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APRIL 3, 2007: Online Shopping in Canada Just Got Easier: PriceCanada.com Redesigned

Toronto, Canada, APRIL 3, 2021 – Clear Sky Media today announced the launch of a new design for PriceCanada.com, Canada’s leading computer and electronics shopping search engine.  The site has been redesigned to make it even easier to search, compare, and buy consumer electronics from over 50 Canadian retailers.

Since PriceCanada.com’s launch in the Fall of 2005, the site has grown to list over 200,000 computer and electronics products that Canadians can buy online.  PriceCanada.com has also built up a database of over 375 user reviews of the retailers who list on the site in their effort to help Canadians make an informed shopping decision.

“Canadians have never had more online shopping options and purchasing a computer or an HDTV can be overwhelming. With the redesign of PriceCanada.com we focused on simplifying the comparison shopping experience,” said Derek Szeto, President of Clear Sky Media.

PriceCanada.com offers a number of tools that help Canadians shop online.  Site visitors can find unadvertised sale prices, see price drops and review the price history of any product.  Visitors can also set up price watches that will notify them when a price drops or an item goes on sale.

About PriceCanada.com
PriceCanada.com was launched in October 2005 to give Canadian consumers a user-friendly tool to take full advantage of shopping for computers and electronics online. PriceCanada.com is a Canadian shopping search engine that connects savvy consumers with trusted retailers. Built by Clear Sky Media, the founders of RedFlagDeals.com (http://www.redflagdeals.com), PriceCanada.com aims to be Canada’s premier shopping search engine for computers and electronics. For more information, please visit http://www.pricecanada.com.
For more information, please call:
Derek Szeto
President, Clear Sky Media
416-628-3331

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attention Students and Parents!! Find all of Canada’s best back-to-school shopping deals on one website!

RedFlagDeals.com launches special section for great shopping deals in September.

TORONTO, AUGUST 12, 2003. Last year, the average Canadian family spent over $300 on back-to-school purchases.  Are you spending too much on back-to-school supplies and looking for a way to save on the essentials and the non-essentials? 

Today, Canadian deal-finding web site RedFlagDeals.com launched a service that will help Canadian parents and students save money on their back-to-school shopping needs.  The site will provide a new section designed specifically to help visitors locate some of the hottest shopping deals and coupons for their online and in-store back-to-school purchases.

“The new school year is an expensive time for both students and parents and back-to-school necessities can add up quickly,” said Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals.com.  “Comparison shopping is one of the most effective ways to save money and RedFlagDeals’ new section gives Canadian shoppers the opportunity to easily find those back-to-school deals.”

The new back-to-school deal-finding section can be accessed via the main page of RedFlagDeals.com or at http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/backtoschool.php.  Users can expect to find discounted offers for:

  • computer equipment, including PC’s, notebooks, monitors, software, CD burners and printers
  • coupons and flyers for school supplies such as binders, notebooks, paper, backpacks, pens, desk lamps, bookcases, calculators and more
  • deals on accessories from Palm Pilots to CD an MP3 players and beyond

    Deals may apply to online purchases, in-stores purchases or both.  Samples deals available on the site today include:

  • Chapter.Indigo.ca has just added two new coupons to their coupon section.  Users can sign up for these coupons and save $5 off $25 and $10 off $40 purchases.  Students might also want to try searching for textbooks.  Shipping is free for purchases $39 or more. 
  • HBC.com is selling the Melitta 5-cup coffee maker for $19, so that students can remain semi-conscious during homeroom.  They also have AirPack Back Packs for $19 and several other wonderful back-to-school buys.
  • Until September 15, ShopRogers.com is letting its customers double their airtime.  If you’re a Rogers AT&T pay-as-you-go customer, you’ll get double the airtime when you recharge your account. 

    In addition to accessing information about Canada’s hottest back-to-school shopping deals, site users also have the opportunity to browse and/or take part in the new textbook buy, sell or trade forum, as well as access a comprehensive list of back-to-school ‘must-haves’ and where to find them at the best prices.  Users can also take part in a special contest sponsored exclusively by FutureShop.ca.  Today’s prizes include:

  • Compaq MV740 17” Monitor
  • Microsoft Optical Mouse
  • Cicero CD-RW Drive
  • Samsung DVD Player
  • HP120 Photosmart 1MP Digital Camera

    Parents and students returning to school are important customers during the back-to-school season and helping them meet both their educational and financial goals has become a top priority for RedFlagDeals, their partners and their affiliates.  “It is important to offer great value and reliable to products to our customers,” said Steve Wu, president of NCIX.com.  “RedFlagDeals.com offers a great place for parents and students to stretch their limited budgets, by helping them find the best values for the best products in Canada.”

    “RedFlagDeals.com is all about finding the best shopping deals in Canada,” states Szeto.  “Last year, families, parents and students spent more than $1.5 billion a year on back to school accessories and supplies and we want to help minimize those expenditures!”

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM: Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet.  Headed up by Derek Szeto, a third-year university student, the site currently boasts over 450,000 unique visitors and over 3.7 million pages views every month.  To date, the site has pushed over $600,000 in sales to one of its affiliates and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising.  For additional information visit http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    AUGUST 21, 2007: Online Bargain Hunters Unite in Toronto!

    Free public party attracts hundreds in search of good deals,
    and in support of Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

    Toronto, Canada, AUGUST 21, 2021 – If you thought clipping coupons saved you a lot of money, you haven’t met fanatical members of RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s largest online bargain-hunting community. The six-year old website registered its 100,000th member this summer and boasts almost a million fresh eyes per month. Founder and President Derek Szeto decided to celebrate this milestone with The RedFlagDeals.com Bargain Hunter’s Picnic; a massive, public, outdoor party scheduled for August 26 at the newly renovated Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

    “The RedFlagDeals.com community is an enormous part of our success,” he says. “Members share tips on good deals, make recommendations on what to buy, and are having a lot fun saving money and spending it wisely. We really wanted to show our appreciation for their loyalty and participation. While celebrating our community though, we also knew that it was important to give back to the community-at-large. For that reason we’re working with Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation to help make lives a little brighter. It is a wonderful organization and we are very happy to work with them.”

    Within the first few days of event registration, ticket sales for the Bargain Hunter’s Picnic raised over $1,000 for Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. The event will feature a gourmet BBQ, live entertainment, giveaways, games and more. It takes place from 12:30 – 4:30PM on August 26 at Varsity Stadium & Field in Toronto. Although it will act as a highly-anticipated meet-and-greet for the RedFlagDeals.com community, everyone and anyone is welcome to attend.

    RedFlagDeals.com features daily deals, coupons, and freebies for both online and in-store purchases. An editorial team, with the help of the community, locates the best deals; helping readers make smart purchases in a sea of online retailers. The Bargain Hunter’s Picnic will mark the end of Reader Appreciation Month at RedFlagDeals.com and is the first major, public and official community event.

    What: Bargain Hunter’s Picnic – a free, public event with games, entertainment and more.
    When: Sunday, August 26, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
    Where: Varsity Stadium & Field, 299 Bloor St. West, Toronto
    Who: RedFlagDeals.com and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

    For more information please visit:

    http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/main.php/bargainhunterspicnic/

    About RedFlagDeals.com:
    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 2.5 million unique sessions and over 17 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    About Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation:
    We help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

    For more information or to register as media for this event please contact:

    Derek Szeto
    President
    RedFlagDeals.com

    416-628-3331

    Tammy Dean
    Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

    905-752-7827 ext. 229

    Did that ‘spectacular view’ of Lake Louise turn out to be a truck stop on the trans-Canada highway? Or did your B&B in the Maritimes forget the bacon and the eggs? Then check out newly launched Hotels.RedFlagDeals.com for the latest information about where to stay in Canada (and in some cases, where not to stay).

    Toronto, Canada August 23, 2021—Through an innovative partnership with Canadian Hotel Guide and their unique booking engine, Hotels.RedFlagDeals.com provides some of the very best online tools and information about Canadian hotels and motels, offering an integrated Google maps interface that maps the accommodation you’re considering in real-time while you sort and filter them by price, location, quality, and guest ranking.

