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Twongo Expands Into Kelowna and Whistler, British Columbia Markets

Cary, N.C.-Based Group-Buying, Social Savings Platform Now Partnering with Canadian Businesses to Offer Daily and Weekly Consumer Deals.

Cary, NC, March 12, 2011 --( Brad Halferty, President and CEO of Twongo, LLC (, a social savings platform launched in 2010 that combines discounts, social media and marketing in a unique team-buying service, has announced the company’s recent expansion into the Kelowna and Whistler markets in the British Columbia province of Canada. The company will use this opportunity to partner with area businesses in offering residents and tourists a variety of daily and weekly retail discount opportunities through the company website, subscriber e-mails and the social media channels Twitter and Facebook. Twongo’s “deals” vouchers are valid for discounts of anywhere from 50-70 percent off retail goods. A voucher’s discount value increases as more people invest in it during its allotted time.

Twongo was first launched in Cary in 2010 and saved local residents more than $1 million throughout the company’s first year of operation. Subscribers enjoy significant price reductions in many retail genres such as dining and hospitality, entertainment, automotive, health and wellness, domestic, and lifestyle and beauty. In addition to expanding into British Columbia, Twongo recently gained traction in the Wilmington, N.C. market and is working through a myriad of private and public partnerships to establish presences in major cities across the United States and internationally.

“Expanding into British Columbia is an exciting first step we’re taking toward internationalization,” said Halferty. “The Kelowna and Whistler slopes are premier tourist destinations for both Canadian residents and the world. We anticipate finding great deals for local residents and visitors, as well as providing new opportunities to local businesses in their efforts to reach these audiences.”

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- The allotted time to invest in Twongo’s daily “deal” is 24-48 hours.

- Twongo’s weekly “big deal” runs Monday through Friday.

- Halferty also leverages partnerships with local businesses to offer consumers incentives that benefit community nonprofits and causes through Twongo’s Power of Group Giving deals.

About Twongo, LLC:
Launched in 2010 by Brad Halferty, Twongo, LLC is a Cary, N.C.-based company that combines discounts, social media and marketing in a unique team-buying service, benefitting both businesses and consumers. Derived from the Chinese concept of “tuangou,” or “group buying,” Twongo partners with businesses to offer daily and weekly discount deals via daily subscription e-mails, Facebook, Twitter and Twongo’s website. As more individuals purchase the deals or “buy-in,” the discount increases, resulting in a significant consumer savings on goods and services as well as the acquisition of new customers and word-of-mouth marketing exposure for businesses at the fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. With a rapidly growing local subscriber base, Twongo saved Triangle residents over $1 million during its first year of operation. In addition to the Triangle, the company operates in Wilmington, N.C., and the Kelowna and Whistler markets of British Columbia, Canada. For more information, visit

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