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New Guideline for New & Updated Deals (Money Makers)

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New Deal & Approve for Payment

What defines a New Deal:
  • N1. What's not currently on DealsPlus.com and is from an approved store
  • N1a. Admins/Mods will use the Deal ID# for a tiebreaker
  • N2. A sale or product with a new promo code
  • N2a. MM can submit a new deal or update original post - First deal* will be honored
  • N3. A new sale without a promo code and with or without an expiration date
  • N3a. i.e. H&M or Gymboree's new sale with different sale title
  • N3b. MM can submit new or update old - First deal* will be honored
  • N4. Specific categories (different landing page) from a larger sale
  • N5. Individual products from a larger sale (only if that product is not already available on DealsPlus, otherwise, please update the existing deal)
  • N6. Same product, news, or event from a different source (Amazon vs. Walmart) will be considered as a unique deal
  • N6a. Admin/Mod will honor the first submitted/updated deal, if FP
  • N7. Seasonal/Annual deal: New Year, New Deal, (i.e. Valentine's day, Halloween sale) - MM can submit a new deal or update the original post. Admins/Mods will honor the First Deal*
*Time new deal was submitted or time original post was updated

Note 1: Buried Deal: once a deal is buried, you can no longer update. Please search for the original deal or create new.

Note 2: Please submit a new deal or update existing/old with:
  • A clear and relevant image (500 x 500)
  • A lack of cooperation may lead to a lower user level
  • 1st: Warning Message Sent
  • 2nd: Level Down


Deal Update & Approved for Payment

What defines a Deal Update:
  • U1. Adding expiration dates to currently valid deals, including extending expiration dates
  • U1a. Note: Adding a wrong or approx. the expiration date may lead to a Warning Message
  • U2. Update/Mark unexpired ongoing deals (some are always the same and some are on & off)
  • U2a. Examples include: restaurant promotions, ice cream offers, Home Depot Weekend event, monthly promotions
  • U2b. Updating original post (OP) will be honored over submitting new
  • U2c. If a new deal was submitted before an old deal was updated, the mod will ask MM who summited the new deal to make a small edit for payment approval (50:50).
  • U2d. Strongly encourage MMs to search first before submitting
  • U3. Significant price drops - Admin/Mod will decide
  • U4. Addition of coupon code: i.e. additional discount code, free shipping (default free shipping doesn't count)
  • U5. Addition of mail-in rebate form/link
  • U6. Addition of significant shipping fee
  • U7. Bringing back a FP deal (more than 1-month-old)
  • U8. "Back Again" only when a deal was expired or out of stock
  • U8a. Do not expire an existing deal to mark it as "Back Again" - may lead to a Warning Message


Updates Unlikely to be Approved - Your effort will be noted by Admin/Mod (Potential Level Up)
  • Expiring deals
  • A reminder of an existing deal: please use the comment section to remind Admin/Mod
  • Bringing bank a non-FP deal: Admin/Mod may remove your update info
  • Significant price increase
  • Change/update title or description
  • If a deal is brought back with "Back Again" without major changes, Admins/Mods will consider it as "a reminder of the existing deal."
  • A small change in price on deals: Admin/Mod may remove your update info

Reminder: These updated rules will not cover all possible deal submissions. Admin/Mod will do their best to make the fairest decision possible. If the same conflicts continue, we will add/update the existing rules.


Thank you for your daily contributions and continued cooperation.

Last Updated: 8/21/18
Notbad (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018
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Notbad

Hello, @warunamail @blackfoot @EzzyLovesToSave @kimeeb @Nellysg @Mia4You @themoneyman1113 @branie @FibroMom @WordNerd,

Please take a look at this new guideline and let me know if you guys have any question.

Please feel free to invite other active MM.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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warunamail

I personally don't like just adding exp date for Deal update credit (U1). That will cause problem w/ almost all macys, costco and jcp deals. But if MM don't add exp date can give a warning and level down.

warunamail (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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Notbad

Noted @warunamail.

Other than that, do you think this new guideline will resolve most of the problems you have encountered in the past few months?

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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warunamail

You added really good points here. But I don't think it will solve lot of problems. We can add more problems as comment then Mods and other MM can comment how we solve it.

warunamail (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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branie

Wow. I will need a glass of wine to review the new guidelines :) May I ask what level up/down is all about?

branie (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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branie

Oh I see you level up and down for behaving and following directions?

branie (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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Notbad

@branie,

Yes, as of now most of MMs are at Level 5. And we are planning to launch a few different promotional Money Maker offers in near future.

