@earlybird. Managed by the folks at Twitter HQ, this brand new feed will feature a variety of special offers from select advertisers. As is the case with a lot of online promotions, however, supplies may be limited and you may have to act fast. I know firsthand that Twitter promotions are frequently enjoyed by those who are quick to respond.
Right now, the feed is new so the tweets are getting ready to kick into gear, but the first promotion should be coming soon. More good news is that the deals will be from large, international or national brands so most everyone should be able to get in on the fun (sorry, just the U.S. to start). Local and regional promotions are in the future, though.
Oh, and if there's a product or event that you'd especially like to get a deal on, send a tweet to @earlybird. Suggestions are welcome.
Sure, on one hand you're intentionally signing up for advertising, but on the other hand, you might be getting in on some exclusive deals. It's worth checking out and, of course, you can always unfollow if it's not your cup of virtual tea.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?