be donated to local and national… Read More

  • Tech M&A In Q2 Stays Flat At $26 Billion; Tech IPOs Make Up 40 Percent Of All IPO Value

    Tech M&A In Q2 Stays Flat At $26 Billion; Tech IPOs Make Up 40 Percent Of All IPO Value

    A new report put out today by PricewaterhouseCoopers lays out the tech M&A landscape. Technology deals totaled $26 billion in the second quarter of 2011, slightly down from the $26.6 billion worth of deals in the first quarter, but up 6.7 percent from the same quarter a year ago. These numbers include only deals closed in the quarter like Qualcomm’s $3.5 billion acquisition of… Read More

  • B&N Now Offering 30 Free Books For Upgrading To Nook

    Got an “old” ereader you want to “upgrade?” Get yourself a Nook and B&N will throw in $315 worth of free books, 30 titles in all, including “Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History, 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me” along with some public domain titles. There are some cook books in there… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: BitsDuJour Gets Into The Mac Bundle Game

    BitsDuJour is best known as a Windows-only shop offering discounts on PC software. Now, however, they’ve created a $50 bundle of 10 programs that work on Mac or PC and they’re offering it for the next ten days. The package includes LastPass, a password protection program, as well as a few tidbits like ScreenCalipers for measuring your screen and some photo editing warez. Also… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Save $15 on StarCraft II from Dell Home

    Thinking of pre-ordering StarCraft II? Then only place to go right now is Dell Home; it’s $10 cheaper than anywhere else. Oh, Dell Home you always have deals. what gives? After the jump for more.. Read More

  • All T-Mo phones free on June 19? What is this sorcery?

    According to TMoNews, apparently all phones purchased under the family plan will not actually be purchased – they’ll be free. Read More