Great deals offered online
By Mike Mathes

As of late last year, area consumers have been able to take advantage of the first local “deals” Web site, thanks to a new offering by Delta Publications, Inc.

The new site, iwantdeals. biz, features daily deal offerings from local merchants at saving up to 70 percent.

Common deals provide for half off local dining opportunities, but deals have expanded to include other offerings at local and regional business.

Iwantdeals. biz officially launched with a “soft launch” Dec. 1.

Among the charter deal participants were Parker John’s, The Cedars Restaurant and Seasons by Design.

Consumers can gain easy access to the deals on iwantdeals. biz in one of several ways.

First, the deal of the week is always listed on the Delta Publications companion news site, iwantthenews.com.An easy click-through tile can be found on the left hand side of every page on the Web site.

While the tile clicks through to the Deal of the Week, consumers can access other ongoing deals when they arrive at iwantdeals. biz.

Secondly, by going to the iwantdeals. biz site, consumers can register their e-mail addresses to get weekly notifications of the new deals being posted to the site.

In most cases, the number of deals offered at a special price may be limited, so consumers will want to act quickly to take advantage of the deal.

Iwantdeals. biz is operated through a partnership with the same vendor which powers many other local deals sites throughout the country.

All purchases on the site are handled as secure transactions.

Consumers can click through from their e-mails, or on the specific deal to purchase their chosen deals.

Once that happens they are taken to a shopping cart with the opportunity to use a credit card to check out and make their purchase.

Deals are honored through a voucher system. A deal which has been purchased immediately allows a consumer to print a serial number voucher which can be redeemed at the merchant where the deal is offered.

All deals carry their own special redemption restrictions.