Update: GroupMe is no longer sending out links for SMS alerts. You can always go to DansDeals.com when a deal is posted or you can subscribe to notifications with links from WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, and more.
Here are some options that you can use to keep on top of the latest deals!
Follow us on:
- Facebook Page
- Facebook Group
- SMS Alerts
- Sporadic WhatsApp Status
- Sporadic Instagram Stories
Table of Contents
Option A: Telegram notifications
The fastest way to get DansDeals alerts is on Telegram.
Step 1: Download Telegram for iOS here or Android here. You can also use Telegram on the web or for your PC or Mac for alerts on your phone or computer.
Step 2: Click here to access the @DansDeals channel and click join on the bottom:
Step 3: Click on the DansDeals channel name on top and ensure that notifications from the channel are on:
Option B: Twitter app push notifications.
Twitter is another great option for push notifications.
Step 1: Download the Twitter app for iOS or Android and signup or login to your Twitter account.
Step 2: Search for DansDeals and click on follow.
Step 3: Click on the notification icon next to the follow button and enable notifications for “All Tweets” from @DansDeals.
Step 4: From the home page, click on your own profile image on the top left to get to the drop down settings menu and then on “settings and privacy.”
Step 5: Click on “Notifications” and then on “push notifications.”
Step 6: Enable push notifications on top and then enable them for Tweets from people you follow. When you click on Tweets, DansDeals should now should up in this section. You can select which accounts you want push notification from.
You can also disable push notifications for other Twitter alerts and actions on this page.
Option C: WhatsApp push notifications.
WhatsApp is a very good option for push notifications, though sometimes these can have a slight delay.
WhatsApp has rolled out its newest feature ‘Communities’ which finally allows us to send deal alerts to your WhatsApp without you having to share your number publicly. With groups people can see your number and lead to spam and stalkers as has happened before.
Use this link to join the community and to share with friends so they can join as well.
In order for the links we share to be clickable, you will need to save an admins phone number to your contacts. Please save 216-302-4839 or any of the other admin phone numbers in the community.
Option D: 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 notification bell icon on the bottom left of the site:
Alternatively you can click on the secure icon in your browser’s URL bar and then editing the notifications settings to allow or block notifications in order to turn them on or off:
Option E: If you don’t have a smartphone, then you’ll want SMS alerts
You will need internet access to setup a GroupMe account to start getting SMS alerts, but you won’t need to use it again after you set it up and you won’t need to download any apps.
Unfortunately, SMS alerts no longer include the direct link to a deal, but you can always view deals by going to DansDeals.com.
These alerts can sometimes have long delays.
Note that you will not be joining a mass group with this option, you will only get SMS directly from DansDeals.
Step 1: Signup for a GroupMe account here with your email address and then enter the cell phone number on which you want to receive deal alerts.
(Note: If you already have a GroupMe account or have the GroupMe app, ensure from the settings menu that “receive messages via SMS” is enabled and then skip to step 3.)
Step 2: Verify your number with GroupMe via a PIN and click start chatting. You can click “text me the pin” if you don’t receive it:
Step 3: Click here to enable SMS notifications of new DansDeals posts.
You’ll have to login to your newly created GroupMe account and verify the PIN they will send to your cell phone.
Step 4: Click the allow button to finish enabling DansDeals SMS notifications to your phone:
You will then be forwarded back to DansDeals with a confirmation that SMS notifications have been set up successfully.
There is no need to download the GroupMe app, though you can do so if you want GroupMe push notifications instead of SMS alerts.
Option F: Kosher Telegram for Android
Telochat offers a filtered kosher version of Telegram for Android.
You won’t see any images in groups unless you request access to the group and the request is approved.
You can click here for the @DansDeals channel to follow us and request access to view images.
Option G: Daily Email Digest
Get a daily email with the deals posted in the past 24 hours by entering your email address in the form below, or in the right sidebar of this site.
Other methods of staying connected
- For sporadic deals on WhatsApp status send “Follow” to 216-302-4839, or click here.
- For sporadic deals on Instagram status, follow DansDeals here.
- Like our DansDeals Facebook page.
- Join the DansDeals Facebook group discussion.
- Discuss anything under the sun on the DansDeals Forums.