    Hotels.RedFlagDeals.com also provides proprietary hotel reviews and rankings that only allow “real guests” who have been verified as having stayed at a particular property to submit reviews and ratings. The result is 1000’s of editorially unbiased, trustworthy reviews that just might save you from recounting tales of nightmare hotels you would rather forget. Moreover, http://www.RedFlagDeals.com offers up-to-the-minute deals, coupons and rebates for all types of vacations and travel itineraries.

    About Red Flag Deals

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.8 million unique sessions and over 17 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well.

    The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    About Canadian Hotel Guide

    Since its launch in 2002, Canadianhotelguide.com has risen to the top of the Canadian travel market guided by a simple goal: to provide travelers with the best information and reviews about where to stay in Canada. As an officially authorized hotel reservation agent for over 3,000 hotels in Canada, Canadian Hotel Guide.com provides a secure real-time booking engine that processes your hotel reservation instantly so that you know your hotel booking is guaranteed.

    CanadianHotelGuide.com successfully processes thousands of hotel reservations in Canada each month through its secure online reservations system at http://www.canadianhotelguide.com and via 24-hour toll-free customer service and reservations available at 1-800-359-6279.

    RedFlagDeals Announces All-Star Advisory Panel, New Office

    Toronto, Canada - August 24, 2021 - RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s most-visited deal-finding site, announced today the creation of a new advisory board. “We have some aggressive expansion and growth plans and this group will help us to guide that growth most effectively,” said Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals.com. The board consists of some of Canada’s most influential online marketers, including:

    Jay Aber - President, 24/7 Canada
    Jennifer Evans - President, Sequentia Communications
    Chris Carder - CEO, ThinData
    Helen Hawketts - Director, Online Publishing, Rogers
    Bryan Segal - Director of Business Development, comScore
    Ken Wong - Professor of Business, Queens University

    “We feel the creation of an advisory board is going to be a key factor in the growth of our business and are delighted that such a renowned team is willing to commit time to helping us with that growth,” added Szeto.

    “RedFlagDeals.com is exposing new opportunities for Canadian retailers to market their products and services,” says Chris Carder, CEO of ThinData. “They have put together an amazing advisory board of top professionals and I’m excited to do my part in helping grow the company into a retail marketing powerhouse.”

    In addition to the advisory board, RedFlagDeals.com made another big move by relocating their base of operations to Toronto. Their new office space is located at 834 Yonge Street, Suite 300. Their online presence will remain at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a recent university graduate, the site currently boasts over 1.4 million unique sessions and over 13 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time.
    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Fore more information please call:
    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416-537-1913

    AUGUST 25, 2006: With the cost of tuition and school supplies rising every year, saving money is more and more important to today’s students and their parents.  That’s why Canada’s largest bargain hunting community, RedFlagDeals.com, has launched a special deals section exclusively for back to school savings.

    The new section on RedFlagDeals.com is filled with deals and coupons for everything from notebooks to student clothing.  Here are a few of the deals currently listed:

    • Get an iPod for free when you purchase a Mac
    • A free month of VoIP service and 20 free song downloads from Vonage.ca
    • A 15% off coupon for American Apparel

    Deals and coupons are just one way that RedFlagDeals.com is helping students and their parents get ready for school.  They are also running a series of articles with money saving tips for students, they have created a forum for users to trade textbooks, and they are holding numerous contests including one in which readers can build and win a $2000 computer from online retailer NCIX.com. 

    “Student’s need to save money and the RedFlagDeals.com community is here to help,” site founder Derek Szeto says. “With over 54,000 active registered users our community rarely misses a deal, coupon, or free offer.”

    The Back to School section will run until the middle of September.

    About Red Flag Deals
    RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. In 2005 RedFlagDeals.com launched a computer and electronics shopping comparison site, PriceCanada.com, and the network of sites currently boast over 1.8 million unique sessions and over 17 million page views every month.
    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com and PriceCanada.com at http://www.pricecanada.com.

    Do Your Homework to Get the Best Back to School Deals

    The hottest deals for 2008

    Toronto, ON - August 26, 2021 – It doesn’t matter what time of year – whether its Back to School or Christmas Shopping, doing your homework to find the best deals is the key to successful bargain hunting.  RedFlagDeals.com brings you the hottest Back to School deals for 2008.  From computers to printers to notebook paper, their Deal of the Day highlights what deal has the biggest savings.

    Derek Szeto, President and Founder of RedFlagDeals.com states, “We’ve made the site easy to find the best bargains.  With our “deals of the day” and Back to School section, parents and students can easily navigate the savings.  And with over 100,000 active members on our forum we rarely miss a deal or coupon.”

    Deals and coupons are just one way that RedFlagDeals.com is helping ease students and their parents from Summer Vacation to Back to School.  They are also running a series of articles with money saving tips for students such as; “Tips for Saving Money on Campus”, “Back to School - Keeping Yourself Fed for Less”, and “Textbook Buying Tips for Students”.  There is a forum for users to buy and sell textbooks, and there are numerous contests including one in which readers can win a Macbook or an iMac.

    The Back to School section will run until the September 15, 2008. (Contest ends on September 8)

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.3 million monthly unique visitors and over 23 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.  In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, was a Ontario Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    FutureShop.ca Ranked as Top Canadian E-tailer by over 8000 Canadians

    92 per cent of respondents intend to shop online this Christmas

    TORONTO, ON, December 14, 2021 - FutureShop.ca emerged as the king of Canadian e-tailing again this year, according to Canada’s premier bargain-hunter’s website, RedFlagDeals.com, which has over 19,000 registered members and 800,000 unique visitors per month. Respondents to this year’s survey almost tripled, up to 8386 from 2832 the previous year.

    In second place again this year is eBay.ca, while Amazon.ca has knocked out Staples.ca for third spot. The results also revealed that Canada’s savviest consumers will be spending mainly on electronics and computer hardware, although books and movies follow closely.

    According to the survey, the top 10 favourite Canadian online shopping websites are (with last year’s rankings in brackets):

    1. FutureShop.ca (1)
    2. eBay.ca (2)
    3. Amazon.ca (4)
    4. NXIX.com (5)
    5. Chapters.Indigo.ca (6)
    6. Best Buy.ca (--) and TigerDirect.ca (7) (tied)
    7. Sears.ca (9)
    8. CanadianTire.ca (8)
    9. Staples.ca (3)
    10. DealsOutlet.ca (--)

    The most popular items purchased online by this community are:
    1. Electronics and Accessories
    2. Computer Hardware
    3. Books
    4. Movies
    5. Music

    “Once again, FutureShop reigns in the hearts of online shopping Canadians,” said Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals, a fourth-year Queen’s student and national finalist in the 2004 ACE student entrepreneur of the year awards. “Their commitment to a good online shopping experience, excellent customer service, and free shipping make this ranking no surprise!”

    The survey was conducted by RedFlagDeals.com between November 12 and November 28, 2021 in commemoration of their fourth-year anniversary.

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a fourth-year university student, the site currently boasts over 800,000 unique visitors and over 6 million page views every month. The site has pushed over $1,000,000 in sales to one of its affiliates to date and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising inquiries. For more information, please visit: http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications

    416-537-1913
    416-203-3656
    http://www.sequentia.net

    eBay ousts FutureShop According To RedFlagDeals Community

    Findings from RedFlagDeals’ Annual Survey Highlighting Online Shopping Trends

    Toronto, ON - December 15, 2021 – A recent survey conducted by the online bargain shopping gurus at RedFlagDeals.com reveals that over 86 per cent of respondents intend to do some, if not all, of their holiday shopping online this year. Men and women are both actively shopping online, with 91 per cent of males and 85 per cent of females planning to shop the internet this holiday season.

