Press Archive

Black Friday Means Brad’s Deals Is in the News!

November 20, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Brad’s Deals – the season when we’re at our busiest, amassing a collection of Black Friday ads to analyze and sifting through some of the top deals of the year to find the best of the best. It’s the season when the deals become front page news, and we get to...

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Brad’s Deals to Open Applications for the 2018-19 Women’s Tech Accelerator on 6/1!

May 30, 2018

For the third year in a row, the shopping experts here at Brad’s Deals are opening their doors to help some Chicago-based, female-led startups get their footing in the tech world. The Women’s Tech Accelerator at Brad’s Deals is unique in the accelerator world, as it bridges the gap between traditional startup accelerators and co-working spaces. While...

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Vote Now for Brad’s Deals in the 3rd Annual Timmy Awards!

August 25, 2017

Tech In Motion has named Brad’s Deals one of Chicago’s Best Technology Workplaces for Diversity for the company’s efforts to help cultivate female tech talent. The Timmy Awards recognize the top workplaces for tech professionals in major cities across the country....

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Workforce Names Brad’s Deals as a 2017 Optimas Awards Finalist

July 19, 2017

Brad’s Deals has been named a Finalist for the 2017 Workforce Optimas Awards and is once again being acknowledged as one of the organizations “reshaping people management strategies around the globe.” Workforce’s Optimas Award, an award that celebrates HR’s innovation and business problem solving, is now in it’s 27th year. In 2014 Brad’s Deals was an Optimas...

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Bring Your Kids to Work Day at Brad’s Deals

June 28, 2017

Last week, Brad’s Deals hosted their annual bring your kids to work day on June 19, 2017 where 22 kids had fun partaking in activities while being with their parent at work. Kids, ranging in age from 21 months to 15 years old, were encouraged to be a superhero for the day. Brad’s Deals’ HR...

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International Women’s Day at Brad’s Deals

March 8, 2017

When we looked around the office today, we realized that a good number of the ladies – and a few of the men, too – were wearing red for International Women’s Day. So of course, we got together for a photo. Red shirts and cheesy sorority poses aside, supporting women in tech is serious business for...

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Brad’s Deals Bakes “Cookies from the Heart” to Support Ronald McDonald House Families

March 6, 2017

Last month, a small group of Brad’s Deals team members spent the afternoon baking cookies – for a good cause. At Cookies from the Heart, volunteers bake cookies for families staying at Ronald McDonald House, providing a comforting snack to families whose children are receiving medical treatment at nearby hospitals. Our team made 12 dozen “Potbelly Copycat Oatmeal Chocolate...

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Brad’s Deals is one of the Best & Brightest in the Nation for 2016

January 23, 2017

Brad’s Deals once again has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the United States! The Best and Brightest list is assembled each year by the National Association For Business Resources, selecting companies that demonstrate “the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach.” The award is also based in part...

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Twas the week before Christmas at Brad’s Deals…

December 20, 2016

Last week, the Chicago team dug up their ugly Christmas sweaters… Brought some white elephant gifts… And entered the annual holiday cookie competition. We ate, laughed, and lo, a good time was had by all. The cookie competition was stiff as always, but this year the trophy goes to Max who brought this year’s winning treat, Buckeye Brownie Cookies!...

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Women in Tech Profile: Jasmine Shells of Five to Nine

October 21, 2016

We’re profiling the women who make up our first-ever Women’s Tech Accelerator cohort, and this week, the spotlight is on Jasmine Shells. Jasmine’s company, Five to Nine, felt like a perfect fit for our accelerator from the get-go. We talked to Jasmine a bit about her business, her inspiration and what other female tech entrepreneurs can...

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Brad’s Deals is one of Chicago Inno’s “50 on Fire” Nominees

October 20, 2016

Brad’s Deals has been selected as a B2C finalist for 50 on Fire. The nomination comes as recognition for launching the Women’s Tech Accelerator, an initiative in which the company provides in-house resources including desk space, conference rooms, internet access, and mentoring to female tech entrepreneurs....

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Women in Tech Profile: Alice Locatelli of Feedback Builder

October 6, 2016

This month, we’re profiling the women who make up our first-ever Women’s Tech Accelerator cohort. First up is Alice Locatelli, whose company, Feedback Builder, was still in its infancy when she applied for our program back in July. From the moment we met Alice, it was clear that she deserved a spot in the accelerator. We sat down...

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Watch for Brad’s Deals on Wheel of Fortune on Friday 10/7

October 3, 2016

Set your DVRs – Brad’s Deals will be featured on Wheel of Fortune this coming Friday! As a prize sponsor, Brad’s Deals is offering a $6,000 shopping spree to one lucky puzzle solver. While we can’t tell you if someone wins our prize, we can tell you that it will be on the wheel on Friday October 7, 2016. “Many...

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Brad’s Deals Introduces First Women’s Tech Accelerator Cohort

September 14, 2016

CHICAGO, IL Determined to empower women in the technology industries, the shopping experts at Brad’s Deals have selected three Chicago-based, female-led startups to participate in their brand new Women’s Tech Accelerator. The members of this inaugural cohort are: Jasmine Shells, CEO and co-founder of Five to Nine, an experience-based social club for millennial professionals who...

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Brad’s Deals Celebrates the 2016 Summer Games, Office Style

August 15, 2016

They may be having some fun in Rio right now, but everyone knows that party was really supposed to happen in Chicago. In the spirit of the Summer Games, the friendly competitors at Brad’s Deals came together to show off their skills at such vaunted events as plasma car races, cup stacking, rubber band archery, and ping pong. Five...

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14 Superheroes Take Charge at Bring Your Kids to Work Day

July 12, 2016

Our grown-up team members are no strangers to having fun at the office, with Razor scooters, plasma cars, and a ping pong table all being de rigeur, but on June 27, 2016, a whole new set of co-workers came in to take advantage of the goodies when Brad’s Deals invited team members to bring their...

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Brad Wilson Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Midwest Award

June 16, 2016

CHICAGO, IL – Brad’s Deals, the online deal experts and consumer advocates who help millions of Americans save on everything from travel costs to home goods, is proud to announce CEO Brad Wilson has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 Midwest Award for Services. The award celebrates entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of innovation...

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Shop Smart is One of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies

May 31, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Shop Smart LLC has earned a spot on the list of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago. The Best and Brightest program is put on annually in select cities nationwide by the Michigan Business & Professional Association. “Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s...

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Third Annual Bartending Bosses Cocktail Contest Ends in a Tie!

May 26, 2016

For the first time in Brad’s Deals history, the annual cocktail crafting competition Bartending Bosses ended with two tasty cocktails tied for first place. Rachel kicked things off with a bang, pouring partygoers small shots of her signature drink, Miller High Life, which she served alongside an exciting magic trick that had several Brad’s Deals employees walking home with their...

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General Assembly Shares Tips for Landing a Start-Up Job

May 9, 2016

General Assembly, a self-described “global education company” that offers tech industry training in web design, development and data analytics, held a panel discussion last week for job hunters seeking opportunities at tech startups. The free event, led by presenter Matt Cynamon and hosted at the Brad’s Deals office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, offered a packed house practical advice...

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