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Daily Vancouver Group Buy Email Service - Groupon, Grooster, Teambuy, GoodNews..

Discussion in 'Shopping Discussions' started by Forum Vancouver, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    I've made some bug fixes and improvements to the group buy summary feed. One of these improvements is the ability to receive a daily email with the deals. We are currently following 23 sites including... Groupon, Indulge Living, Teambuy, LivingSocial, Grooster, GoodNews, Steal the Deal, WagJag, SocialShopper among others.

    To sign up, simply enter your email here: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=vancouvergroupbuy&loc=en_US
    You'll get a confirmation email with a link that you'll have to click.

    To view the daily deals without signing up for an email, go here: http://www.forumvancouver.com/pages/vancouvergroupbuy/

    Here's a sample of what the email looks like:


    Please note that this service hasn't been extensively tested, it's not guaranteed to work 100%. Do let me know of any problems that come up however.
  2. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    To the top :). Would like to get more users using this service.
  3. living_life_604

    living_life_604 New Member

    There is a Vancouver based site called Indulge Living - www.indulgeliving.com

    They just launched so you might want to add them to this E-mail service too! :)
  4. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks! Will get working on that soon.

    Edit: Done.. 11 minutes.
  5. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    Updated today to include SocialShopper, it might take an hour for everything to sync though.
  6. weedave85

    weedave85 New Member

  7. mom2boys

    mom2boys New Member

    Looks interesting...yet another site for me to get addicted to!
  8. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    It's on the to do list :) Won't have time to get to it until wednesday/thursday.
  9. homersexual

    homersexual New Member

    webpiggy hasnt launched yet, but looks like they are collecting emails for vancouver.
  10. timGJ84

    timGJ84 New Member

    Found site with a money layout that's got most of the group buying deals for Van. removed
    Can't tell if they do all of the sites cause they don't say what sites they link to but it looks about right. Anyone know them??
  11. Edward Shant

    Edward Shant Guest

    I just found a new site called removed that seems to have most of the deals that I can find in Van. I think it's pretty good as they seem to have a decent design and it's not cluttered with crap and ads like other sites that I've seen. They have a really good daily email that, so far, has been very reliable. For the past 3 days that I've been subscribed I've received them at exactly 8:02am, which to me is perfect as I can check it out first thing when I get to the office (yeah, I know...)

    Their site is removed. Let me know if you find anything better!
  12. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    This thread is about Forum Vancouver's Group Buy email service, so it's not the best place to post other sites.
  13. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    I got an email from them today so I thought that they launched... Some sort of paintball deal, but it turns out that place doesn't even have any location in BC. :confused:
  14. Jason

    Jason Guest

    There's another site that's launching full time in Vancouver after being in Toronto for some time - www.dealticker.ca They've got some great deals and amazing customer service!
  15. mwai_ca

    mwai_ca New Member

    Hi there, you might want to include in your email service an upcoming Vancouver daily deal site called www.Kooperz.com. The site is now running a draw and the prize is the first deal. Thanks for setting up such an excellent email service for us!
  16. schneiderham

    schneiderham Guest

    We have just started Kidoupons which offers family orientated deals. We haven't launched yet but we are taking emails on our sign up page: www.kidoupons.com. We have a promotion going on until July 15th with two chances to win $100.
  17. Betty Chuck

    Betty Chuck Junior Member

    I've been a subscriber to this list for a while, but everytime I forward the link for someone to join, I seem to lose my subscription. I usually can just unsubscribed and re-join but I have been trying for a couple weeks and I'm still not getting the daily emails. Are you able to add me manually?
  18. Forum Vancouver

    Forum Vancouver Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Betty! I just looked into it. You are indeed still subscribed.

    The problem seems to be on my end. While I was away doing exams, SocialShopper changed the layout of their website which ended up breaking the feed, so emails weren't being sent out! Thanks for letting me know. I will work on getting this fixed.

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