    The survey also reveals where people are shopping. According to the RedFlagDeals survey, the top 10 Canadian online shopping websites have changed from last year, most noticeably with eBay taking over top spot (last year’s rankings in brackets):

    1. eBay.ca/eBay.com (2)
    2. FutureShop.ca (1)
    3. Amazon.ca (3)
    4. NCIX.com (4)
    5. BestBuy.ca (6)
    6. Chapters.Indigo.ca (5)
    7. CanadianTire.ca (8)
    8. TigerDirect.ca (--)
    9. Sears.ca (7)
    10. Dell.ca (--)

    “Canadians are eager to buy online and eBay’s success can be largely attributed to the fact that you can find just about anything on eBay, says Derek Szeto, Founder of RedFlagDeals.com. “As Canadians become more comfortable online, they will also become more comfortable buying things outside of the books and technology items that are usually associated with online shopping. The phenomenal growth this year of our online bargain shopping community at RedFlagDeals.com is a testament to just how popular online shopping is becoming.”

    This survey was completed by over 6,900 RedFlagDeals.com visitors between November 2nd and December 2nd 2005 in commemoration of RedFlagDeals’ five-year anniversary. The survey also determined that RedFlagDeals is hitting the mark with its visitors, receiving high approval ratings in all aspects of its site design, content, and ease of use. More survey results can be found at http://www.redflagdeals.com/stats.

    RedFlagDeals.com will feature a special Boxing Week section this year, with the most extensive online listing of Boxing Week sales in Canada.

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    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, the site currently boasts over 1.2 million unique sessions and over 14 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    About PriceCanada.com:

    PriceCanada.com was launched in October 2005 to give Canadian consumers a user-friendly tool to take full advantage of shopping for computers and electronics online. PriceCanada.com is a Canadian shopping search engine that connects savvy consumers with trusted retailers. Built by the founders of RedFlagDeals.com (a subsidiary of Clear Sky Media, Inc.), Canada’s largest online shopping community, PriceCanada.com aims to be Canada’s premier shopping search engine for computers and electronics. For more information, please visit http://www.pricecanada.com.

    For more information, please call:
    Maggie Fairs
    Sequentia Communications
    416-203-3656

    The Man’s Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping

    Toronto, ON - December 15, 2021 – You haven’t stepped foot in a mall, you have 15 unread emails from your friends and family asking you what you want, and you even changed the channel when Rudolph came on, but you can’t ignore it any longer: Christmas is nearly here and you’re running out of time.  You have to do your Christmas shopping.  With a little help from RedFlagDeals.com readers and the “guys” at RedFlagDeals.com – here is a list of tips that will help men everywhere stay sane during the craziest shopping time of the year.

    1.  Plan Your Attack. When shopping, you must channel your inner-ninja and be in and out before anyone knows you were even there. Prepare in advance.  You should know what you’re looking for, how much it costs, and where to get it, before you leave the comfort of your home. 

    2. Tune Out. Bring your MP3 player with you when you go shopping.  The only thing worse than the crowds at the mall are the unavoidable Christmas carols and crying babies that echo in the cavernous mall interiors.  Your music may not be festive, but at least it won’t drive you crazy.

    3. Whither the Web? You’ve waited too long to shop online and have anything shipped to you (unless you want to pay a huge premium for express shipping), but you can still use the internet to save money.  You’ll save a lot of time by comparing the price, availability, and reviews of a product over the internet.  Many stores now offer the option of buying online and then picking up directly from the store.  That beats fighting an equally desperate guy for the last Wii in the store.

    4.  Support the Trend. If you’re stuck for ideas, find out what other people are getting your shopping target and get them something that compliments that.  Someone is getting them skis?  Buy them ski goggles.

    5.  Suck it Up. Gift cards are for lazy and uncreative gift givers.  Suck it up and admit that you may be one of these people.  One caveat, DO NOT give gift cards to wives, girlfriends or potential significant-others.

    6.  Budget. Contrary to guy logic, more expensive isn’t necessarily better.  You’re running out of time, but don’t panic.  Take a few hours to plan your budget, narrow down which stores you’re going to, and to adjust your “nice” list. 

    7.  Wing-Women and Wing-Men. Shopping for the ladies in your life?  Call your mother, daughter, sister, friend or female coworker and tap into their natural ability. They will know what colours match, which stores suck, what she really wants, and more importantly, what message your gift is really sending her.  Wing-Women are helpful when shopping, Wing-Men are not.  If guys were good at holiday shopping, you wouldn’t be reading this article, would you?

    And finally:

    Or you could just… skip it! Just skip Christmas and wait until Boxing Day to buy all of your gifts.  Just make sure that everyone knows you’re doing it first.  Telling people that “you were waiting until Boxing Day” also makes a great excuse if you accidentally forget to buy a gift for someone… not that we’ve ever done that.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 2 million monthly unique visitors and over 28 million page views every month.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    Canadians Remain Loyal to Canadian Retailers for Online Shopping Reveals Annual Survey

    RedFlagDeals.com launches Boxing Day Sales early! 

    December 19, 2007, Toronto, ON. - A recent survey conducted by the online bargain shopping gurus at RedFlagDeals.com reveals that nearly 58 per cent of online shoppers still prefer to shop Canadian. 

    The founder and President of RedFlagDeals.com, Derek Szeto says, “That’s great news for Canadian retailers.  Even with our looney at it’s strongest in 30 years – Canadians still said they prefer to shop Canadian,” Szeto added, “Online shoppers are time challenged and looking for the best value.  Almost 90% of our respondents go online to get coupons for either in-store or online purchases.”

    The survey also showed that online shoppers are putting more faith in opinions expressed by fellow shoppers in chat rooms and message boards than in professional reviews of products and services. As a result, RedFlagDeals.com has increased web traffic on the site by over 100 percent this year with more than 1.2M unique Canadian visitors each month. 

    Results from the survey confirm that Canadians are becoming more active online shoppers and are taking the initiative to compare products, prices, and user reviews on sites like RedFlagDeals.com before making purchasing decisions.  When asked what online shopping features they would like in the future, respondents asked for online and mobile alerts, so that they would never miss the best deals.

    Information hungry bargain shoppers will be happy to know that RedFlagDeals.com has been working with retailers to provide the earliest possible release of the retailers Boxing Day Sales information to RedFlagDeals.com visitors. The first Boxing Day information is expected to be released before Thursday, December 20.

    The survey also reveals where people are shopping.  According to the survey, the top 10 online shopping websites overall are below with 2006 rankings in parenthesizes:
    1. Amazon.ca (3)
    2. FutureShop.ca (1)
    3. BestBuy.ca (2)
    4. NCIX.com (4)
    5. Dell.ca (5)
    6. Chapters.Indigo.ca (7)
    7. CanadianTire.ca (8)
    8. TigerDirect.ca (6)
    9. Costco.ca (13)
    10. Sears.ca (12)

    The top three for women are:
    1. Amazon.ca, (1)
    2. Chapters.Indigo.ca (4)
    3. Sears.ca.  (5)

    The top three for men are:
    1. FutureShop.ca (1)
    2. Amazon.ca (4)
    3. BestBuy.ca.  (3)

    The number one store that online shoppers would like to see online (men and women) is Wal-Mart.

    This survey was completed by over 12,600 RedFlagDeals.com visitors between November 8th and December 8th, 2007 in commemoration with RedFlagDeals.com’s seven-year anniversary. 


    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.2 monthly unique visitors and over 20 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.  In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, was nominated for the 2007 Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Media inquiries: Infinity Communications Inc.  Leanne Bucaro 416-708-4488 or

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RedFlagDeals.com and CanadaHelps.org Join Forces for Simple Holiday Online Giving!

    TORONTO, ON, December 2, 2003. Looking for a very simple way to give back to the community this holiday season? Look no further than your mouse! RedFlagDeals.com today announced the launch of an online giving campaign in partnership with online giving site CanadaHelps.org.

    “It’s our third anniversary, and we wanted to do something special to commemorate it. For the last three years we have helped thousands of Canadians save money on their purchases,” said Derek Szeto, Founder, RedFlagDeals.com.  “We are delighted to be working with CanadaHelps.org at this time of year to give back to the community a portion of what our users have saved.”

    Site visitors will have the opportunity to make an online donation to one of three selected charities, Canadian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The campaign runs until January 1, 2022 and hopes to raise $10,000 for the three causes.

    Here’s how it works:

    1. Go to http://www.http://www.redflagdeals.com/charity
    2. Click on the ‘DONATE’ icon
    3. Select one of the charities to make a donation
    4. Enter an amount (RedFlagDeals.com is recommending five per cent of site members’ purchase or a percentage of your total holiday giving)
    5. Enter the name of the donor (if the donation is a gift)
    6. You’re done!

