*Update: Bing deals for the desktop is rolling out and will be fully live for all users in the coming weeks.
Calling all bargain hunters, deal lovers, Groupon groupies and Living Social fanatics! Things just got easier.
Today we’re launching Bing deals for the desktop and mobile (m.bing.com) – giving you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities and towns across the U.S. Bing deals assembles leading offers from Groupon, Living Social and Restaurant.com (just to name a few), making it easier to discover, share and search for the best deals in your area – all from one place.
Instead of creating our own program, we’ve partnered with The Dealmap, to launch Bing deals. Bing’s mission is to help you cut through the clutter of the Web to make decisions more quickly – whether that’s through our own innovations or by teaming up with industry experts. The Dealmap is a leading source for people to find and share the best local deals, so naturally it made sense for us to team up with them to bring you the best experience.
Now, let’s take a closer look at Bing deals.
Get Great Deals on the Go
From m.bing.com (iPhone and Android), you will see ‘deals’ on the homepage. Simply click on the ‘deals’ link to quickly and easily access deals while on the go.
With one click, you’ll see the top daily deals featuring the very best offers in your metro area. And by top deals we’re talking generally 30%-50% off! These are deals you definitely don’t want to miss so we made a special tab so checking is easy.
Want to find nearby restaurants or spas currently offering specials? Click the ‘nearby’ link and Bing deals will highlight places offering deals within a few blocks of where you are.
Also you can browse by category or keyword – narrowing down the numerous deals to exactly what you’re interested in.
Once you find the deal you like, you can save it, share it with a friend via email or claim the deal directly with the deal provider.
Checking out a business, restaurant or attraction from your phone? If they have a deal available, we’ll make sure you know about it. Bing deals will highlight any available bargains right below the business listing so you don’t miss out.
Discover Deals on Your Desktop
You can also get deals while searching at home on your desktop. Simply search the name of the business on Bing. If there is a deal, we’ll display it with a green deal icon.
If you click through the listing to the details page you will find more information on the business including reviews, featured dishes (if it’s a restaurant), pictures, and maps. Bing even helps you make restaurant reservations through OpenTable.
So next time you’re looking for a deal, use Bing deals as your one stop deal finder on the Web or while on the go. Let us know what you think.
Andy Chu, Director of Product Management
Bing for Mobile