Enhances Online Community Features in Effort to Help Save America $1 Billion

29 Aug, 2011, 11:04 ET from

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading online source for deals and expert shopping tips, today announced the launch of new features on the site designed to connect savvy shoppers.

The dedicated community section of will keep members updated on the current topics being discussed around saving money. By giving members the opportunity to share their knowledge and deals, the company hopes to further its efforts to save America $1 billion.

As of today, community members can:

  • Connect with others in the dedicated community forum to share deals and shopping tips
  • Unlock badges for contributions made to the site including adding deals, making comments and interacting with others
  • Browse and connect with DealPros
  • Comment on favorite stores, brands and deals

"Our goal is to provide a platform where real people can connect in order to help each other save money," said Loren Bendele, CEO of "It will be a phenomenal achievement when we have reached our goal of saving America $1 billion, and I have no doubt the knowledge and experiences of our community members themselves will be a key factor in getting there."

To promote the launch of the new community space, is hosting a contest for members. Over the next week, the community member who completes the most activities by the end of the day Thursday, September 1st, will receive a $250 American Express gift card. Anyone who completes at least five activities will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $100 American Express gift cards.

For more information on the Community features or contest, visit

About gives you the best deals on everything you want. Tell us what brands and categories you like to shop, where you live, and will deliver the best deals for you handpicked by expert DealPros™. In addition to providing personalized recommendations, has one of the most in-depth databases of coupons. Shoppers can access thousands of exclusive offers from the biggest brand names along with 400,000+ deals aggregated from online and national retailers, local businesses and daily deal sites. More than 5 million a month turn to as the trusted resource to find the best deals and interact with the site's popular personal finance blog and vital community of online coupon experts, the DealPros. was recently named one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. and winner of top awards from advertiser partners including 2011 Innovative Publisher of the Year from LinkShare, and 2010 Advertiser's Choice Award for Top Publisher from Commission Junction. Traveling overseas? Visit's sister site in the UK,

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