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Money Maker Guideline for New Deal & Deal Update (New Announcement)

Notbad
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As of (As of 3/16/21)

Starting from 2021
  1. Admins will support & promote Updated Deals & Sales over New
    - Please update Sales on Sales, Deals on Deals

  2. Early Submission
    - Deals_Sale: you can submit an upcoming offer as early as a day before (PST)
    - Deals_Product: only submit them when an offer is live
    - Coupons_Sale: if an offer includes a promo code, you can submit one as early as you can
    - Exception: Rare & Occasional Offers, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal, Holiday Ads (with the start date on the title)

    As I've shared with some of the MMs, we don't want to create too many/specific rules. And some offers will be in a grey area. If/when it happens, let's work together to resolve them

    We will go through all of the following rules with active MMs (via a survey) to keep, remove or modify + add new to create a competitive yet cooperative & supporting DP MM community.

  3. Weekly Ads
    - One dedicated deal per store with a list of all available ads
    - i.e. Lowe's Weekly Ads & More! (Do not update/change the title): https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_lowes-preview-4-22-4-28
    - To update, MMs can upload a new image (1st page of weekly ad) + ad duration on the first day of the new weekly ad
    - Coupons will be managed the same way by admins. If there is a coupon for Weekly Ads, please do not submit a duplicate


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 the 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. The 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 one.

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 Oct 18, 2019

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Sharilemard

Thank you for the information👌

Sharilemard (L1) posted Nov 01, 2019

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Skybluel01

Thank you for the tips, I will pay attention to

Skybluel01 (L1) posted Nov 15, 2019

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kimeeb

Question?
How soon before a deal starts can we post it?

kimeeb (L5) posted Nov 27, 2019

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oohfancy

How long does it take to verify when we post a deal?

oohfancy (L1) posted Jan 04, 2020

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henrypham

Thanks!

henrypham (L1) posted Feb 09, 2020

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EnsoSalesman

Looking forward to improve my Money Maker analytics. ;)

EnsoSalesman (L1) posted Apr 12, 2020

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isurumadusank

woow

isurumadusank (L1) posted May 10, 2020

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864470587liu

Why my deal prompt:Sorry, this deal has been BURIED and can't be updated!
How can my deal not be BURIED, how can I display it normally,please help me!

864470587liu (L1) posted May 17, 2020

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Ashleighbw04

Thank you for this!

Ashleighbw04 (L1) posted May 20, 2020

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fannymo0928

Thank you for this!

fannymo0928 (L1) posted May 29, 2020

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Notbad

New Rule to Add: Same product with a different color(s) are considered duplicate

Notbad (L5) posted Jun 03, 2020

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isuruupekshe

Hey Notbad,
Is it considered a duplicate when then price of a same product with a different color is different from one another? Hope you will clarify my problem. Than you in advance! :) Cheers!

isuruupekshe (L1) posted Jul 08, 2020

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ademaroo

Thank you

ademaroo (L1) posted Aug 07, 2020

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princess32cre

Hello, I have a question and I would like you to help me.

Is it valid to create an offer that groups several offers from the same store? For example, if a store has 4 different offers with 4 different codes, each one offers a percentage and is applied to various categories.

In this case, which expiration date should be placed in the offer if the 4 codes have different dates, in my opinion the expiration date that should be placed is the one of the coupon that has the longest effective date.

example:
1st coupon expires 8/11
2nd Coupon expires 8/13
3rd coupon expires 8/15
4th coupon expires 8/18

What is the expiration date of the offer?

princess32cre (L1) posted Aug 11, 2020

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Notbad

- If you decided to create one deal with all 4 coupons, exp date should be 8/18
- If the deal performs well, admin will re-front the same deal on the starting date of a new coupon
- You can always add comment to remind the start date for a new coupon.

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 13, 2020

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princess32cre

Thank you very much for your reply.

I updated an offer several days ago and put the expiration date in the correct way as you suggest, putting the date of the code that has the longest duration. However, an MM had my credits taken away and I advocate that the date had to be the first code that expires much earlier.

The offer that I updated was: https://www.dealsplus.com/apparel-accessories_deals/p_25-70-off-clearance-blowout-deals-extra-10-20-off (the comments I leave are still maintained)

Since I did well how we do so that my credits are returned from the period I did the update, since I did the update well.

