Get A Text Message Whenever A Deal Is Posted

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I get constant complaints from people who subscribe to the daily email digest of deals posted on DansDeals that the deals are dead by the time they get the email the following day.
That’s why I recommend following @DansDeals on Twitter to get instantly alerted of every deal.

Lots of people have asked for a step-by-step guide to get text messages when there is a deal.  Here’s how to do it via Twitter.  This whole process will just take a few minutes and you’ll never have to logon to Twitter again if you don’t want to.

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 add your phone number to Twitter.
You’ll need to verify your cell phone number.

Step 3: Click here to go to the @DansDeals page. Click on the follow button and then click on the bell icon next to the follow button:


Step 4: Click here to go to the SMS notifications page. Scroll down and click on the box next to Tweets as shown below. You will now receive instant SMS notifications of deals! You can click on “View users” to see which Twitter accounts you are receiving SMS notifications from.



You can always turn off SMS notifications in the future by unchecking that box.

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 95,000 DansDeals followers on Twitter, so be sure to take advantage of the best deals as soon as you get the alert!

You will never again be kicking yourself for missing another deal!

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Hi, great idea. any way to choose just flights deals and gift cards to be msg?
dont need tide and other clutter/ good things on my phone.


Unfortunately, no.


I click turn on notification and it says “Before you can receive mobile notifications for @DansDeals’s Tweets, you need to set up your phone.” so i click set up phone it goes into step 2 which everything is check as you show and its not working


Try changing any setting in step 2 and then click save.
Then go back to step 4.


it works for french number?


DAN is the MAN!!!


Will Twitter now keep record of our cellphone numbers and can they “sell” them to third parties? I don’t want robocalls etc


when is the DansDeals app coming out?


to #1. get an app that filters ur texts and will only allow texts with flights to come in.


Anyone able to add a google voice number to twitter to receive alerts?
It doesnt work when i try


i suddenly stoped getting it a few months ago i can figure out why


@abe: That would be awesome, if it ever happens! Can’t wait for it to be developed!


Did you switch to a different cell phone provider? You might need to remove your number and add it again.


i live in israel and it say that it can’t send notifications to my provider.
how do i do that instead of sending to my phone it will be send to my email?

sounds good

but: Do data / mssg rates really apply if I have unlimited?


what is the answer? I too would like to know the answer to the above question.


Thank you!! Have been trying to figure this out ..


I am having the same problem as Yaakov. When I try to “turn on mobile notifications” it takes me back to step 2. I keep changing things in step 2, but step 4 still gives me the same problem. What am I doing wrong?


Can you help. I keep getting returned to step 2 when i tried doing step 4



I keep getting the same error!


Is there a way to get just top offers like mistake pricing and stuff? I don’t want EVERY offer by text message.


Sos! Trying to set this up but when I click on step 2 I’m getting an error message “sorry something went wrong”. Please help!


See my above post. Can someone help me out?


Hi thanks , but I seem to be having a similar problem as some other people that when I do step 4 it tells me to first set up my phone which I already did


I whould like to get aall the deals on email thank you moses


I can’t seem to be able to complete the setup. When i try to do step 4, it says i have to setup my phone, which i did in step 2. Has anyone been able to rectify this problem?
I tried logging out and logging back in. I tried deleting my phone and reactivating it. I tried editing one of the settings and hitting save, but i still cannot setup my phone to receive mobile notifications from @DansDeals.


did u figure out the solution?
i am having same problem as yaakov and help
I can’t seem to be able to complete the setup. When i try to do step 4, it says i have to setup my phone, which i did in step 2. Has anyone been able to rectify this problem?
I tried logging out and logging back in. I tried deleting my phone and reactivating it. I tried editing one of the settings and hitting save, but i still cannot setup my phone to receive mobile notifications from @DansDeals.


I had the same problem in step 4.

Text FOLLOW @dansdeals to 40404

This just worked for me.



That did the trick for me, thanks!!


thanks, that worked, I txtd follow@DansDeals to 40404, tried step 4 again, and it worked.


@A Just wanted to let you know I am in Israel and I signed up using my Google Voice number which I have the app for on my cell.

@lana I also had the problem in step 4, but I texted ON dansdeals to 40404 and it works now.

Awesome! Now hoping for some TLV deals…..


I am having problems activating because I can’t txt 40404 from my cell since I live in israel… Even while using Google voice, I can’t send the text. Help??


signed up for twitter but still not receiving tweets
PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!


