Thursday, July 28, 2011

Barking the Joys of Barking Deals:
Site Review and Giveaway

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© Carrie Boyko
Today's Spokes-Model at Work

© courtesy BarkingDeals.com
Have you seen the image at left in your email, on Facebook or the Internet? Barking Deals sprinted onto the scene a few short months ago, sweeping many of us off our feet. What a great concept! Until I spoke with the Steve Watters today, I thought it was all about the discounts. Little did I know that Barking Deals has bigger aspirations. The longer-term goal is to make it much more about helping small businesses and rescues. Steve got my attention with that! I'll be watching for more on this plan that is in development, but today I was pleased to see that a deal was available to benefit a nearby Humane Society through the Barking Deals Shelter Program


© Carrie Boyko
Meet Your New Friend
from Barking Deals
I can't remember exactly how I became acquainted with this company, but once I subscribed to their email Deal Alerts I was excited to see the amazing cost benefit of watching those deals as they arrived in my inbox. Yep! I'm hooked. Tanner and Oliver have enjoyed the benefits as well. While I am out-of-pocket considerably less when I partake of their deals, I also get to see new products, fun toys and healthy pet food supplements, to name a few of the deals. And did I mention that standard shipping is always FREE? Who wouldn't like that for a great deal?


© Carrie Boyko
This Barking Deal is Squeaky
As a writer, I have to also admit that I'm in awe of their copywriter. It may sound silly, but I find myself enjoying, even laughing outloud, at their writeups in the deal emails. Try it; you'll see what I mean. You can sign up for yours at their site at Barking Deals and let the savings begin.


Tanner has been busy showing off with his new Kong Beaver that he got from Barking Deals. This is one of the newer stuffing-free toys, and it arrived complete with 4 extra squeakers, just in case he is not already making enough noise with one squeaker inside. 


© Carrie Boyko
Tired, at Last
My goal here is to introduce you to Barking Deals and their great, money-saving offers. We're not talking about saving 15 or 20%. Often the savings run 40-90%! Don't trust me on that; I got it right off their webpage here


You can keep up with their daily deals through their Facebook page, as well, a great way to monitor what's going on at your favorite sites around the Internet. Stop by and "Like" them today so you'll be sure to see their great bargains when you sign on.


The best way to get you to immerse yourself in Barking Deals is to participate in our giveaway, so strap on your seatbelt. This one will be a bit different than usual.  Five savvy shoppers will get to experience the Barking Deal difference when they win a free offer, aka--one chance to test drive Barking Deals at no cost. Here's how to enter to win our 5 free Barking Deals offers:


Two Actions Required to Enter:

    • COMMENTS--Tell us why you'd like to test drive Barking Deals.
    • Register for the Barking Deals email Alerts subscription on the right side of their site. You'll be instantly amazed when your first email alert confirms the super savings for your dog. Just enter your email and zip code! (Alternate option: If you're not a fan of email offers, leave me a comment telling me what today's deal is at their website, and we'll call it an entry. The website features a new deal nearly every day so check in often to see what's new. Keep in mind, you can only order today's deal until it runs out or the day ends.)
  • Extra Entries Increase Your Chances:
  • Sample Deal from BarkingDeals.com
    • Be sure to follow up any Tweets, etc. with a blog comment to register your entries. By Facebook rules, postings there may not constitute an entry, so you must leave a comment here.
    • Post a photo of your pup to my Facebook page with a sign that says "We Love Barking Deals and All Things Dog Blog".  Your 3 follow up comments will register this action as 3 entries.
    • Post your photo to the Barking Deals' Facebook Page and it may be featured on our blog if you email it to me at AllThingsDogBlog@gmail.com
    • Likewise, follow  @AllThingsDog and @BarkingDeals on Twitter.
    • Let Barking Deals hear from you with a Tweet "Thx @AllThingsDog 4 hooking us up 2 the @BarkingDeals #Dog #Deal #Giveaway".
    • Subscribe to our blog by email, Networked Blogs, GFC, or RSS
    • Tweet/Retweet and hit the Google+  buttons at the top of the post. 
© Carrie Boyko
Thanks Barking Deals
I'm Your Newest Fan
You may enter the giveaway once daily per method, but you must use a different Tweet, comment, photo, etc. each time. Our Barking Deals giveaway is available only to my U.S. readers in the lower 48 states. Sorry Canada, but check our other giveaways for opportunities in your area. Entrants must be 18 or older; this offer is void where prohibited. Entries will close at 5 PM sharp on Thursday, August 4th. I'll report the winners on Friday, August 5th.


