Tag: deals

Aug 15 2011

Help Your Shoulder Feel Better

Today on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals, we are featuring the Urban Sherpa Strap from Go Gaga. Sherpa Straps distribute the weight from laptop bags, gym bags, and briefcases that take straps, across your back and shoulders. I’ve been using the Sherpa Strap for a while – it’s dynamite.

With today’s deal, you can get the strap and free shipping for $19, a discount of 50%.

If you have a bag that you love, but are tired of having it cut into your shoulder as you are traveling from DEN to LGA, check out Sherpa Straps. For each purchase, Go Gaga will make a donation to The Mountain Fund, helping some real sherpas.

Also, check out today’s deal deal on your iPhone or Android. Deal Co-op recently launched the Feld Store web app, a full touch site for mobile buyers. Once you store a credit card in your account, you can check out my deals each week on mobile, and buy future deals with one click.

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Jul 18 2011

Sparrow Mail For 50% Off For The Next 24 Hours

At Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals, we only bring you shiny happy deals. If you are a Mac user and like to live in a mail client instead of a browser, Sparrow Mail is for you. I paid $10 when it came out but through the magic of daily deals am making it available for $5 for the next 24 hours (up to 1000 copies).

Jason Calacanis even loves it – on G+ he says:

“I’m absolutely in love with Sparrow Mail. It’s made me 10-35% faster in GMAIL/Google Apps.”

For the next 24 hours, you can get Sparrow Mail for $5 instead of $10. Just wander over to Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals and grab it. And be able to say “I got something for $5 that Brad paid $10 for that he then made available for $5 bwahahahahaha.”

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Jun 28 2011

Suction Cup iPad Buttons

Today on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals I’ve got a great offer for anyone with a touchscreen device.

The deal is for Joystickers – sticky arcade buttons you put on your touchscreen to make games easier to play. Joystickers is one of the Excelerate Summer 2011 companies (Excelerate is a TechStars Network member) – I met with them a few weeks ago and loved what they are doing.

You can buy three buttons for $9 (normally $20), or five buttons for $13 (normally $34). My friends at Joystickers have even agreed to throw in free shipping.

Check out a video of these buttons in action and get ready to level up.

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Jun 15 2011

Learn to Build iPhone or Python Web Apps

Today on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals I’m bringing you another offer from the online academy Udemy.com. A few months ago, Udemy was responsible for one of my most popular deals to date, a suite of deals relating to startups. Today they are offering your choice of two courses for $75 (normally $250). Pick either Learn to Develop an iPhone or iPad application in 4 weeks or Learn Python the Hard Way. Both courses include multiple videos, lectures, and code examples.

If you were one of the 100+ people that bought the last Udemy deal, I’d love to hear your feedback on the course.

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Jun 9 2011

Throw Tomatoes At Strangers

Clint Nelson, co-founder of Startup Weekend, is bringing the European tomato-chucking phenomena stateside. Today on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals, you can get a half price ticket to the innagural Tomato Battle – A Huge Tomato Fight. The event is at Copper Mountain on June 25th. Get there at 1pm for beer and music. Start chucking tomatoes at 3pm. Bring an extra set of clothes.

Your ticket gets you in the event and one free beer. There will be thousands of people and hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes. If you are one of my Boulder readers, or plan on being in the area June 25th, go to Copper Mountain and have a blast throwing tomatoes at people you don’t know.

Absurdity, silliness, and wonderment powers my world!

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Apr 14 2011

Every Nerd Needs A Bow Tie

I spent a full day at MIT last month rolling around in a bunch of really cool tech. One of the meetings led to today’s Brad Feld Amazing Deal for OoOTies.

Brad and Blue Bow Tie

I had just sat through three meetings with MIT-related entrepreneurs – two who showed me new human instrumentation products and one who walked me through a new way to develop Android apps. The guy for my next meeting showed up, sat down, and started talking about bow ties. He was an MIT grad student who had become fascinated with bow ties and subsequently created a company called OoOTies along with an iPhone app. We had a fun conversation and then it was time for my next meeting.

