Q: Does anyone else like the idea of adding free with purchase as a sub-category under the freebies section?

Brentheriot
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I notice a lot of thumbs down and negative remarks if a deal isnt 100% free listed in freebies section. I just think adding a subcategory of 'free w/ purchase' may help end that. Some things are still 'free' if you were planning on purchasing the $ item anyway, making it a good deal.
Brentheriot posted Jan 06, 2011
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stonekoldk
That would actually be a really good idea, hope they do it.
stonekoldk (rep: 1.7k) posted Jan 06, 2011
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wptbound
I agree, Its still a free item either way you look at it. Even if you had to just pay shipping and handling does that not make for a good deal? Lets hope they add it.
wptbound (rep: 5.32k) posted Jan 06, 2011
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branie
Good idea I guess, although it is kind of insulting ones intelligence as MOST understand what FREE WITH PURCHASE or FREE WITH SHIPPING means! People need to read more instead of all the thumbs down and if they feel it is not free use words instead of thumbs to explain why they feel this way..
branie (rep: 43.2k) posted Jan 06, 2011
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nimrodboy3
for me..i usually post a deal as free if it is completely free..however for those deals where it's free with a purchase, i usually put those in the deals category in the promotions area..something like that.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Jan 06, 2011
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NiftyThrifty
Yeah, they do need some othe kind of category for free with purchase. Or maybe it can be in the "others" section of a deal. Good concept...thanks!
NiftyThrifty (rep: 1.3k) posted Jan 06, 2011
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skaro964
Yes I like the idea.
skaro964 (rep: 4.09k) posted Jan 07, 2011
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EzzyLovesToSave
I write, FREE/wp
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 314k) posted Jan 07, 2011
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omegafemale
yup, right next to the "pet" section - oh wait, we still don't have one. :P

What do you think about changing deals/coupon category to "Sales"??
A section or category for Daily Deals or Today Only?
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Jan 07, 2011
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Brentheriot
Considering the big Trend of new Daily Deal Sites I totally agree. A seperate category would be easier to keep up with expirations.
As for pets, God knows we pet lovers spend some big money in that department, wouldnt hurt to separate that for those who have no interest in it.

My main thought was about thumb-happy folks who get upset because a freebie isnt a freebie unless it's a 100% freebie thru & thru! Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the '100% free' stuff, I just think a little tweak in the categories would help those who actually get offended by some free w/ purchase posts!
Brentheriot (rep: 61.7k) posted Jan 07, 2011
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nskcsf
I actually emailed them about this and adding an apps catagory. I was emailed back and was told that they are aware of the problem and looking into changes. Hopefully it's sooner not later.
nskcsf (rep: 1.6k) posted Jan 07, 2011
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sly2all
i think that would be great
sly2all (rep: 982) posted Jan 08, 2011
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kandukuriv
yup, this would be a great idea
kandukuriv (rep: 1.55k) posted Jan 08, 2011
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becky457
If the grid listing reads "Free With Purchase", that's ok. But if it only reads "Free", then count me among those who feel deceived that they have clicked on an item which is not free.
becky457 (rep: 6.35k) posted Jan 09, 2011
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