Welcome to our Guidelines. Information on how to be a great contributor and also explanations on why accounts may be restricted or banned, and points removed.
Only individuals can share deals
We want LatestDeals.co.uk to be a place people trust to find genuine deals. This means we don’t allow companies to share their own products/services.
Our community seeks the best deals and money saving advice in the UK. Your posts should be of a high quality in terms of the rarity of offers, accuracy of information, and from a variety of sources.
Freebies are free
If you've found a freebie that requires a spend (e.g. Spend £30 get a free tiger) please share this as a deal rather than a freebie - you'll be keeping our freebie hunters happy!
Give clear and detailed descriptions
Where can you find the deal? Is it in-store, nationwide or online? How much was it and how much is it now? Do you have to pay for postage? Give clear and detailed descriptions. We'd much rather have too much detail than too little.
Please do try and include all relevant information in the description of a post. If you forget something you can always edit your post and add details in later. If everything is in one place it makes it a lot easier for members to quickly see all the information they may need.
A good title answers three things: What is the deal, where is it and how much is the saving? For example, Trainer Clearance Sale at Nike, up to 99% off!
Some deals require a membership to get the discount. Please simply post the deal for the membership. Do not post every activity or location that comes with the membership as separate deals. For example, you can post a deal for TasteCard, but not for every restaurant that is discounted with it.
The title / price should reflect what the majority of people will be able to buy it for
Please only post deals which most people can buy. We don't allow deals which require previous actions (such as collecting vouchers the day before) or that only work with unique single-use discount codes. Latest Deals is a big community and the best deals are ones that work for everyone.
If you submit an online deal, we'll try to automatically find a relevant photo. If we can’t, please upload one. If you submit an in-store deal, please upload a photo. Images should be clear, and if it's a screenshot from your phone, please crop the photo so only the relevant product is visible.
Try to find the best fitting category for your deal. If there's no other choice, you can always put it under "Other"
Duplicate deals (first come, first served)
It wouldn’t be a very helpful place if the whole site was flooded with the same deal. Because of that we’ve agreed that duplicate deals are dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’re quick off the mark and spot the bargain first then you get to keep the points.
Unique deals (don't post different colours etc., separately)
If you find a deal that has multiple colours, flavours or varieties - but all under the same offer - please post it as one deal. You can combine all the various options under the same post.
How long before I can re-post a deal?
This question is open to discussion. The general understanding amongst our community is that a deal may be re-posted after 30 days. However, you may ask for your post to be "refreshed". For example, if you spent a long time crafting a great piece of timeless advice, it is better to have yours than a lower quality post. Just tag a Mentor in the comments and ask.
My deal is cheaper than one already on the site. Can I post it?
If you've found a deal that's significantly cheaper than one that's already on the site, you can post it:
- Press 'Share' and post the URL to the deal
- It may respond with Whoops it looks like this has already been shared?
- Press Next to continue posting your deal anyway
You could also comment on a deal to inform the original poster that the price has changed.
Whilst we’ve nothing against second hand stuff we do ask that any deal on the site is available to the masses - if you’ve found someone selling a cheap TV on eBay then, unless they’ve got a bunch of them to flog, we’d ask you share it in the chat section rather than as a deal.
We had a bit of a group discussion amongst the community and the general consensus was that there are already a bunch of great places to share/trade referral links online. Because of that we've decided to keep LatestDeals.co.uk a referral-link-free zone!
Please try and stick to UK only sites. If it is an international site, it needs to have prices available in GBP £, and international shipping information. Examples of international sites we accept are GearBest and AliExpress.
Registered and established businesses only
In the interest of safety for our members, please only share deals from registered and established retailers. The business should have a company number and full address and contact details readily available.
Chat and Commenting
Please see our guidelines here.
Things we say no to
We may have to remove your deal or ban your account if we feel it doesn't fit in with the values of the community. Here are some of the things that we don't allow on LD:
- Self-promotion, links to your own goods and services (if you’re a brand, get in touch with us directly)
- Free eBooks (there are tens of thousands available and you find them all on Amazon.co.uk)
- Apps, digital downloads, software and other digital things which are usually free
- Local small-scale events
- Pornography, illegal goods and services
- Copyright infringing content such as torrent sites as way to watch films for free
- Unknown or unverified software (stuff that isn't mainstream)
- Encouraging action that is against a company's terms and conditions
- Multiple accounts (this will result in an instant ban)
- Being a general arse
Other deal sites
Unfortunately we do not accept links or mentions of other deal sites. This may be because: they are competitors to Latest Deals, they have asked us not to mention them, they are on our naughty list for self-promotion, or perhaps for another reason. These sites include but are not limited to:
- Elite Deals
- ... Anything Similar
Rewarding points and Amazon vouchers is our way of giving back to the community. However, any attempted manipulation of your points score, for example, by spamming the site with unhelpful comments, may result in a permanent ban and the loss of any points.
Polite and Positive Discussion
We welcome polite and positive discussion. Having an opposing opinion is fine for as long as it is communicated in a constructive, polite and positive manner. Undue negative criticism and rudeness is not. We may review, edit and delete such and your account may be limited or banned without warning.