In fact, helping college students save is the driving force behind how Slickdeals was created. Van Trac founded Slickdeals in 1999 while studying computer science at San Jose State University. Having emigrated from Vietnam With his family as a child, going to college wasn’t necessarily guaranteed for Van. However, despite financial challenges, Van’s parents were able to save enough to support him through school, which is where he developed a skill for finding great deals. While in college, Van started a blog dedicated to deals that he could share with his friends. Now twenty-two years old with 12 million unique monthly users, Slickdeals has remained true to its goal of helping savvy shoppers win at shopping.
This year, students applying for a Slickdeals scholarship award are asked to submit an essay about why inclusion is important to them and what kind of positive impact it has had on their lives and the people around them. The submission period ends on June 30, 2022.
Ren RodriguezSlickdeals workplace experience manager and scholarship co-organizer said, “I always remember this quote that the cure for cancer could be in the mind of someone who can’t afford to go to college. That’s a really powerful reminder. about asking where we can put this money and how we can help people that are passionate about making a difference to empower other people’s lives.”
Full rules and details on how to apply are available here.
Slickdeals is the only shopping platform powered by millions of avid shoppers, where consumers interact to share and discover the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourced intelligence, Slickdeals has saved its 12 million savvy shoppers $10 billion by providing a forum for deal discovery and shopping discussion; as well as shopping tools such as its free Android or iOS app; its browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge; and its Slickdeals Rewards program. Slickdeals consistently ranks in the Top 100 most visited sites in the US per Alexa and is one of the top ten most visited shopping sites in the US per similarweb.