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Ive noticed some members put cashback offers as freebies and some as deals and Iโ€™m just wondering where is the best place for cashback offers?

I personality would think they should be posted as a freebie as youโ€™re getting your full money back therefore itโ€™s free.

summa68
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen12 days ago

I was thinking like this too a while back ago.. I wasn't sure where to post it as some are 100% free cashback deals but first you need to buy the item in order for you to get your cashback.

I would go with freebie too .. you even just add a note in the description box in case some members are not familiar with it.

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davidstockport
davidstockport12 days ago

My way of seeing it (I might be wrong) Is that at the time it is posted, a payment has to be made to purchase it, so at that point it is not free. if you get your money back at a later time it doesn't change the fact that it was paid for at time of purchase, so when posted it wasn't free. So shouldn't be advertised as FREE.

I believe if a thing was advertised as free in the press, online or television (when it was actually 100% cashback) the advertising standards authority would take strong exception to the word "free".

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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12 days ago

Hey summa68 ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a guideline where you cannot share a freebie if it requires a spend (e.g. spend ยฃ30 and get a free bag). As cashback offers require an upfront spend and the cashback isn't guaranteed, I think they're probably best suited as deals rather than freebies ๐Ÿ‘

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summa68
summa68
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12 days ago

Kelsey thank you for explaining this I will try and remember post cashback offers as deals in the future.

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Golfforall
Golfforall12 days ago

I would consider that Cashback can not be factored into the "headline " price of the deal but can be mentioned in the description ? Trouble is too many members just click and paste deals and never add their own description or reason for buying the "deal"

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summa68
summa68
Original Poster
12 days ago

Kelsey unfortunately I still find members posting cashback offers as a freebie, I understand I can report the offer but I think an email or something should be sent out to explain to everyone that cashback offers need to be posted as a deal as I donโ€™t think many of us 100% knew this.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
12 days ago

Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the feedback! I'll remind the team of what the rules currently are and I've updated the guidelines to include specific mention about cashback. I'll also see if I can change the notification people get when their posts are removed for this reason to help spread the message ๐Ÿ‘

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap11 days ago

Personally if money has to change hands including p&p them it's not free would be helpful if there was a section for cashback and "freebie" where you have to pay anything

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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11 days ago

Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm not sure if you know but you can filter out the freebie page to exclude freebies that require postage ๐Ÿ‘

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap11 days ago

Didn't know that will have a look thanks how do you do it@Kelsey

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