Am attempting to set up mobile notifications and I keep receiving a response that I must set up my phone. My phone is set up – I received confirmation from Twitter. Am new to this – please advise. Thank you


Im set up with twitter to receive notifications but im still not receiving them please advise ty

Igor Ivanovich

Any link or way to set up twitter to email for those without SMS? It must have been discussed earlier. (both to set up twitter without an SMS phone and how to make it that you get email notifications)


Must I have a twitter account to receive text messages for dans deals? I prefer not to make a twitter account.


It takes 30 seconds to make a Twitter account and you never need to go onto Twitter again.

Shlomie M.

Most filters for smart phones block access to Twitter.


Thanks for the quick reply and easy instructions. Done! Happy Chanukah and Happy Thanksgiving!


i signed up and im still not receiving tweets please advise !!!! ty


I signed up & am following dansdeals but I don’t see any drop down menu to enable texts


@Yitzy: Yitz, how were you able to text 40404 via google voice? It doesn’t let me… I can’t get through the activating stage… Help, please – or anyone else 🙂


Not sure if already posted, but if you have an android, (I’d assume iPhone as well) you can just download the app and enable notifications, and you don’t have to do the whole Sms thing. Deals are pushed instantly like any text etc.


It works with Google Voice!!

chaim friedman

please text me

We love Dan

Can both my wife and I get mobile alerts if we share one twitter account?


@We love Dan:
No, just open another account.


You can get instant email alerts without using twitter, using this link:

You will have to sign up for a free IFTTT account, which is a great service anyways.


Those seem to take much longer than Twitter texts.


@menachem_m The Dan’s Deals app for Android is broken. When you launch it a spash screen with error message appears.

I hope that this can be corrected soon.


Is there a way to get texts for DDF topics that I follow?


Is it possible to only get notifications for certain deals – for example airfare?

If I turn off notifications from 11pm – 7 am EST, would I still get any deals that were published during that time at 7am once reactivated?


i want to receive text messages and do not have twitter. is there any way to simply get in an email or text per deal?..or customize which deals id like to receive?


how do I sign up to receive the latest deals via EMAIL? it doesn’t have an option on the home page!


I don’t see a drop menu near following. Any other way to receive text message



dan the master

We simpletons who hate buying retail, humbly acknowledge our leader who gives of his time to help even the technically challenged get great deals.
G-d bless, and long live the deals master!


this is hilarious that people never heard of this before.


I’m wondering, why is it everytime i check the site, for the deals( in this case, the $812 El Al direct JFK to Tel Aviv flights)
I never come up with the ” deals”?…..Right now, all i see is El Al about $1075 to $1150 direct flights

Can anyone tell me why that is?
Thank you


It doesn’t work for toronto numbers. Anyone have any luck?


@Dan:so i tried few times they say my cell is in use by other acount, but i dont remember signing in, is there a way u can help me?


Just realized that if you have the twitter app on your phone, you can get app notifications of each new DD post and don’t need to set up SMS. Can’t seem to find a way, though, to get SMS alone without also getting app notifications.


For an easier way just text 40404 and write follow dansdeals..


Can’t claim to be a techie, but on December 28, 2013 I texted follow @DansDeals and got a reply that I am now following @DansDeals and that I will be receiving their tweets. Haven’t received anything since then. Any ideas?



could be you turned off your notifications in your phones settings #beentheredonethat


Note that if you don’t do it via Twitter there’s only a certain amount of texts per day you can get that way before you stop getting notified.

Did you follow the steps in the post?


can I get text to my Israeli number


@Dan: I just tried the links but it said that the page cannot be displayed. Back in December what I did was text Follow @DansDeals to 40404 and I got the reply that I mentioned before (that I am now following you and will be getting your tweets).


is signing up for the text free, or is there a charge to your phone?

Chanan Moshe

Can’t get texts in Israel through twitter… bummer! Was a huge fan in the US, but now I’m stuck!


Can you make a Instagram account!?!
Take a pic of the thing you posted and ppl will see it!


Is there a way to get text messages without signing up for Twitter?


This may have already been covered, but you can set up notifications for specific twitter accounts in the Twitter iOS App.

Just go to the settings tab and enable notifications. Then go to Dan’s twitter page and enable notifications from him. No texting required.



Hi, I have signed up for text alerts via twitter, and I received the alerts for the first day, But now I am not getting it anymore

Any help or advice?


Try turning them off and back on again.


Is there a way to subscribe to get text updates on the forum for new posts only in a specific thread? ( i.e. only in milege run thread) Couldn’t figure out how to do it… Is it possible?


I flew to Israel with a Dan’s Deals ticket, and twitter doesn’t work on my Israeli phone, so I’m stuck here! 😉




I’ve been trying to set up myself with daily twitters from dans deals but each time I click on link provided to set up automatic tweets it brings me to my twitter account and there’s a message there that says “sorry mistake happened”
Any ideas please?


