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20 Apr 12 New Chrome Extension to Serve up Google Offers

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google offers, chrome, chrome extension, daily deal mediaThis week Google announced the addition of Google Offers Chrome extension that will allow Chrome browser users to easily view local deals in a drop down box. When it comes to daily dealin’ this should give Google a big advantage over other daily deal sites, including the “Big Two”, Groupon and LivingSocial.

A number of studies over the last several months have shown that while consumers are still receptive to a good deal, they are getting burned out by the bombardment of email offers they have to put up with when they sign up with a deals site. Many consumers even admit to reaching a point where they are simply deleting the emails without even reading them. The new Chrome extension should help Google Offers avoid this problem of overloading its customers with excessive emails.

The new extension is available from the Chrome Web Store. It’s just a matter of downloading and then looking for the small button at the end of the browser address bar. Clicking on it on launches a drop-down box where you can choose from a list of major cities. So basically you get to look at offers when you want to and how frequently… or infrequently you want to.

After downloading the extension you’ll get instant access to deals for places to eat, shop and play, and you’ll receive notifications for new deals in your area right within your browser. You can also share your favorite deals with friends on Google+, Twitter and Facebook from the Chrome extension.

Google will be serving up its own offers as well as those from partner sites such as Gilt City, kgbdeals and zozi.

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18 Apr 12 Google Introduces Google Offers Chrome Extension

Today Google announced their extension for Chrome and Google Offers. Offers is just what it sounds like, it’s daily deals from you favorite internet giant and their partners like Gilt City, kgbdeals and zozi. Chrome users can now easily access the service by downloading the new extension here.

Once you’ve downloaded it you will start receiving exclusive deals on places to eat, things to see, and fun ways to spend your time. The extension will also let you share the deals with friends and family on Twitter, G+, and Facebook. Google offers has been around for more than a year and now getting the deals is easier than ever.

As you might recall, Groupon and Living Social are Offers largest competitors. This new Chrome extension does give the service a well needed presence on the Chrome browser, but the Offer crew has also recently given the application a nice makeover. Upgrades include faster speeds, larger pictures, and of course, a streamlined check-out process.

There’s always room for more deals. I guess we’ll see what comes of the competition between Living Social, Groupon, and Google Offers. In the meantime you can download the new Chrome extension and view the updated Offers site.

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