UCoups.com – Bringing Asheville New Online Discount Daily Deals

While online coupon services offering their followers daily saving of 50% and more on daily deals have been springing up across the country, Asheville residents have largely been ignored by such companies.

However, this vacuum is about to be filled by a new online venture, uCoups.com, which will soon offer Asheville bargain hunters a daily discount deal featuring savings of at least 50% at a wide group of restaurants, health spas and beauty salons, recreational facilities and other establishments.

Although most of the nation’s largest cities have one or more daily deal sites, for the most part, the concept has not yet reached smaller and medium sized cities such as Asheville. In announcing plans to launch its Asheville operation, the managers said “uCoups.com is striving to provide residents in Asheville with the same opportunity for online savings that have previously been available in larger markets.”

The company also stresses that, in today’s turbulent economic climate, businesses participating in uCoups’ program of online daily deals will have a new risk-free marketing tool to help attract potential new customers. The motivating force driving uCoups.com and similar operations is that they assemble a large body of potential customers and place a highly discounted product or service before them from one specific business for a limited time, via daily e-mails to their subscribers.

In essence, the merchant, who incurs no outlay of cash for this promotion, has ultimate control of the process since he can govern the number of units to be sold and can also specify the amount of the actual discount. Each offer is available only for a limited time, usually 24 hours. Likewise, individual consumers are free to select only those deals which appeal to them and incur no cost until electing to make a purchase that appeals to them. Each transaction is handled online with a certificate for the discounted purchase delivered the next day that can be used during an extended period, usually for six to twelve months from the date of purchase.

Anyone interested in becoming a subscriber and receive notice of each day’s deal at no cost can enroll simply by visiting the company website at www.uCoups.com and submitting their e-mail address. The first of the Daily Deals should be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Businesses wanting more information about how they can participate in the program can contact Steve Heiselman at 828.216.4230 or by e-mail at steve@ucoups.com.

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GPI Asheville Spa – Buy 1 Get 1 Free?!

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (February 17, 2010) - For a limited time, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is offering local residents the perfect opportunity to relax and leave the stress of Western North Carolina's unseasonably cold winter behind. Local residents are now eligible for a "Buy One, Get One Free" deal at Grove Park's world class, subterranean Spa.

Local residents who buy one 80 minute spa treatment will get a treatment of equal or lesser value free. The offer is good until March 15, although availability is limited. Local residents must have a coupon in order to receive the "Buy One, Get One Free" special. To print a coupon, go to www.groveparkinn.com, then click Locals Only. 

The Grove Park Inn Spa received a 2009 "World's Best Award" from Travel & Leisure® magazine and was voted Best for Romance in 2009 by SpaFinder. The Spa is more than 43,000 square feet in size, 20,000 of which are amenities to enjoy before and after a treatment. Amenities include mineral pools with soothing underwater music, waterfall pools, exhilarating contrast pools, a lap pool, an inhalation room, sauna, a eucalyptus-infused steam room and outdoor hot tub.




Ross Clothing in Asheville, discount shopping

Ross Clothing in Asheville North Carolina offers some great discount clothing selections. I guess there are 4 main outlet type stores and they are Ross, TJ Maxx, Rugged Wearhouse, and Dillards at the Biltmore Square Mall. These stores sometimes carry some major lines of clothing. Great place if you are on a fixed budget or are just a discount hunter in the Asheville area.

Took this from their website…

*”Style for less”

At Ross expect to find designer and brand name fashions for women, men, kids and home at everyday savings of 20-60% compared to department and specialty stores. How do we do it? First, our buying teams are located in the fashion centers in the United States – New York and Los Angeles. This allows our buyers to have a pulse on the market and to work closely with manufacturers to negotiate the best possible deals. By focusing on opportunistic buying strategies, Ross is able to offer great savings to you. Second, we keep it simple. Our stores are designed with “no frills”. We have centralized check-out and simple fashion displays in order to save money and pass our savings on to you. Third, we keep it fresh by buying different merchandise for different stores.

Do the Math. The savings are on the ticket. Compare our prices with our competitors and see how much you save. www.RossStores.com*

Asheville 2009 Discounts, Great Options, Restaurants, Stores, More… Save!

Alright friends and neighbors. As of December 1, 2008, sales have started for THE discount card of 2009. Yes, with savings in the thousands, from big and little names, all over WNC and as far down the hill as Charlotte, over 90 businesses so far participating, there is absolutely NO reason that you wouldn’t want to buy this card.

We have hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, fast food joints, even 51 Grill is on here. We have hunting stores and theme parks, fishing guides and rafting trips. We have pet grooming/food stores, computer repair techs, shoe stores, and more. Names like Arby’s, Sage Brush, Papa John’s, Holiday Inn Express, GB Shoe Warehouse, and more. It’s only ten bucks per card. You can start using it Jan 1st 2009 until Dec 31st 2009, each business, once per day, for the entire year. What’s more is since we are selling it a month before they are active, you can buy one for yourself and everyone on your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice list.

At Ten Bucks, you can save green and still come out a winner. Did I mention we even have AAA Auto Club? Yep, if you’ve been putting off becoming a member now you can get a discount on your membership and a free membership for a spouse and AAA has thousands of discounts on their card too all over the country and all around the world. The Scottish Rite Discount Card is the gift that keeps on giving. So where does the money go? 100% is split evenly between three NC charities. There is no middle man, I organized this myself so there is noone to pay, so literally 100% goes to charity. MANNA FoodBank feeds around 30,000 meals per day in 16 WNC countiesOxford Masonic Home for Children is an orphanage in Oxford, NCRiteCare (3 clinics in NC) helps children with language disorders. You can get the cards from me by cash or check and our Secretary can take credit cards (MC and Visa) over the phone or in person. Let me know if you are interested and we’ll find the best way to get your card(s) to you.- Kyle

PS: See http://www.scottishritefundraiser.com/ for an (almost) complete list of participating businesses.
*Originally blogged on TalkAsheville.com.