Valpak and eDeals.com Partner to Offer Printable Coupons for Local Services

Expand commitment to create value, savings and great shopping experiences for consumers

June 29, 2010 // Franchising.com // (Tampa, FL) — Now in a boon for online shoppers, Valpak and eDeals.com have partnered to enable printable, local coupons at eDeals.com, the premier online coupon and deal site offering consumers an unmatched combination of savings and value.

Shoppers and merchants love coupons -- Valpak products and services reach more than 45 million households — and according to a survey by the Promotion Marketing Association (PMA), "87% of shoppers said they'd be more likely to shop at a retailer that offered a coupon and 70% of respondents are "much more likely to purchase if they are offered a coupon". Sources: Brand Week, "Majority of Consumers Using More Coupons," Steve Miller, August 27, 2008, Promotional Marketing Association, Inc.

Printing local Valpak coupons at eDeals.com is simple, easy and fast. Shoppers first click on the printable coupons tab at eDeals.com, which instantly recognizes the shopper's location and geographical range with a regional map outlining coupon opportunities in that area. Shoppers can then filter those results by distance to see what's available, or they can enter their address, city or ZIP code and click 'Search'. eDeals.com will then show the results, which can be filtered by the shopper by 'distance' and 'category'.

"We're glad to extend our partnership with eDeals," said Jim Buckley, director of new media at Valpak. "We want to be sure we make our coupons available to consumers where they look for values," he said.

Once they click the results, shoppers receive a 'coupon profile" in the form of a webpage which they can print or send to a friend — coupon profiles include the offer/deal, merchant address, and map, and as long as the coupon is valid can be printed as many times as the consumer likes.

"The Valpak-eDeals.com partnership reflects two companies with similar core principles and focus on creating value, savings and great shopping experiences for consumers. This is a huge win for consumers who now more than ever must find ways to shop smart but without sacrificing on quality of products and services. We also think this will be a major boon for local small businesses that rely on local coupons to drive traffic to their stores and shops," said Mike Palso, COO, eDeals.com.

eDeals.com offers consumers a virtual deal bonanza with more than 11,000 coupons, deals and special offers from its more than 4,500 retail partners at present. Consumer savings are not limited to retail items at eDeals.com, which also offers the latest and greatest travel deals, with more than 24,000 coupons that are sure to fit any destination, any budget.

With its intuitive shopping experience, eDeals.com offers shoppers myriad ways to save; for example, search for a specific item, such as "Windows 7," and have the best results returned in a single pane view. Or, search and shop for great deals by "most popular coupons," by "just coupon codes," by "new coupons," by "latest deals," by "free shipping deals," by "retailer," by "category," by "product auction," and more.

eDeals.com is free and requires no personal information or registration, or login to redeem coupons.

About Valpak®

Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, one of the largest media conglomerates in the United States. With nearly 200 franchises throughout the United States and Canada, The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 45 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 513 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions with www.Valpak.com®, an online site for local savings, which has more than 40 million offer views each month.

About eDeals.com

eDeals.com is the premier online coupon and deal site offering consumers an unmatched combination of savings and value. Our proprietary search technology ESI (eDeals Search Intelligence) offers an intuitive shopping experience that combines the most advanced comparison shopping engine, coupon and deal finder, Power Auction, and our next generation Travel Search all in a single pane view. eDeals.com is the first place consumers should go when looking to shop, compare and get the lowest price whether you are online or going to your local store. Our goal is to consistently provide the absolute lowest price options anytime, anywhere, period.

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