November 21, 2007 08:00 ET Forget Fighting Crowds This Season-Gift Buying as Easy as a few Clicks

Canadian Bargain-Hunting Experts make gift shopping easy and inexpensive

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2007) - Canada's largest online bargain-hunting community has launched their much anticipated "Holiday Shopping" section. now offers a unique resource for those "idea challenged" shoppers. Whether you are short on ideas or just looking for a good deal, the holiday section makes gift buying easy and bargain friendly.

The founder and President of, Derek Szeto, says the holiday section is designed specifically to help shoppers save time and money. "Last year, our study showed that over 56 per cent of on-line bargain shoppers will spend up to $500 and 16 per cent plan to spend more than $1000.00. Our web statistics along with preliminary information from our retail partners show an upward trend in on-line spending. We look forward to a busy holiday shopping season".

The Holiday section offers everything from a 42" HD TV (for HIM) to jewelry (for HER) to Touch screen GPS systems and toys. The section is easy to navigate - just point and click to sections for "HIM, HER, MOM, DAD or Kids. You can even "send a hint" to a friend, if you see something you'd like to put on your Christmas list.

Vice-President of Operations and Community, Ryan McKegney, adds "The Holiday Shopping section gets a great response every year. We improve the section based on what our on-line audience suggests and finds useful. We have over one hundred thousand registered community members whom we interact with and poll regularly," he says, "That audience has grown to include people looking for organic baby clothes, (from the newly launched GREEN section) to electronics and fashion. is and always will be about saving money, but now we can also help them save time at a time of year when time is at a premium. Also by shopping on-line consumers can also reduce spending on gas to get to the stores, which has less impact on the environment".


Launched in November 2000, uses the power of community
to alert bargain-hunting consumers to Canadian deals via the Internet. The site currently boasts over 1.1 monthly unique visitors and over 20 million page views every month. According to, is one of the 100 most popular websites in Canada. In recognition of his achievement and innovations as an entrepreneur, the founder of and president of Clear Sky Media, Derek Szeto, is a Ontario Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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