    “Every donation made through CanadaHelps.org via this online campaign can also be sent as a gift – in the name of friend or family member - allowing donors to give a little something extra this holiday season, “ said Ryan Little, Executive Director, CanadaHelps.org

    RedFlagDeals.com is also giving back to its own community thanks to sponsors like FutureShop.ca, NCIX.com, TigerDirect.ca and Xbox.net, by offering contests to all site users:

  • FutureShop.ca Thank You! Contest: site users will have the opportunity to win a $1000 eCertificate for FutureShop.ca, by indicating one product from FutureShop.ca they’d like to see under their Christmas tree (Contest closes December 12, 2021)
  • By signing up for the RedFlagDeals.com newsletter, users will automatically be entered to win a Soltek Motherboard from NCIX.com (Contest closes December 4, 2021)

    To enter these contests and learn more about the RedFlagDeals.com three-year anniversary celebration, visit http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/main.php.

    ABOUT CANADAHELPS.ORG: An online giving site providing a donation mechanism to over 78,000 charities, CanadaHelps.org is a non-profit organization seeking to maximize the impact of charitable gifts by lowering the administrative cost of giving via the Internet.  For additional information, please visit http://www.CanadaHelps.org.

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM: Launched to the public on November 25, 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet.  Headed up Derek Szeto, a third-year university student, the site currently boasts more than 550,000 unique visitors every month and has over 8000 registered users.  RedFlagDeals.com is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising. For additional information, please visit http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    Bargain Hunting Experts Reveal Top Tips for Boxing Day Bonanza

    Toronto, ON - December 22, 2021 – For millions of Canadian shoppers, Boxing Day is the most important shopping occasion of the year. Shopaholics, spendthrifts, and people who didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas will flood to stores and online checkout lines for big savings. Just showing up at the store doesn’t mean you’ll get what you want, however. Some preparation and research beforehand will help you get the most out of this once a year shopping bonanza.  Courtesy of RedFlagDeals.com, here are a few tips for making the most of Boxing Day Shopping.

    Tip #1: - A great place to start is online. Do as much internet research as you can beforehand so you’re not forced to ask questions, wait for customer service representatives, or hold up cashiers. Bargain hunting websites, such as RedFlagDeals.com, can help immensely. You’ll find much of the work will have been done for you – complete store flyers and the hottest deals will be posted for easy perusal, often before the sales actually start.  Online, the Boxing Day Sales actually start on December 24th, more than a day before the neighbourhood mall even opens.

    According to Derek Szeto, President of RedFlagDeals.com, “every December the site becomes “Canada’s Boxing Day Headquarters,” packed with information about where the best Boxing Day deals can be found.  We even have a mobile version of the site you can use on your phone while in the store.”

    Tip #2 – To Crash or Not to Crash:  If you’re keen on getting the absolute best deals, often called “door crashers”, you might want to get the family together and open presents on December 24, because the most committed bargain hunters will be lining up outside of stores a full day before the sales begin.

    Tip #3 – Stand in line or stay warm online:  Make your decision and stick with it.  For its part, the online shopping experience can be bumpy as well. With the huge surge of online customers, websites can be slow to load or experience other problems.  The upside of online is the sales start early – so if you don’t care about door crashing, you still have time to hit the mall if you run into a glitch online!

    Tip #4 – Check Exchange Policies: No matter where you’re shopping, take care to double check exchange policies. If you buy something on Boxing Day (or during Boxing Week), you might not be able to return or exchange it right away – some retailers will suspend or limit those services during their busiest week of the year.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 2 million monthly unique visitors and over 28 million page views every month.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    The Man’s Guide to Surviving Valentines Day

    It’s a well known fact – most men hate shopping. But mostly men really hate not knowing what is considered a “romantic” gesture and what is considered a “fumble”. This can make it difficult to shop for that perfect Valentines Day surprise. Learn from your mistakes gentlemen.

    With a little help from the girls at RedFlagDeals.com here is a list of tips that will help men everywhere stay sane, minimize mistakes and have the best possible success on Valentines Day. A few short stories are also included that come from submissions from the annual Valentines Day contest asking for interesting and funny romantic stories of the day.

    1. Plan Your Attack. If you choose to go the gift route – decide in advance what is appropriate. If you’ve just started dating – you may want to save the jewelry for next year. HINT: If you decide on jewelry, make sure you check it BEFORE you leave the store. Don’t make the same mistake as John, one of the contest entrants and have it wrapped at the store without checking it over. When his Valentine opened the gift – it had the wrong initials. She thought he gave her the wrong pendant – and had several girls on the go. They broke up.

    2. Flowers – hmmm. Decision time guys. Do you really want to spend a few hundred dollars on roses? It’s an individual decision. There are a few tips here: First – make sure if you are giving roses – they are RED. Red is the colour of love. Don’t make the same mistake as RedFladDeals.com entrant Chad who gave yellow roses to his new girlfriend. Yellow is the sign of friendship and she thought he was trying to tell her he only thought of her as a friend. Tip: Think about pre-Valentines Day flowers. Save yourself a lot of money!

    3. Plan ahead. Think about doing an early Valentines Day. Flowers will be less expensive and the romantic restaurant you want to take her to will have better service. Ever tried to get a servers attention quickly on Valentines Day? If you do an early celebration, make plans to have a romantic night in. A few candles, some wine, some food and a chick flick will go a long way.

    4. Let your mouse do the walking. The fourth tip is the BEST tip and is the most obvious, shop online! You’ll save money and find multiple gift ideas with the click of a button. But best of all – you can ask for advice from other shoppers on the forum.

    5. Mechanical Mishaps. Okay guys – listen up. If you are trying to impress your date by taking her out to a restaurant for dinner – make sure your car has: 1. Gas 2. Oil. 3. Coolant. And most important of all – know which one goes where. Contest entrant Frank took his date out for a romantic dinner and just barely managed to get his overheating car to a gas station. He thought he could fix the problem by putting oil in the car – instead of coolant in the radiator – not good. Yep – that’s a true story. They broke down in a very questionable part of town and had to be rescued by the Police.

    6. Skip it? Really? Beware. Beware of women who agree to skip Valentines Day. It may be a trap. Have something just in case. And guys – no matter what…get her a card. It’s always the card that counts.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.1 monthly unique visitors and over 20 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada. In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, is a Ontario Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    RedFlagDeals.com: Bargain Hunting Experts Help You Choose Your Next Credit Card

    Toronto, ON - February 6, 2022 - With the immediate future of the Canadian economy uncertain, Canadians more than ever are turning online in search of ways to save money. This week, RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s leading bargain hunting website, introduced a new credit card tool (http://www.redflagdeals.com/creditcards) that let’s Canadians quickly compare over 100 credit cards based on their interest rates and features.

    “Canadians are being forced to carry more debt than they otherwise have before,” explains Ryan McKegney, Vice-President of Operations at RedFlagDeals.com. “If you have a credit card that charges 5% interest rather than 20% interest, you can save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your debt. With our new credit card tool, Canadians can find the card that will provide them with the most value - whether that’s a low interest rate or rewards on their purchases.”

    In recent months, RedFlagDeals.com has expanded in scope to save Canadians money in places other than at the point of sale. In addition to the credit card tool, the site has published an article comparing the new Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) offered by Canada’s financial institutions and an article examining ways to save money under the recently passed federal budget.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 2 million monthly unique visitors and over 30 million page views every month.

    Visit the RedFlagDeals.com Credit Card Comparison tool at http://www.redflagdeals.com/creditcards

    The Tax Free Savings Account article can be found at http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/main.php/articles/tfsa_tax_free_savings_accounts_comparison/

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    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    Virtual Reach Brings You RedFlagDeals.com: Latest Bargains and Hot Deals Now Available On Viigo

    Toronto, ON, – 10 July 2021 –
    Virtual Reach Inc., developer of the breakthrough Viigo™ mobile platform, announced today it has partnered with RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s Bargain Hunting Community, to deliver the latest deals, coupons and giveaways right to your BlackBerry smartphone.

