Sunday, January 22, 2012

BIG DEALS and Great Discounts











The Office Ninja Blog has a new 'friend'.  I say friend because this new partner I can consider as one that resonates the same advocacy that this blog has.  It is providing opportunities for 'YOUNG PROFESSIONALS' to enjoy, have fun and offer ways for them to spend their hard-earned money THE RIGHT WAY (or at least the most 'sulit' / economical / efficient way possible).

I had always  envied my friends from Manila for having the privilege to bask-in on the seemingly endless 'deals' available online of discounted food, gadgets, events, massages, flights, etc.  offered by the many deal sites on the web. Yes, to those not yet in the know, this is the latest yuppie craze there is on that side of the country.  That's why when I saw that there is this group from Pampanga with the same 'portfolio', I immediately added them on my social network list and it did not take long before I received a message from them asking if I can feature them.  I immediately confirmed as I thought readers like you would be very much interested in what they may be offering.  So after exchanges of messages and seeing their website as well as their business proposals, here goes my feature of them!  I am talking about 'BIG DEALS'

(Note:  The details of the succeeding content were gathered from their business proposal portfolio, which are thereby part of their licensed intellectual property).

 DEALS 101 (A Primer)


Big Deals is actually a type of online marketing & promotions strategy with a two-pronged target.  For business owners, it is an opportunity to get their brands, services or products across various populations or groups.  On the other hand, the consumers (the 2nd target) are also expected to benefit as discounts and information sharing of business's products and services are advertised and made known to them straight via their social media accounts, emails or bookmarked blog sites.  Win-win scenario, right?  The term commonly used on these transactions is what you call 'promo deals'.  These strategies provide the business owners the opportunity to create bigger waves of marketing and promotions of their services, increasing the chances of income.  We consumers, on the other side, may expect the chance to avail things at discounted prices that we would otherwise not readily take in considering their original price tags.

THE TEAM BEHIND
The 'Big Deals' project is the brain-child of Greecos Software Solutions, Inc. a registered company in Angeles City Pampanga.  The team is comprised of young group of entrepreneurs from various fields (engineers, software developers & marketing professionals --- wonder if they need a part-time psych grad??)


REGISTERING
Since I promised to help them promote their site, here are the links directing you to their website as well as other portals to get the necessary details whether you are a business owner or a consumer like me.

Official website: http://www.bigdeals.com.ph/
Consumer Registration: discover great discounts here!
Business Owners: Register your business here

I have tested the online registration.  It was very easy and response is quick.  I even got my own referral link (http://www.bigdeals.com.ph/index.php/auth/register/?referrer=4157).

Their website is organized to show various categories to suit the different needs of people.  The site has the following categories: FOOD-DINING, HEALTH-WELLNESS and TRAVEL-EVENTS.  You can also visit their Facebook account via this link.

EXISTING PARTNERS
An email exchange with their HR and Sales & Marketing Manager outlined the following past and present partners they have and with this initial line-up, they sure are going a long way in the future: Century Hotel (Balibago Angeles City), Wishing Well (Diamond Balibago, Angeles City), Prism Hotel (Friendship, Balibago Angeles City), Velvet Spa, ShangHai Restaurant and  Do-It Printing Service (all located in Angeles City Pampanga.).  They also have a few clients from Manila, Top Mama Enterprises. RBV Cosmetic Surgery, Studio 1, Onyx Photobooth, Reyes Haircutters, CGM Balloons and Party Needs, Happy Shirts and a lot more.

PERSONAL FAVORITES
Here are some of the partners and deals I saw from their website.  Click on the captions and be directed straight to their website.  Deals have complete information showing you the deadline as well the discount price.

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48 comments:

  1. I am also a fan of these kinds of websites. Who doesn't want to get things at a discount right?

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    1. Thank Jaymee... yes, i agree... it kinda evens out the playing field

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  2. I agree with @Jaymee. Pinoy tayo e, mahilig tayo dito.

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    1. old Pinoy character translated into NEW avenues.. ehe

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  3. discounts and saving deals is really great! we get to enjoy expensive items on a lower cost.

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    1. ur right..makes people enjoy things that they usually have a hard time

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  4. This is good news! Hope great deals like this will find their way to other cities too like Davao where I live so we get to also enjoy the same opportunities.

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  5. ok to a.. best buy! (pede pag bakasyon pinas!!!)

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  6. Looks like it really offers bunch of great deals!

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    1. yup, thanks for visiting my site (and theirs too)

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  7. great! another group buying site. we can never get tired of those. i love discounts.

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    1. i completely agree.. they become handy during tough times

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  8. Deals and discounts are most sought by shoppers to avail of. They're on the alert of this kind of promo. And BidDeals, an online marketing and promotions is the best link for something you need.

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  9. I love discounts :) Yay for another discount/deal site!

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  10. That eat-all-you-can dinner looks sooo good. ^__^

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  11. Who doesn't want to get a discount? of course we do. I do my checking of those websites every Monday coz that the time they have new deals.. haha

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  12. Joined the site! Thanks for the post :)

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    1. that was so nice of you Renee... thanks a lot

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    1. please sign up to their site to get updates

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  14. Group buying is really in, i wonder who will survive the game

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    1. guess it will be those who will offer competitive deals and those without track record of negative services

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  15. Wow! This is a good and really nice. Will check on this. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Everybody loves to avail a discount, savings na kaya yun. Sa panahon ngayon every penny counts na kaya I am on of those people who loves to avail discounts and wait for the sales in the malls.

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  17. That's Cool! Good thing meron na nyan sa may inyo aside from group buying sites here in Manila.

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  18. I've heard about this, but this post is more informative. Thanks for sharing ser!

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  19. gonna check this one, i like looking for sale, discounts!

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  20. Business is business. To make one business moving onward is to appropriately deal with its customers and prospective one. Giving discounts, bargains or an exchanged deals are some of the best options. The point of doing this is to attract more customers and moreover to retain those who are already regular one. In short, this is gimmickry - business deal or business gimmicks!

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  21. Good deals! I can't argue with that. Cheers!

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  22. Those are great deals and yes, it's quite unfair that most deals available are centralized in Manila.

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  23. These discounts and deals is not really good at all to consumer .The'r not practical especially if you cannot afford it .And what is next,you will use your credit card just to avail this stuff and makasunod sa uso kahit magkautang utang dahil sa laki ng interest ng CC. And to top it all,mostly ng mga nag avail ay mga may reklamo dahil hindi nasunod ang nasa discount or deal card. Daming gimmicks para lang masabing they are the best and you'll save a lot and I don't buy it.

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  24. i want the eat-all-you-can though :D

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  25. i have known this before from a blogger friend also..deals, discounts,,well, they're awesome to find..

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  26. im into discount sites too! if we can get some discounts why not?

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  27. Sino ba ang ayaw ng discount these days? Pamahal ng pamahal ang mga bilihin. Everyone loves discount! Great dining na sulit pa sa bulsa.

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  28. wow, i was so interested with the waterproof camera case so i clicked for further details. love the discounts! but what i didn't like? the promo ends Feb 16. sayang! but thanks for the post. maybe i could watch out for more discounts!

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  29. Those deals are very tempting! I just wished they have them available in my area. Most of them are limited. :( With all the perks of online sale I hardly ever have to rely on voucher sites. So never tried it before. Maybe someday I will.

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