It is important that all moderators use the same rules because in this offer an administrator says the opposite of what you suggest and says that the expiration date is that of the coupon that expires much earlier.

I leave here the offer with the comment of an admin (DealsorNoDeals) makes the comment:
https://www.dealsplus.com/jewelry_deals/p_up-to-65-off-fine-fashion-jewelry

princess32cre (L1) posted Aug 16, 2020

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Notbad

There are pros & cons of doing one or the other. However, if we use the expiration date if the first code > once the deal expire > users will not be able to take advnatage of the rest of offers/codes.

Moving forward, please use the following rules for a sale with more than one codes:
- Always use the expiration date of the Site-wide (main) code
- Other category/product specific code can be mention within the deal description, but be sure to indicate its expiration date next to each code.

Thank ou

Notbad (L5) posted Aug 18, 2020

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shafiq1

thanks for valuable informatiion

shafiq1 (L0) posted Sep 17, 2020

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wwhite0203

I have a question @Notbad; In the post dated June 03, 2020 you say that "the same product but different color is considered a duplicate offer" in the case of the 6PM store where sometimes the product has different colors but different prices, is it also classified as a duplicate?

wwhite0203 (L1) posted Sep 26, 2020

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Notbad

@wwhite0203,
Even if they are offered at a different price point, lead admins will consider them as duplicate. As advised, try not to submit too many similar deals from the same store.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Sep 28, 2020

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wwhite0203

thanks @Notbad for the information

wwhite0203 (L1) posted Oct 23, 2020

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margaretjhill

I don’t understand how to publish discount information. Where can the information I share be displayed? Is the administrator or a good sharer helping me? Thank you very much

margaretjhill (L1) posted Nov 10, 2020

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niteshdhital1

got it :)

niteshdhital1 (L0) posted Dec 02, 2020

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juliesasha9

hi there! i've some confussion about expired date

U1a. Note: Adding a wrong or approx. the expiration date may lead to a Warning Message

if we couldn't find the exact expire date then? before some Dp admins told me just add date for 7 days not longer even not sure about expire date so what from now?

juliesasha9 (L2) posted Feb 13, 2021

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Notbad

We will have a new/updated guideline for New - update - and Amazon deals. At juliesasha9, moving forward, if you don't know the expiration date for Amazon deals, don't put its expiration date. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Feb 15, 2021

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bhssadaruwan91

👍👍

bhssadaruwan91 (L0) posted Feb 15, 2021

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juliesasha9

ok for amazon deals so what about others site deal?

juliesasha9 (L2) posted Feb 20, 2021

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juliesasha9

if we dont know amazon deals expiry date we will not put any, so what about other site deals we have to put expire date or not?

juliesasha9 (L2) posted Feb 20, 2021

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Notbad

@juliesasha9,
The expiration date issue on Amazon as well as other sites is in the discussion: how to eliminate expired/invalid offers on Dealsplus. Feel free to DM me if you have a good suggestion.

To answer your question, if you don't know the expiration date, do not put one on your deal. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Feb 22, 2021

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amee22

DP deal search option need to improve. Like this type: sort by (date, lowest price, highest price). It will help to improve duplicate deal.

amee22 (L2) posted Feb 22, 2021

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hudefana

Deal Update

hudefana (L1) posted Mar 03, 2021

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Notbad

We are going to start modifying the Money Maker guidelines.

Please share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions.

Thank you for everyone's support in advance.

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 16, 2021

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hudefana

Did not solve many problems,But after the update

hudefana (L1) posted Mar 16, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad , what does Coupons_Sale means , is it early submissions of coupon codes or a sale with coupon code ( example https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_up-to-80-off-clearance-extra-30-off-02-05-02-15)

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 17, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream,
Upcoming offers (including sales) with a promo code, you can submit as early as possible. Using your example:
- as a deal: a day before
- as a coupon: as early as possible

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 18, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad, If I understand you correct as early as possible means to be one day before ? , the above example mention is a sale with a promo code , so still it should only be posted day before.

Last day I got to know many of my upcoming sales with promo codes were buried and was told to post day before or on the date.

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 18, 2021

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Notbad

Deal: 1-day before
Coupon: as early as you have access to the upcoming offer(s)

Yes, the lead admin removed all upcoming deals (sales). Please submit them again a day before its launching date. Reminder: try to update an existing sale (old or expired) instead of submitting new. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 19, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad thanks. I'm wondering still the $20 credit per deal is applied, ( In case if we have already earned $20 max per expired deal) still new updates to those deals approved for credit?