- Subscribe to the DansDeals RSS feed at http://www.dansdeals.com/feed, or to the DansDeals comments RSS feed at http://www.dansdeals.com/comments/feed
- Subscribe to the DansDeals Daily Email Digest that can be found on the sidebar of this site.
- Post a deal tip 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. Get to 100 hat tips and win awesome prizes!
- Email deal tips to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan@DansDeals.com, but please note that we’re unable to answer personal emails. You can always post a deal as a comment on any post!
- Advertise on DansDeals.com by contacting us at email@example.com
Happy deal hunting!
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How much of a difference (in time or otherwise) is there between SMS (GroupMe) and Telegram?
Signup up for all options and do a real live experiment.
Keep us post with your findings.
I have sms and my friend has telegram and was standing next to me. The difference was two seconds max.
And which one won?
It was so close so Idk.
Option D doesn’t seem to be working from my phone. Is it an iPhone issue?
Hey @DansDeals have you considered creating a WhatsApp group?
Yes he has, unfortunately it’s limited and won’t work for he’s needs.
I hear. Thanks!
I just started re-getting your messages. Only issue with group me is that it’s not limited to 160 characters like it used to be.. A little annoying to get more than one text per post..
If you use GroupMe with email instead of SMS, and you set the email as your SMS email gateway, then you’ll get everything in one text.
Hi Dan, thanks for always keeping us updated with all the deals. Random question not connected to this post (DDF blocked on my filter); what credit card do you recommend for an 18 year old to build up credit score?
Which filter blocks DDF and why?
Did you ask them to whitelist?
Alot of filters block DDF by default cuz the category “forums” is blocked
Did you ask them to whitelist?
I have it opened on my settings. I work with alot of filtering companies. I will bl”n ask them to change the rating so that it will be allowed for all.
Yes, don’t worry that issue has been solved. Would still love to hear directly from you, your opinion on the best credit card for an eighteen year old to start building up a credit score (no annual fees, etc.). Thanks so much!
Dan, any response to this question? Would also be curious to your response…
Hey Dan, just read that link through, what an unbelievable, well researched post. I’m curious to your opinion on the hands down best card for an 18 year old to start building up a credit line (which one would you get for your own kid on their 18th birthday…). I know a popular choice is a discover card; is that the smartest choice? If yes, which is the best one to start with and why? Thanks so much, looking forward to hearing your answer!
Is the GroupMe SMS service still considered to be beta at DansDeals or can it be considered an official, supported and viable SMS option now?
It appears to be working well.
Just a thought: I moved to the GroupMe SMS notifications. To know which text is from Dan vs my regular contacts, I set up DDs texts with a different notification tone.
I did the same! Works like a charm…
Dan, does the GroupMe SMS option work like the old Twitter option in which I will be able to receive messages from only you, or will any of the thousands of followers be able to send a message for all of us to get? We all followed your sms version here but are worried that joining the GroupMe will basically be joining a chat together with thousands… and my phone cannot handle that.
You are not joining a chat with the Groupme option in this post. You will only get SMS from DansDeals.
Is Telegram service notification finished? I haven’t received notifications since yesterday (May 11).
Working fine for me. Are your notifications enabled?
See if your phone’s power settings are limiting Telegram background data
Otherwise try SMS.
Dan, there is a 7 minute lag from when you posted the Clorox wipes deal at 2:20 PM and when I received the Group Me SMS at 2:27 PM…Any way to fix this lag? I noticed it with other notifications as well….Telegram also had this lag with this Clorox post. Thank you
Some deals don’t get shared or don’t get shared right away if we aren’t sure there will be sufficient stock for the the item to not be DOA when notifications go out.
This was shared on Twitter with a 2:26pm timestamp and Telegram and SMS with a 2:27pm timestamp.
How do you ascertain what a merchant’s inventory is?
Hey, that’s discrimination at it’s best (or worst)!!!
Thanx DD for everything anyway 😉
i dont see the red bell for in browser notification…. and i managed to click allowed notification in the settings… but still not getting in browser notification …. am using chrome… any idea?
Shout out to Dan’s Deals by R’ Eli Stefansky in today’s Daf Yomi at MDY RBS.
Anyone else having issues getting twitter push notifications on android since yesterday?
