Productivity Protip: RedFlagDeals + Google Alerts

If you want to wait for an item to go on sale, but you don’t want to waste your life on RedFlagDeals.com, you can create a Google Alert to automate the act of finding deals applicable to Canadians. Benefit from Canadian crowdsourcing, but have only customized information delivered to your inbox.

Let’s say you want to wait for olive oil to go on sale. Just create a new Google Alert with a search query like:

site:redflagdeals.com "olive oil"

This is a Google search for the term “olive oil” only within the domain redflagdeals.com. Set the “Result type” to “Everything”, “How often” to “As-it-happens”, and “How many” to “All results”.

Whenever somebody creates a new forum post on RFD with the term “olive oil”, you will be notified of the post! Not all notifications will be about deals that you want, but it’s a better system than manually hunting for bargains.

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