Friday, September 23, 2011

DealBird CEO confirmed to appear on a panel at StreetFight conference

Join Foursquare, Patch, Yipit, Gilt City, Fwix, Topix, DealBird, Curbed and others at the inaugural Street Fight Summit 2011 in New York City on October 25-26. DealBird's CEO will appear on a panel at the conference. Click here for more information and reserve your spot.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 puts the Group Back in Group Buying announced it launch this past week at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. The new company’s CEO, Chad Billmyer, said DealBird’s goal is to help consumers and merchants to start, manage, and complete group buys.

Looking at the site, DealBird appears to be a sort of daily deals social network where users can create their own buying groups and get others to join their community. Merchants then offer relevant deals to these communities. The larger the community, the better the deals.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Launches Online Group-Buying Tools for Enthusiast Communities at Techcruch Disrupt Conference

Following three months of alpha testing in Rhode Island, DealBird sheds its look and feel as a consumer-driven deal website to focus on providing buyers and sellers in enthusiast communities with e-commerce, group-buying tools.

Monday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, DealBird released a new website designed to help buyers and sellers in enthusiast communities start, manage, and complete group buys. ( ) gives buyers and sellers the tools they need to save money through group buying.

“This week's launch focuses on a handful of communities that are already actively engaged in group buys such as automotive, outdoor, homeschool, and fitness enthusiasts,” said Chad Billmyer, CEO and co-founder of DealBird. “Buyers and sellers in these and other enthusiast communities currently suffer from a lack of online tools to start, manage, and complete group buys.”

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A weekend of activity

The DealBird team is putting in crazy hours this weekend for Monday's unveiling.

Thanks @stellargirl @reedlauber @jfvasconez Rob & Dan

Friday, September 9, 2011

DealBird desktops

Right after we posted a preview of our new look and feel you sent us praise for the new design. In the case that you love the new design SO much that you want to make it your desktop, here are a 1024x768 and 1440x900 versions.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DealBird migrates

Today we sent DealBird on a short migration. From today through Monday, September 12, DealBird will be offline as we put the finishing touches on a major overhaul of the site. Special thanks to all the vendors, partners, and most of all residents of Rhode Island who used DealBird this summer. You were generous and vocal with your feedback and we are excited to redeploy DealBird on Monday with modifications based on your input.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: The Celtic Lounge

DealBird has been working extra hard to get you deals this week! Starting today, you can purchase the following voucher on

The Celtic Lounge
397 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 751-0290

You can learn more about the Celtic Lounge on their website.

Offer Ends: 10/17/2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: Lola Fashion Boutique

For the next two months, DealBird will be offering the following voucher at Lola Fashion Boutique, a woman's clothing store in Providence:

120 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 383-0021

Terms and Conditions:
Limit 1 per customer. May buy 1 additional voucher as a gift. Not valid on sale items or with other promotions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: Deck Forty Two

The following deal at Deck Forty Two in East Providence will be available on DealBird for the next two months:

28 Water Street
East Providence, RI 02914

Phone: (401) 270-4245

You can learn more about Deck Forty Two on their website, Facebook page, or Twitter account.

Offer ends: 10/11/2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: StyleWeek Providence

Starting today, DealBird users can buy StyleWeek Providence tickets. They can choose from the following two packages:

Voucher Information:
For the first time this industry focused event will be offering LIMITED seats for the general public. StyleWeek Providence will be held at the prestigious Providence Performing Arts Center from August 28th to September 3rd and will showcase 20+ emerging and established designers. Ticket buyers will receive a swag bag which will be offered on opening and closing night. Ticket buyers can also enjoy a complimentary cocktail on opening night as well as access to after-event soiree's.

Event Details:
August 28, 2011 - September 3, 2011

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903

You can learn about about the event on the StyleWeek Providence website, StyleWeek Providence Facebook page, or StyleWeek Providence Twitter account.

Offer Ends: 8/27/2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Group Buy On DealBird: Shelalara Vineyards and Winery

Starting today you can buy the following Shelalara Vineyards and Winery coupon on DealBird:

Voucher Information:
ShelaLara Vineyards and Winery is conducting tastings and tours of its "state of the art" winery to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm and by appointment. Dates and time are subject to change based on availability.

21B Reservoir Road,
Coventry, RI 02816

Phone: (401) 623-8606

Offer Ends: 9/04/2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: The Spa at The Providence Biltmore

Starting today, you can purchase one of the following two deals on DealBird. We obtained these offers on behalf of the 21 people who joined a group buy on DealBird and asked for a deal at The Spa in the Providence Biltmore Hotel.

You can learn more about The Spa on their website and Facebook page.

Offer ends: 9/22/2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

WaterFire Launches New Fundraising Program Through the Use of's Group Purchasing Technology

By presenting its sculpture for all to enjoy, WaterFire, an independent, non-profit arts organization, seeks to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city. This award- winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence's renaissance. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island's capital city. WaterFire today announced a new partnership with group purchasing technology platform,, to secure more community investment in its iconic programming.

