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Introduction to Points

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This is an introduction to LD points 🤑

Welcome to Latest Deals, a community where we help each other find the UK's top deals, discounts, competitions and freebies.

You can earn POINTS which turn into AMAZON VOUCHERS 🎁

Everyone can earn points. All you have to do is contribute.

  • Post a deal 🎟️
  • Flag something ⚠️
  • Comment 🗨️
  • + More 🌈

You can see a full list here

We want everyone to feel part of something. We want to give back, and help you.

This is the easiest way to get started:

Go to the Newest deals, and vote for those you like.

⛑️ Help - Why aren't my points going up?

Tom
Tom
Founder
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Tom
Founder

Here's an image explaining what the introductory (limited time) rewards are:

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Earn your first points by going to the newest deals and voting for those you like:

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You can see a full table of what points are worth, limits, and your points history here.

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PhilipMarc

But Tom, there might be users who could just give everything a like (I admit saying: "Have a heart" would unintentionally funny, lol) to get points. Then again, honest users who're here to find and post deals won't do that.

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RosieWaters

Rockman When you have liked a few posts it doesn't award you points any more so people can't abuse the system.

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Tom
Founder

Rockman there's a limit 👍

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PhilipMarc

Tom Neato. Is the heart always going to be a heart or will that be changed?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RuH1ttF_ZAI/maxresdefault.jpg

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Tom
Founder

Rockman it's a never ending debate in the LD camp. It takes a short while for new users to understand what the heart is for, but we seem to have overcome many of those barriers now. When you join, there's now an on-boarding process that explains it, plus flashing yellow things highlighting it's there. Plus, when you click it for the first time you now get a reward that describes it as a 'vote'. Then I explain consistently in our newsletter, Facebook, deal descriptions etc., what it is. As with all things, it may change in the future!

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nemosays

Tom aww I like the ❤ pls keep it! 🤔🙏

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SandyRhodes

Thank you

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bliff73

Good to know as I was thinking the same lol RosieWaters

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topcat1771

nemosays Hello nemo 😁 I hope you're well mate👍😉I agree with you

I vote #Keep the heart too, I think it's great,

👊😏So, here's one for You 👉💚

I'm tryin' to rhyme here ) 😉

But, to note,

My 'Vote is Sincere 😂

How cool was that tho'...@nemo 😎Hahahaa 😂🙌

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nemosays

topcat1771 looools

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TractorGirl327

PhilipMarc There's a daily limit of how many points you can get, and it's pretty low https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/points

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TartanRose

nemosays I second that. I also love to thank people for the really good bargains they find for me. So thanks to all those bargain hunters out there.

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RosieWaters

When ou reach 5,000 are the points put back down to 0 or do you keep going up? Does that mean at 10,000 you get £10 although you oly accrued 5,000 extra points since last time?

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Tom
Founder

Hey RosieWaters you're smashing it with LD points 😄 After the 5,000 point reward, the next one is 15,000 (not 10,000 as you wrote). Your points keep climbing, it'd be very sad to lose points 😢 ...

At present:

  • 5,000 points = £5 Amazon Voucher
  • 15,000 points = £10 Amazon Voucher

The difference between 15,000 - 5,000 = 10,000 therefore £10 Amazon Voucher.

But before you accept this as fact... Kelsey, please could you double confirm I got this right?

Thanks again for your contributions RosieWaters 👍

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AgnesFaludi

Tom Can not be right.....5000points £5 than 15000points suppose to be £15 ?

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Tom
Founder

I agree it's confusing at present and I need Kelsey to confirm. I will send you FB message to explain more.

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PhilipMarc

AgnesFaludi 5k points are £5 so afterwards, it'd seem logical to always add an extra five until it's over.

5k - £5

15k - £10

50k - £15

100k - £20

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AgnesFaludi

Rockman Yeah than 15k is £15 and 50k £50 if not, than we better off to use our points after 5k

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AgnesFaludi

Tom Thank you for the message.

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Wesley5

Tom Can you help edit the post?

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RosieWaters

Ohh understand now. 15,000 makes sense. Thank you 🙂

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Tom
Founder

And 🎉 congratulations on unlocking your first! Just emailed it to you 🙌

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RosieWaters

Thank you 🙂

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Kelsey
Founder

Morning all 🙂 Can definitely see how this could be confusing! We'll do something to make it clearer but Tom is right - 5,000 points = £5 so everything else just builds up from there.

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Sarah

Kelsey Tom

Hi guys!

When I look at another person's Profile I can hover over the badges to see what each one is.

But when I look at my Dashboard it doesn't explain what the badges are for.

And my memory is not so good!