Actually it says “sorry, something went wrong”
Same message every time I click on customize my SMS alerts
Can use help here please!

rivky mandel

I am tring to set up for text messages I clicked on where u showed w/dans deals on twitter. I then clicked on the follow botton but it asked me to logon and give an email address I thought u said that there will be a drop down menu to easily sign on. What did I do wrong?


Yeah I noticed that I hadn’t gotten any tweets in a few days (not just from dd) itexted “on” to 40404 then I got this tweet to sign up..ppl saying they’re not getting texts….


I’ve been getting texts for awhile but apparently something just shut off and I wasn’t getting any text alerts from places I follow since Thirsday. I just went to 40404 and redid Follow @dansdeals and it said my notifications were off. Just switched it back on and now I’m back on!


Can we get an option for texts that doesnt go through twitter?


Dan – Why don’t you have a mobile app?

That would be sooo much easier….


Same here. Stopped getting texts so I just went on twitter and signed up again. I actually looked on the forums to see if anyone else was having this problem. Should’ve started my own post!


You are awesome, Dan. Thanks for always making things so clear. You are appreciated!


I was in Europe and got ur mesasges to my cell, some how I came back and I stopped getting text of all good deals.
Just signed in and reset my self up- hope this will wwork now.

Great idea

@dan: Thanks I can finaly get some messages from your site vi email without twitter. any chance you can send via email that would work out fantastic as I can see that on my smartphone. please let me know and I can pass along my email address to send to(not the one Optional-Will not be published)


Do you need to have Twitter loaded as an app on your phone in order to get alerts? I currently have Twitter on my phone but don’t use it and would like to delete it, but still want to get the text alerts. Thanks!


i resigned up and for some reason im still not getting the twitters!


You don’t need it.

Did you check to see if your phone number is in there correctly?


I’m having the same issue as Chavie. I stopped getting alerts last week. Turned ON via text to 404 still not getting. Went into twitter and it looks like mobile isn’t turned on when I right click on dans deals. I click on setup phone but when I go to mobile settings, my phone number is already there! Help!!


Do I need mobile data or it comes in as a text message?


@dan yes any idea i followed all steps!


I set up tweet notification and it is working great! However, I am now also getting a text message every time I feet a tweet about a deal offer! How can I turn off the SMS and still continue to receive the tweets?
Thanks a lot,


You can get @dansdeals tweets through text messages by texting follow dansdeals to 40404 . No need to sign up for twitter


Hi, I’m looking for best deal to travel from lax to jfk right before pesach, can any body help me please, 2 adult and 1 boy 11 years old. thank you
you can text me @ 310 963-1222
or email me @


hello, i’m getting double messages now, by sms and twitter… how do i un-subscribe to the sms messages? thanks



@dansdeals do i get charged for every text from twitter??
i have and unlimited call and text plan in canada????


I am having a hard time registering for your deals. I don’t have an account at Twitter.


How do I unsubscribe to the text messages. I get to many and when I travel, it will cost me a fortune.



why when I do step 2 it come up sorry this page is not supported on mobile at this time. ??????

Yonatan G

hi!! thanks a lot for keeping up posted with such amazing deals. Me and my wife are planning to go to vegas (we have the hotel booked already) anytime between june 13 and june 23. can you recommend us a good way to get airfare deals? ive checked prices and its too much for us to afford at regular expedia/orbitz prices. please help!!!


Hi – now that I subscribed to your twitter, how can I un-subscribe from the SMS…? I am getting duplicate messages,,, thanks!!


I don’t have an Email address and can’t sign up for twitter what do I do?


Pls can u let me knw if u cld find a ticket
frm jfk to Tel Aviv for july 8th to july 21st
in the 1,050 or 1,200 range.. Thanksomuch!!
I rllly appr it!!


Dan Please answer the question several people have raised. How do we if we so choose to stop receiving your text messages. How can we turn off the notifications?

Mook mama

Look I would like for you to stop sending stuff to my phone about deals & etc I could careless about whatever you’re selling idk whoever had this number mustve posted it to you website I’m asking you to stop sending mess to my phone it’s getting on my nerves & running up
My freaking bill I said stop sending texts message to my phone

Signed mook mama


Just text back OFF

Mook mama

Oh kk thank u

Mook mama

I texted back off & you keep sending me stuff please stop sending stuff to my phone I said back off


Lol, it’s not me it’s Twitter, feel free to contact them.