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 19, 2021

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Notbad

When admins update the deal, max earning per deal will reset.

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 20, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad thanks. what are the rules for Posting
Costco Member Only Savings, Costco Online Only Savings,
Sam's club instant savings deals , should we wait even though those ads are out early.

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 21, 2021

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BurnsE

Hello @Notbad, could you please clarify how the offers from Costco, Sam's Club, BJ among others will be treated.

According to everything written in this post, promotional AD Scans can be published in advance when they are published in retailers. And the deals (Sale) that contain those ADs will be published 1 day before, since it is something routine that these stores do, there would be no problem.

Would this be the way to work those deals or would there be something additional to take into account?

BurnsE (L4) posted Mar 21, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16
Most of Costco sale should be submitted a day before, but sometimes, Costco would create a preview page for an upcoming sale > you can submit this offer when available with an indication of (Preview)

@BurnsE,
- on Sam's Club & BJs, we will apply the same rule as Costco (see above)
- Ad Scan is Ad Scan. The sale is a sale - Admins will treat them differently.
- Admins are aware that a lot of stores publish their weekly ads (Target, Aldi, HomeDepot and etc) and with currently rule, some MMs may/will start posting them in advance > this rule was originally intended for ad scans for BF &CM ads, but if it becomes a problem, we will apply "submit 1-day before" rule on all weekly ad scans.

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 22, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad thanks, one question. So preview are considered only preview and not promoted as sale when they go live , right , a sale deal must be created separately ?

as an example : costco member savings , previews are posted 2 days ahead and separate deals for preview and sale must be created , the MM who create preview not sharing creadit with MM who post sale Deal ?

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 22, 2021

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BurnsE

@Notbad thanks

It is the best choice to treat Costco offers in this way, it is the most logical to place the offer when it is advertised as a preview at Costco.com. It does not like certain MM that they published in advantage with 2 months of advance and without a valid source. 100 points for that rule!

With regard to ad scan in advantage, I do not think there is any problem since if these are published as preview is valid, it would be a case similar to Costco.

You have to define well the rules that you want to apply so that when the months of BF and CM arrive there are no problems.

another point if an MM publishes the preview the same should update it when it is live and it should be the valid offer, not publish a new one when it starts.

Example the online member offer only Costco publishes on their portal the next date that it starts but as a message only, it is valid to place that offer since it is officially published on Costco??

BurnsE (L4) posted Mar 22, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad I think Costco preview is not necessary or should be considered as a Target , Walgreen weekly ad Ad kind of deal.
I remember old days no one post member only previews for Costco so that sale deal get more attention and views.

As for the real sale 1 day before rule is worth to consider.

For Online-Only Member Savings 1-Day before rules should be applied , I hope you remember one of the samsclub deal I posted had the dates on their site but still it was buried and was told to post 1 day ahead of sale date.

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 22, 2021

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dsvictor40

Something happened to me with a deal, posted a new offer much earlier. Another MM updated 4+ Hours later a similar offer and added the code and offer that I had published, this offer was promoted. When claim admin tell me that they prefer the one that was updated.

My question, is that DP have the need to educate us in updating more than anything, but the effort that a MM publishes the offer much first is not valid?

Here I leave the offer with the detail.
https://www.dealsplus.com/apparel-accessories_deals/p_up-to-84-off-sale-styles-extra-15-off

dsvictor40 (L2) posted Mar 23, 2021

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Notbad

I'll try to answer one question at a time:

@prince16pream, Since the link you will use for the preview will lead to a sale, I would not submit a separate sale for it. But it would be a good idea to indicate when the sale will begin within the description.

@BurnsE, agree & that's what admins are planning to do. Thank you

@prince16pream, we are going through an adjustment period of adopting new rules. Sure, you can find a deal that wasn't executed correctly, but I'm also confident that I can find deals that were.

