TUN.com Exceeds 20,000 Daily Deals for U.S. College Students
New York, NY (October 4, 2011) - TUN.com announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 20,000 daily deals for college students around the country.
TUN.com is a series of hyper-local websites that connects students to deals, news and events around approximately 200 U.S. college campuses. TUN.com has more than 5,500 merchant participants in the U.S. offering daily deals and discounts that help college students save money.
Saving College Students Money
TUN.com’s core mission is to help college students save money every day on basic items they already spend money on, such as food, fitness, entertainment, beauty and beer. For example, students in the New York City area can get 20% off all clothing at Club Monaco, 2-for-1 burgers at Tonic, 25% off all classes at Stepping Out Studios, $1 Bud Lights at 1 Republik Lounge, and 2-for-1 tans at NY Sun Club. TUN.com offers a multitude of daily deals around college campuses, making it easy for students to save money on their everyday needs. See http://tun.com/nyu/deals.
TUN.com reaches out to local merchants around college campuses to get the best deals on items college students actually want to save money on. If merchants do not offer current deals good enough for students, TUN.com motivates them to offer an attractive deal. The power of this model is that it provides a perfect fit between students and local merchants, particularly in this economy. Today’s students are always looking for deals while local merchants near campus need to reach students and get them into their establishments.
TUN.com’s CEO, Peter Corrigan, states: “Today there is more of a need for students to save money. Students have serious financial concerns: their parents are less able to help; their job prospects upon graduation are far from good; and their ability to work while at school is hampered by a tight job market. We are here to help them save as much money as they can on items they need or want from local shops around them.”
Students appreciate the competitive atmosphere created by TUN.com between merchants around campuses as they try to attract students to their establishments. Corrigan emphasizes: “We don’t just take the deals. We encourage the merchants to create great deals for our students. If they are not willing to do so, they do not make it onto our site.” Corrigan also distinguishes TUN.com, “Our business model differs from the Groupon-type deal sites in that we provide students with a huge variety of deals each day on goods and services they regularly use. Students also like the convenience of redeeming the deals directly from merchants who are just around the corner from them.”
New York-based TUN.com has rapidly grown from an idea in 2010 to over 200 individual hyper-local college student websites, with approximately 5,500 participating merchants and more than 20,000 daily deals. By the end of the year, TUN.com aims to reach 50% of the U.S. college audience.
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