I have not had issues with the Twitter app on my phone and notifications that I can tell. Using pixel 3aXL
That’s funny, because I just got this through Twitter sms while not on wifi
iPhone or Android?
@Dan It seems it was only an issue on Android, furthermore, an update to the app seems to have fixed it. See below reddit thread:
Confirmed! My app updated and I now get twitter push notifications on mobile data! BTW no Clearing cache or data was needed.
Good to hear
the GroupMe option is working good for me
Why don’t you do a whatts app Status or Group
Because WhatsApp is for bums.
Hi Dan, I live in the UK and signed up to a group me account a few days ago, followed the steps but haven’t received any sms yet?
Do you think only works to USA phones?
group me stopped sending me texts yesterday any reason?
Still working for me.
Try signing up again?
Check your settings to see if its set to always send SMS?
I am trying to enable your notifications via groupme but when i try to log in using the link in step 3 it says verification failure? I am trying it on a computer, any ideas? (I don’t have internet on my phone)
Never mind, i wasn’t verifying the robot thing correctly. I got it now. Thanks, looking fwd to receiving the notifications!!
I’m subscribed to browser push notifications and noticed lately I haven’t been getting notifications…
Is it possible some other setting need to be turned on?
Same. I haven’t gotten a browser push notification for a while. I checked, and I’m subscribed. Any ideas?
Is there any source code or documentation for the groupme bot? I’ve been trying to create something for SMS notifications for a subreddit since twitter made this change.
Isn’t there some sort of DD Yom Tov today (5/24)?
A freillechin 5/24 to one and all!
Do you also say a freillechin Tisha B’av?!?
I think Avraham Fried has a song with those words – as a tefila for the future, so maybe that should apply here as well 😉
In real simcha news, are you going to be zooming the bris?
Either way, Mazal tov and veiter simchos by all!
I know it might not be the best in terms of getting notifications, but have you given any thought to the Apple News app?
can i follow with the group me thing also all other stuff i used to follow/? if yes how do i do it?
Thanks for the great group me notification service! as i used the twitter sms till now and now its vary hard for me to get twitter updates i would like to ask you if you can please share with me how to make such a bot for other accounts for my and my friends. i will really appriciate it thanks.
I would like to receive browser push notifications but I do not see the bell icon on the bottom left of the site. I’ve tried Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?
Thanks in adavnce.
Oh well… Is Google the next platform to nix DumbPhone users?
The following is an email I got from them today:
Securely signing in to Google just got easier
Google is improving 2-Step Verification so you can use Google prompts to sign in securely and better protect your account.
Prompts are push notifications that are sent securely to your phone. Because they don’t use SMS, they’re safe from emerging SMS-based threats.
Google sign-in prompts will be able to reach every eligible phone where you’re signed in after July 7, 2020. In most cases, other 2-Step Verification options will continue to work as backup second steps.
Google prompts protect your account
After you enter your password, Google sends a secure push notification to every eligible phone where you’re signed in. This prompt tells you when and where your password was entered, so you can decide whether to approve or block the attempt to sign in.
To stop getting prompts on a particular phone, sign out of that phone. Learn more about Google prompts.
You can always review your security settings in your Google Account.
The Google Accounts Team
Oh well, this sure seems like the beginning of the phase-out of a feature many non-smartphone users were relying on. 🙁
Use the backup codes, and save it on your dumb phone
I would like to receive browser push notifications but I do not see the bell icon on the bottom left of the site. I’ve tried Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
I wanna use this same GroupMe option but for a different Twitter account, can someone tell me how to set it up?
Trying to signup via Groupme. On the final page where it asks for the pin I’m getting the below error. Any advice?
“Sorry, an unknown error occurred. Please try again or contact firstname.lastname@example.org”
Try another phone number, such as a google voice number set up to forward to your phone.
so any1 with an answer on that?
Can any 1 pls help, i had *like to follow also some other accounts (of course first is #DansDeals!) how do i do that? where do i found them? PLEASE HELP US HOLY NON SMARTPHONE JEWS!!!
Same here, anyone?
So I finally downloaded Telegram after missing way too many deals! Notifications seem spotty though I’ll get 5 notifications at once but some are from awhile ago. Tonight- I have no notifications showing up but when I go into Telegram there are 9 notifications! And yes; phone is set to allow Telegram notifications.
