New Online Shopping Site Announces Partnership with

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Comparison shopping and member discount aggregator site partners with local organization to offer members enhanced discounts and special offers, the first shopping site to aggregate member discounts to compare alongside prices at the best stores online, has announced that it has partnered with, the online communication network of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO to promote the Pro-Union Preferred Partners Program. By partnering with, intends to expand promotional efforts to attract a wider audience in support of pro-union businesses and professionals., beta launched in December 2005, is a next generation comparison shopping site that combines member benefits from a wide range of qualified programs including associations, clubs, unions, credit cards, rewards programs and more. Because consumers have so many ways to save, offers a fresh approach to online shopping by bringing a wide variety of deals together into one easy-to-search site and listing them next to prices on products and services to find the best deal.

“We are thrilled to be working with and help spread the word about their valuable membership program,” said Scott Cherkin, founder of “We have chosen to aggregate member program offers like these because their vendors have been vetted for value and quality assurance and it helps consumers know who they can trust.” The program is the first local program to feature its offers on “In the coming weeks, we hope to build relationships with dozens of other community and alumni groups, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations that can help our value-minded audience make better purchasing decisions based on their affiliations.”

The Pro-Union Preferred Partners Program screens Philadelphia and area vendors and service providers to determine whether or not they are pro-union. The organization then helps market certified vendors and fills a longstanding need in the Philadelphia union community. According to Joe Dougherty, president of, "We are pleased to offer our approved vendors the added benefit of being listed on and expect that this exposure will benefit our trusted partners and the union community greatly.”

The Pro-Union Preferred Partners Program discounts and benefits are available to union members and families as well as to pro-union consumers everywhere. Patronizing the Pro-Union Preferred Partners proceeds will fund important Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO endorsed programs benefiting the entire Philadelphia area union community.

About ( is the first comparison shopping mashup providing discounts, miles and points offerings from a wide range of affinity programs to help consumers find the best deal online. The site’s mission is to help consumers save money and time when shopping online.

About ( is the online communication network and authorized Buy Union/Pro-Union Source of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, serving the entire Philadelphia area union community and providing web and communication services to over 100 Philadelphia area unions and labor activist organizations.

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