PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreePriceAlerts, the automatic price engine that has saved online shoppers $70M, today announced that it has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winner's Seal of Approval. FreePriceAlerts was honored for its ease of use and ability to save consumers an average of $28 on each online purchase. PTPA Media has North America's largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents.
Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.
"We're thrilled that PTPA's parent testers were among the many online shoppers who have saved with FreePriceAlerts," said Robert Wilkins, founder and CEO of FreePriceAlerts. "Winning the PTPA Seal is another great milestone on our journey to helping consumers save this holiday season and all year long."
"At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust," says Sharon Vinderine, CEO, founder, PTPA Media Inc. "When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment."
How It Works
The FreePriceAlerts service automatically alerts web surfers to potential savings while they are shopping the sites they normally visit. When consumers visit their favorite online retailers, the FreePriceAlerts engine generates an alert if it finds the product at a lower price elsewhere, letting shoppers know how much they can save, and providing a direct link for purchasing the item at the lower cost. Thousands of retailers work with FreePriceAlerts, including Amazon, Macy's, Home Depot, BestBuy, Target, Sears and Walmart. www.freepricealerts.com
About PTPA Media
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.