For every MMs, as a reminder, admins came up with these new rules to eliminate invalid & expired deals on DP. Whenever you see an issue or have a concern, try to see things from the benefit of general users.

dsvictor40, that's why we have closed the door for new MMs at the moment. Focusing on existing MMs to be on the same page. I've made a comment on a situation like this. If there is an MM who intentionally updated FP deals to create conflict, admins will consider suspending that account. However, an associated MM for this deal always updates an existing sale and since that's what we are promoting, the lead admin decided to promote the other deal over yours. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 23, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad thanks. Considering your response for Costco, preview Deal can be created with the title of "preview" when that is officially posted on Costco.com (Not elsewhere reference with early AD Releases) , and Same deal will be eligible for the Sale (Same MM eligible for the sale deal)?

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 23, 2021

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dsvictor40

@Notbad :) , Thank you very much for your response.

It's good to remember the whole community. "If there is an MM who intentionally updated FP deals to create conflict, admins will consider suspending that account."

But it's my attention to mentioning that situation in view of what didn't happen in my deal.

don't think I'll explain myself, I add the deal and code of J.crew's , by spending several hours another MM updated another existing deal and included the same information as me. I never updated that offer only report as duplicate since I had put it first on DP.

Returning to the starting point you said about "MM who intentionally updated FP deals to create conflict". If you want no one to update FP you set a rule that is prohibited to update FP, even if deal have erroneous information or are not included details of expiration date, shipping price, links, additional information and how to save more.

The updates I usually make are based on what is written in this post "What defines a Deal Update:" from rule U.1 to U.8.a

If there are any complaints from other MM about my updates, the best way to fix issues is by talking by DM and looking for a fix. Personally day by day I keep learning things in DP.

Have a good day, and I will continue to contribute day by day to make DP the best option of people to save money and time.

dsvictor40 (L2) posted Mar 23, 2021

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DealBuster2

@Notbad, can anything be done to eventually remove old buried deals? They come up very often when submitting new deals and cannot be updated. In many cases it's a general link to the site and (unless there's a comment indicating a duplicate deal) any previous deal that is eligible to be updated is nearly impossible to find. Thanks.

DealBuster2 (L4) posted Mar 23, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream, Costco is a unique case, and I would not consider this preview as an ad: a dedicated link with the same product. Since every retailer promotes things differently, let's continue to communicate openly and try to make the best decision possible.

@dsvictor40, it happened to one of your many deals. I'll continue to monitor so let's move on. Regarding your suggestion, I will consider it: I see pros, but just as many cons. Personally, as long as admins are being active, I believe most of the issues can & will be resolved. We will do our best. DM will be utilized for pointing out repeating issues and warnings.

@DealBuster2, Good suggestion & yes, we are looking into deleting very old & buried deals. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 24, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad Thank you, Yes, a possible solution is needed for Costco. The next sales are going to come soon. From your response a Sale Deal can be created as early as possible if there is a preview posted and Same will be promoted when sale goes live :).

This is the same question asked by @BurnsE (Online-Only Member Savings) , there will be Sale Date for the upcoming one mentioned on their site. So can MM post the Sale Deal or should wait 1 day before to create a deal ?

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 24, 2021

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@prince16pream,
Specifically for Costco Online-Only Member Savings - post one as soon as the preview page is live > admin will continue to use the same deal to promote the sale. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Mar 25, 2021

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@Notbad thanks.

prince16pream (L3) posted Mar 25, 2021

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@Notbad It is being said updated deals given priority over a new deals, What is the case here

Old deal : https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_up-to-30-off-select-nailers-compressors-and-workwear

Old Title : Up to $30 off Select Nailers Compressors and workwear

Updated Title : Up to 45% Off Pressure Washers & Tools ,

a credit was shared, Can we Update a different deal over and over only because it is Daily Deal ?

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 01, 2021

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What is the decision for below scenario :

A new deal was created because it was not existed

A Deal Update (Completely Different Offer with Old Deal ) with New Offer

are credit shared (50/50) since an old deal was updated ?

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 01, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream,
Regarding HomeDepot Special Buy of the Day - they use the same link with a different offer. So yes, update an existing updated deal.

For the 2nd scenario, send me a link. But generally speaking, if the landing page includes a new offer, update an existing deal. If not, should not be updated.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 02, 2021

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@Notbad https://www.wendys.com/offers-coupons
https://www.tacobell.com/offers-and-deals

The offers on here may change, but landing page will be same. Are we not able to create new deal if the offer is new not related any existing deal.

I have seen there are updates made on the old deal which are different , So what is the priority here , Updated offer given priority over new deal ?

Also I would like to ask , Are Ad can be updated and is it must to update an old deal and given priority over New AD ?

