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I know that Tom is always up for new suggestions to further better this fantastic website. I wondered whether it was possible to include a monthly competition that the person who generates the highest sales/profit gets a small bonus points added to the account?

I wouldn’t expect to see exactly how much we make the company, but just for a bit of fun be interested to know how well we are doing and that we are promoting great offers that result in fantastic sales! 🥳

jillylovesyou
a week ago
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Tom
Founder

Hi jillylovesyou thank you for the idea.

In 2016 when Latest Deals first launched, we began by splitting all commission earned 50/50 with members. Real hard cash.

We were the only deals community to do this. It was - and still is - central to our mission to be the deals community to give back. We really shook up the whole space and many people have now copied our initiatives.

However, the marketing message about splitting commission was too complicated. You had to wait up to 3 months to get the money, sometimes it's declined, only some retailers pay us money.... It never became popular.

So we switched to LD Points. Instant rewards for whatever you post. You get it straight away for everything including retailers and post types we make no money from whatsoever. And LD Points became an instant hit. A far easier message to understand!

We have no plans to going back but we have been thinking about introducing fun leaderboards. For example, here's a preview of one behind-the-scenes about competitions. It shows how many people have entered competitions:

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jillylovesyou

Tom wow! That’s a great insight, thank you so much for sharing this with me, I feel very privileged.

What number do I appear at if you don’t mind me asking?

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Tom
Founder

jillylovesyou sorry i'm not sure, it only displays the first 10

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telmel

I don't know if this would be a good suggestion, but could a special bonus be offered to anyone that hits the million points ?

I am not suggesting this because i am anywhere near, honestly 😀

Seriously though, i think something like this would be a great encouragement for people to get involved more and a good target to try to reach and achieve

And great publicity for LD

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Lynibis

telmel or maybe a mystery prize or gift card other than amazon. I'm not fussed tbh as I get a lot of pleasure from the site and have won a fair share of prizes and a fair few Amazon vouchers.

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jillylovesyou

Lynibis wow! What’s the best prize you have won? I never enter but might be interested

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jillylovesyou

telmel I agree as it might encourage more people to post. I find a fair few that comment but for some reason don’t post anything?

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tumblespots

telmel What about those who are past the 1,000,000 already, would it be retrospective?

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telmel

Lynibis Good idea L

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telmel

tumblespots If you have reached that landmark already T then i would be proud and should get a retrospective prize

It shows how much commitment is made to achieve it , as it takes a lot of time and effort to reach that figure

I was not a member of LD from the beginning , i found it by chance , i mainly just entered competitions

But i am hooked now , and get great pleasure out of partaking in chat as well as posting competitions etc

There are problems , but they are always resolved in the end

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Lynibis

jillylovesyou years and years ago a 4 city break with flights, £500 each trip, 3 nights in posh hotel, and classical concert. It included transfers too. We went to Milan, London, Switzerland and Germany.

I have also won £400 spa voucher, coffee maker, £1000 furniture store voucher, and recently £350 of products of the year, many, many others too. But lately pickings are thin and others on here have noticed that too.

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tumblespots

telmel I joined in 2016 but didn't start contributing properly until at least a year later. I use it for competitions as I have been a comper for more years than I care to remember!

You are certainly right that it takes an awful lot of time and continuous dedication and, yes, I do have more than 1,000,000 points already. It is very easy to get hooked on both entering and posting and there have been hiccups along the way but as you say these are usually resolved very quickly.

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telmel

tumblespots In that case congratulations are in order, a great achievement

You should at least have gotten the golden buzzer or a blue peter badge 😉

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tumblespots

telmel I got the usual £50 amazon voucher and I expect it will be the same when I get to 2mil unless this post changes anything.

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jillylovesyou

Lynibis wow that’s incredible! Well done you! I hope you win something else soon GL

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jillylovesyou

tumblespots I’m just coming up to a million too 🥳🥳

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jillylovesyou

tumblespots I hope it does very soon!!!! 🤞🤞🤞

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tumblespots

jillylovesyou Congratulations 🎉 🎈

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jillylovesyou

tumblespots almost! 20,200 to go 🤩thanks

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telmel

Lynibis I have been lucky too L and have won many prizes , my three most memorable were a trip to New Zealand , loved seeing Hobbiton, a trip on the Orient Express around London with Yorkshire tea , (i had to edit as i had put tetley in error) .a very unique experience and lots of souvenirs from Yorkshire including a teapot , milk and sugar bowl and an album all about the day with pictures they took and printed , also enjoyed the tea cocktails

Another memorable one was an invitation to the launch of the MSC Belissimo , being picked up by a chauffeur and taken to the ship at Southhampton, , a fantastic meal onboard rubbing shoulders with celebrities and stars like Sophie Loren who launched the ship

There was a concert but they had to abandon it because of high winds , the lighting above was in danger of blowing down , but we got about 15 or so minutes of opera from Andrea and Matteo Bocelli

Hollie Willoughby was the host , no sign of phill though 😉

All the drinks were free including champagne and because the concert was abandoned you could drink earlier into the early hours , they had different themed music on each level

And got a great wooden and metal souvenir of the ship on a stand left on the bed when got back to the cabin

It ended with a nights stay on the ship and a lovely buffet breakfast in the morning

Here's a short video of the concert

www.facebook.com/DiscoverTravel/videos/andrea-and-matteo-bocelli-performing-at-the-launch-of-msc-bellissima-in-southamp/371349046927773/?locale=ar_AR

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jillylovesyou

telmel my word! Love the Bocelli’s did you meet Andrea? You must spend ages on competitions but they certainly pay off!

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telmel

jillylovesyouI am on your tail J 😀

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lilyflower

jillylovesyou It's not that people don't want to post, they try but someone has always got there first.

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telmel

lilyflower L, it happens to me all the time i get posts , competitions and freebies removed almost every day for various reasons , but i wont give up , its not in my nature

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telmel

jillylovesyou No, i think they left when the winds started J , the organisers were worried about our safety so we all were ushered back onto the ship and on to the restaurant but Sophie Loren gave a short speech from one of the inside walkways above a little later, it was a night to remember

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telmel

jillylovesyou I do spend a few hours a day and won a lot previously, but it is the same as others have said, i am winning less now, have won a few spar vouchers with the football competition though

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Lynibis

telmel I would love to go on the orient express. We have done well but it takes a lot of time and effort doesn't it?

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telmel

Lynibis It wasn't the one that goes to Venice L , i would love to do that one, this one was just around London and outer regions

It does take up a lot of time i agree, but i am glad to have spent the time and managed to win some unique prizes

Anyone can do the same if they persevere

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Tom
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jillylovesyou

sunshinemum you may be interested in this as you are on a very Elite list well done 👏

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sunshinemum

jillylovesyou thanks for the tag, just going through my notifications from few days ago 😅 great suggestion but even if there's no points prize would be nice to see leaderboards for deals, vouchers and comps

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jillylovesyou

sunshinemum I’m not surprised that you’re high up as you’re very popular 😇

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