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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Notbad

@warunamail

Really? We went back to almost all messages that you & other MMs sent Admins/Mods when there was an issue. And that's how we created this guideline. Didn't expect you to say it will not solve a lot of problems. But yes, that's what I said at the end, I would like to create/update these rules with MMs

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 01, 2018

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blackfoot

So are we eliminating the ID # rule? If I posted a deal on feb. 2018 and it still hasn't expired and someone else posts the deal on march 2nd and the terms are the same but they have a different wording in the title do they get to keep the deal or do I keep mine cause It was the op deal.
The way you have this new deal thing worded it implies that ID #'s no longer matter and it's gonna go by what time the deal was posted or updated. But since we can't see when the deal was posted 1st or updated this leaves us in a precarious situation and I see problems/abuse. I hope you're gonna clarify the wording

blackfoot (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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Notbad

@blackfoot,

If a deal was FP,
Under rule U2a-d. for an existing deal, if conditions are the same, updating OP will be honored over posting new.

If a deal was not FP,
"A reminder of existing deal: please use the comment section to remind Admin/Mod" is listed under Updates Unlikely to be Approved,

ID# rule is still applicable when two new deals are submitted almost at the same time.

Having said that,
1) What wording would clarify this situation? We will consider your suggestion.
2) Assuming the rest of rules are clear & fair?

Let me know.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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warunamail

Some times MM update deal price, even small price hike (not price drop) If it posted within 1 month, Do they still get price update credit? (I really like the rule U7)

Side note to Blackfoot comment, some deals don't have exp date (for eg: Walmart valentine day deals, summer clearance, ect) Then when u post the same deal next year still u should update last year deal? Everything is same but we know these r seasonal sales and exp at one time of the year.

Deals like Gap deals, MM create new deals just using card member coupons. But if the deal for all customer post first shouldn't they update the first post for deal update credit?

warunamail (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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warunamail

@Notbad,
Is there any reason why Mods don't delete dup deals (rather than burring it) ? If Mods delete dup deals things get lot easier. Otherwise when we update the deal we can't find which deal is original deal. According to new rules first updated deal will be promoted. If we update the duplicate deal first then the OP will lose the deal update credit.

warunamail (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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Notbad

@warunamail,

For your 1st comment:
- that would be based on the popularity of the deal (since our priority is DP community). If it was FP & super popular, Admins/mods will approve for credit. If not, we will not approve for the credit nor update the deal: show more of what's good & less of what not.

- For seasonal deals you've mentioned, my suggestion would be New Year, New Deal. I will add this to our Potential New Rule list & discuss with other Admins/Mods.

- We will honor general codes over personal or member codes

For your 2nd comment:
- There are a few different reasons, but I will add this suggestion to our Potential New Rule list and discuss with the team as well as IT Dept.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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EzzyLovesToSave

Thank you, Notbad! Finally.....a detailed guide to updating deals and dupes! Now I won't have to show the DP staff my "ugly" side with some of the comments you and other staff members have received over the past year when I was clueless as to why a deal was buried or why I was asked to add details to an existing deal!:)~~
I was impressed that now deals with clearly marked expiration dates will will now be noted! I feel that adds integrity to the DP site as well.
I appreciate all that you and the other staff members are doing to improve the site!

EzzyLovesToSave (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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Notbad

@EzzyLovesToSave,

Thank you.

As mentioned, this new guideline doesn't cover everything and hope we can continue to work together to create the best MM guideline possible.

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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blackfoot

@Notbad, No I'm not ok with all the new rules as they are posted. I'm gonna need another day to look it all over carefully. I'm still tired from lack of sleep and my brain isn't cooperating very well today. I will get back to you via message once I have looked them over again with a clear head.

blackfoot (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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Notbad

@blackfoot,

Sure, take your time.

As requested before, what wording would clarify this situation? We will consider your suggestion.

Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 02, 2018

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Notbad

Updated with additional rules

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 07, 2018

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sonialily

ok

sonialily (L1) posted Aug 16, 2018

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Notbad

Last modified 8/21/18

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 21, 2018

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Notbad

Just in case :)

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 18, 2019

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Cellphexl

Got it.

Cellphexl (L1) posted Apr 21, 2019

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Notbad

Reminder for everyone,

Thank you for your daily contribution & support!

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 27, 2019

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stewartcherek

Noted... thank you for this information very clear 👌

stewartcherek (L3) posted Oct 08, 2019

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pnslakshmi_12

Thank you for this detailed guidelines

pnslakshmi_12 (L3) posted 30 days ago

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Sharilemard

Thank you for the information👌

Sharilemard (L1) posted 16 days ago

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Skybluel01

Thank you for the tips, I will pay attention to

Skybluel01 (L1) posted 1 day ago

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