Here’s an unusual one. The Bulletin is offering a "Deal of the Day" service to site visitors and mobile text messagers:
Bendbulletin.com is pleased to offer our site users a special Deal of the Day every day from Aug. 8 through Aug. 14. The deals and merchants change daily, so check back each day to get a new special offer from a Bend merchant.
Just text "deal" to 20123 and you’ll receive a bar code on your cell phone. Present that bar code to the participating merchant to claim your special deal.
I’m not sure why the cell phone component is there, unless it’s really exclusive to cell phones? Plus a bar code on the cell just seems so random.
I’ll keep an eye on their site for the Deal of the Day, but does someone want to report back on the cell phone component when it goes live?