Campus Dibs is another group buying website with a specific audience. The site is dedicated to bringing college students deals they would be interested in, which are listed based on their campus. Users can check out the site, find a deal and agree to purchase it. The site highly recommends that the user share the deal with others so that enough people purchase it to make the deal active. When enough purchases of that specific deal are made, all who opted in are awarded with the promotion listed. If the minimum number of buyers is not met, then no one gets the deal but no one has to pay, either. There is no risk for the user who is willing to buy.Show more screenshots »
Campus Dibs is a pat of Dibs Inc. Founded in 2010, the site was intended to give college students another way to save money. By taking an existing concept and tailoring it to a specific group of individuals, Campus Dibs has created an attractive, money saving resource for anyone in college. The site still works the same way, offering college students another way to enjoy their time at school without spending too much to do so.
The main concept behind Campus Dibs is not a new one by any stretch. Many sites available today offer users the ability to harness the buying power of a group to save money. These sites work the same way as Campus Dibs. However, Campus Dibs is a little unique in its target audience. Rather than offering general deals, the site is entirely dedicated to supplying deals and promotions to college students.
Campus Dibs caters to college students that want to save money, and the site really compliments that mission. A dark purple and black color scheme is highlighted by hand drawn style images and a matching logo. The overall appearance is very fun and very inviting. Despite the unique personality of the site, users can still easily navigate and find the various features and other resources on Campus Dibs.
Anyone who wants to create a Campus Dibs account can do so by clicking the white and blue “Sign Up” button at the top right hand corner of the homepage. A second blue button also gives users the option of connecting through their existing Facebook account. New uses who sign up the old fashioned way must enter their name, email address, and a password. After clicking the grey “Sign up” button at the bottom of the form, the user is automatically logged in and taken back to the homepage.
Just like other similar sites, Campus Dibs allows users to create accounts and browse deals for free. There is no subscription fee and no premium paid account option. This is a good choice on Campus Dib’s part because they benefit from users spending more money on the deals they offer. Each purchase encourages the business to offer more deals and encourages users to keep participating and sharing the site. At this point, the only cost associated with Campus Dibs is the amount the user spends on the various deals they choose to buy into.
The thrifty college student can really appreciate what Campus Dibs has to offer. The site offers group buying tailored to those living on a campus. Users can enjoy local entertainment, restaurants and businesses at a fraction of the regular price, which is a huge plus for a poor college student with minimal income.