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Offers.com

December 03, 2009 14:46 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Offers.com Second Weekly Holiday Shopping Poll Results

Consumers Asking for Free Shipping and Good Value This Season

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - The results of the second weekly Offers.com Holiday Shopping Poll results are in. This week's poll asked consumers to select their favorite type of online offers. Nearly one-third of consumers say they prefer free shipping offers, but 38 percent of consumers say the type of offer is less important than getting a good deal overall.

The Results:

Offers.com Holiday Shopping Poll #2: What are your favorite types of online offers?

-- Free shipping, of course: 31 percent

-- Discounts, coupons and coupon codes: 22 percent

-- Buy one, get one free: 9 percent

-- Doesn't matter as long as I get a good deal: 38 percent

Offers.com and the Holidays:

-- Offers.com created a Holiday Savings Center this year to help consumers get the most from their holiday shopping budgets. Offers.com editors will keep the offers and tools on the center up to date throughout the holiday season and consumers can find the best Christmas deals online. The center also features Christmas gift ideas.

-- Offers.com Holiday Shopping Poll #1 indicated that 38 percent of consumers plan to do at least half of their holiday shopping online this year.

-- Offers.com reported record traffic and the best quality offers ever seen on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30) indicating that consumers are increasingly shopping online and seeking out deals before buying.

-- Offers.com founder and CEO Steve Schaffer can speak to poll results, consumer tips for holiday shopping and expectations of the holiday shopping season.

Quote:

"Consumers are looking for great value when shopping this year and the results of our poll show consumers are more aware that they should seek out offers before buying. We are seeing retailers especially motivated this season to make great offers and our team is continuing to find the best offers available and help all consumers stretch their holiday shopping budgets." -- Steve Schaffer, founder and CEO of Offers.com

About Offers.com

Offers.com saves consumers time and money by helping them find the best offers from more than 1,800 online stores and companies. Offers are organized by travel and service companies and retail stores. The site has more than 11,000 of the best offers including promotions, coupons and coupon codes, clearance items, free trials and free offers. With the My Offers Locker™, users can watch offers, categories and stores, and receive updates when offers are added or changed. Offers are verified, reviewed, rated and updated daily by the Offers.com editorial team. In 2009, Offers.com received Commission Junction's People's Choice award and Linkshare's Innovative Publisher award. Offers.com is a Charter Corporate Member of the Performance Marketing Association (PMA), and CEO Steve Schaffer serves as president of the PMA board of directors. Offers.com is privately funded and based in Austin, Texas.

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