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 02, 2021

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dsvictor40

hello @Notbad, have a question that would like to clarify.

When a MM publishes an offer with time in advance and this places wrong start and end dates, also without a reference.

Can it be considered valid? According to this rule it should not.

U1a. Note: Adding a wrong or approx. the expiration date may lead to a Warning Message

dsvictor40 (L2) posted Apr 02, 2021

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@prince16pream, If there a new offer, you can submit a new deal for it, but it would be better if you can update existing expired deals.

If you are referring to a Weekly Ad, I think it would be best if MMs can update on the first day of ad (not in the rule, but admins are considering to add) - What do you think? I understand that your intention for your question is a clear guideline for everyone to follow.

Just in case, the admin's intention for allowing early posts for Ads was for BF & CM ads.

@dsvictor40, No, it should not. And if you see an offer with wrong information, feel free to make a comment or contact admin to double-check. In this case, it would help if you can provide a good reference. If there is an admin who does this regularly & intentionally, admins will suspend the account.

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 03, 2021

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@Notbad Thanks. I agree that old deal must be updated if it is same Offer or Similar in anyway. But when it is not same and new offer is acceptable , MM who create the new deal must be given full credit. (Because I have seen in few occasions MM update old different deal and argue it must be given priority over the new deal).

Regarding Weekly AD : I think it is better MM Update the AD on the First Day of AD . (I'm wondering are we going to follow the same Rules (Old BF Ad must be updated over New BF Ad ) for BF and CM Ads . I feel it should not for both BF Sale and BF AD. But open to your opinion.

Also another thing I noted some MM update old deal by saying
"New Items added"
Now Available from $1, Under $10

are these considered valid update, this was the mistake I did when I was new and I was told my updates are not acceptable. (Specially taking about clearance deals , I know it is acceptable if there is addition of coupon codes or expiration).

It is not acceptable " new items added " or available "from $1" / "Under $10" , clearance deal will have new items added and price will be vary time to time but it is still the same. Open to your opinion

Thanks..

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 03, 2021

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@Notbad thanks for solving the problem here https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_uo-to-off-lowes-appliance-sale-10-8-10-21 . my apologies for @dsvictor40 I was not trying target anyone. Admin can understand my point of view same as I have mentioned above.

The updates made to different Sale with New Offer disadvantage to MM who actually create a new deal because it was not found when he/she searched DP and create a new deal. ( What he/she did was right as per rule N1. What's not currently on DealsPlus.com and is from an approved store)

I'm talking about a situation where a new deal was first created and an update like above (Different Sale update with New Sale Name) , in this case If this rule applied (Admins will support & promote Updated Deals & Sales over New) that is disadvantage.

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 04, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream,
- If you submit a new deal, especially a product deal, that's not available in DP, you will get full credit.

- However, if you are referring to a sale, please update an existing expired sale. And I've seen what you were able to do and should not be difficult to find an old/expired sale.

- Weekly Ad, in a discussion.

- Regarding "Now Available from $1, Under $10" admins may keep the info. but not all updates get approved for the credit.

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 05, 2021

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@Notbad Thanks. Hope to see what will be the rules for BF and CM Sale in coming months :).

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 05, 2021

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babyhustla200

Hi @Notbad is MMs program opened? would like to enter and make some extra money ;) I submitted a ticket to support a few days ago but I don't received a response

babyhustla200 (L1) posted Apr 08, 2021

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maypalhk

This is very useful for me

maypalhk (L1) posted Apr 09, 2021

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BurnsE

Hello notbad

It is good to notify if you have decided to handle the WeeklyAD with publication date the same day as with the product deals. An admin told me that would work that way, but haven't officially published that new rule.

I wanted to have your comments on this.

