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PR Newswire, Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 09:09 to Provide Free and Trial Offers to's Members
And Visitors

SEATTLE, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSHP), a
leading provider of online direct marketing services, today announced an
agreement with, Inc. (NASDAQ:XMCM) to create FreeShop @
Available at (, FreeShop @ is a co-branded site
featuring free, trial and promotional offers for's more than
10.4 million members and visitors.
FreeShop @ utilizes the "Powered by FreeShop" concept, which
offers Web sites deeper content, increased repeat traffic and site
"stickiness." will be sharing in a percentage of the revenue
generated from the wide array of free and trial offers that live within the
host site. The site provides's members and visitors with access to
FreeShop offers, through links within's popular homepage, emails and
site categories.
"This alliance is a win-win situation for FreeShop and," said Tim
Choate, President and CEO of FreeShop. "The 'Powered by FreeShop' site will
contribute to the ongoing growth of and drive a substantial volume of
targeted traffic to FreeShop offers. It's a real success story for both
The FreeShop @ includes seventeen interest categories filled with
thousands of free items, some of which are Computers & Electronics, Health
& Sports, Home & Living and more. FreeShop, one of the top 10 shopping sites
on the Internet according to Media Metrix, will supply a broad selection of
its hundreds of free and trial offers to's shopping audience,
exposing FreeShop and its clients to millions more consumers.
"We're pleased to include FreeShop @ as another great free
service for members," said Janine Popick, Vice President of
Electronic Commerce of "We wanted to 'kick-start' our free offers,
and we chose to partner with FreeShop because of their vast selection of high
quality offers. FreeShop @ provides very useful content and a
risk-free online shopping experience for our visitors, while adding an
incremental revenue stream for" provides online direct marketing services, giving consumers
access to over 1,000 free, trial and promotional offers through its Web site
( and email newsletters. Consumers seeking to discover, learn
about or try new products can choose from a collection of offers from over
100 companies.

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