Introducing Frequent Miler’s Quick Deals

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On most weekdays, I publish a single post.  My daily posts usually involve hours of research, writing, and editing.  When the post is published, it shows up above all prior posts on my homepage (frequentmiler.net).  I rarely publish more than once per day in part because I do not want my daily post to get lost in the maelstrom.  As a result, many opportunities and deals have come and gone unpublished (by me).  Or, when I do publish a deal, it is sometimes too late for readers to take full advantage of it. 

To tackle the issues described above, I’ve setup a new blog page called “Frequent Miler’s Quick Deals” (quickdeals.frequentmiler.net).  The purpose of this new page is simply to have a place for me to publish deals without delay, and with little or no editorial content.  This way, my main site remains pure while still providing timely deal alerts to readers.

How to subscribe

You can, of course, simply visit my new site at quickdeals.frequentmiler.net to read about the latest deals. If you’d like to be alerted, though, there are several options:

  • Instant email: I’ve setup an email blaster to email deals to subscribers within an hour of publication.  Simply find the email box on the right side of the Quick Deals page (not this current page), enter your email address, and press the button titled “Subscribe for instant alerts >>”.
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    You can also get to the email signup page simply by clicking here.
  • Newsreader: The new Quick Deals page has a different RSS feed than the main Frequent Miler page.  You can subscribe to the new feed with this URL.
  • Social Media: If you follow Frequent Miler on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, then there’s nothing extra to do.  You are already receiving Quick Deal alerts! 

 

Example deals

Here are some of the deals I’ve published in the past several days:

Generally, I simply post the deal title, the dates when the deal is valid, a comment or two, and a link for further information.  If the deal interests you, click through to learn more.  If not, hopefully I haven’t wasted too much of your time.

For some of these deals, I’ll follow up with in-depth blog posts on my main Frequent Miler page.  The current crop of deals are mostly about gift cards and prepaid cards, but I expect to include other types of deals as they come up.

Reader feedback

What do you think?  Will this be a useful service for you?  If so, how do you plan to stay up to date (e.g. email, RSS, etc.)?

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[…] if all of the above wasn’t enough, I also introduced a new part of the blog: Frequent Miler’s Quick Deals.  The idea at the time was to have a simple blog on the side where I’d report deals with […]

Chimmy

Great idea, Thanks!

Grant

Great post on the Office Max deal. I just hit up my local OM for 4 gift cards. I wrote about it here: http://travelwithgrant.com/2013/06/10/office-max-promo-chase-ultimate-reward-points-for-0-188-cpp-5-ur-points/

Srini

@FM, Thank you. Was able to post a comment now…Thanks.

jason

Great job!

Srini

We can’t comment on that website – without giving away our Google details…or by not having a website of our own???

That’s a turn-off

FrequentMiler

Srini: For comments, I added an anonymous option, for now. We’ll see how that goes.

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Oldguy

just bought 10 marriott gift cards. I would not have known if not for your new website… good work FM !

DonT

Thanks for providing another benefit.

Chris D.

Excellent. Thank you. 🙂

MrAlexMoore

Looks great to me!

palooza

Can you put a link to it at the top of your page as many of us just click through the blogrolls etc and having a convenient place to click on your main blog on boardingarea would be super!

FrequentMiler

palooza: Good idea. I added a link under “Resources” and also under “Must Read Posts” on the right

Kris

Wonderful..this blog helps a lot and the content is crisp..great job FM! You Rock!!

Wayne

Excellent idea. This is why you are the BEST miles and points blogger. You work hard at it and are creative.

David

Nice additional feature. Thanks.

VM

Thanks! I just signed up 🙂

Grant

I’m on your email list and follow you on FB. Gotta get my fix of FM everyday.

Jason

That worked. Thanks.

john

nice idea!!

Max Scoville

A great site gets even better. I’ll be following via twitter.

Jason

Can’t seem to enter my email

???

Larry Ordway

As always excellent job! Thank you!