Lees Summit, MO (Vocus) August 12, 2010
ClickSpeed, a leader in online business to consumer lead generation, recently launched DealBug.com, an online daily discount shopping site dedicated to offering coupons towards products and services from community merchants while supporting schools, charities, and other non-profit organizations.
DealBug offered a $5 Paradise Park package with four fun attractions including a Children’s Edutainment Center, a Foam Factory, go-karts, bumper cars, and miniature golf. When purchased on DealBug, this package, normally a $22 value, saves customers $17, or 77%, and donates $.50 to the customer’s charity or school of choice. At the end of DealBug’s first day, 700 Paradise Park packages were sold until the deal hit its maximum quantity and sold out, with $350 total proceeds donated to selected non-profit organizations.
DealBug can be classified as one of many discount shopping sites such as Groupon.com, another local business development site with online (http:http://www.dealbug.com) daily deals in the Kansas City area. What sets DealBug apart from other online daily discount shopping sites, however, is that it offers opportunity and hope for hundreds to save money within their households, up to 75% or more, while giving back to the community. When utilizing the vouchers from DealBug.com, consumers are allowed to select a favorite school or non-profit organization, such as Playgrounds of Peace, Coldwater Food Pantry, Parents as Teachers Program, and various elementary and middle school PTAs, to help in supporting them. After the purchase has been made, DealBug will then contribute 10% of all proceeds to the selected organization as a way to say “thanks”.
Creating a profile on DealBug.com is extremely simple. Signing up is free and requires no obligations. Additionally, DealBug allows the consumer to view the daily deal without signing up before hand. DealBug.com allows the consumer to create their own online profile to receive updated alerts and a tab to view pending and purchased vouchers. Prior to its official launch, DealBug had over 1000 registered users.
Purchasing discounts from DealBug.com is just as simple. After viewing the daily deal, the consumer can click “buy”, fill out primary information, and then select the school, charity, or non-profit of their choice. Paying with a credit or debit card and printing out the voucher the following day completes the money-saving purchase.
After its first day of business, many consumers were ecstatic with the usability and generosity of DealBug.com. After purchasing a Paradise Park package, Mark W., a DealBug member, commented that buying from DealBug.com “is a great and easy way to raise money for Playgrounds of Peace. This on-going service will help bring the gift of play to orphans around the world.”
DealBug is looking forward to expanding its list of non-profit organizations in which they donate to. Additionally, this new company is motivated to provide education, innovation, and interaction with each of its member in order to live socially, maximize participation, and help the community “catch the Deal Bug”.
DealBug.com is supported by the Economic Development Council of Lees Summit, TFG, and Think Big Partners. For additional information about DealBug, please visit http://www.dealbug.com.