Any suggestions to improve this?
Should be a phone setting, but perhaps try the SMS option?
What phone setting?
I guess I’ll try SMS, figured I’d do Telegram since you put it as the best option.
Depends on the phone, but see if your power settings is disabling Telegram in the background.
Otherwise, give SMS a shot.
Do u have to keep telegram open to receive messages
Do you have to have telegram open to receive notices
Does option D work on an iPhone
WAS GETING THE TEXTS AND IT WAS WORKING FINE, BUT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO SOME TEXTS ARE GETTING DELAYED BY HOURS!! ANYBODY ELSE HAVING THIS??
Maybe its your phone.
Seems like desktop chrome notifications have stopped working for a while Dan. I removed and reenabled notifications on chrome. Not sure.
i noticed that too, i thought the issue was with my browser…..
is there any fix for this?
Same here. It has been a while..
Dan why don’t you build a mobile app? That would be amazing!
What would it do that isn’t done by Telegram?
Not everyone wants telegram for example NetSpark won’t let me have telegram
Try a survey and see for yourself how menu people would love DD app
Push notifications without having to get Telegram.
The link to find & join the DansDeals channel on Telegram doesn’t seem to be working.
I want to make sure I join before Prime Day.
@Dan I have the GroupMe app and having a hard time adding myself to sms notifications. Is there anyway I can just get added to the group?
how do i disable my sms with groupme as i see its not much of a difference to my email thanx for e/t
Incredible. When do you ever sleep? Motzei Black Yom Shishi? Then there’s Cyber Yom Sheni. It never ends. Like 24/6.25, at least.
Chrome notifications just stopped working today. I resubscribed, we’ll see if that does it.
Back working for me now.
Hi Dan, upon trying to add my UK number to the groupme sms it doesn’t seem to work (I’ve read someone else complaining about it in this post) do you have a solution for us Londoners?
I prefer sms… I contacted them… I’ll let you know what they say… Or do you have another sms solution?
What’s wrong with Telegram?
Problem with telegram
There are kosher versions:
Dan, will you be joining the movement away from Twitter after they made it blatantly obvious they are politically motivated and biased? I deleted my account.
Are you also deleting Facebook and Whatsapp?
You can still get our deals on Telegram or SMS
I don’t have Facebook and will not be deleting WhatsApp despite it belonging to Facebook. I’m not boycotting these companies – just I can’t rely on them anymore as a public platform. Which is why I’m okay keeping WhatsApp.
Why delete Twitter and not Whatsapp?
If people don’t want big tech snooping on them and selling their data, make the switch from Whatsapp to Telegram.
I explained the difference Dan. WhatsApp isn’t a public platform for me. Just private messages. I’m not concerned about snooping or selling data.
Dan why don’t you make whatsapp status?
I see people pushing to move from WhatsApp to signal.
What’s the difference between signal and telegram?
If you know and don’t mind to share
In short, Whatsapp (belongs to Facebook) collects data about you, who you talk to, when, etc. It’s a company that makes it’s money by monetizing its data. They can’t read the content of the messages, however they know everything else about you.
Signal can’t read your messages either, and they claim not to keep track of anything about you, so if the government will them how often you talk to someone, they won’t be able to provide anything.
Yes, other companies also know that and keep track of you. Some things are easier to replace.
It’s good we have so many options; no telling when we’ll be banned from what.
Time to move to Signal!!
Since a lot of us patriots are now avoiding Amazon as much as possible, can you try to show more deals on places like ebay or other online retails that don’t suppress half the country?
Thank you! I also wanted more eBay deals.
Hey Dan would it be possible to enable each subscriber to filter out which SMS messages they would like to receive? For example I personally would only want to receive price mistakes and crazy deals, as I’m not interested in almonds that went on sale on Amazon
Me too. I only want credit card and airline deals. Dont want the shopping deals or sponsored posts
Dan, you need to make your own texting line like Kolhaolam did.
@Dan, why cant you just post as WhatsApp statuses and whoever follows you will be able to see them just like KolHaolam and others?
Is that helpful? Can you get notifications of a status?
