To celebrate twelve years of the remarkable Australian success story that is OzBargain, consumers will be rewarded with a 24-hour online birthday sale, kicking off at midday on November 28. Close to 100 retailers will be offering up some of their hottest bargains via the OzBargain site and Australia’s leading Cashback site, CASHREWARDS, has announced their contribution of a special 12 stores at 12% Cashback deal during this time.
The birthday sale will be accompanied with a members-only party that the CASHREWARDS team are throwing on the same day, to honour OzBargain’s relentless contribution to saving Australian’s incredible amounts of money on everyday purchases throughout the years.
The brains behind OzBargain—a 100% Australian owned and run company—is Scott Yang, who came up with the concept after he started a personal blog in the mid-2000s, posting deals online for his friends and family.
“At the beginning, friends were my only readers, but then merchants started contacting me directly to ask if I could announce their deals on my blog,” said Yang.
“It kind of blew up from there and soon enough I couldn’t keep up with all the requests. Coming from a software development background, I had the idea to create a platform where both consumers and merchants could go online and upload their own deals, essentially creating an online community of bargain hunters.”
OzBargain is now the fourth biggest website in Australia after ABC, Commonwealth Bank and RealEstate.com.au. Over one in ten Australian’s visit the site every week to find the best deals available before they make a purchase.
Both OzBargain and CASHREWARDS are 100% Australian owned and run companies, who work totally independently and without any commercial affiliations. It is a well-known fact among bargain hunters that using both sites when shopping is the smartest way to save. OzBargain is where to find the best deals and CASHREWARDS is where to get additional savings.
Founder of CASHREWARDS, Andrew Clarke, says the 12 stores at 12% Cashback deal, plus the members-only party they’re throwing, is a big thank you from one homegrown savings platform to another.
“OzBargain’s most loved and biggest contributor, TA (aka TightArse) will also be at the party and this is the first time ever that fans will get to meet him in person,” says Clarke.
“TA is often described as Australia’s number one deal finder and has saved hundreds of thousands of Aussies a lot of money over the last decade.”
OzBargain’s birthday sale will see both local and international brands participating, with retailers like Cotton On, Bonds and MobileCiti/Allphone already locked in.
The 12 retailers offering 12% Cashback via CASHREWARDS are Etsy, Groupon, iHerb, William Sonoma, West Elm, Pottern Barn Kids, Pottery Barn, Book Depository, Cue, Lenovo, Calvin Klein and one BIG surprise that will be revealed at the start of the event.