At lunch time, I was with a group of MIT grad students who were working on a summer program for MIT students who want to be entrepreneurs. We were enjoying our fish chowder at Legal Seafoods when my new bow tie friend showed up with a bunch of bow ties in tow. Five minutes later everyone at the table had learned how to tie a bow tie and was sporting a new one.

One of the great things about my world is that I never know what to expect, so I just roll with whatever happens during the day. I’m off to TechStars New York Demo Day – looking forward to seeing what mysteries the world reveals to me. In the mean time, be bold and go buy a bow tie.

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Apr 11 2011

Amazing Deal – Entrepreneurship Courses

I’ve got an entrepreneur focused deal on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals today. The deal is for Udemy.com, a website that has online courses on a variety of interesting topics. When Udemy came to me, they were interested in offering a deal on one of their $99 courses that was pertinent to startups. After some negotiation, we decided to do an offer where you get their five top startup courses, priced at a total of over $400, for only $59.

The courses that you get in this Amazing Deal are Raising Capital for Startups, Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining the Best People, Writing a Business Plan, “Startup and Go”: The first steps to building a technology company, and Social Marketing for Startups. Each course has multiple classes (usually around 45 minutes) taught by people like Phil Libin, Aaron Patzer, Dave McClure, Naval Ravikant, Russ Fradin, and Auren Hoffman.

Once you make your purchase, you can use your voucher code multiple times on Udemy, once for each course. If your are looking for a heavy dose of this information in on place, take a look.

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Mar 30 2011

A New Amazing Deal: Web Hosting For Entrepreneurs

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal. I can’t help myself – it feels so satisfying to be a deal huckster.

This week’s deal is for one year of web hosting from Cloud Jolt. Cloud Jolt is a hosting company focused on the tech entrepreneur. If you are in the market for a new host, thinking of starting a web company, or need to expand your blog, you should give these guys a try. $39 gives you a year of hosting, which saves you $60 bucks (it’s normally $96). That’s a little over $3 a month for the first year. Pretty hard to beat.

If you live in the Boston area, also check out Start Up Rise Up. You can meet other Boston startups and maybe win some cash for your idea. Who knows, maybe the winner will apply for TechStars Boston?

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Dec 8 2010

New Amazing Deal – Give The Gift Of Learning

The latest Brad Feld Amazing Deal is online.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Sympoz, a company in Boulder that is excited about building online classrooms where anyone can take a courses in categories like Wine, Personal Finance, Cooking, etc. The have a nice looking site, and their classes are self serve, at your own pace, in HD. They have forums where you can interact with fellow classmates and teachers. Classes range in price from $39 to $99.

They asked me what I thought, and I told them I thought they should offer up some classes on my Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal Store. They agreed to give my readers a great deal. $19 for any class that in their inventory.  And, I’m putting my money where my mouth is – I just bought (using my Amazing Deal site) the Wine Demystified course.

If you have a love of learning, or are looking for an interesting gift, give Sympoz a try by purchasing this deal. You could become an wine expert for less than the cost of a decent bottle.

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Nov 18 2010

New Amazing Deal – Trek Light Gear

I’ve been having a blast with Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals which was created by Deal Co-op, a recent graduate of the TechStars Seattle program.  Last week’s deal – the Agloves – ended up getting picked up on Lifehacker and the limit of 500 gloves were sold (at 50% off) overnight!  As part of the experience, I’m learning a lot about the Daily Deal business, how it works, what the actual economics are, and what the friction points are.

The latest Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal is now online. We’ve got a great one this week. You can purchase a $70 voucher for use on the Trek Light Gear website for $39. Trek Light has lots of great stuff, including some of the nicest hammocks you’ll ever see. We priced this deal to allow you to purchase their best selling Double Hammock, but you can also use it on other gear.

If you are interested in running a deal on the Brad Feld store, helping bring great deals to readers of this blog while helping me better understand the Daily Deal marketplace dynamics, let me know. I’m looking for deals that can be bought online and shipped nationally and that appeal to a high tech audience.

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