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DOOZY OF A DEAL hits $20k Milestone March 23, 2011

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(Phoenix, AZ March 22, 2011)– In just a year, amidst a bevy of “deal of the day” websites, Doozy of a Deal has hit a major milestone. The locally-run company has been able to give back $20,000 from sales to the local Phoenix community non-profits and schools who are a part of their Doozy “Gives Back” program.

During its first year, Doozy of a Deal has partnered with 59 schools and 60 charities/non-profits throughout the valley. Sandpiper Elementary in Scottsdale has received close to $400.

“Doozy of a Deal has been an amazing gift to our school,” said Mary Jo Scovill, PTO President of Sandpiper School. “It has given us a fun and useful way to bring money in for all sorts of educational enhancements for the kids.”

Non-profits such as the Arizona Human Society are noticing results as well, having received over $1,800 in just over 10 months since joining the Doozy “Gives Back” program.

“The Arizona Humane Society is grateful for our partnership with Doozy of a Deal,” said Kelsea Vescova, Director of Marketing and Development with the Arizona Humane Society. “It’s a perfect example of a community coming together to support the 44,000 homeless animals in Maricopa County.”

After promoting their deal through Doozy of a Deal, the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale has a new respect for the site.

“In a market filled with competing sites, Doozy of a Deal is by far the best in every way: customer service, strategic marketing, reach, exposure, and charitable giving,” said spokeswoman Stephanie Dowling.

Doozy of a Deal is a “deal of the day” website whose goal is to help take care of local communities by not only providing fantastic deals for its subscribers, but also by bringing hundreds of new customers to local merchants, AND by donating thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations.

The great thing about Doozy of a Deal is that when a subscriber purchases an amazing deal of the day, Doozy will donate 7.5% of that purchase back to the subscriber’s school or organization of choice selected from Doozy’s extensive list of Benefiting Organizations.  In exchange for this donation, all that Doozy of a Deal requests is that the organization help spread the word about this win-win-win opportunity… there is NO COST for them to participate.

Founded by Andi and Dean Barness of Scottsdale, AZ, DoozyofaDeal.com launched mid-March 2010 in the Maricopa County area and continues to establish partnerships with local businesses, schools and organizations. For more information about Doozy of a Deal visit http://www.doozyofadeal.com/phoenix, or email dbarness@doozyofadeal.com .

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY – SCHOOLS April 21, 2010

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(Scottsdale, AZ –April 20, 2010) This Mother’s Day is bound to be a doozy for shoppers in the Valley. With coupon usage up dramatically according to a Nielsen 2009 consumer study and even the most affluent homes considered heavy coupon users, Valley residents sifting through the paper have an alternative choice through a local internet-based site called “Doozy of a Deal.”


www.DoozyOfaDeal.com is a “deal of the day” website designed to support local communities by bringing hundreds of new customers to local merchants, AND by donating thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations. When customers purchase a deal of the day, they have the opportunity to select the school or organization of their choice that will receive 7.5% of that purchase as a charitable donation.
Doozy of a Deal was born when Valley parents Andi and Dean Barness got frustrated that their school was far from reaching its fundraising goal. “I thought to myself, ‘How much wrapping paper and cookie dough could we possibly buy when the economy is the way it is?’ I could help out more if something was being sold that was more of an every-day-item,” said co-founder Andi Barness.
“Moms want to be spoiled on Mother’s Day, but not at the expense of their spouse or children’s budgets, so we asked local business owners to pull out all the stops for this week of deals,” said Dean Barness. “Expect some doozies, like pampering specials, time-saving services and memory-making deals the whole week long.”
To get the deals, just go to http://www.doozyofadeal.com and sign up. Each day, a substantially discounted rate will be offered for a local service or product.

DoozyofaDeal.com launched mid-March 2010 in the Maricopa County area, and is continuously looking to establish partnerships with local businesses, schools and organizations. To request more information, please contact Andi Barness at abarness@doozyofadeal.com.

 

SCOTTSDALE PARENTS LAUNCH “DOOZY OF A DEAL” WEBSITE THAT BENEFITS COMMUNITY February 9, 2010

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They say with necessity comes invention, and when local Scottsdale parents, Andi and Dean Barness, realized there had to be a better way to raise money for their kids’ school, Doozy of a Deal was born.  Doozy of a Deal is a “deal of the day” website whose goal is to help take care of local communities by not only providing fantastic deals for its subscribers, but also by bringing hundreds of new customers to local merchants, AND by donating thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations.

Doozy of a Deal was born when Andi’s husband came back from a PTO meeting, frustrated that their school was far from reaching its fundraising goal.  “I thought to myself, ‘How much wrapping paper and cookie dough could we possibly buy when the economy is the way it is?’  I could help out more if something was being sold that could help my pocketbook, too,” said co-founder Andi Barness.  The great thing about Doozy of a Deal is that when customers purchase an amazing deal of the day, they have the opportunity to click a button upon check-out which will donate 7.5% of that purchase back to the school or organization of their choice.  In exchange for this donation, all that Doozy of a Deal requests is that the organization helps spread the word about this win-win-win opportunity… there is NO COST to participate.  “We feel like this is a beautiful situation because so many people benefit in so many ways from our website,” said Dean Barness.  “My wife comes to me everyday with an idea, and most of the time, I have to roll my eyes and laugh, but this one was different.  This one actually made sense.”

You may recognize Andi Barness’ name from TV and Radio.  She spent many years working in the valley as a radio traffic reporter for Clear Channel and an on-camera traffic reporter for ABC15.  “I love doing my TV stuff, but I am so eager to create this amazing platform which allows people to save a ton of money, and helps out our children’s schools at the same time,” explained Andi Barness.

DoozyofaDeal.com is set to launch in early March in the Maricopa County area, and is currently looking to establish partnerships with local businesses, schools and organizations.  To request more information, please contact Andi Barness at abarness@doozyofadeal.com.

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