Looking for the Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals? Look to Your Employer First

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Corporate discount programs offer consumers a great way to save when holiday shopping.

Holiday forecasts indicate consumers are entering the shopping season with a healthy dose of anxiety, still grappling with fears of losing their jobs and less discretionary income. They will continue to have a tight grip on their wallets, with the majority of consumers expecting to spend the same amount or less than last year. But there is good news for those looking to stretch their dollar.

Many people do not have to look any further than the perks package offered by their employer for unmatched shopping discounts. Whether it is the latest HP computer or AT&T smart phone, many large manufacturers save their best deals for private corporate discounts programs.

PerkSpot, a leading provider of corporate discounts and benefits programs, has experienced this trend firsthand, citing a seasonal spike in demand for its discount programs. By tapping into their corporate discount sites, like PerkSpot, employees can get big ticket items like computers and TVs for as much as 40% off. “Because our discounts are offered through a private marketplace, we challenge all of the merchants to provide a discount that is greater than anyone could find on the street,” stated Chris Hill, CEO of PerkSpot. “With deals across multiple categories, and great merchants like Dell and Target, consumers have a one-stop destination for all of their holiday needs. And, because they come as an perk from their employer, they know they are getting a good deal.”

As the recession drove companies to scale back on expensive benefits, like 401(k) matching, many introduced more inexpensive perks, such as corporate discount programs, as a way to supplement benefits packages. They serve as a great way to stretch employees’ discretionary income and can be a key perk during Q4 to help employees get through the holidays.

PerkSpot is the leading provider of corporate perks and discount programs. Through its proprietary technology platform, PerkSpot provides more than 4 million employees and association members with a single point of access for voluntary benefits, personal insurance products, and discounts on consumer goods and services. For more information on PerkSpot, please visit http://www.perkspot.com.

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