BurnsE (L4) posted Apr 22, 2021

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Notbad

In discussion, planning to finalize it by this week & up the rule after. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 22, 2021

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Notbad

New rules on Weekly Ads added. Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 23, 2021

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DealsorNoDeals

To all users, here are the following weekly ads we will continuously use. Please do not create or update any other weekly ad from the stores listed below (only the deals listed below):

-ALDI: https://www.dealsplus.com/food-beverages-tobacco_deals/p_new-weekly-ad-for-4-21-4-27

-Bed Bath & Beyond: https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_bed-bath-beyond-january-circular-1-6-1-28

-CVS: https://www.dealsplus.com/health-beauty_deals/p_cvs-weekly-ad-3-21-21-3-27-21

-Dollar General: https://www.dealsplus.com/media_deals/p_dollar-general-weekly-ad-4-11-4-17

-GameStop: https://www.dealsplus.com/electronics_deals/p_gamestop-weekly-ad-2-21-2-27

-Home Depot: https://www.dealsplus.com/media_deals/p_home-depot

-Lowe's: https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_lowes-preview-4-22-4-28

-Staples: https://www.dealsplus.com/media_deals/p_staples-ad-valid-today-4-4-4-10

-Target: https://www.dealsplus.com/apparel-accessories_deals/p_target-weekly-ad-3-28

-ULTA: https://www.dealsplus.com/health-beauty_deals/p_ulta-love-your-skin-ad

-Walgreens: https://www.dealsplus.com/health-beauty_deals/p_weekly-ad-3-14-3-20

-Walmart: https://www.dealsplus.com/media_deals/p_walmart-ad-4-5-4-27-now-live

DealsorNoDeals (L5) posted Apr 23, 2021

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@DealsorNoDeals what does this mean, If I understand you correct , so for upcoming weeks users are only allow to update above mentioned deals only for respective stores. How credit sharing work on this ?

Is this same for BF Ads also.

THANKS.

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 23, 2021

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dsvictor40

Hello @Notbad, agree with the new title and template in the description is very clear.

Regarding the use of a single link, this will bring much worse problems in the future, here list my reasons.

1. The MM have no way of knowing the history of updates with date and time (to be able to claim in case of problems with another user)
2. It may happen that multiple MMs try to update the same link at the same time, which may cause problems in your system and it may be the case that the one who updated first does not manage to earn credits.
3. We do not know how many updates the admins can see if more than 2, since if at the same time they update more than 5 users.

As said in the first paragraphs, it will bring many debates, especially with the MM that we all love.

As an alternative, until it is clear, think it is convenient to leave in the comment box each time it is updated with the exact time.

It is also good to make it clear that the rule not to create or update other links must be complied with, I know that in these first weeks there will be several MM who are not aware of this new norm and make the update or creation of new links. It is not that later admins going to give credits to that other MM and take it away from the MM who does comply with the new rules.

Now go with the coupons of weeklyAD: it will be handled in the same way as the deals? I do not understand if the MM cannot update codes? So we can't upload more WeeklyAD or Preview coupons?

I hope comments from other MMs that bring positive things and solutions!

We keep creating, we keep making dealplus the best offers page!

Greetings.

dsvictor40 (L2) posted Apr 23, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream,

- Yes, update these deals for reoccurring weekly ads
- No, admins will not apply these rules on BF & CM ads

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 24, 2021

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Notbad

@dsvictor40
- Check the description
- Update on the first day of the new weekly ad
- Keep in mind that not all updates get approved for the payment.

All admins will monitor them closely and evaluate.

Thank you

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 24, 2021

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prince16pream

@Notbad thanks. I'm wondering On the Day of meaning for product deals updates/New Deal starts 00.00 PST time or EST , I see many MM follow the rules :). But certain MM updates before PST TIME and those are approved Last week you sort out and buried few of my deals which was submitted earlier day (PST) and told you will let other admins about this .

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 25, 2021

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Notbad

PST please

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 25, 2021

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@Notbad Thanks, if admin/s check early before approve the deals specially those weekly deals, , most of these confusion will be solved. I do not like to point out and comment every week. I might be wrong also , but trying to correct my mistakes too.

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 25, 2021

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Notbad

@prince16pream, admins are doing what we can and I know you (along with other MMs) are doing the same. If we all can put a bit more effort & trust, things will be much better. :)

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 26, 2021

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@Notbad thank you, Sure :) . Can you please let me know what is the specific rules for pre-posting restaurant deals like freebies, Special discount and more. I recently got to know 4 days ahead of offer date is considered too early for a restaurant deal. So when should we actually post/update restaurant deal even it is rare deals, Thank you.

prince16pream (L3) posted Apr 26, 2021

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BurnsE

Hello John,

This Links are buried for ALDI and Walgreens

-ALDI: https://www.dealsplus.com/food-beverages-tobacco_deals/p_new-weekly-ad-for-4-21-4-27

-Walgreens: https://www.dealsplus.com/health-beauty_deals/p_weekly-ad-3-14-3-20

Will we use those or will you send other links?

