Eastside woman combines giving, saving on daily deal website

Few things are better than a great deal, but Jilli Victorio may have found one.

Few things are better than a great deal, but Jilli Victorio may have found one.

Victorio, a mother of one and Eastside resident, has been part of the team bringing a new daily deal website with a twist to the Greater Seattle area. Similar to Living Social and Groupon, Sharing Spree provides discounted prices on dining, entertainment and lifestyle but with one major feature that sets it apart– 10-20 percent of every deal goes to benefit a local foundation or non-profit.

“I really like the concept of giving back to local schools and charities,” Victorio said. “I’ve enjoyed it and really found my niche.”

Deals range from discounted dining and resort packages to canvas prints and even home goods. Along with giving consumers an opportunity to save on an everyday item or soften a large purchase with a percentage off the top, Sharing Spree has donated more than $338,000 to non-profits in its Austin, Birmingham, Dallas, Nashville, Portland markets, as well as its newest fore in Seattle.

Victorio said with the vast number of small businesses and corporate outlets looking to grab a market share on the Eastside along with its close proximity to Seattle, Sharing Spree believed the time was right for coming back to the Northwest for the Portland-based company.

“We will be doing anything from family dining to travel,” Victorio said. “In addition to the splurges and deals that moms already love.”

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