    Effective today, users will be able to use Viigo to monitor the retail market for the latest deals on items ranging from apparel, computers and electronics, theatre tickets, and even airline travel, as listed on the RedFlagDeals.com website. The RedFlagDeals.com feeds will be accessed from a folder entitled Deal Channels within Viigo’s Channel Library.

    The Viigo mobile platform revolutionizes the mobile user experience, allowing partners like RedFlagDeals.com to publish their content in a clean, efficient and engaging manner. The platform circumvents the limitations of the mobile browser and delivers a highly optimized wireless experience that addresses the challenges of delivering content to mobile devices.

    “The RedFlagDeals.com community provides Canadians with a valuable online source for the latest shopping news and bargain hunting,” said Derek Szeto, Founder and President. “Inclusion in the Viigo platform gives our content greater utility and relevance as users will have news of the latest deals in the palm of their hand – it’s like having our 100,000 community members with you at all times,” he added.

    In addition to keeping users in touch with the latest retail bargains, users will also have access to the Viigo Channel Library, a feature designed to give users access to a wide variety of the web’s best content and services with a single click. Users can quickly and easily subscribe to a wide array of special interest news, sports, weather, entertainment, market data and thousands of other RSS feeds, creating a powerful handheld companion. The Channel Library is constantly being updated by our editors, and is always full of fresh ideas.

    “By offering content from organizations such as RedFlagDeals.com, Viigo is enriching the portfolio of ‘useful information’ that we make available to people wherever, and whenever they need it” commented Jay Steele, Founder of Virtual Reach. “In addition to being your source for local events, news, sports and weather, Viigo is now also your personal shopping assistant,” he added.

    The Deal feeds will be accessible from all Viigo and select partner branded applications. Initially, this application will be released for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM; TSX:RIM) only, with other mobile devices being made available shortly thereafter.

    To download Viigo on your mobile device, simply visit http://www.virtualreach.com, or click through on the promotional link on http://www.redflagdeals.com. Users will be redirected to a landing page on the Virtual Reach website where they can simply enter their email address or mobile number to receive the application immediately.

    About Virtual Reach Inc.

    Virtual Reach is a leading developer of mobile application software. The Virtual Reach platform, Viigo, not only offers an unparalleled mobile user experience, but because it is built on industry standard RSS technology, provides companies with the fastest possible way to mobilize content. With its flagship product, Viigo, thousands of users across the world already enjoy Breaking News, Sports, Entertainment, Weather, Markets, Blogs or any RSS Feed they want, at the touch of a button, wherever they are. Always live, always on, always available.

    Founded in 2004, Virtual Reach is a privately owned company with its corporate head office in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information on Virtual Reach and its RSS solutions for wireless and mobile platforms, please visit http://www.virtualreach.com.

    Virtual Reach has also partnered with Rogers Wireless to provide a private label version of Newsclip to its customers. Rogers Newsclip can be downloaded directly from the Rogers Navigate mobile portal.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:
    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 2.5 million unique sessions and over 17 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    Virtual Reach, Viigo, the Virtual Reach logo, and Newsclip are all trademarks of Virtual Reach Inc.
    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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    For More Information:

    Contact:
    Robert Belliveau
    VP, Business Development
    Virtual Reach Inc.

    800 204 1831 x. 84

    Ryan McKegney
    VP, Business Development
    RedFlagDeals.com

    416 628 3331

    RED FLAG DEALS FOR CANADIAN SMALL BUSINESS

    Businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for nearly 98 per cent of all enterprises

    Toronto, Canada - July 11, 2021 - Small businesses across Canada now have access to cost saving deals and coupons as Canada’s largest online buying community launches a section designed specifically for them.  RedFlagDeals.com, already the leader in finding the hottest shopping deals and online bargains for Canadian consumers, is now offering its overwhelmingly popular services to Canadian small businesses.

    “Small businesses are certainly an important force in Canada, accounting for nearly 98 per cent of all enterprises*,‿ said Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals.com.  “As a small business ourselves, we realize how important it is to save money because small businesses are more cash strapped than anyone else. This new section will help them save both time and money and help their business grow.‿

    This new category features many cost saving deals that are vital to help small businesses grow, including free downloads from CanPay.com for payroll software which is specifically designed for small businesses with 20 employees or less, free online job postings and business card services, Visa card coupons and much more.

    Peter Walcott, President of Prepaid Direct, an Ontario-based small business says,
    “As a small business owner, I am certainly looking forward to the launch of a small business section in RedFlagDeals.com.  I use the site regularly for personal bargain hunting, and am certain that I will now be able to do the same for my company.  It is great having access to a site that is truly focused on Canadian consumers, and the addition of the small business section can only mean great news for people like me across the country.‿

    RedFlagDeals.com is dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Canada’s largest online buying community, it has over 400,000 pageviews and 45,000 user sessions per day. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals, but also coupons and discussion boards on a wide variety of topics.  The forums currently have over 25,000 registered users and over 1,800,000 articles.

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    About RedFlagDeals.com

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a recent university graduate, the site currently boasts over 800,000 unique visitors and over 12 million page views every month. The site has pushed over $1,000,000 in sales each to two separate affiliates to date and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising inquiries. http://www.redflagdeals.com

    For more information, please call:
    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416-537-1913
    416-203-3656

    *statistics provided by small business research and policy section of strategic.gc.ca website

    Attention Canadian Shoppers!  Find out how to chase down the country’s hottest shopping deals.

    Web site introduces Canadians to online couponing.

    TORONTO, JULY 8, 2003. RedFlagDeals.com, a Canadian-based online deal-finding web site, is helping a lucky number of Canadian shoppers save money daily.  The website provides a way for visitors to locate deals and online coupons for their on and offline purchases.

    “Thanks to this great web site, I saved $40 off a Staples order,” states one of the site’s users.  “RedFlagDeals.com is definitely a web site every Canadian buyer should know about.”

    Via the main page of RedFlagDeals.com, users can find discounted offers for computer equipment and other online purchases, coupons for everything from office supplies to sports equipment to Palm Pilots and other handheld devices and beyond. Deals may apply to online purchases, in-store purchases or both. 

    Users also laud customer service for deals found via the website. “RedFlagDeals.com helped me save on a new CD burner.  I just received it on Friday from NCIX.com. Not only was I impressed with the price and no PST… but the shipping was EXCELLENT - it only took 2 days!”

    Updated daily, the site combines staff expertise and a community of deal hunters who relay shopping deals across Canada to the public via the website.  Deals are rated based on cost-savings and with discounts for suppliers ranging from Amazon.ca to SportMart.ca, the site is becoming Canadian value shoppers’ first stop before opening their wallets.  Sample deals available on the site today include:

  • vfxweb.com is selling used SMC10/100 PCI Ethernet cards for just $0.99.
  • Valid until July 10th, Futureshop.ca has the Prima Q2716 27” Virtually Flat TV discounted $70 to only $329.99.
  • TigerDirect.ca has dropped the price on some of the items previously listed on RedFlagDeals.com.  These include the Toshiba PDR-T20, Megapixel camera with 2x zoom for $188.97 and VisionTek Xtasy’s video card for $94.97.
  • HBC.com is currently running a summer clearance promotion, where you customers can save between 10 and 50 per cent off selected products.  Notables include: Deer Lodge six person dome ten for $99, Coleman 3lbs. Thermotech sleeping bag for $24 and Tasco Binoculars with Swiss Army Knife for $34.

    RedFlagDeals.com was launched in November 2000 by Derek Szeto, a third-year Queen’s University commerce student while he was still in high school.  His reasons for starting the site were simple – he couldn’t find what he was looking for. 

    “For months all I could find were coupons and shopping deals available to American shoppers,” says Szeto.  “I couldn’t find a comprehensive site that allowed me to view Canadian deals and coupons, and thus, RedFlagDeals.com was born.  Designed specifically for the Canadian consumer, this site helps people save money on both their online and offline purchases.”

    In the U.S., there has been an upward trend and growing usage of online coupons.  The advent of RedFlagDeals.com has now made it possible for Canadians to get online and clip their way to savings.  With over 200 deals available on the site at any given time and over 3200 archived deals, users can find the following:

  • Access to online coupon codes.  For example, on June 20, 2003, Amazon.ca was giving new customers $5 off purchases of $35 or more when coupon code CANADASKY535 was entered at the checkout.