BurnsE (L4) posted Apr 26, 2021

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pgarcia2484

Consider me confused. I have no idea what to list when. PST vs. EST, even if the deal/ad is published live before PST? I missed the memo on this. Considering ads are new product prices and coupons, wouldn't it be feasible to list each ad as it becomes live, on it's own link as a new deal? This would eliminate so many problems....no dupes, disputes, or admin refereeing. The time stamp is judge and jury.

pgarcia2484 (L3) posted Apr 26, 2021

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Notbad

@pgarcia2484, PST
- Sales as early as a day before
- Product deals/ads on the day of

Logically, yes your suggestions make sense and that's what we've been doing. If it was working well, admins would not have created new rules to regulate ongoing issues.

Some MMs were not posting when new offers are live. Instead, they were posting because they knew when new offers are going to be alive including ads, upcoming offers from Macy's, Kohl's Target and etc.

i.e. Weekly ads. - at one point admins had to deal with 10 different deals submitted for the following 10 weeks for the same store.

Another issue is that with abbreviated/shortened, affiliated links w/ data tacking tags, the system can not recognize all duplicate deals. So a lot of efforts from multiple MMs were not being utilized, which often lead to disappointment/discouragement.

For specific stores & offers, yes, we can create a rule for it. But the same rule will not work in the other stores. At the same time, we can't create a rule for every issue we encounter.

We know you are always posting new/update deals when an offer is live. Appreciate your effort.

Lastly, when both offers were updated or submitted as new, yes, we are using the time stamp to decide which deal to promote & bury.

Notbad (L5) posted Apr 27, 2021

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DealsorNoDeals

@BurnsE all links are checked and good now.

DealsorNoDeals (L5) posted Apr 27, 2021

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dsvictor40

Hello @Notbad, 2 months ago you told me that you should not publish more than 5 products from the same store on the same day, it is good that you add and remember that rule in this post.

you told me here: https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_this-week-s-huntington-home-3-wick-candle

screenshot: https://ibb.co/fN6497K

Because I bring this to this topic, a couple of weeks ago wrote in the forum that a MM violated the rules and published more than 5 offers from the same store during the same day and nobody did anything or pay attention to my message.

Here is the post where made the comment:
https://www.dealsplus.com/answer/how_many_expired_deals_can_update_in_tnhe_same_time/32136

Today 5/5 again that same MM violates the rules again and nobody does anything ?? Today he publish 9 products from the same store.

Here are the 9 links:
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_10-stem-tulip-bouquet-assorted-colors2
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_mothers-day-bouquet
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_premium-mothers-day-bouquet-aldi-us
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_05-05-premium-flowering-plant-assorted-varieties
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_5-easy-orchid-assorted-colors-aldi-us1
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_mason-jar-succulent-assorted-varieties-aldi-us
https://www.dealsplus.com/kitchen-dining_deals/p_crofton-10-piece-food-storage-aldi-us
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_gardenline-4-tier-or-drop-over-greenhouse-aldi-us
https://www.dealsplus.com/home-garden_deals/p_huntington-home-garden-candle

hope my message can be heard, and that the rules are applied to that MM.

dsvictor40 (L2) posted May 05, 2021

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Notbad

@dsvictor40,

Issues like this, send me a direct message. I made a comment on one of this MM's deal and I'm sure he knows what I'm talking about.

Let's move forward.

Notbad (L5) posted May 05, 2021

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BurnsE

@Notbad think you need to adjust the Early Submission rules for coupons and place them all 1 day before. Because in the same way they are shown the day they are alive.

BurnsE (L4) posted Jun 11, 2021

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Notbad

@BurnsE,

Rules for the coupons are still the same: Offer with code, no restrictions. Everything else, a day before.

Notbad (L5) posted Jun 14, 2021

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kimeeb

Pleaseexplain what is considered Rare & Occasional Offers, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal, Holiday Ads (with the start date on the title).
Every deal I post that is rare/occasional is rejected and I'm asked to post the day before, and I've asked this question on numerous occasions with no response.

kimeeb (L5) posted Jun 18, 2021

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jonasdouglas1

The marketing side is always the most difficult for me. I’m too scared to spend money on promotions because I have no idea how to get them back in sales.

jonasdouglas1 (L1) posted Sep 19, 2021

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