Are you ready to get a great deal? See you next week for the unveiling of the winners.

Full Disclosure: Barking Deals sent All Things Dog Blog 1 toy to share in our photos with their site review. I have not been paid to tell you about Barking Deals and I am sharing my own opinion--as a Barking Deals satisfied customer.

86 comments:



Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

We LOVE Barking Deals!!! They have made it possible for our fosters to get some pretty neat toys & treats that I otherwise could not have gotten :)



Cynthia said...

At our house, saving money is ALWAYS a good thing! The dogs would love some new toys from the daily deals. Thanks for sharing this website! I registered for their email alert :) crzycoookies@yahoo.com



Cynthia said...

I subscribe by email. crzycoookies@yahoo.com



Anonymous said...

Schooner Loves Barking Deals ...A picture was posted on All Things Dog Blog facebook.

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

Skipper Loves Barking Deals ...A picture was posted on All Things Dog Blog facebook.

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I subscribe to All Things Dog Blog

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I Love All Things Dog Blog on facebook!

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

I am registered at Barking Deals...Great Deals

Sharon G - sgilbert@aol.com



Lauren said...

Hey Carrie! Today's deal is: "Save 56% on KONG® Classic Large and two cans of KONG® Stuff'N Easy Treat: Peanut Butter 8oz." :)



Lauren said...

Claire and I would like to test-drive Barking Deals because it's often difficult to buy toys for her - they tend to not last long because she can literally tear through even the toughest materials! She does have a few that she absolutely adores and she does not tear through those, but it gets expensive buying toy after toy to see if it will win her approval haha!



Lauren said...

I already subscribe to your blog via GFC :)



crichmanfreebies said...

follow u both on twitter
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Lauren said...

I tweeted!



crichmanfreebies said...

subscribed to their email with zip code 08108
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com



Lauren said...

I already follow both you and Barking deals on Twitter :)



crichmanfreebies said...

email subscriber of ur blog
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com



crichmanfreebies said...

gfc follower
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com



crichmanfreebies said...

hit the google +1 button
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cstironkat said...

I would like to try barking deals for our fosters and fundraisers.



cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/96817912244994048



cstironkat said...

I subscribe to you and Barking Deals by email



cstironkat said...

daily retweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/96819270889123840



Mugsy5808 said...

I would like to test drive Barking Deals because anyway of saving money is great. I have four pugs and could use the help.

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Mugsy5808 said...

I signed up for barking deal email alerts

- mugsyviola5808@aol.com



Sara said...

I'd like to test drive Barking Deals so I can find a way to affordabley spoil my dogs.



Anonymous said...

I subscribe to Barking Deals and to All Thing Dog Blog

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



cstironkat said...

I would like to try Barking Deals because I like to save money and spoil my dogs too.



cstironkat said...

7/29 retweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/97025999203614720



cstironkat said...

7/29 thanks tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/97027346560860160



cstironkat said...

I follow you on GFC as cstironkat.



Sara said...

Id like to try barking deals because Im in need of items for raffle baskets for teams flyball tournament in oct. Between my husband and i we are required to get together 6 $50value baskets EEEK and I think barking deals would be a great way to get more bang for our buck!

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I signed up for daily email alerts

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

im following you and barkingdeals on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 07-29-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/97100951671930880

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

retweet 07-29-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/97101179523301377

and google+

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Anonymous said...

Posted a picture of Schooner and his big yellow bone on Barking Deals Facebook page.

