Black Friday deals are in full swing and Cyber Monday deals are coming next week.
Not long ago you had to shlep or camp out to get the best deals, but these days you can find the best deals from the comfort of your home.
The catch is that many deals will only last for a very short period of time, so you’ll want to get alerted about the deals.
Here are a few options to do so.
1. Use Twitter to enable instant SMS alerts:
Step 1: Signup for a free Twitter account. (Once you setup this quick process there will be no need to visit Twitter if you don’t want to.)
Step 2: Click here to customize SMS messages.
You’ll need to verify your cell phone number.
Then be sure to check “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications.”
If you don’t want to be bothered at night then also be sure to turn off updates during any hours that you can specify.
Be sure to click to save these changes to your account.
Step 3: Click here to go to the @DansDeals page. Click on the follow button and then click on the 3 vertical dots next to the follow button and click on “turn on mobile notifications” in order to get a text message whenever there’s a new deal posted on DansDeals.com
You can always turn off mobile notifications in the future from the same menu.
If you change cell phone providers you will need to undo this process and do it again from scratch to re-enable text message alerts.
There are over 92,000 DansDeals followers on Twitter, so be sure to take advantage of the best deals as soon as you get the alert!
2. Twitter app push notifications:
Step 2: Search for DansDeals and click on follow.
Step 4: Click on the drop down settings menu and then on “settings and privacy.”
Step 4: Click on “Notifications” and then on “push notifications.”
Step 5: Enable push notifications for Tweets from people you follow. DansDeals should now should up in this section.
3. In-browser push notifications.
When you first visit DansDeals.com you should have the option to be notified of new posts. If you said “No thanks” you can still turn them on by clicking on the Secure icon in your browser’s URL bar and then editing the notifications settings:
4. Telegram notifications:
After a lengthy battle with a squatter, we finally got the rights to use the DansDeals channel on Telegram. That took us going to Apple and then Apple’s lawyers telling Telegram to give us the name or else their app would be deleted, but that’s a story for another time…
Step 2: Follow the @DansDeals channel and enable notifications.
5. Beta Test DansDeals WhatsApp Deal Alerts
Please note that at the current time, only select hot deals and deal roundups are being shared via Whatsapp. It’s challenging to find a Whatsapp solution that will be able to handle tens of thousands of subscribers, so if you know of any better Whatsapp solutions please email JJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a deal tip? Post it on the DansDeals Forum’s Amazon & Walmart Deals Board or the regular Deals/Deal Requests Board for deals that aren’t related to Amazon or Walmart. If your deals are featured on DansDeals you’ll earn hat tips that can earn you rewards. Past rewards have included an all-expenses paid DDF DO dinner at Mike’s Bistro for people with at least 10 hat tips, an all-expenses paid DDF DO dinner at Izzy’s BBQ Addiction for people with at least 10 hat tips (fiiiiiiiiiiiina schoira!) a $1,500 Amazon gift card with a bottle of Blue Label and 21 year old Glenlivet, $1,000 Amazon gift card, a bottle of 40 year old single malt scotch with a $500 Amazon gift card and a set of United’s hub city collectible amenity kits, and several other prizes for contributors. You can view who has the most hat tips here.
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This thank you package went out to DDF user Davidthebest, who has more hat tips than any other member! It contains $1,500 in Amazon gift cards, a bottle of Glenlivet 21, a bottle of Blue Label, and a set of limited edition United hub amenity kits! Congrats and enjoy, David!
Happy deal hunting! What is your preferred method to receive deal alerts?