Help - Why didn't I get points?
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In this help article we will cover:
- How to check your points log
- Possible reasons you did not get points
- You posted a deal, but someone else had already posted (duplicate)
- You referred a friend but didn't get points
- You posted on Facebook / social media but didn't get points
For more general information about points, please read this page.
The first thing you should do is check your points log:
How to Check Your Points Log
- Login to Latest Deals
- Go to your points page
- Scroll down until you find your points log (see below for example screenshot)
Example of what your points log may look like.
- Read through your points log and try to find the thing you think you should have earned points for.
- Quality & Moderation
- It's not been approved yet
There are daily limits on what you can earn points for:
- 3 x Deals
- 3 x Vouchers
- 3 x Freebies
- 3 x Competitions
- 5 x Votes
- (Read here for a full list)
Please note - You can still post more deals, you just may not get points for them.
Why do you have a limit?
We have the limit to avoid spam. Latest Deals seeks to be a community of bargain hunters where we share the UK's best deals, discounts and money-saving tips. The points is to give back to our contributors. A way to say thank you. Unfortunately, if we lift limits we get lots of poor quality posts as well as spam.
To avoid duplicate posts we work on a first come first serve basis. If you're the first to post a deal you get the points.
If you accidentally post a duplicate (someone has posted it already), and it gets flagged, the post may be put into moderation. Your points will be deducted. You will receive a notification to let you know.
Please note, we also ask for a variety of deals. If your post is very similar to something you have recently posted, for example, a different colour, flavour or variety, we ask for those to all be put together into one post. It may be marked as a duplicate and your points deducted.
For competitions, please note we ask for all entry methods for the same competition prize to be listed under one post.
For more information about possible reasons your post was marked as a duplicate, please read our guidelines.
Quality & Moderation
Latest Deals seeks to be the best money-saving community. Quality is a big part of this. You may lose points if your posts are spammy, lacking information, or just generally crap.
If your post is flagged and put into moderation, the points will be deducted. However, if the post passes moderation and is published you will get the points again. For example, if you post a deal and our system thinks it is spam it will automatically put it into moderation. A real person (often myself) will review it. Usually it's fine and gets published. Then you get the points.
It's Not Been Approved Yet
There are many times when posts, reviews, comments, Chat threads are not published instantly. Instead, they get manually reviewed first. You may not be able to find your post etc., until it has been approved. And, you may not get your points until it has been approved. You should receive a notification explaining if it is approved or rejected.
I Referred a Friend and Didn't Get Points
Please read this help article for more information.
I Posted on Social Media, Where Are My Points?
At present, we do not give points for posting deals and comments on Facebook and other social media channels. We give points for posting on our website, LatestDeals.co.uk. To learn more, Get Started Here.
How can I maximise my points?
The best way to get as many points as possible is to post a varied range of money-saving tips. A combination of deals, vouchers, freebies and competitions. Don't forget, commenting and marking old deals as expired also earn you points! You can see everything you can earn points for here.
Why are my comments being deleted?
If you post the same comment over and over again with the intention simply to rack up points, we may delete them and you will lose those points. The idea is to contribute to Latest Deals. Please make your comments useful and varied.
Help, I have more questions
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us using our contact form.
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