It’s no secret that the daily deal industry popped up overnight – it was only a few years ago that I bought my first daily deal ($10 for $20 at a local restaurant – The Ship). I was instantly hooked! At the time, I had just moved into a new area, and daily deals were the best way to discover interesting things to do near me. That summer was a blur of 50-90% off on froyo, paintball and pints on patios!
2 years later, daily deals are still around, but they’ve changed quite a bit. Not only are there deals on local businesses, but also steep discounts on products that I can redeem online. In theory, this is great; who wants to pay retail for products like DVD boxsets and video game hardware?
Of course, you can’t always count on theories – the amount of deals featuring these products is enormous! And since they’re available everywhere online, they always seem to crowd out the deals on great local businesses that got me hooked on daily deals in the first place!
Foul! Suddenly I’m having trouble finding the deals I want – that’s the very reason I started OneSpout in the first place! If there’s tons of noise in my inbox, how am I supposed to find the gems that *I* want?
Fear not, fellow dealophiles! I’m not just one of the founders of OneSpout, I’m also a client. And as a client, I DEMAND a better way to sort through all the noise.
It’s time for a new category: Online deals. Starting today, we’ve split up Local and Online deals into separate feeds. No more deals for supplements clogging up the space for your Local deals! No more bootcamp deals getting in the way of your Online deals!
To get started, just click on the link in the header for the kind of deals you’re interested in. If you’re signed up for our daily e-mail, you can login to edit your settings and ensure you’re only getting the deals you want.
Friends, a new era is dawning for daily deal enthusiasts! We’ve finally got the tools to make sure that we’re getting the best deals. Whether you’re looking for a new place to check out for brunch or an insane deal on some new threads, OneSpout users KNOW that retail is for suckers!