Everybody Wins…or at Least Gets a Discount: Dealfind Raises the Bar on Group Buying Phenomenon

Canadian daily deal site has provided almost $100 million in consumer savings to Canadians

TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - The bar has been raised in the online group discount -buying world. Daily deal site Dealfind has successfully achieved multiple record-setting deals that lasted from one to three days in leading Canadian markets, including: Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax.  Expanding the options in the way that Canadians access local merchants, Dealfind has provided a total of almost $100 million in consumer savings since its May 2010 launch. The offerings, which change on a daily basis, run the gamut from the fun to the practical, and include restaurants, lawn care, spa packages, household services, organic meats, car detailing packages and more.

"We had a vision for being the leading group-buying company in Canada and judging by the recent uptake on these deals, it looks like our goal is being achieved," said Gary Lipovetsky, President, Dealfind. "Our 11 years of experience in connecting local merchants with their target audiences, and continued consumer demand to receive the absolute best prices for products and services are the main reasons behind our success. We continue to optimize the process of connecting merchants with motivated customers and vice versa."

Based on a model that provides savings through group-purchasing goods and services, Dealfind connects consumers with local merchants. Online shoppers looking for value have 24 to 72 hours (depending on the day of the week) to purchase the Dealfind item of the day before the offer closes. As well, Dealfind provides intrepid purchasers an incentive to make money by rewarding every customer referral with a portion of dollars earned by the company.

Recent Dealfind successes include the following:

  • Vancouver - More than "Tea For Two" 11,015 vouchers sold: Thirsty consumers snapped up Afternoon Tea for Two at Vancouver's Fairmont Hotel for $36 (regular $72 value)
  • Ottawa - Badda Boom! 1,503 vouchers sold: Food-lovers dined on $40 worth of steak, seafood, ribs, Italian cuisine and more at East Side Mario's at St. Laurent for only $19
  • Toronto - See Food and Eat Well: 6,891 vouchers sold Fresh lobster, seafood, drinks and more at The Lobster Trap for only $39 (regular $80 value)
  • London - Romantic Rendezvous: 1,763 vouchers sold. $59 for a two-night Niagara Falls Getaway for two people, including continental breakfast and parking at Howard Johnson Express Inn Niagara Falls (regular $150 value)
  • Halifax - Best Fingers, Feet and Face Forward: 1,402 vouchers sold. A package of manicures, pedicures and facials at The Cas Spa & Salon were snapped up at $39 (regular $190 value)
  • Calgary - Good Eats: 5,914 vouchers sold. Italian cuisine, steaks, fresh seafood and drinks at Teatro restaurant for $35 ($80 value)
  • Edmonton - Meat Market: 2,126 vouchers sold. Meat-lovers enjoyed organic meat including beef, bison and pork for $25 (regular $60 value)
  • Winnipeg - Dreamy Diversion: 1,951 vouchers sold: Stressed customers were entranced by a manicure, pedicure and massage at Hypnotic Salon for only $49 (regular $135 value)

"The Internet has changed the way that consumers interact with local businesses. Being able to search for the best deal online means that retailers have to offer competitive prices and extraordinary customer service in order to flourish.  Dealfind has filled the need for shoppers looking for a one-stop online destination that is both easy-to-navigate and has the best range of products and services for local markets," said Lipovetsky.

About Dealfind.com

Dealfind is a branch of Menupalace.com which started in 1999. Since May, 2010 the online deal-buying site has sold over 640,000 vouchers. The 72nd most visited site in Canada, the company is also listed as the 626th most visited site in the United States* and the 2,734th most visited site in the world*. Dealfind employs 130 staff and can credit its growing success to its strong customer service and after-sale support.

*Based on information from www.alexa.com*

SOURCE Dealfind.com

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Media Contact:
Samantha Kemp-Jackson
APEX Public Relations
416-924-4442 ext248

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