I recently took over the mgmt of an old coupon/deal site that has a very outdated backend. I am in the process of laying out some framework to put something new in place, and I want to make sure I do it right, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I want to have the following sections: coupons, deals, stores:

1. I want to incorporate affiliate feeds for coupons, deals, coupon codes, etc. What is the best way to do this. I have looked at some of the 4th click sites, and they look good, but is fairly easy to put something like that together for myself? Are there any scripts/apps available that will let me do that?

2. What's the best way to find out about/ post the newest deals on a daily basis? Do you just look at the programs everyday, read email updates from the merchants, or can/will merchants update their deals on your site for you?