I was contacted last week by a new deal site devoted to providing week-long, local deals targeted to families: Savvy Savings & Scholarships, one part of Savvy Source, an online network created to support parents of young children. They have already launched in the San Fransisco and Seattle area with fantastic deals on children’s museums and family-friendly establishments.
There are two components to this deal site:
Each week, they offer significant savings on a fun, family-friendly activity. Once enough people have signed up to purchase, the Savings and Scholarships offer becomes active.
For every deal that is purchased, Savvy Savings & Scholarships will donate 5% of the purchase to a local preschool of the purchaser’s choice and 5% to a preschool scholarship fund.
They recognize that social media is crucial to their success — and they have set up a advertising structure that reflects this. Here’s where you can make money by sharing the weekly deals with your social networks (Facebook friends, Twitter followers, blog readers, real-life friends, moms groups, etc.).
Savvy Savings & Scholarships has set up a partner program that rewards you when you share a weekly deal with your social network. Here’s how it works:
:: When anyone who registers with Savvy Savings & Scholarships using your referral code, you earn 3% on all deals they purchase.
:: Your referrals can also share their own referral code and make the same 3% you do. Plus, you will earn 2% off their referrals.
:: And, yes, you guessed it, you will earn 1% from their referrals.
This is a great way to share great local deals and earn a bit of income to help your family. Granted, no one is going to be getting rich through Savvy Savings & Scholarships’ partner program, but every little bit helps.
You can go to the Partner Brochure for more on how Savvy Savings & Scholarships has set up this partner program.
Savvy Savings & Scholarships is launching in Portland on September 13 and they want to start with some amazing deals. But to get these deals, they need our help in two areas:
1. A strong email list to impress local businesses. Take a minute to sign up to participate in Savvy Savings & Scholarships’ partner program. Then share your referral code with your own friends, both in real life and online. (Yes, this is my referral link. Once you sign up, I will earn 3% on deals you purchase. I will also earn when those associated with you purchase.)
If you’re not interested in becoming a partner and earning referral money, you can simply sign up for the weekly deals to be emailed to you.
2. Suggestions of places Savvy Savings & Scholarships’ sales team should approach in the Portland Metro area. Leave a comment with places you’d like to try out or places you’d like to receive a discount. And they need specifics — names of restaurants, activities, services, attractions.
Please do not comment with, “Hair salons.” Tell us a specific hair salon that you enjoy or have wanted to try out.
I am excited that this deal site recognizes the influence women have online and how they are working to support early childhood education in our community.
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