Sharon G - sjgilbert@aol.com



Anonymous said...

Posted a picture of Skipper with his yellow ball on Barking Deals Facebook page.
'Sharon G. - sjgilbert@aol.com



Sara said...

I posted a photo to your fb wall #1
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885423062298&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo to your fb wall #2
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885423062298&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo to your fb wall #3
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885423062298&set=o.115201557112&type=1&comments

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

I posted a photo to barking deals fb page
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1885427462408&set=o.154133864597685&type=1&comments

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



cstironkat said...

I would like to try Barking Deals because when our rescue get dogs that need a new home many times these dogs come with nothing. We always need bath items, grooming tools and toys.



cstironkat said...

7/31 Thanks tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/97801422980128770



cstironkat said...

7/31 retweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/97802031091302400



rj7777 said...

GFC follower I have 3 dogs who love to try new things. Ruffy and Tuffy are bichons. Duke is a golden lab retreiver who is blind but can still fetch with smell and bring it back to me. He loves squeaky toys too! Rita Spratlen
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I would like to be involved with barking deals because I like to know the latest dog and cat things out their and get them for a deal of a price. I like that they help the humane society, too. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I registered for their e-mail alerts. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I like both of you on facebook. Rita Spratlen
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



rj7777 said...

I follow both of you on twitter and tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/#!/rjs7777/status/98090812310687744
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com Rita Spratlen



rj7777 said...

google RSS feed follower rjspratlen Rita Spratlen I hit the 1+ button.
rj_angel_house@yahoo.com



Sara said...

tweet 08-01-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98096467117477889

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

i follow you and barking deals on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-01-11 i retweeted and google+
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98097007150903296

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



cstironkat said...

I like to keep up with the latest products at the best prices so I would like to try Barking Deals.



cstironkat said...

8/1 Thanks tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/98184214058504192



cstironkat said...

8/1 retweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/98184279397380097



Sara said...

08-02-11 I like barking deals because it introduces me to new pet products!!

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-02-11 i follow you and barking deals on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 08-02-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98497313437253632

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-02-11 retweeted and google+1

https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98499278544191489

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-02-11 im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



cstironkat said...

8/2 I would like to try Barking Deals for both my dogs and to help me give back to local rescue groups.



cstironkat said...

8/2 Thanks tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/98506871316557824



cstironkat said...

8/2 retweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/98506764122722305



Sara said...

08-03-11 i follow you and barking deals on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 08-03-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98878522881343488

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-03-11 im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-03-11 i retweeted and google+1

https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/98880150053191681

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



cstironkat said...

I work part time, and go to school full time so I try to save money in any way I can.



cstironkat said...

8/3 Thanks Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/cstironkat/status/98905067289182208



cstironkat said...

8/3 retweet http://twitter.com/#!/cstironkat/status/98907286508027904



cstironkat said...

I'm always on the look out to save money without skimping on quality. My family this includes my precious Kouga and Milele are so important to me, and I want to give them the best.



cstironkat said...

8/4 Thanks tweet http://twitter.com/#!/cstironkat/status/99168530624294912



cstironkat said...

8/4 retweet http://twitter.com/#!/cstironkat/status/99169385914175488



Katie said...

I would get Roxyand Molly some new tys or treats or a collar and I subscribe to eal alerts
katielynnmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I subscrbe b email gf and network blog
katie mitchell
katielynmitchell@gmail.com



Katie said...

I posted a picture on facebook
katielynitchel@gmail.com
#1



purango said...

I would like to test drive Barking Deals because I love to reward my two pets. Princess and Hershey.



purango said...

I subscribed to the Barking Deals email Alerts. garrettsambo@aol.com



Katie said...

I posted a picture on facebook
katielynitchel@gmail.com
#2



Sara said...

08-04-11 i follow you and barking deals on twitter

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

tweet 08-04-11
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/99342757201584128

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

im following via google friend connect

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com



Sara said...

08-04-11 reweet
https://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/99343362410291200

and google+1 !!

sara (at) theniffs (dot) com

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