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Are you trying to be more cost-conscious but don’t have the time to scour the internet for the latest discounts? You can with our little secret: Deal Alerts. As the largest and most trusted community deal-sharing site, Slickdeals is made up of millions of members who love a good bargain just as much as you do. Together, our community shares, rates and reviews the very best discounts on everything from 4K TVs to Louboutins  — and it’s how we’ve saved customers billions of dollars since 1999.
Here’s how it works: our members find and share special deals on all kinds of products from various retailers. Then, our community votes for the best discounts while offering up useful shopping tips and suggestions. Finally, our team of experts curates the Slickdeals Frontpage with the best-of-the-best offers based on your votes and feedback. This unique collaboration results in our community finding some of the best deals on the internet before anyone else.
That being said, the constant influx of new coupons and promotions makes it challenging to find exactly what you’re looking for based on our Frontpage alone. That’s why our savviest users set Deal Alerts for the items they want most. Just tell us what you want to buy, and we’ll keep you updated on any relevant discounts that pop up on our forums. You can set up alerts for your favorite stores and products, or you can add general categories instead (think computers, makeup or freebies).
It’s like having a free personal shopper committed to finding you the best prices on all your wants and needs, and we’re sharing an overview of how to use it to your advantage.

What are Deal Alerts?

Deal Alerts allow you to easily set up personalized notifications for products or brands that you’re interested in. Whenever a new deal is posted that matches your search criteria, you get a notification. Looking for the newest AirPods? Create a Deal Alert and decide if you want to be notified instantly or in a daily round-up email. That’s it. As soon as an AirPod deal is posted in our forums, you’ll be the first to know. This way you don’t have to keep checking the site for new deals; we do it for you.

Set a Deal Alert

How Do Deal Alerts Work?

When you add a deal alert to your list, the system begins to monitor newly posted deals. As soon as it finds a new deal that matches the alert criteria, a notification will be sent via email, private message, site notification and/or mobile push. You decide how and when you want to be notified. If you spend a lot of time on Slickdeals, site notifications might work best for you. If you’re someone who’s always on the go, mobile push notifications or email might make more sense.

How Do You Create Deal Alerts?

It’s simple — all you have to do is enter a search term in the same way you would if you were searching for a deal. Type the keywords or product name into the search bar and click “Create Deal Alert.” You may further customize your alert by adding specific stores, brands or categories to narrow down the results. Notification methods and rating thresholds may also be modified.
For instance, if you only want to be notified when there’s a really great deal, you may set the rating threshold to “Frontpage” so that only the top deals that match your criteria will be sent your way. Additionally, we have a list of the Top 10 alerts created by our community members, which means you can add these Deal Alerts to your list with just one easy click.

Why is it Such a Powerful Tool?

Did you know that our users contribute approximately 9,000 deals per month? There’s just no way anyone can keep up with that many deals, and that’s where Deal Alerts come in handy.
We created this platform to enhance your overall shopping experience by making deal hunting simple. Setting up a Deal Alert means you don’t have to waste time day after day searching for the best deal. Just go about your business and you’ll receive notifications as soon as a new deal is posted.
To create your first Deal Alert (and many more to come), click here. For tips and tricks on how to improve your keywords, please visit this thread.


Liam Fitzpatrick

Liam Fitzpatrick has written and edited for various digital sites, including Slickdeals, Ranker, Cracked, and Screen Rant. He's always got his eyes out for fresh deals, especially when it comes to entertainment and technology. If you ever want to talk about comic books, classic sci-fi, or Magic: The Gathering, he'll be ready and waiting.