People often posted deals that you are interested in, but a few weeks in advance. For example the current 7-11 Free Slurpee deal — it was posted more than 3 weeks ago. For those who are disciplined, you might record that in your calendar so you won't miss it. However for the most of us, wouldn't it be nice if someone somehow can remind us when the actual deal is on?!
Hence idea of "Deal Reminder". If you come across a deal that you are interested but might be still weeks away, you can add it to your list of reminders. OzBargain will then remind you later that those deals are on. Hopefully that means no more missed sales!
Adding a Deal Reminder
A link/button "Reminder" is available on the deal page for logged-in users. Click on it will bring up a menu to let you set the reminder date, in the form of either
- x days from today, or
- y days before expiry (provided that the deal has its expiry date set)
You can also "Remove Reminder" if it has been set for that deal.
Reminder Block on Sidebar
All the reminded deals will be shown inside a block on the sidebar on the home page only, within the duration of the reminder date and deal's expiry date.
So when you come to OzBargain first thing in the morning you can see all the deals that you need to take action today. Deals will remain in the reminder block until they expire, or until you remove them from the reminder list.
To see all the deals that you have set the reminder,
- Click on "My Account" to go to your profile page
- Click on "edit" to edit your profile
- Click on "reminders" to go to your reminder listing page
You can do bulk removal of reminders there.
If you are an OzBargain newsletter subscriber (yes you should! :) you will also get the reminded deals near the very top of your daily email.
Finally, at OzBargain we love to push out new features earlier to get some feedbacks. That also means it might be buggy. So please use this forum thread to report issues and to discuss this new feature.
Updated thread 22/9/15
Update 2019: See the wiki for the latest information