The Art of Bargain HuntingSeptember contest results and changes for the next month

Introducing Deal Alerts and Wish Lists

September 29th, 2008

We have a small announcement to make. Over the past week or so we have rolled out two new features that we want to mention here. They are Deal Alerts and Wish Lists.

Deal Alerts

Have you ever wanted a gadget but the price seemed too high? Have you ever planned to visit a store but postponed your visit until you found the right coupon? Deal Alerts are there to help you with these and other shopping tasks. Here are the two types of alerts we have implemented:

  • Product Specific Alerts – To add this alert, find the deal you like, go to the page for that deal, and click on the ‘Deal Alert’ link under the pricing information. When our members submit a new deal for this product you will immediately receive an email. Like the product but not the price? Set the price field when you add your alert and we will only bug you if your desired price is met. ;-)
  • General Deal Alerts – These can be added from your account and can be narrowed down by the store, deal type (product, coupon, or sale) or by a keyword in the deal title/description. To add this alert go to the Alerts Page in your account and click on the Add Alert button

You can delete any alerts you added from the Alerts Page, plus you can use that page to trace how your alerts are performing. Right now all you can see is just how many emails we sent you for each alert, but we will add more useful data in the future.

Wish Lists

On an average day we receive around 50-70 deal submissions and it is very easy to miss some deals you liked and were planning to buy. Wish Lists is just the tool to solve this task. Wish List is in essence a personal list of deals that you tagged for future reference.

To add a deal to your Wish List go to the deal page and click on that green plus icon in the right corner under deal description. If you are signed in then the green plus will turn into a ‘check’ symbol indicating the deal is added. If you click on the ‘check’ symbol it bill bring you right to your Wish List. Another way to see your Wish List is by going to your profile and clicking on the Wish List tab.

Please note that unlike Deal Alerts all Wish Lists are shared which means everyone can see what you added to your list as well as you can check what others have in their Wish List by going to the user’s profile. This can be useful if you want to surprise your Buxr friend with a hot deal and not sure what they like.

Summary

Deal Alerts and Wish Lists are just two small steps on our long way of turning Buxr into the ultimate bargain hunting destination. Please check them out and let us know what you think. Also don’t hesitate to bring out other ideas on how we can make Buxr a better deal site!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tami burkett  |  October 7th, 2008 at 6:51 am

    great website!!

  • 2. Haley  |  October 5th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Love this website!

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