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Guidelines

Welcome to our Guidelines. Information on how to be a great contributor and also explanations on why accounts may be restricted.

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.

If you are a retailer and want to share your products on LatestDeals.co.uk then please get in touch. Note, we will always reserve editorial control and only post deals that are good for our members.

Quality

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. Whether an offer is good or not is of course subjective but we do ask that you genuinely believe what you're sharing is good value and helpful (e.g. a deal informing people that Marks and Spencer sell clothes probably isn't very helpful. A deal letting people know there's a 30% off sale at Marks and Spencer is a lot more helpful!)

Deals

  • If possible the link should go directly to the product, rather than the retailer's homepage or their social media.
  • The title should be a short, clear description of the deal (e.g. "Converse White Split Hi Trainers").
  • Please include the discounted price and (if higher) the RRP.
  • Please upload/select an image of the deal.
  • Please include a detailed description, ideally including your opinion on why the deal is good value.
  • If the deal is only available in-store (i.e. it cannot be bought online) please tick the "in-store only" box when sharing the deal.
  • If the deal requires a discount code please tick the "This deal requires a voucher code" box and add in the code separately.
Vouchers
  • The title should include the discount/offer and what it applies to (e.g. "£5 off orders over £30 at B&Q")
  • Vouchers should apply to more than one product (e.g. site-wide or a particular range of products). If a voucher only works with one specific product or service please share it as a deal instead.
  • If a voucher code isn't required please share it as a deal instead (e.g. Automatic 20% off everything at Argos)
  • If available, please set the expiration date of the voucher.
  • Please include any relevant terms and conditions in the description.
Freebies
  • The title should include what the freebie is (e.g. "Free set of playing cards").
  • Please upload/select an image of the freebie.
  • Freebies should be free. If you've found a freebie that requires a spend (e.g. spend £30 get a free cuddly toy) please share this as a deal instead.
  • A small, reasonable postage charge is okay. Please fill in the postage amount separately.
  • If you need to fill in a form (e.g. Survey Monkey, Google Form, etc) please also try and include a link to where the original offer was advertised (e.g. a page on the retailer's website or social media post).
  • If the freebie is a giveaway (e.g. Enter for a chance to get a free shampoo) please share as a competition instead.
Competitions
  • Include what the prize is in the title - e.g. "Win a holiday to Spain".
  • Please upload/select an image of the prize.
  • If there are multiple entry methods (e.g. Facebook and Instagram) please only share the competition once and link to the alternative entry methods in the description.
  • If multiple websites/companies are running the same competition please only share it once unless the terms and conditions explicitly state that you can enter multiple times from each website/company.
  • If you need to fill in a form (e.g. Survey Monkey, Google Form, etc) please also try and include a link to where the original offer was advertised (e.g. a page on the retailer's website or social media post).
  • Competitions applicable nationwide only.
  • Survey or opinion sites that give prizes for reviews, please add in this Chat post.

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.

Simple titles

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!

Membership deals

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.

Images

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.

Categories

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?

Deals may be re-posted after 30 days. However, you may ask for your old 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.

As some competitions disqualify people if they enter more than once we don't allow competitions to be re-shared.

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

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💁🏻 You could also comment on a deal to inform the original poster that the price has gone down.

Second-hand stuff

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.

Referral links

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 Latest Deals a referral-link-free zone!

UK sites

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 restrict 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 or services (if you’re a brand, please get in touch with us directly)
  • Posting deals on behalf of someone else (e.g. if you've been privately messaged to share something on LD)
  • Free eBooks
  • Apps, digital downloads, software and other digital things which are usually free
  • Local small-scale events
  • Pornography, illegal goods and services
  • Copyright infringing content
  • Unknown or unverified software (stuff that isn't mainstream)
  • Encouraging action that is against a company's terms and conditions
  • Multiple accounts

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:

  • Vipon
  • AMZReviews
  • JDeals
  • HotUKDeals
  • BlastMyDeals
  • JumpSend
  • Elite Deals

Points

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 content and your account may be limited or banned.

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