28 seconds.

In another community, that's all the time it took to sell out some valuable gift certificates in a "Supersavers" promotion that is now coming to this area through The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian, The Barnesville Enterprise and The Newcomerstown News. "Supersavers" is a cost-saving new program in which area residents can purchase gift certificates for half-price from area merchants and then redeem them for full value. As of Friday, March 20, over 40 area merchants had signed up to participate in the program.

To purchase a half-price gift certificate, area residents can log on to www.daily-jeff.com, or www.barnesville-enterprise.com or www.newcomerstown-news.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 30.

"At one location where this program was offered, some of the gift certificates sold out in 28 seconds," Archibald said. "Offers are limited and when the certificates are sold out, they're sold out.

"We're offering over $13,000 in gift certificates," Archibald said. "Area residents can buy a gift certificate for half-price, then redeem it for full value. For example, a local restaurant offers a $20 gift certificate. An area resident can go online at www.daily-jeff.com, www.barnesville-enterprise.com or www.newcomerstown-news.com, and purchase that $20 coupon for just $10. Or, a jeweler offers a coupon for $50 off. A consumer can go online and buy that coupon for $25, saving $25 just for going to www.daily-jeff.com.

"We're very happy about the variety of area businesses participating in 'Supersavers,'" Archibald said. "Because we have a variety of businesses offering coupons available at half-price, there will be something for everyone during the online sale."

Businesses which will have coupons available include:

Cambridge/Zanesville area

Sunrise TV

Papa John's Pizza

Undercutter's Lawn Care

The Barn

The Kitchen Center

The Towne House

Day's Inn

Jacqueline Day Spa

Volume One Styling Salon

Builder's Choice

Haas Tractor

Donley's Hallmark

Goat Hill Antiques & Collectables

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

M&D Heating & Cooling

Home Decor

County Coins

Mr. Lee's Family Restaurant

Theo's Restaurant

Fieldhouse

Engine House

General Wholesale

Schubert Video Productions

Jack Warne Construction

Swim-A-Way

King Karpet

McAlarney Pools

Timber Run

Coconis Furniture

Lamar's Custom Cabinets

Barnesville Area

Karen's Quilts & Crafts

Annie K's Restaurant

Chestnut Lanes

J-Mo Meats

Freebird Motorworx

The Craft Barn

Morristown Pharmacy

Newcomerstown Area

Morgan Pharmacy & 4 Season Gift Shoppe

Navarone Sports, Guns & Ammo

The Hampton Inn

Dick's Place Restaurant

Terry's Pizza Shoppe

Baker's IGA

Crowtown Pizza

Damon's Pizza

For information about "Supersavers," contact The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian (439-3531), The Barnesville Enterprise (425-1912) or The Newcomerstown News (498-7117).