Or try texting STOP

Mook mama

Well I sent stuff to the twitter account it won’t stop it’s becoming stressful idk how they got this number but take my number off of whatever it that got this number take it off now even if you’ve to delete your twitter stop sending mess to my phone please


@Mook mama:
There’s nothing I can do on my end as I’m not sending messages, Twitter is.
Please contact Twitter customer support if texting STOP and OFF don’t work.

Mook mama

I will contact twitter right now can take this mess & idk how they got my number anyways & that’s the question how u get my number


@Mook mama:
Do you think I put in random numbers? It’s not even possible to do.
Someone who had your number had to have verified the number from the phone and subscribed. Nothing to do with me and nothing I can fix.

Mook mama

I don’t I just know its getting on my nerves that you


try ifttt app


Why no info on capital one cards?


They stink and they cost 3 hard pulls.


dan I’m getting a text message and also a notification from the twitter app can I setup just to get a text message and not a notification from the app ? Avrum

moshe koot

hi, im intreste in Dansdeal specials ty


@avrum I’m having the same issue with double notifications. Did you find a solution?


Hi Dan! There’s a much easier way to sign up for your text messages. Just text the words “follow @DansDeals” to 40404


That method limits how many texts you will get per day.


how do i just get the text notifications and not the tweets from the app. I would like to keep the twitter app on.



it seems i am getting the same issue as chris and avrum

chanie hoffer

Hi Dan,

Before I sign up for text messages I want to make sure (after reading everyone’s posts) that I won’t get duplicates texts and sms from twitter. I use Verizon and I want only one text per offer. Does Twitter has a app for the phone or do we sign up online via the computer?


I am getting 5 texts for each post today. Anyone else experiencing that, or know why that is happening/how to atop it? I always got just one per post, until today.


It’s happening to me too, 4 or 5 text for each message. Help???


If it helps to diagnose the problem, each of the text messages has a slightly different link. For example, in the last one, sent, I got these. Note the last 4 characters of each link is different. (and note I got six!)

40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM
40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM
40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM
40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM
40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM
40404: @DansDeals: Reload Your Starbucks Cards With $10, Get $5 Back With AMEX Offers m.twitter 8:26 AM


Whatever the problem was, it stopped today (not last night though). Whew!

Makir Tova

stopped getting texts 2 days ago. Check and reset all setting – still no luck! 🙁


Same here. I am no longer receiving texts.


I set up the twitter account and I believe I did all that I had to according to the directions and I am still not receiving texts.


How do i get more deals? 8154149543 can you call or text me and tell me?


I want to sign up for text messages but dont have nor do I want a Twitter account. How do I sign up for just text messages?


It takes 20 seconds to open a Twitter account.
After setting this up you never have to login to it again.


I a get a message from Twitter and a Text. How do I only get 1 message??


I made a Twitter account
But next to the following button on dans deals up doesn’t show a drop down menu please help!!

thank you dan

@Dan: what is the limits?


I have a twitter account. I’ve tried several times but unsuccessful each time to get text messages.


not good on twitter, any option of getting a email when it is posted?


does the txt msg work for an Israeli number?


I live in London.

I am not on Twitter, nor am I on any other social network: how would I quickly learn about your deals?


Why isn’t there an Enable Mobile Notifications in the dropdown menu on your Twitter page?
I have found it on other’s pages but the one on yours seems to be non-existent.


Will this work to an Israeli cell?


i stopped getting text messages a month ago could you tell me what went wrong?

David 1

I also stopped. I resigned up again and hope it will start working again!


Is there anyway I could get dansdeals messages on WhatsApp?


i stopped getting text messages. tried to reset it up and its not working. any suggestions?


Sometimes, someone is only looking for a deal on a particular item for example a laptop or a camera. Could I suggest that you create a system that people could be notified of the deal for the item that they are looking for, as opposed to signing up to all notifications?


When I click the option for sms it dose not go it brings me to Twitter


Suzanne – Did anyone respond to your question? I am having the same issue.


Me too


@Dan: See here for more info.

Apparently, you *will* get a message informing you that you have missed a tweet. You can then just check Twitter or the website. Obviously, it’s easier to just create an account. Derech agav, does anyone know what Twitter’s limit for SMS accounts actually is?


Anyone have any luck with this deal this morning?


I don’t have an interest in a twitter account. Is there a way to get text messages with deal alerts?


You don’t to maintain the Twitter account, just signup once and it will setup for good.


hi I want to know if theres any way I can get txt messages without making a twitter account


It takes all of 2 minutes to open a Twitter account and opt into SMS and you’ll never need to login to it again.


