Huntington native Katie Finnegan starts bargain-shopping site

Co-founder Katie Finnegan shows News 12 how works.

Co-founder Katie Finnegan shows News 12 how works. (7/9/13)

HUNTINGTON - If you’re looking to bargain shop online, you should check out one Huntington woman’s website,

Hukkster co-founder Katie Finnegan says she and her business partner Erica Bell came up with the idea for the bargain-hunting site when trying to find their own shopping deals online. Finnegan says once users go to their site and download a ‘hukk’ button, they can drag that button to any product they want to purchase. The company will then track the product online down to the size and color and will notify you by email when it goes on sale.

“Our customer saves on average about 20 to 30 percent,” says Finnegan.

Finnegan says growing up in Huntington also helped inspire Hukkster. She remembers shopping along Main Street and always trying to find deals to save money.

Currently, Finnegan and Bell have a dozen employees working in their New York City office. They say they have 85,000 customers signed up for their free service, which continues to grow every day. The company is backed by the Winklevoss twins, known for their feud over the founding of Facebook.

Next up, the ladies plan to relaunch their mobile app in September, which will allow users to Hukk on the go.

Click on the gallery to see photos from the shoot. For an extended interview with Finnegan and Bell, click on the video on the left, or go to channel 612 and select News 12 Extra.

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