As many of you well know, Charleston Savvy Shopper is a hyper-local feature that spotlights news, tips and advice about the best deals in the Lowcountry. It appears online and in print every day at www.postandcourier.com/savvy shopper.

The site includes couponing tips, personal finance advice, listings of entertainment options and more.

We've been working on the Savvy blog to make it better than ever. Check it out at http://blog.postand courier.com/savvy-shopper.

We update the blog every day with great deals throughout the area, and there are lots of freebies and coupon match-ups on it as well. Please use the blog to let me know about any deals you see. Help spread the word!

If you don't already know, The Deal of the Day is an exclusive email that gives subscribers discounted local products and services. When you refer friends to the site, you get what are called Deal Bucks, which are automatically deducted from the purchase price of future deals, so you save even more!

If you sign up as a new customer now through Nov. 2, you get $5 in free Deal Bucks!

Sign up at www.charlestonsavvy shopper.com.

I want to welcome Katie Kranz to the Daily Deal team. Katie heads up the sales end of our daily deals.

Katie brings years of sales success working at PME Communications out of Atlanta creating effective integrated marketing campaigns, with a focus on digital, for medical clients. Prior to that, Katie worked in sales at Whirlpool Corp. in Knoxville, Tenn. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and is actively involved with both Habitat for Humanity and the American Lung Association.

If you own a business and want to promote it with no cash up front: Advertisers receive a 3-by-5 color ad the day prior to a deal anywhere in the paper, a 6-by-3 the day of on Page A2, a fixed position on the front page website, a daily email sent to all of our subscribers, lots of social media love on Facebook, Twitter and Shannon's blog, all of which equals about $4,000 in free ads. Plus, you receive a check within 15 days of the deal.

If you are a small business and can't afford a lot of advertising but want to get a lot of exposure and people walking through the doors of your business, be sure to contact Katie at kkranz@postandcourier.com so she can help you.

What types of deals would you like to see? What would you like to see in this column?

Let me know what you think. Email me at charlestonsavvyshopper@postandcourier.com or follow me on Twitter @ShannonBrigham or on Facebook (ShannonBrighamWriter).