Deals for Deeds takes a slightly different approach to the traditional daily deal website. Just like similar sites, Deals for Deeds offers users the opportunity to purchase a specific deal each day. These deals are significant discounts and allow the user to save while enjoying local businesses. Deals for Deeds also donates funds to the community, but does so using goals. Instead of simply donating to a charity, the site sets up a specific goal. For example, donations might go towards supplying so many meals to homeless people or to improving the community somehow. Users can see how much money needs to be raised and how close the site is to the goal, which is a great way to encourage more people to buy (and essentially donate). Deals for Deeds is focused in Washington, D.C. so all goals and deals are intended for this area.Show more screenshots »
Deals for Deeds was founded in April of 2010 by Josh Hoffman and Harrison Miller. The site started out as a daily deal website, just as it is now. The Deals for Deeds team remains small (under five individuals). Today, many people check out Deals for Deeds to receive as much as 50% off of local businesses while donating through purchases to a community goal.
Deals for Deeds works much like other daily deal websites. There are two main characteristics that make it stand out. First, it is focused in the Washington, D.C. and surrounding area. Second, the site sets goals for its donations. Rather than simply donating a percentage of whatever comes in to a charity, users can actually watch progress towards a specific goal. This gives the user a better sense of accomplishment (and can act as a good motivator to get them to make a purchase).
The Deals for Deeds website has a very earthy quality with subdued images of Washington, D.C. landmarks in green spanning the background. The stylish green logo features a silhouette of the Earth and a pair of elegant leaves supporting it. Just like other daily deal websites, Deals for Deeds provides the price, value, discount and time left on each daily deal page.
New users can sign up for Deals for Deeds right on the homepage. At the top of the page is a wide green bar that asks the user to sign up to receive free daily alerts. The user can enter their email address in the space provided and click the dark green “Join” button just beside it. After submitting the email address, a pop up box advises the user that it has been successfully added. When the user decides to buy a daily deal, they are asked to provide their name, address and billing details.
Deals for Deeds is available to anyone for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the site. Anyone can sign up for notifications or check out the current deal as soon as they arrive on the website. The only costs required is payment for any deals the user decides to purchase. There are no purchase requirements so the user can by as often or infrequently as they like.
Deals for Deeds is intended for consumers and businesses in the Washington, D.C. area. Bargain shoppers and those who like to donate to local charities can really appreciate Deals for Deeds. The website gives those users a way to save money and give back to their community all at once.