The section for "Amazon Local Deals" at the bottom of the Gold Box page is showing me deals from another city. I checked my profile and my city is correct there---is there some other setting to change so I can actually see my accurate local deals?
If unsubscribing doesn't work, filter mail from LocalDeals@amazon.com to your junk mail.
I highly doubt that I'll buy most of what they offer, but so far I've gotten a $10 Amazon gift certificate for $5, and a free Whopper with the purchase of a Whopper. Doesn't take but a second to see what today's deals are.
Perhaps your local city doesn't have any deals? Mine doesn't; the nearest "local" deals are 2,500 miles away. What I see here is a list of the national deals (such as the gift card and the Burger King deals Warren mentioned).
It's hard to find a complete list of where local deals are active, but here's what I found:
Atlanta Austin Birmingham Boise Charlotte Cincinnati Columbus Dallas Dallas Denver Fort Lauderdale Houston Las Vegas Long Beach Los Angeles Louisville Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis New York City Oakland Orlando Palm Beach Philadelphia Phoenix Portland Raleigh Sacramento San Diego San Francisco San Jose Scottsdale Seattle Snohomish County (WA) St. Louis Tampa Walnut Creek
Of course what's available depends on how well they're able to sell the site.
So if you're not getting any deals for your city, there isn't anyone offering a deal in your city.
Personally, I think that most of the businesses that offer deals like this, as well as with Groupon and Living Social, are foolish. They're sold on the idea that the deal, which they're losing money by offering, will bring them new regular customers. Instead, what it brings them are people who only buy those things if they get a great deal (and they won't come back unless you agree to lose money on all future sales to them, too), and your regular customers who were prepared to pay full price, anyway.
It shows me Oakland first (which it should, that's where I live) then it progressively gets farther away as I scroll: San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Napa. I'd guess that some folks who don't live in a major metropolitan area might not have that many "deals" in their own town, if any. I have yet to see anything that interested me much, mostly it is acupuncture, massage therapy, tanning sessions, electrolysis, and life skill classes (such as how to make bread or chocolate) type of offerings. Nothing like discounts to the zoo or anything that I'd actually want.