My colleague has been using Google Alerts for a long time to get company related news from around the web. This neat little utility checks the web for any new articles that Google finds on search terms she provides. For example, she can put in a search term for “MoneyNing”, and Google Alerts will send her an email every day if someone mentioned this site anywhere on the web.
A couple days ago, she started noticing that Google Alerts also finds all the blogs and websites that searches for coupons or deals and sends her the information as long as it matches the search terms she puts in. After checking out the link which contained the coupon, she probably struck gold because this would mean that instead of always looking for a coupon from a certain company, she can just setup Google Alerts to track that company and wait for Google to find the coupon.
By having the coupons pushed to her instead of spending time to find it, she can take advantage of the coupons much more effectively. With gas prices so high, I’m sure everybody can appreciate as much savings as they could find.
What I plan to do is setup Google Alerts to see if I get any coupons or deals. I suggest you do the same because you might be able to save yourself some time and money.