  • Access to information about deals both in-stores and on the Internet.  For example, May 29, 2003, Sportchek posted coupons on their web site for 15 per cent off on all men’s clothing, both sale and regularly priced, as well 15 per cent off men’s regularly priced footwear.  This coupon was good for in-store use only and RedFlagDeals.com tracked it down.

  • Download and print coupons for an online company’s brick and mortar counterpart.  For example, on June 20, 2003, a forum user mentioned an ad he found in The Vancouver Province for a special on the new Xbox.  The promo was good until June 21, 2021 and could be used when making both in-store and online purchases.

    “RedFlagDeals.com is an excellent resource for Canadian consumers and an important partner in our business. The community around RedFlagDeals.com helps us insure that our prices are competitive and our service is the best in Canada,” said Steve Wu, president of NCIX.com.

    “We really want this site to be of beneficial use to all Canadians,” states Szeto, “and we have made it our mission to ensure that visitors to RedFlagDeals.com receive the best deals across the country.”

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM: Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a second-year university student, the site currently boasts over 300,000 unique visitors and over 3 million page views every month. The site has pushed over $500,000 in sales to one of its affiliates to date and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising inquiries. http://www.redflagdeals.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    Toronto, Ontario.  June 16, 2004. Canada’s most popular deals website has gotten a facelift and is raffling off a BBQ this summer in a joint promotional campaign with HBC.  Visitors to the website can register for a random draw while they comb for deals on the new website.

    Included in the new website re-design is easier site navigation, new sorting functionality for users and a new “ongoing deals” section.  The website has also brightened its colour scheme to order to also appeal more to female shoppers. 

    RedFlagDeals.com is currently running a joint initiative with Prepaid Direct’s “xpresscall” phone card program.  Members of RedFlagDeal’s registered membership will get 80 free minutes of long distance calling when they sign up for xpresscall through the RedFlagDeals.com website. 

    “The response rate from RedFlagDeals.com users is greater than an AOL Home Page pop-up ad that we ran last December,” said Peter Walcot, President, Prepaid Direct. “AOL Canada has about 400k subscribers, so this is pretty amazing!!”

    To sign up for xpresscall and access the 80 free minutes of long distance, visit http://www.redflagdeals.com and become a registered user.  Already the website has over 13,500 registered users who have access to other specialty deals specifically offered exclusively by RedFlagDeals.com

    ABOUT PREPAID DIRECT:
    Prepaid Direct is a privately owned Canadian company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The company was recently awarded a patent on their sales process, which facilitates the electronic purchase of goods and services via automated bank machines. Further information about Prepaid Direct can be found at http://www.prepaiddirect.ca.

    ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY:
    Hudson’s Bay Company, established in 1670, is Canada’s largest department store retailer and oldest corporation. The Company provides Canadians with the widest selection of goods and services available through retail channels that include almost 500 stores led by the Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters chains. Hudson’s Bay Company employs nearly 70,000 associates and has operations in every province in Canada.

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM:
    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a second-year university student, the site currently boasts over 800,000 unique visitors and over 6 million page views every month. The site has pushed over $750,000 in sales to one of its affiliates to date and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising inquiries. http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    For more information, please contact:
    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    Red Flag Deals Announces New Appointments
    Canada’s Largest Online Shopping Community Continues to Grow

    Toronto, ON - March 23, 2021 – Canada’s largest online shopping community Red Flag Deals is pleased to announce the appointment of three new employees to its growing team as it’s two popular properties -RedFlagDeals.com and PriceCanada.com (Canada’s shopping comparison search engine) progress to the next level.

    Michael Pawlowsky joins Red Flag Deals as its first VP of Technology. As co-owner of E-Design Inc., one of Montreal’s first/leading web design firms in the 90’s, Michael has extensive background in developing internet applications. Michael’s experience includes building Quebecor Multimedia who were responsible for putting many daily newspapers, including Journal de Montreal, Le Monde and Le Figaro on the web.  Michael then went on to help found Conceptis Technologies Inc., an online medical pioneer, which created such properties as TheHeart.org: the world’s leading cardiology portal.  Conceptis Technologies was purchased by WebMD in December 2005.

    Richard FitzGerald joins as head of sales and business development, where his primary responsibility will be to develop and manage merchant partner relationships on Price Canada and its sister site, Red Flag Deals (both company fall under the umbrella of parent company Clear Sky Media). Richard will also provide strategic direction in sales, marketing and product development initiatives to increase both the profitability and visibility of Red Flag Deals and Price Canada’s online assets. Well qualified for this task, Richard previous work experience includes senior sales and marketing positions in the interactive media, financial services and film and television production sectors, most noticeably account manager at Yahoo! Canada and managing the e-commerce business development team at Rogers New Media.

    Emanuel Vanasse joins as Creative Director. Actively included in the web and graphic design industry for more than 10 years, Emanuel has worked as a web designer at E-Design Inc., and as senior web designer and junior art director at Conceptis Technologies Inc.

    “We are very excited to bring in a new wave of talent who have deep roots in technology and a vast understanding of the industry,” says Derek Szeto, President of Clear Sky Media. “We look forward to the energy and knowledge their experience will have as we propel Red Flag Deals and Price Canada to the next level.”

    As testament to their expansion, Red Flag Deals has also moved offices. Their new location is 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 263 Toronto, Ontario.

    About Clear Sky Media’s Sites:

    About Red Flag Deals

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, the site currently boasts over 800,000 unique visitors and over 16 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time.
    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

    About Price Canada

    PriceCanada.com (http://www.pricecanada.com), RedFlagDeals.com’s sister site, was launched during the Fall of 2005 to give Canadian consumers searching for computers, computer accessories and electronics a tool to take full advantage of the online shopping revolution. PriceCanada.com is a Canadian shopping search engine that connects savvy consumers with trusted retailers. The site aims to be Canada’s premier shopping search engine for computer and electronics products.

    For more information contact:
    Maggie Fairs
    Sequentia Communications

    416.203.3656 ext. 227

    Sequentia Announces Relationship with RedFlagDeals.com

    Second-Year University Student’s Website Now Boasts Over 300,000 Unique Canadian Visitors a Month for Retail Rebates and Discount Offers

    TORONTO, May 30, 2003. Sequentia Communications, a Toronto-based public relations and internet marketing firm, announced today that it has been retained by RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s premier online deal-finding web site and a significant bright spot in the Canadian etailing segment.

    RedFlagDeals.com was founded by second-year Queen’s University commerce student Derek Szeto while he was still in high school. The site currently boasts over 300,000 unique visitors a month, a testimonial to its commitment to offer to consumers the best retail deals on the market. The site has generated over $500,000 in direct revenue for one of its affiliates, NCIX.com. “RedFlagDeals.com is an excellent resource for Canadian consumers and an important partner in our business. The community around RedFlagDeals.com helps us insure that our prices are competitive and our service is the best in Canada,” said Steve Wu, president of NCIX.com.

    “Sequentia’s involvement with AIMS Canada, coupled with their expertise in more traditional media makes them the perfect fit, said Derek Szeto. “By having Sequentia handle our media communications we hope to reach a broader audience while enabling us to focus on our strength - helping Canadians find the best deals on the Internet.

    Szeto has also set up a five-year scholarship at Queen’s under the RedFlagDeals.com name. “The scholarship is one way for me to give back. I’m in university so I can understand how expensive it can be. To be in a position where I am able to give back in this way is fantastic.”

    “RedFlagDeals is such an exciting success story, a rare thing in Canadian ecommerce circles,” said Jennifer Evans, Managing Partner of Sequentia Communications. “The fact that Derek is still a university student makes their success that much more remarkable. We are delighted to be representing them.”

