TOP NEWS Launches Community Forums, Badges

Los Angeles-based, the online coupon and deals site headed by Loren Bendele, has rolled out two new features today, aimed at boosting the social aspects of the site. said it has launched a new, community forum, which will allow users to discuss topics around saving money, and to share deals. In addition, the company said that it will award "badges" for contributions made to the site, for adding a deal, interacting with others, or making comments. To spur interest in the new feature, said it will award a $250 American Express gift card, and two $100 American Express gift cards as part of a member promotion encouraging conducting activities on the site.