You see it when you open whatsapp
Is that better than a push SMS, Twitter, or Telegram instant notification?
Not sure if it’s inherently better and you don’t get notified of a new status but everyone is always on WhatsApp and always checking their statuses…
I personally don’t have Telegram or Twitter and not much reason to open GroupMe other than for dansdeals and the sms notifications just add to the large amounts of texts I’m already getting and on WhatsApp you see you have a new status when you open the app…
Hey Dan do you plan on making a dansdeals whatsapp status?
Or you can just make your own app
Lol, Dan, your the best!
Dan can you make a regular txt w/o any apps or internet needed even to sign up like kol haolom, yeshiva world, VIN news (vos iz niyes) and possibly others did
Why does this keep getting reposted any updates?
And can u plz make a no internet required sms (community.com) thank you
You seem to be on the internet right now…
I’m actually not really on the internet right now I’m using the Dan’s deals viewer from apps4flip.com (which doesn’t work perfectly so I can’t respond to a specific msg only post general sry.) and am trying to stay with a kosher phone which Is why I won’t get telegram. So Dan plz? Thanx in advance (hopefully)
Hi dan why doesn’t GroupMe allow me to turn on sms notifications for always whenever I try that it says there’s an error it only lets me turn on sms notifications for 24 hours at a time I tried this on a few different devices how do I fix this?
Is there any way to subscribe or alert for certain keywords? No issues w/ Twitter/Telegram/etc., but sometimes I’d like to be alerted especially when something is “hot” and may go out of stock quickly – so I’d like to be alerted if a keyword matches my interests. Is this possible? Thx!
Pls open a discussion about the google photos policy changing on 6/1
I dont understand, what happens once I have GroupMe how am I getting your notifications?
Did google voice stop forwarding texts? I signed up for sms with my google voice number, due to concern of my number being on a group with all your followers. After today’s Target price mistake, I realized that I have not been getting the sms forwarded to my phone for the past few weeks.
Yes, they did.
Is there any way to only get notifications for HOT deals and not for all deals?
There are ways to filter it by wording … dont know exactly how…should not be to hard to set up
Do know how to do that?
Anyway of signing up for specific categories?
The groupme sms texts are coming hours after the post was on website. Any way to get that fixed? By the time receive the txt the deal is over
Are the notifications going to include advertisements and sponsored “deals”?
Try it and let us know.
How can I enable Telegram notifications for only specific categories?
@Dan Is there any new update to this post or is it just reminder?
Is there a way to add a push notification to the website itself or put out an app?
In the Kosher Telegram Telochat you can’t Search for any groups/names, so rather add a direct link to you channel in the post above at that Telochat section.
How do i unsubscribe from the groupme texts?
@dan I would appreciate an answer to this too. I subscribed a few months ago, but it’s too much and would like to unsubscribe. Anyone knows how I can?
Just login to GroupMe and exit the group.
How do I stop getting texts while still getting group me?
@dan u needa make an app!!!!!!
You should honestly consider making one. It shouldn’t be too expensive and would reduce the dependent on other apps for notifications.
Ffs, just get Simple RSS+ from the App Store. Problem solved.
Lately, when going to the Facebook goup page I get the following message:
This content isn’t available right now
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.
Is there any way to sign up for sms or browser pushes just for a certain deal category? (I could’ve added example: credit cards, but I’ll be honest and write:) for example only airfare deals?
want this too
I have the same question as the “Canadian”, as I missed the deals for the flights from EY-USA, but do not want to receive a text for every other deal posted on the website.
@dan do you not recommend telleteens anymore?
@dan, Option E: Shmuzy Notifications Shmuzy for Android link does not work
“Shmuzy for Android”
Is there any way to be alerted by email? That way I can open a separate email account for this and set filtering rules to only alert by sound for certain keywords like “Smoking” or “Hot” etc. 🙂
Very happy with the SMS without the links. Thanks
I use the GroupMe app for notifications. I find it to be quicker than WhatsApp. I am know getting 2 notifications per deal. One with a link and one without.
not always by computer to get deals please help get back sms
You can use Remind to send out notifications
dan i thought the sms is not working at all not just the links?
I’m signed up with groupme but so far I didn’t see any messages posted yet.