Help & FAQ
Personal deal feed
Your feed is your tool for tracking deals for the things you're interested in. You can subscribe to anything on Dealspotr, whether they are brands, topical interests, or community members. Just click the Subscribe button and you'll be able to choose whether you want to see all deals or just Hot / On Fire deals for that brand or interest. For people, you'll just see the deals that they "repost" or share on their feeds. You can also choose to receive email notifications for any individual item from your feed, and toggle those on or off from your feed.
Reposting deals. Think of reposting as similar to retweeting. You can repost any deal (not just ones that you've added, but any deal), by pressing the Repost button, and you'll share it with your subscribers on your feed. This is a great way to let your friends and followers know about great deals you find on Dealspotr.
Posting and validating deals
Posting deals. Posting deals is the primary way you can help other people save money on Dealspotr. Our database of deals is created, edited, and maintained by our community. To add a deal, simply hit the "Post a deal" button which is available across the site. The deal posting tool will guide you through the information you need to provide in order to help shoppers successfully redeem your deal. You earn points on Dealspotr for posting deals.
Validating deals. On Dealspotr, the member community filters and edits the deals you see. Any member on Dealspotr has the power to validate deals, which means to edit each deal's information, and verify whether it is working. Members are expected to test the deal (try it out on the retailer's website), and provide a screenshot and a text tip helping shoppers understand how to use that deal. Some deals have exclusions, rules, exceptions, and other quirks which can make them difficult to use successfully, and validations are your way of helping fellow shoppers out by providing guidance and real-world usage examples for that particular deal. To validate a deal, click the validate button on any deal and follow the instructions provided. You earn points on Dealspotr for validating deals.
Accuracy Score. Your Accuracy Score determines how many points you earn for posting and validating deals on Dealspotr, as well as how many edits you can make per day. Your Accuracy Score goes up or down based on the accuracy of the information you provide in your deal posts and validations, determined by feedback from the community and from our moderators. New members begin with an Accuracy Score of 0, which entails a limit of 3 edits per day. Edits include deal posts and deal validations, so for example, you can share 1 new deal plus validate 2 deals per day as a new user. At first, your activity will be closely monitored, and provided you provide accurate information in your posts and validations, your Accuracy Score will quickly increase. As your Accuracy Score goes up, you'll be able to make more edits per day, and your points earned for each action will increase. You will find that Accuracy Score has a huge impact on your points earned per action. A user with an Accuracy Score of 80 will earn many times the points of a user with an Accuracy Score of 20 for a single action. There is no more important factor than you Accuracy Score on Dealspotr when it comes to posting and validating deals.
Adding deals for Shopper Requested Brands. You can earn bonus points for adding coupon codes for Shopper Requested Brands. These are stores which shoppers on Dealspotr are searching for, but for which we currently do not have many valid promo codes. Some of these brands do not offer promo codes often, so they are a bit of a challenge to find codes for, but you can earn a nice bonus for finding a working code for one of these stores, plus you're helping shoppers find a deal they probably would not be able to find elsewhere on the web.
Earning points and gift cards
On Dealspotr, you earn points for taking various actions that help shoppers save money. This includes posting deals, validating deals, completing your daily checklist, and referring new members. You can exchange your points for gift cards every time you reach a 10,000 point threshold. Whenever you redeem a gift card, our moderators will review your recent point earning activity, and provided that you've been following our guidelines, your gift card will typically be sent out to you via email within 7 days (allow for more time during busy periods).
On Dealspotr, Interests are areas of topical interest where members share specific types of deals. You can subscribe to any interest, and deals posted to that interest will appear on your feed. You can also share any deal on Dealspotr to an interest by navigating to that deal's detail page, and entering in the interests. You can create interests, as well as manage our interest category tree by going to that interest's page and clicking on "Manage." You can rename an interest, select parent and child interests (categorize it), and edit the main image of an interest.
On Dealspotr, we partner with bloggers and social media influencers who serve as lead users and help us grow our community. Influencers gain special perks, such as a premier affiliate program, increased points on Dealspotr, and greater visibility and exposure across our site. Influencers also gain access to special partnership programs, including promotional events and collaborations with brands. To qualify as an Influencer, you must own and operate a website and social channels which meet our minimum criteria for traffic and engagement. You can apply to be an Influencer here.
How to refer new members
You can refer new members by sharing your referral link or referral code. Anyone who joins Dealspotr by using your link or code automatically becomes your referral, earning you instant points as well as an ongoing percentage of their points earned on Dealspotr. A great way to build your points on Dealspotr is to refer new members, then work with them to get them activated posting and validating deals. As you build your network of activated referrals, you earn a percentage of their points, in addition to points you earn for your own activity on Dealspotr.