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM: Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, a second-year university student, the site currently boasts over 300,000 unique visitors and over 3 million page views every month. The site has pushed over $500,000 in sales to one of its affiliates to date and is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising inquiries. http://www.redflagdeals.com

    ABOUT SEQUENTIA COMMUNICATIONS: Sequentia Communications is a technology-focused public relations and marketing communications firm producing customer acquisition and retention strategies for its clients. The company is based in Toronto and its clients include AIMS (Association of Internet Marketing and Sales), SMART Toronto Technology Alliance, IQ Partners, Vanenburg, ThinData and The Care Guide. North American partners include TechKnow Communications in Vancouver, Sudela Communications in Chicago and Christina Rodmell + Associates in Toronto. For more information please visit the company’s website at http://www.sequentia.net.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    The Art of Garage Saling

    Five Fast Tips from RedFlagDeals.com

    Toronto, ON - May 8, 2021 – Whether it’s time to clean out your attic and have your own garage sale – or whether you are looking to fill an empty space, the warm weather is here – and that means it’s Garage Sale Season.

    1. Research and more research.  Check Local Papers as well as the classified sections of the bigger circulation papers like the Toronto Star.  Check for items of interest.  (Hint:  This is where you skip the sales that say “street sale of gently used baby items” if you are a student looking for used furniture.

    2. Use the RedFlagDeals.com Garage Sale Locator.  It’s free.  The newly launched Garage Sale Locater makes things a lot easier.  You can find Garage Sales near your home on a Google Map and plan your route at the same time. Visit http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/main.php/garagesales/

    3. Plan your attack.  Map out your route and plan where you’ll start.  Sales start at different times.  Many like to use a map guide – now you can use the Garage Sale locator.

    4. Hit the road EARLY – You know the saying “Early bird gets the worm.” Prioritize your sales and make sure you are there at the beginning of the sale that is number one on your list.  The good stuff goes fast.

    5. At the Sale – Buyer Beware.  Check out merchandise for cracks, chips and operability.  Ask the owner if there is an electrical outlet around where you might be able to plug in something electrical.  There is usually a NO REFUND policy on Garage Sales.

    The added benefit of the Garage Sale locator?  You can list YOUR Garage Sale when you need to make room for all of your new stuff.

    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.3 million monthly unique visitors and over 23 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.  In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, is a Ontario Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

    Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

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    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro, 416-708-4488

    ATTENTION: BUSINESS/NEWS/RETAIL EDITORS & REPORTERS

    Who’s Shopping Online - and for what - in Canada this holiday Season!

    TORONTO, ON, NOVEMBER 19, 2003. 56 per cent of online bargain shoppers estimate that they will spend between $250-$500 online this holiday season, and 16 per cent plan to spend more than $1000, at a variety of Canadian shopping sites. 

    These are the results of an online readership survey conducted by Canada’s most popular deal-finding web site, RedFlagDeals.com, which has over 550,000 unique visitors per month.  The results also revealed that Canada’s savviest consumers will be spending mainly on electronics, hardware and DVDs. 

    According to the survey, the top 10 favourite Canadian online shopping websites are:
    1. FutureShop.ca
    2. eBay.ca
    3. Staples.ca
    4. Amazon.ca
    5. NCIX.com
    6. Chapters.Indigo.ca
    7. TigerDirect.ca
    8. CanadianTire.ca
    9. Dell.ca & Sears.ca (tied)
    10. OfficeDepot.ca

    The most popular items purchased online by this community are:
    1. Computer Hardware
    2. Electronics
    3. DVDs
    4. Books
    5. Computer Hardware

    “It isn’t surprising that FutureShop.ca is the favourite,” said Derek Szeto, President, RedFlagDeals.com. “They’ve got a trusted brand name with easy access to retail stores, their website is simple to use, and you can’t underestimate the power of free shipping on everything. Bargain hunters just hate paying for shipping.”

    The survey results also threaten to debunk some popular shopping myths.  Canadian men do shop - online. Canadian men (81 per cent) are more likely to shop online than women (13 per cent). 

    These are the findings of an online survey conducted by RedFlagDeals.com between October 21 and November 2, 2021 in commemoration of their three-year anniversary.  The results are based on the responses of 2832 registered users and visitors to RedFlagDeals.com during this timeframe. 

    ABOUT REDFLAGDEALS.COM: Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet.  Headed up by Derek Szeto, a third-year university student, the site currently boasts over 550,000 unique visitors a month and over 4.2 million page views every month.  The site is represented by 24/7 Canada for advertising.  For additional information please visit: http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416.203.3656

    Forget Fighting Crowds this season – Gift Buying As Easy as a few clicks

    Canadian Bargain-Hunting Experts make gift shopping easy and inexpensive

    November 21, 2007, Toronto, ON. - Canada’s largest online bargain-hunting community has launched their much anticipated “Holiday Shopping” section. RedFlagDeals.com now offers a unique resource for those “idea challenged” shoppers.  Whether you are short on ideas or just looking for a good deal, the holiday section makes gift buying easy and bargain friendly.

    The founder and President of RedFlagDeals.com, Derek Szeto, says the holiday section is designed specifically to help shoppers save time and money.  “Last year, our study showed that over 56 per cent of on-line bargain shoppers will spend up to $500 and 16 per cent plan to spend more than $1000.00. Our web statistics along with preliminary information from our retail partners show an upward trend in on-line spending. We look forward to a busy holiday shopping season.”

    The Holiday section offers everything from a 42” HD TV (for HIM) to jewelry (for HER) to Touch screen GPS systems and toys.  The section is easy to navigate – just point and click to sections for “HIM, HER, MOM, DAD or Kids.  You can even “send a hint” to a friend, if you see something you’d like to put on your Christmas list.

    Vice-President of Operations and Community, Ryan McKegney, adds “The Holiday Shopping section gets a great response every year.  We improve the section based on what our on-line audience suggests and finds useful.  We have over one hundred thousand registered community members whom we interact with and poll regularly.  That audience has grown to include people looking for organic baby clothes, (from the newly launched GREEN section) to electronics and fashion.  RedFlagDeals.com is and always will be about saving money, but now we can also help shoppers generate ideas and save time.  Online shopping, by nature is environmentally friendly – even more so if they would normally drive to the US and spend a lot of time idling in their vehicles at border crossings.”

    About RedFlagDeals.com:
    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.1 monthly unique visitors and over 20 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.  In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, has been nominated for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com
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    Media inquiries:  Infinity Communications Inc.  Leanne Bucaro 416-708-4488 or

    Effortless Holiday Shopping is Just a Click Away!

    Online shopping tips and tricks from the experts at RedFlagDeals.com

    Toronto, Ontario - November 29, 2021 – Is just thinking about shopping mall chaos during this holiday season making you less than jolly? Then you’re no doubt one of many Canadians opting to shop online this year. eMarketer predicts 2005 will be the largest online holiday shopping season ever. Ipsos-Reid reported that during the 2004 holiday season, more than 3.5 million Canadian adults purchased at least one gift online - a 59 per cent increase over the previous year.

    “Consumers are drawn to the convenience of online shopping,” says Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s largest online bargain hunting community. “Retailers have spent millions of dollars on making their online stores as interactive, informative, and user-friendly as possible. When you shop online you can often find things like online coupons, Internet-only deals and in-depth information that just aren’t available at a retailer’s brick and mortar location.”

    Reasons to Shop Online this Holiday Season

    • Save Money—Hopefully you know exactly what to get everybody, but that doesn’t mean you should run to the mall to buy it. You can save a lot of money by visiting bargain hunting sites like RedFlagDeals.com and shopping search engines like PriceCanada.com to find the best prices on the items your friends and family want. With a little bit of searching you will find a large number of coupons that you can use to save on your online purchases. It saves gas too as you won’t have to drive to 10 different stores to do your shopping.
    • Save Time—Online shopping is fast. No line ups, no parking kilometres from the mall, no traveling to different stores when an item is sold out, and many stores will gift wrap an item before shipping it to you. With all of the time you’ll save, you can actually spend the holiday season with your friends and family instead of with strangers in a mall!
    • No Crowds—Navigating the malls during the holiday season is a full contact sport and if you do manage to find what you want, you’ll face long lines at the check out. Shopping online is crowd free, which means no lines, no parking lots, and no hassle.
    • Find the Perfect Gift—Finding the perfect gift is difficult at the best of times, but the additional pressure of the holidays can make it nearly impossible. Online shopping can make your life easier because sites like Amazon.ca offer suggestions based on other items your problem gift recipient likes. You can also research other possibilities by visiting sites and message boards that they frequent to find out what their online friends are interested in and if you like, you can even ask for suggestions.

