VoteOnDeals.com, launching this week, is the brainchild of Andrew Sato and Jason Ching. Sato is a former top sales executive at a local radio station group and a graduate of Pearl City High School. He approached Ching, a longtime friend and entrepreneur and a graduate of Kaiser High School, with the idea of a daily deal site that incorporated elements of social networking and also included an integrated rewards system.
“Not only do you get an amazing offer from our featured businesses, but you can earn reward points every time you vote, buy and share a deal,” explains Ching, vice president and chief operating officer of VoteOnDeals.com. “You can then redeem those points for credits towards other deals or even prizes. No other deal sites currently offer so much to their users.”
All VoteOnDeals.com deals are 50% or more off the regular price, and each day there are a minimum of four four deals in four different categories: food and dining, professional services, retail and activities, and entertainment.
A VoteOnDeals.com subscriber will need to “vote” to unlock a specific deal. Once the required number of votes is reached, the subscriber will then be able to buy the deal and earn rewards.
“Itâ€™s a fun way to share great deals with your friends through the use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter,” says Sato, president and CEO of VoteOnDeals.com.
Citing its dynamic infrastructure and its integration of social networking, rewards system and feature longevity, Ching and Sato say many businesses that did not participate with other daily deal sites are jumping onboard with VoteOnDeals.com.
“Not only did we look at what the general consumers wanted, but we also looked closely at the needs of our vendors,” Sato said. “They are offering amazing deals to the public; they deserve to be promoted for more than just one day.”
Toys n Joys, Gyu-Kaku, Wet â€˜n Wild, Taco Del Mar, Honolulu Club and Big City Diner are among the first businesses that will be featured on VoteOnDeals.com. VoteonDeals.com was scheduled to launch on Monday, Feb. 7, but the site now lists a Wednesday, Feb. 9 launch date.
The team behind VoteOnDeals.com says they hope to later launch in cities beyond Honolulu, and even internationally.