Times are hard for small businesses, and we want to help get the word out about your deals.
So we are going to be introducing a new feature to Charlotte on the Cheap for local businesses to advertise their deals. Right now we are offering this advertising for free, with the option of a very inexpensive ($25) enhanced listing.
We are accepting deal submissions now, and the Charlotte on the Cheap Deals page will be live soon, within days.
We’ve always focused on events, rather than deals, and we still will, but this new page on the site will be all about deals.
How Charlotte on the Cheap Deals Work
What constitutes a deal?
A deal can be a percentage off, a free item or a free gift with purchase. That is entirely up to the business offering the deal. It must be available to all customers, not just a few (senior discounts or deals for first responders, for example, don’t qualify). Free delivery or free shipping will be considered a deal during our introductory period, but may not be in the future.
We’re not including garage sales or items up for sale by individuals. And the Charlotte on the Cheap Deals page won’t be ideal for one-day or very short-term deals.
We reserve the right to decline to list a deal, or to remove it after it’s been added.
How does a customer get the deal?
Each listing includes instructions on how to get the deal and a link to the business website or Facebook page with details about the deal. Customers deal directly with businesses.
How long do deals stay up at Charlotte on the Cheap?
It’s up to the business. You can list a deal that is good for one day, one week or month. When you fill out the form, you will be asked for the expiration date of the deal. All deals expire after three months. If you are interested in extending the deal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I give my deal more prominence, with a photo?
You can make your deal Featured for $25 per month. Featured deals include an image and will be above non-featured deals. At this time we don’t have a limit of how many featured deals we will include. If you post a deal and decide later you would like to have it boosted as a featured deal, email email@example.com.
Can I list an event?
If this is a ticketed event, and you are offering a discount, you can list it here. If you want to list a free, inexpensive, or by donation event on our events calendar, please submit it here.
What if I want more promotion?
We offer lots of other advertising options, including sponsored posts, featured events, banner ads, and social media campaigns. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a media kit with all the information, and start a conversation about how we can help spread the word about your business.
Why is there a picture of an ostrich looking through a TV screen on the top of this article?
We like it. We hope you do too.