Dealfind is a daily deal search that helps users find discounts of 50% to 90% off local products and services. Users can begin by selecting a city on the homepage. The city dropdown box contains a long list, far more than most individual daily deal websites usually offer. The user can receive regular updates by email that include recently added deals. New users are taken to the current deal of the day, which includes a description, time remaining, cost, how many others have purchased the deal and how much his saved. Users can also purchase deals to give as a gift. The site also provides access to travel deals, everyday deals and product deals. Users can earn cash by inviting others and making purchases.
Dealfind was founded in December of 1999. The application works much like many other daily deal websites which have come into vogue in recent years. While some reviews give Dealfind decent to good ratings, there are a few controversial comments and warnings posted by past users. A few complaints had more to do with the level of service received at the business than Dealfind itself, however there were one or two small business owners who claimed the site did not work as it should have for them.
The main difference between Dealfind and the many other daily deal websites out there is the location choices. The site offers a long list of popular U.S. cities, including Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Norfolk, Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Many Canadian cities are also included, such as Calgary, Surrey, Winnipeg,, Halifax, Abbotsford and Victoria. Users will have an easier time finding their area on Dealfind than many other more limited daily deal sites. The tradeoff seems to be that the site is also subject to sketchier listings.
Dealfind favors a blue color scheme highlighted by the bright yellow smiling chat bubble that makes up the site logo. The design is relatively clean, with simple tabs that let the user change cities. Deal information is displayed clearly, although some users claimed that certain rules and restrictions weren’t included in the fine print. The interface has a nicely modernized feel to it and moves smoothly as users navigate from one deal to the next.
A new user can begin by choosing a city and providing their email address on the Dealfind homepage. A white “Sign Up” button is available in the upper, right hand corner of the next page. Clicking the button takes the user to the main sign up form. A blue button is also available for users who prefer to register with Facebook. Those who fill out the form are asked to supply a first and last name, email address and password. The user is asked to check their email inbox to activate their new Dealfind account.
Dealfind welcomes all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to make any purchases to keep their account active. The site is geared toward selling products and services, so the user will be tempted to buy with deep discounts. The user decides how much they end up spending on Dealfind. Users can return at any time to view and purchase recent deals for themselves or to give as gifts.
Dealfind is an attractive option for users residing in the cities the site covers. There are many options as well as a few different types of deals to explore. Users should use caution when buying because there have been a number of complaints about scam deals and service issues from previous customers who bought through Dealfind. The site is easy to learn and provides users with a simple way to save money locally or when traveling.