While WaterFire is free to attend, did you know that each WaterFire event costs over $100,000 to produce? Costs include music rights, insurance, transportation, brazier upkeep, boats, docks, programs, building materials, firewood, performers, audio equipment, police, insurance, permits and the list of expenses goes on.

Without the help of volunteers and donors WaterFire, a non-profit organization, could not host one of Providence's most amazing attractions. For a limited time, between today and Saturday, August 27, Rhode Islanders can go to to support a hallmark of the capital city in a fun and rewarding way.

WaterFire is thanking donors for tax-deductible donations between $20 and $1,000 with a variety of merchandise and once-in-a-life-time experiences. Give $20 and get a $10 voucher good for any WaterFire merchandise. Give $1,000 and get a VIP boat ride that you will never forget. WaterFire worked with DealBird to develop a limited series of thank you gifts for donors at various giving levels between $20 and $1,000.

Between today and the Saturday, August 13, 2011 WaterFire, you can go to to support WaterFire's first online, donor campaign that is coupled with unique experiences. In order to do its part to support WaterFire, DealBird is adding $5 to every donation made between now and Saturday.

"DealBird is dedicated to the health and vitality of the Providence community and is thrilled to partner with WaterFire to support this important part of the cultural fabric of Rhode Island," commented Chad Billmyer, DealBird's Chief Executive Officer. "Prior to working with the team at WaterFire we had no appreciation for the costs associated with each event. We are honored to lend our software and support to WaterFire for an innovative online fund raising drive. We are delighted that leading non-profits use the DealBird technology platform to drive new and innovative ways to raise funds. There is a growing national trend of merging the powers of group purchasing platforms like DealBird with social media tools. We are seeing the non-profit community expand the integration between social commerce and social media tools in their strategic planning. We look forward to supporting this movement within the non-profit sector."

"We collaborated with DealBird to find ways to leverage social media to support WaterFire and thank our generous donors," said Barnaby Evans, Executive and Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence. "WaterFire's board, staff and volunteers work very hard all year round to produce WaterFire. Every fundraiser helps us keep the fires burning. My colleagues in the non-profit sector should seriously look at incorporating DealBird's technology platform as a way to inspire new investors in their respective organizations," said Evans.

100% of donations made through DealBird go to WaterFire Providence, a 501(c) (3). Donors should consult a tax professional to determine whether all or portions of their WaterFire donation are tax deductible.

About DealBird

Launched in June 2011 in Providence, RI, powers online buying groups to deliver better prices on goods and services to buyers and to grow sales from new and existing customers for sellers. Non-profits can use the DealBird platform to host innovative online fund raising drives. For more information about DealBird, please visit

About WaterFire

WaterFire Providence is an independent nonprofit organization that produces WaterFire. Each year, WaterFire attracts over one million people to Rhode Island whose economic impact is over $40 million, according to an independent study conducted by the University of Rhode Island. It is presented for free through the generosity of donors and sponsors. We greatly appreciate your contributions. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Your Weekly Group Buy: Aunt Carrie's

Every week, features a DealBird deal in its "LifeStyle" section. This week's feature is a $15 for $25 deal at Aunt Carrie's Seafood Restaurant in Narragansett, RI. Check out their colorful review of Aunt Carrie's and vote on your favorite of three options for next week's group buy!

If you're interested, feel free to purchase your Aunt Carrie's coupon at

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Group Buy on DealBird: Wooly Fair

For the next two weeks, DealBird users will be able to buy Wooly Fair tickets for a discounted price.

27 Sims Avenue
Providence, RI 02909

Phone: 401-365-7044

You can learn more on the Wooly Fair website, Wooly Fair Facebook page, and the Wooly Fair Twitter account.

Offer Ends: 7/30/2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

GoLocalProv features Sneaker Junkies

GoLocal Prov ran a great feature about Sneaker Junkies in Providence, RI.

You can read the Sneaker Junkies review here.

While supplies last, you can access the Sneaker Junkies coupon here.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

DealBird migrates from private to public beta

This evening, we released DealBird into the wild. The site is now officially in public beta.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


DealBird is hosting a series of meet-ups in New England in the coming week. We are connecting with buyers and sellers to learn where DealBird can benefit both parties the most.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

DealBird road show

One of DealBird's co-founders is traveling through Philadelphia this week to meet with prospective investors.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Seller listening tour

Juan is off to New England for a week to attend the BIA Kelsey East conference and to meet with sellers to learn more about their needs.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The entire team is together

The DealBird team spans Philadelphia, Chicago (Libertyville), and Los Angeles (Santa Monica). For the next few days the team is getting together in Los Angeles for a series of strategy, marketing, and product development meetings.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Site design underway

While we have been programming for weeks, we haven't been paying tons of attention to design. Our focus has been on function. Now that we have the basic functions worked out we are turning our attention to making them beautiful.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Reed Lauber joins full time

After a few months of developing on an independent contractor basis, Reed decided to accept an offer to join the company full time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New CTO officially joined today

David King officially joined the company today as CTO. David formerly co-founded infiNET which now operates as Nelnet Business Solutions

Monday, January 3, 2011