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Kelsey
Founder

Hi Sarah we'll work to clear up the dashboard a bit but as a workaround for now if you go to your own profile you can see what each of the badges do 👍

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PhilipMarc

Such a shame that Dread doesn't use LatestDeals anymore or at least hasn't posted in 21 days. :(

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Dread

I check in now and again to see if it has got any better mate but the gaming section is just too awful to use. It is used as a way of saying if something is in stock, used as a price comparison site rather than posting good deals, full priced items up for pre orders and allows terrible sites like G2A to be posted. Finding a good deal in that minefield is hard.

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PhilipMarc

Dread There are a lot of RRP posts which I agree, I'm essentially one of the few or only one right now that's avoiding to post that type of stuff since it's not a deal.

A Nintendo Switch for £198.50 was a deal, a Nintendo Switch for £279.99 is not.

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Dread

Rockman Yeah exactly mate. Good to see you got your Switch for that price. Congrats 😄

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PhilipMarc

Dread Thanks. Did any people buy via your LD link? 🙂

Waiting for my CaseBase tempered screen protector to arrive so I can take it off the dock without worries of the screen getting scratched.

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Dread

Rockman Nice I am not sure can't find it in my list. You been playing Zelda ?

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PhilipMarc

Dread Yeah. The world is huge and I've been going around the map with the glider than doing the main missions. 😛

The Switch Pro Controller is a must with the Switch, imo. It feels pretty much like an Xbox One controller and that's an excellent point to make.

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Dennab

Dread Interesting this was being said three years ago Golfforall and it's still happening now. I personally can't see the point in providing any feedback now I've seen this but wish you luck in your endeavour to make it better. 👍🏻

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Bestoffer

Hi Tom Claimed A While Ago And Nothing Has Happened

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Tom
Founder

Hi Bestoffer thank you for your email. I have just sorted that for you. Thanks!

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Bestoffer

Tom Thanks Just It Was Me Doing Something Wrong

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Tom
Founder

Bestoffer nope - my fault. I missed the notification saying you had claimed it. Sorry.

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Bestoffer

Tom OK Tom No Problem

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TraceyCarter832

i like almost every thing share majority of things and comment on a lot and have earned no points at all 😧

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Tom
Founder

Hey TraceyCarter832 thanks for your message, I see you've made a fab start, voting on 11 things and commenting twice! You're well on your way to earning some great rewards. The fastest way to grow your points is to share deals, freebies, voucher codes and competitions.

Where do you shop? If, for example, you shop at ASDA, you could take a look at their special offers page, spot something you think is a great bargain, and post it on Latest Deals.

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HannahSunderlan

Is there a limit on how many points you can earn a day? or how many you can get for likes/comments etc

sorry new to this :-)

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Tom
Founder

Hey HannahSunderlan thank you for your message. Yes there is, please read this.

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telmel

Tom tom i just had 11 amazon deals removed from my postings along with 1,100 points an hour ago , can you let me know why this has happened ?

It has never happened before

The reason is saying i am not varying my deals

They are all from amazon that i thought LD earns commission on ?, each deal is different and from different companies , so i cannot see what the problem is

If moderation are going to do this kind of thing without any warning i think it is a bit underhand

By all means remove one and let the member know they need to vary where they get the deals from otherwise more may be removed , but not eleven in one go !!!

thank you

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Tom
Founder

telmel Thanks for your message. I am sorry to hear you have had a bad experience with Latest Deals. Your deal posts from Amazon went into moderation due to a lack of variety of retailers. We ask deal members to post deals from a variety of retailers. For example, Amazon, Argos, Currys, and Boots.

10 of the 11 posts have now been put back live and any points lost will have been re-gained. To avoid this problem going forwards it is good if you try and post from a variety of retailers, rather than just Amazon for deal posts.

If you have any further questions you can contact us via support email.

I apologise again that so many went into moderation and hope this helps to answer your question.

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telmel

Tom Thanks tom, 9 deals have now been reinstated not 10

I actually thought i was doing LD a service posting Amazon deals , if you get commissions from them, i didnt realise this also applies to argos etc

I did post 3 argos deals today , but now i am unsure how to post deals in the future ?

Do i vary the deals daily , eg 2 amazon and i argos, or three argos one day and 3 amazon the next?

I really am unsure without flouting any rules

If you could clarify for me i would be grateful

thanks again

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Tom
Founder

telmel Thank you for posting deals. As always, we'd encourage members to focus on the quality of a deal, rather than doing it just for points. There's no set numbers in this sense - the system just flags it up when it spots things. I'm sure if you post deals from a variety of retailers each week you'll be fine 👍

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telmel

Tom I will try to post more quality deals tom , it is getting more difficult lately as the best always seem to have been posted previously , but i will carry on regardless

cheers😀

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telmel

Tom only 9 deals were restored tom not 10 as i thought, i lost two altogether

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