(Scottsdale, AZ –April 20, 2010) This Mother’s Day is bound to be a doozy for shoppers in the Valley. With coupon usage up dramatically according to a Nielsen 2009 consumer study and even the most affluent homes considered heavy coupon users, Valley residents sifting through the paper have an alternative choice through a local internet-based site called “Doozy of a Deal.” is a “deal of the day” website designed to support local communities by bringing hundreds of new customers to local merchants, AND by donating thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations. When customers purchase a deal of the day, they have the opportunity to select the school or organization of their choice that will receive 7.5% of that purchase as a charitable donation.
Doozy of a Deal was born when Valley parents Andi and Dean Barness got frustrated that their school was far from reaching its fundraising goal. “I thought to myself, ‘How much wrapping paper and cookie dough could we possibly buy when the economy is the way it is?’ I could help out more if something was being sold that was more of an every-day-item,” said co-founder Andi Barness.
“Moms want to be spoiled on Mother’s Day, but not at the expense of their spouse or children’s budgets, so we asked local business owners to pull out all the stops for this week of deals,” said Dean Barness. “Expect some doozies, like pampering specials, time-saving services and memory-making deals the whole week long.”
To get the deals, just go to and sign up. Each day, a substantially discounted rate will be offered for a local service or product. launched mid-March 2010 in the Maricopa County area, and is continuously looking to establish partnerships with local businesses, schools and organizations. To request more information, please contact Andi Barness at