It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our annual Save Up conference, and this year we’re thrilled to host our seventh edition of the conference in the lovely and quirky city of Austin, Texas. America’s savviest money-saving bloggers, the Savings.com DealPros, will be descending upon Austin from July 31st through August 2nd for a couple days of learning, networking and fun!
We’re thrilled to announce Save Up ’13 in Orlando, Florida! This year’s event will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 1st – 3rd. This is our sixth Save Up event, and we’re stoked to get together with the DealPros once again for a couple days of learning, networking and fun!
This morning, the Savings.com team is pleased to announce that we along with Savoo (our British sister site), we have been acquired by Cox Target Media. We’ll be joining Valpak under the umbrella of Cox companies, combining our strengths to bring America even more savings.
During the past five years, we’ve made it our mission to be a leading online source for personalized deals, money saving tips, and building a community of knowledgeable savvy experts with our DealPros. Valpak has years of experience in offering localized print and digital savings, which are promoted by a network of franchisees across the nation. By teaming up with Valpak, we’re taking steps to build an even more comprehensive money saving space and building value for both businesses and consumers.
Over the past few months, the team here at Savings.com has been working on a new initiative called Savings Nation. Savings Nation is a movement to bring money-saving workshops to communities all across the country that are taught by Savings.com DealPros in an effort to teach people that “There’s No Such Thing As Small Change!” We tested this program with four classes earlier this spring, and we’re thrilled to announce our expansion into 25 more cities this summer!
One of our favorite events at Savings.com are the 2-day, company-wide hackathons we do at the end of every quarter. Hackathons have become an important part of our company culture. They’re where everyone gets to let out their inner-entrepreneur. They’re where anybody’s passion can get an equal shot of turning into something tangible and great. For two days, we get to step away from our day-to-day jobs and focus 100% of our energy into something new and different. We get a chance to work closely with colleagues in other departments, whom we may rarely get to work with otherwise, and engineers get a chance to immerse themselves in new and exciting technologies. The benefits from a culture standpoint are endless.