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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 🎟️
  • Vote on a deal ❤️
  • Flag something ⚠️
  • Comment 🗨️
  • + More 🌈

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
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

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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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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
RosieWaters2 years ago

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
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

Rockman there's a limit :thumbsup:

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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

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
nemosays
Mentor
2 years ago

Tom aww I like the :heart: pls keep it! :thinking::pray:

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes8 months ago

Thank you

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RosieWaters
RosieWaters2 years ago

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
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

Hey RosieWaters you're smashing it with LD points :smile: 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 :cry: ...

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 :thumbsup:

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

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

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Tom
Tom
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Founder
2 years ago

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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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

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
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

Tom Thank you for the message.

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RosieWaters
RosieWaters2 years ago

Ohh understand now. 15,000 makes sense. Thank you :slight_smile:

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

And :tada: congratulations on unlocking your first! Just emailed it to you :raised_hands:

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RosieWaters
RosieWaters2 years ago

Thank you :slight_smile:

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
2 years ago

Morning all :slight_smile: 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
Sarah2 years ago

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
Kelsey
Founder
2 years ago

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 :thumbsup:

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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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

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Dread
Dread2 years ago

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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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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
Dread2 years ago

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

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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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

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
Dread2 years ago

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

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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

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

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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Bestoffer
Bestoffer2 years ago

Hi Tom Claimed A While Ago And Nothing Has Happened

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Tom
Tom
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Founder
2 years ago

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

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer2 years ago

Tom Thanks Just It Was Me Doing Something Wrong

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

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

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer2 years ago

Tom OK Tom No Problem

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TraceyCarter832
TraceyCarter8322 years ago

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

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

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
HannahSunderlan2 years ago

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
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

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

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Rockman
Rockman2 years ago

Found some terrific low-priced 3DS games but have reached my limit on posting deals today. :slight_smile:

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nemosays
nemosays
Mentor
2 years ago

What is a 'Bobby Dazzler' badge? Also can you guys explain the levels one can achieve pls :relaxed:

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sarahtwinmom
sarahtwinmom1 year ago

I have claimed for 5000 points what happens next? How do i get the £% amazon credit? Do i jsut wait and expect an email?

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nemosays
nemosays
Mentor
1 year ago

Hi. Yes that's right. Please await your email! And well done for reaching 5000 points :blush:

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sarahtwinmom
sarahtwinmom1 year ago

nemosays thanks thought i might have done something wrong....will get the hang of it eventually i suppose :-) thanks for replying

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nemosays
nemosays
Mentor
1 year ago

sarahtwinmom no probs... any questions just ask :grinning:

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
1 year ago

Hi sarahtwinmom thank you for your message. Your reward has now been sent to you. Please check your email :smile:

For anyone else reading this, we process the rewards manually - so please allow some time. Usually it's within 48 hours, Monday - Friday. If you feel it's been a bit too long, just send us a message. You can tag Tom, Deepak or Kelsey here in Chat.

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sarahtwinmom
sarahtwinmom1 year ago

Tom thanks I have received it :-)

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julieannheer
julieannheer1 year ago

Boots..ted baker gift set (was on offer at £25 for mothers day) now..£14

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nemosays
nemosays
Mentor
1 year ago

Hi julieannheer , welcome to LD and sharing this fab deal :relaxed:. Have you seen our deals page? That's where we share all the deals. You could share the above deal here :point_right: https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/share

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
1 year ago

nemosays thank you

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nemosays
nemosays
Mentor
1 year ago

Tom your welcome :grinning::thumbsup:

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SteveMate
SteveMate
Mentor
1 year ago

Just giving this page a bump for any new members who may be looking at the board.

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