Can I receive txt messages to Israel. I am not receiving the verification code


I stopped getting ur twitter texts and so far missed out on a few deals. My friend has the same issue, she doesnt get any text from dansdeals on twitter any more. Can someone help me with this??>>




I’m following the steps to get the dans deals texts but step 2 is not working when I click on it. And by step 4 there is no option for a drop down. Any suggestions to et it to work?


#163 did you figure out how to get text messages from dans deals to your isreali phone?


HI Dan
I had recently started getting alerts instantly to my email. I dont remember how I did it but they suddenly stopped coming. And I cant find out how to do it again.
I don’t have or want twitter. it was just coming to my gmail.

Advice please!!!


Hi Dan, If I want to buy a lightning cord from amazon which brand should i get in order so it does work after 2 weeks

harvey spitz

Please notify via email on all deals


anyone was sucsesful to get text messages to an isreali phone fron dans deals?


Try using the Twitter app and enable notifications from the app?




Hi Dan,

I don’t see mobile notification as an option on twitter. Can you please help


why does everyone think that dan is a technician with everyones phone issues?


is there an option of getting notifications by regular texts or whatsup – I don’t want a twitter acount


It takes just 2 minutes to setup a Twitter account and you never need to login again.

a good yeshiva bachur

this is for every1 who keeps on bothering dan to fix their phone, text, twitter……..
its very easy. (eventhough it might take you time!)


can you please update the link in step 2. it is dead. i cant find any way to follow the requirements of step two. thanks


I second @Aryeh suggestion. I used to get he texts until a week ago. I went to this page to figure out what has gone wrong and the link is busted. Also is anyone else experiencing this problem whereby they used to get the text messages and now they do not


Is it possible to only get tweets for airfare deals and nothing else??


just did it and it works! thanks, hopefully I wont miss any deals anyomore.


I signed up for the twitter account in order to receive text messages with deals. However, when it says to click next to the follow button to choose to receive texts that option is not listed. Please advise.



Did you receive a reply to your request to receive only tweets, or preferably texts, about flights ONLY? And if so, what were the directions? Are tweets faster than texts? I don’t check my twitter account that often is my problem. Thanks for your help!




I have the same experience as #179 and #180 above. What is the go around?

tzvi opoczynski

is there a way to get a text only when dansdeals posts and not a text each time one of the other notifications i suscribe to posts as well?


@tzvi opoczynski:
Of course.
As the image in this post shows, you can select to turn on or off mobile notifications from everyone that you follow.

chana k

For those getting bounced back to step #2 when they’re at step #4. In step #2, after clicking “notify..” – scroll to the bottom and “save changes”.


I made an account on Twitter and then I click on step 2 and it says this page is not available what do I do?


Try it from a non-mobile device.


I’m trying to turn off SMS message notifications and the link you provide above states the link is no longer valid. How do I turn off SMS messaging? I am receiving too many!


Try from a computer.


If I open the card today, is there still a possibility of me getting the $300 travel credit for 2016 calendar year?

Secondly, If lets say I cancel the card in 6 months for example, do I get reimbursed for any of the $450 fee?



can you make a twitter sign up where i can send you a text and it will sign me up autoatically? i know i have done that with various orginizations
my filter wont let me go onto twitter

Sterling Guy

Hi Dan,
Will you ever make a whats app group?

May Friend

Can you just please add me to your text list. I would like to get deal notifications, but I am having trouble joining. Thanks, May Friend


Great way to do business I love it. Any sister sites to be aware of?


My text messages don’t have the attached links in “blue” to go to web site shown anymore HELP

Chaya Diner

i would like to get emails when a deal is posted

Michelle Kurzmann

How do I get text measages


sms only thru twitter now?


Send texts to 972 730 5353

Miriam Feldheim

Would love to get dansdeals as a trxt


can i just get notifications about flights to Israel?


Is there any way to only get notifications about airfare deals? @Dansdeals?

Daniel Shamooelian

Hi Dan, is there a way to get text notifications without having a twitter account?


yes try doing on @dansdeals tp 40404
follow @dansdeals


I haven’t been getting any texts from Dans deals for about a week now. Any idea Why not?


What’s the short code in Israel for Twitter

Michael Shore

I am trying to follow these directions but don’t see the same drop down options. Please let me know if the sign-up has changed.


same here. Dan can you help? where do I find the text notification options?

Sharyn Sher

I need 2 tickets from South Africa Johannesburg to Melbourne on the 2nd Dec to return beginning February.


still not working through sign up on sms, Dan can u please help? its saying “this sms action isn’t available right now”


I stopped getting text messages from you. I’d like to get it back. How ?


Why am I not getting emails from Dans Deals anymore?


Why did I suddenly stop getting emails from Dans Deals