Microsoft has not announced it yet, but they appear to be cooking a new, more serious Daily Deals site backed by white label Deals service Tippr.
The service allows you to sign in using Windows Live and Facebook, and encourages users to share deals by offering Sweetner deals that gets better the more people participate.
What is a sweetened deal? It’s a deal that gets better over time. Some of the deals that appear on Bing Deals will get a better value as more deals are purchased.
For example, a deal may start off as $10 for $20 at Some Corner Bakery. If enough people purchase the voucher, the deal hits the sweeten point and it becomes $10 for $25! No matter what, you will always pay the same amount for the deal you purchase, but what you get for your hard earned dollars goes up!
The cool thing about Sweeten Deals is that as more people buy, the value of the deal gets better for everybody who purchased and will purchase the deal. This is why it’s a great idea to share the deal you bought with your friends, so you and everybody else get the biggest bang for your buck.
The service will cover 12 US markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Microsoft has also expanded its Bing Business Portal, adding the ability for local businesses to run group deals – rather than regular deals – on Bing.
See the site at Bing.com/daily-deals.