Rules & Tips for dealspl.us Users

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Congrats on creating a dealspl.us user account! Before you start wheeling and dealing, do you know the basic rules and guidelines for contributing to this community of deal hunters?

Here are some simple tips for being successful, and not breaking and rules:

1) Always search before posting
  • Before you post anything, first try and see if anyone else has already posted it, using the search bar, or by simply looking over a coupon/store page. If you post a deal and the "Duplicate Deal" message appears, you should edit/update the existing post if it is the exact same product. If it is a completely different deal product or sale, go ahead and create a new post by pressing "Continue anyway".
2) Do not create multiple accounts
  • We do not allow multiple accounts, especially if we suspect you of using those multiple accounts to promote your own deals, coupons or products.
3) Do not copy from other deal sites
  • There are a number of deal sites out there, and that they can be good resources for finding bargains. We just ask that if you want to share a deal on dealspl.us that was found elsewhere, that you make the deal your own instead of copying it word for word.
4) Do not excessively post deals that are from the same site or category
  • If you take a look at Fresh Deals, you'll see that it's a live feed of deals being posted on the site. We want to give users a chance to view a diverse group of deals on this page, so we ask that you help us by not crowding the feed with a series of deals from the same site or category.
5) Avoid posting incorrect or insufficient deal/coupon information
  • When you submit a deal, dealspl.us does it's best to grab as much product information as possible, like the image, title, and price. Unfortunately, it sometimes grabs incorrect information or no information at all, making it very important for you to review your deal before you submit it. Deals with incomplete information will likely be buried or expired.
  • When you submit a coupon, please include the coupon code or image, the coupon description, and the expiration date, and make sure to enter the store name in the correct format (ex. amazon.com, not amazon or www.amazon.com). Also, please check that the coupon is valid, and that you have entered it correctly (many are case sensitive). Coupons with incomplete information will likely be expired or deleted.

Now that you know the basic, go out and try posting. Hit the "Submit" button at the top right of our home page and start sharing the best deals you can find!

If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask them in our Ask & Share section, or ask any dealspl.us Moderator.
Acarone (dealspl.us mod) posted Jan 30, 2012
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omegafemale
Thank you so much for this info. Any way to keep it "pinned" to the top of all the posts or send it as a welcome email? (hint-hint) ;)
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Jan 30, 2012
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nimrodboy3
This would be a great orientation or welcome email to new users.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 67.9k) posted Jan 30, 2012
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blackfoot
Good advice for newbies and a gentle reminder for veteran deal/coupon submitters.
blackfoot (rep: 287k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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catchersmom
Wonderful post, I will try to remember all this
catchersmom (rep: 19.6k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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munkin2u
Excellent advice, and good to know! I love the Money Makers idea, great way to get all users involved!
munkin2u (rep: 1.26k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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akaricke
Thanks for the info
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Feb 02, 2012
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omegafemale
@Acarone 1 more thing, please post the "mod's" list so they remember things like:
1) Sometimes coupons are posted B4 deals and should be featured
2) RAISING the price is ok but we're not suppose to get credit
3) Check the post for accuracy. (too good to be true posts only need a call to customer service)

These actions have been ignored by 1 or 2 and have caused many to believe there's favoritism. Rightly so - example: there's a "Deal Bundle" on the FP edited with a $30 raise in price - why was this deal not featured when lower?

Side question - why do some mods get credit for editing and some don't?
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Feb 02, 2012
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akaricke
You might want to change number 3. Never call customer service on a "too good to be true" deal. You will alert them to the price mistake.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Feb 02, 2012
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rtanner
Good advice I should probably read this more thoroughly lol
rtanner (rep: 1.32k) posted Feb 02, 2012
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omegafemale
a phone call saves me wondering for 2 days when the email will arrive (and it ALWAYS does) and keeps my debit card clear.

HOWEVER, IF it IS a good deal, i have them on the phone and place the order. :P
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Feb 02, 2012
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