Guest Post: 3 Ways to Create a Money-Saving eMail Alert

by Marcy on December 24, 2009 · 0 comments

The following is a guest post written by Ann Smarty.

Would you like to be always on top of all deals and sales for the products you buy regularly? Are you willing to monitor only those deals that might interest you?

If so, this post is right for you! It shows you how to create a customized email alert to monitor online coupons, freebies and sales. For that, you don’t need to have any technical knowledge, just follow the tips shared here and you are done.

1. Trackle

Trackle is a web tool that has a wealth of features: with it you can track any product price, Amazon deals and online coupons for any seller or niche. You can create either an email or SMS alert (for the latter you will need to set up and verify your phone number).

To set up a price tracking alert, for example, you will need to specify:

  1. The URL of the product;
  2. Your “target” price in USD;
  3. How many days to track;
  4. The alert type (instant email or SMS):

Trackle price

2. Buxr

Buxr is a community of bargain hunters who share deals and coupons. The site has an “Alerts” feature that allows you to create a customized email alert based on a set of parameters:

  • The store name (choose “All” if you have no particular seller in mind)
  • Type of a deal (product, coupon, sale or all)
  • A key word to track

Buxr deal alert

3. Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a popular Google service that allows you to track anything around the web. To set up an alert you will need to:

  1. Specify the search terms to track
  2. Select the alert type (News, Blogs, Video or All)
  3. Choose the email alert frequency (instant / “as-it-happens”, daily or weekly)
  4. Specify where you want it to be delivered: RSS feed or email (that will be email in our case)

Google alerts

I hope these tips will come in handy! What do you think?

Ann Smarty is a search expert, social media user and guest blogger. Check out her Community of Guest Bloggers which needs beta testers.


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