    The ease and fun of online shopping makes it an excellent option to reduce some of that holiday stress. To help you navigate the online shopping landscape, the huge community of online bargain junkies at RedFlagDeals.com (http://www.redflagdeals.com) are always around to help.

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    About RedFlagDeals.com:

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, the site currently boasts over 1.2 million unique sessions and over 14 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    About PriceCanada.com:

    PriceCanada.com was launched in October 2005 to give Canadian consumers a user-friendly tool to take full advantage of shopping for computers and electronics online. PriceCanada.com is a Canadian shopping search engine that connects savvy consumers with trusted retailers. Built by the founders of RedFlagDeals.com (a subsidiary of Clear Sky Media, Inc.), Canada’s largest online shopping community, PriceCanada.com aims to be Canada’s premier shopping search engine for computers and electronics. For more information, please visit http://www.pricecanada.com.
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    For more information, please call:
    Ryan Heney
    Sequentia Communications
    416-203-3656

    OCTOBER 11, 2007: Canadian Bargain-Hunting Experts Hit the Green Market

    Online shoppers are about to find a better deal for the planet and their pocketbooks

    October 11, 2007, Toronto, ON. – Canada’s largest online bargain-hunting community has launched a “Green Deals” section. RedFlagDeals.com now offers a unique resource for those looking to save money on eco-friendly products and services.  Bargain hunters can go directly to the “Green Section” at http://www.redflagdeals.com/deals/main.php/green/

    The new section is different not only in content, but in style. The signature red page design has been given a green makeover both literally and figuratively. In the Green Deals section, the usual information on sales, discounts and coupons has been supplemented with eco-friendly tips.  RedFlagDeals.com is also “walking-the-walk” and plans to purchase carbon credits to offset the energy used to run the web servers that host the site.

    The founder and President of RedFlagDeals.com, Derek Szeto, says the new section will remain true to the focus of the rest of the site. “There are many Canadians who would prefer to buy eco-friendly products, but find them too expensive.  This section will help make it easier and more affordable for consumers to go green.”

    Vice-President of Operations and Community, Ryan McKegney, agrees. “The Green Deals section was created in response to what our audience is interested in. We have over one hundred thousand registered community members whom we interact with and poll regularly,” he says, “That audience has grown to include people looking for organic baby clothes, LED lights, recycled paper, and other green products.  RedFlagDeals.com is and always will be about saving money, but now our readers can do so in a way that lessens their impact on the environment.”

    About RedFlagDeals.com:
    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.1 monthly unique visitors and over 20 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada.  In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of RedFlagDeals.com and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, has been nominated for the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com

    Media inquiries:
    Infinity Communications Inc.
    Leanne Bucaro
    416-708-4488

    RedFlagDeals.com Launches PriceCanada.com to Help Canadian Shoppers Find Best Deals in Computers and Electronics

    New bargain hunting search engine offers relevant search results and best prices

    Toronto, Canada, October 18, 2021 – RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s largest online shopping community, today launched a new consumer-friendly search engine that allows Canadians shopping for computers, computer accessories and electronics to find what they are looking for at the very best price. PriceCanada.com (http://www.pricecanada.com) enables shoppers to easily and quickly compare products on price, relevant features and retailer ratings.

    “We’ve seen online retail really take off over the last few years,‿ says Jay Aber, President of 24/7 Canada Inc, Canada’s leading Internet marketing solutions company. “Anything that helps consumers navigate so many online retail possibilities is valuable. RedFlagDeals.com and PriceCanada.com work together nicely to provide the information a person needs to be an educated, savvy, online consumer.‿

    “I have been a regular visitor to RedFlagDeals.com for years,‿ says Jennifer Chan. “PriceCanada.com is the perfect addition to RedFlagDeals’ online shopping community. I use the site to search for the best deals on cameras, cell phones, and all of my other favourite tech toys.‿

    Visitors to the site can also view a product’s price history and register to receive price watch updates which notify them of any price changes. Shoppers can choose to search under either, ‘Computers and Accessories’ or ‘Electronics’ for everything from CD/DVD drives to memory and motherboards to scanners and sound cards.

    “We are very excited about PriceCanada.com and what it offers to online bargain shoppers,‿ says Derek Szeto, founder of RedFlagDeals.com and PriceCanada.com. “We designed the site to specifically focus on computers and electronics as they’re naturally comparable and Canadians are comfortable buying them online. We’ve strived to make our search results relevant and from trusted retailers. With both sites, we aim to provide Canadians with all the necessary information to be knowledgeable consumers.‿

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    About PriceCanada.com

    PriceCanada.com was launched in October 2005 to give Canadian consumers a user-friendly tool to take full advantage of shopping for computers and electronics online. PriceCanada.com is a Canadian shopping search engine that connects savvy consumers with trusted retailers. Built by the founders of RedFlagDeals.com (a subsidiary of Clear Sky Media, Inc.), Canada’s largest online shopping community, PriceCanada.com aims to be Canada’s premier shopping search engine for computers and electronics. For more information, please visit http://www.pricecanada.com.

    About RedFlagDeals.com

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. Headed up by Derek Szeto, the site currently boasts over 1.2 million unique sessions and over 14 million page views every month.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    For more information, please call:

    Sacha DeGroot
    Sequentia Communications
    416-203-3656

    or

    Ryan Heney
    Sequentia Communications
    416-203-3656

    Looking for a Bargain? Join 500,000 Canadians at RedFlagDeals.com

    Fresh Look and User Friendly Features Added to Canada’s Premier Bargain Hunting Community

    Toronto, ON - October 31, 2021 - RedFlagDeals.com, Canada’s largest bargain hunting community, has undergone a significant redesign enhancing both its appearance and functionality. Visitors to the site may now vote on their favourite deals, find what they are looking for faster, and read what others have to say about the listed deals.

    The site boasts over 60,000 registered community members and nearly 500,000 unique monthly visitors. The site has become the primary online meeting place for Canadians seeking shopping deals and advice. As part of the commitment to enhancing the RedFlagDeals.com community experience, the primary goal for this redesign was to enhance the features that allow users to find the best bargains, and add new ways for users to share deals, coupons, and freebies that they find. The new features include:

    • A voting section where users can rate deals they like, and find deals that other users have voted for.
    • A simplified navigation system that allows access to deals and coupons from all nine categories including Travel, Electronics, and Apparel.
    • New advanced search and sorting options for the popular RedFlagDeals.com forums.
    • Comprehensive reviews of the retailers integrated into each deal.

    Even though the current redesign is complete, site founder, Derek Szeto, says the development of RedFlagDeals.com continues. “We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for Canadians to save money; whether through the creation of new sites like our shopping search engine, PriceCanada.com, or through partnerships such as our relationship with Canadian Hotel Guides.”

    The relationship with Canadian Hotel Guides resulted in the creation of Hotels.RedFlagDeals.com, a hotel search engine, which allows Canadians to search, map and book accommodation online. RedFlagDeals.com has also been working with Toronto.com, one of the flagship properties of Torstar Digital, to provide information about the hot deals available in and around the greater Toronto area since July 2006.

    “By partnering with RedFlagDeals.com, we’ve been able to add valuable content that is relevant to our readers,” said Rick Baraniuk, Business Development Manager at toronto.com.

    About Red Flag Deals

    Launched in November 2000, RedFlagDeals.com uses the power of community to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian retailing deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.9 million unique sessions and over 17 million page views every month. According to Alexa.com, RedFlagDeals.com is one of the 60 most popular websites in Canada.

    RedFlagDeals.com is a web site dedicated to helping shoppers find the best Canadian deals both online and offline. Visitors to the site find not only the hottest deals on the Internet and in stores, but coupons and rebates as well. The site is updated daily and there are more than 200 non-expired deals, and 5000 archived deals at any given time. Visit RedFlagDeals.com at http://www.redflagdeals.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Nicole Meitsch
    Sequentia Communications
    416-203-3656 x 229


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