While some experts say that daily deals sites are already fading away again others say that their boom will continue in the next years. Microsoft with its Bing search engine certainly thinks that there is money to be made as they have just launched Bing Daily Deals in twelve US cities. Cities included in the first batch are Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston to name a few.
Internet users who visit the daily deals website may to subscribe to deals for their city. Users who want that need to fill out a form asking for an email address and city on the Bing Daily Deals site. Once done subscribed users will receive daily deals with offers up to 90% off in their inbox.
But subscribing to the newsletter is not the only option to see what's currently on offer. The today's deal lists the current offer for the selected city.
Deals currently on offer include a 50% discount on a one month Salsa class in New York, a 50% discount for a one night stay in an in San Francisco or a 50% off hair styling services in Los Angeles.
What I personally like about the deals page is that it not only lists the deal information but also additional helpful information like the location of the place on a map.
You can also look at past deals for that particular city to see what you have missed. The deals page does not seem overly successful just yet, with 0 sold items being a common sight on the past deals page.
The core reason for this may be that the deals site is not advertised on Bing's homepage. It is likely that the deals will become popular once Microsoft starts promoting the daily deals service actively.
Interested users can visit the Bing Daily Deals website to check out deals and subscribe to the daily newsletters to receive daily deal emails.
Would you personally use a daily deals website like Bing Daily Deals or Groupoon?
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