FreeShop.com Announces Agreement With XOOM.comPR Newswire, Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 09:09FreeShop.com to Provide Free and Trial Offers to XOOM.com's Members And Visitors SEATTLE, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeShop.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSHP), aleading provider of online direct marketing services, today announced anagreement with XOOM.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:XMCM) to create FreeShop @ XOOM.com.Available at XOOM.com (www.XOOM.com), FreeShop @ XOOM.com is a co-branded sitefeaturing free, trial and promotional offers for XOOM.com's more than10.4 million members and visitors. FreeShop @ XOOM.com utilizes the "Powered by FreeShop" concept, whichoffers Web sites deeper content, increased repeat traffic and site"stickiness." XOOM.com will be sharing in a percentage of the revenuegenerated from the wide array of free and trial offers that live within thehost site. The site provides XOOM.com's members and visitors with access toFreeShop offers, through links within XOOM.com's popular homepage, emails andsite categories. "This alliance is a win-win situation for FreeShop and XOOM.com," said TimChoate, President and CEO of FreeShop. "The 'Powered by FreeShop' site willcontribute to the ongoing growth of XOOM.com and drive a substantial volume oftargeted traffic to FreeShop offers. It's a real success story for bothcompanies." The FreeShop @ XOOM.com includes seventeen interest categories filled withthousands of free items, some of which are Computers & Electronics, Health& Sports, Home & Living and more. FreeShop, one of the top 10 shopping siteson the Internet according to Media Metrix, will supply a broad selection ofits hundreds of free and trial offers to XOOM.com's shopping audience,exposing FreeShop and its clients to millions more consumers. "We're pleased to include FreeShop @ XOOM.com as another great freeservice for XOOM.com members," said Janine Popick, Vice President ofElectronic Commerce of XOOM.com. "We wanted to 'kick-start' our free offers,and we chose to partner with FreeShop because of their vast selection of highquality offers. FreeShop @ XOOM.com provides very useful content and arisk-free online shopping experience for our visitors, while adding anincremental revenue stream for XOOM.com." FreeShop.com provides online direct marketing services, giving consumersaccess to over 1,000 free, trial and promotional offers through its Web site(www.freeshop.com) and email newsletters. Consumers seeking to discover, learnabout or try new products can choose from a collection of offers from over100 companies. CONTACT: Stacy Benedec, Investor Relations, 206-441-9100, ext. 158, email@example.com, or Peg Cheng, Media Relations, 206-441-9100,ext. 111, or firstname.lastname@example.org, both of of FreeShop.com; or Heather Snavely ofEdelman Worldwide, 206-223-1606, or email@example.com, forFreeShop.com.
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