Slickdeals 101: How Deal Alerts Save You Time and Money

Deal Alerts take the time consuming part out of deal hunting.


If you've ever wondered how some Slickdealers always seem to find great deals before anyone else, we can shed some light on that mystery right now. Deal Alerts are one of the most useful tools on the site. If you prefer a more hands-off approach to your deal hunting, or just want to cover more ground, you should definitely be using this feature to find deals that net you big savings.

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 an iPad Mini? 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 iPad Mini deal is posted in our forums, you will be the first to know. This way you don't have to keep checking the site for new deals; we do it for you.

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How Do Deal Alerts Work?

When you add a deal alert to your list, the system begins to monitor new deals that are posted. 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 12,000 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 helping with the deal hunting part. Setting up a Deal Alert means that you don't have to waste time day after day searching for the best deal. Just go about your day and notifications are sent 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.


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About the Author
Jeff Tan Staff

Yuugotserved is an avid Slickdealer who has been deal hunting since 2007. He enjoys reading tech blogs and finding the best discounts on the latest tech and electronics. When he isn't browsing Slickdeals, he enjoys binge watching shows and cooking.

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