OneSpout helps Canadians navigate deal and group buying websites


Toronto-based startup OneSpout today launched a new online service that will help Canadian consumers cut through group buying clutter to find great deals.

Daily deal websites have taken Canadian consumers by storm, offering deep discounts on restaurants, spas, and activities in their city. But along with the deals come inbox clutter. With over 500 daily deal websites around the world and almost 20 in Toronto alone, consumers face email overload every morning.

On the flip side, many consumers only know about only one or two daily deal websites and are missing out on relevant offers every day. collects relevant offers from daily deal websites, allowing consumers to get a personalized email with offers around their city.

Al Mithani is the founder of OneSprout:

Consumers love a good deal, but they hate searching for them. At OneSpout we do the heavy lifting for them, collecting all the daily deals into one place.  As a consumer I was frustrated by the piles of daily deal e-mail offers I was receiving. It led me to build OneSpout to help consumers like me get deals they actually care about.

OneSpout solves that problem by collecting all local daily deals into a single, personalized email so consumers get the deals they actually want to see. Users can customize by filtering out keywords or viewing by discount percentage.

The service launched today in 14 cities and regions across Canada, including Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. The website is completely free to use, and by signing up for an account users can set their own personal deal preferences. Users can also get deals via the free iPhone app, through an RSS feed, or on Twitter and Facebook.

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