Community Guidelines




Real people helping real people get real savings.

The real heart of Savings.com is our very real community of users, DealPros, and Savings.com employees. here are some of the things that we really believe in:

We Good Deals

  • Sweet deals and great coupons: At our heart, that’s what we’re about – the best way to save you time and money. If something doesn’t work, or it just isn’t a good deal, we get rid of it.
  • Way to save both big ‘n’ small: It may be fifty cents or a few hundred bucks, but it all adds up. We want to save America billions, and we won’t stop until we get there.
  • Sharing it forward: Find a deal that nobody knows about? Add it to the site so everyone can save.

 

We Conversation

  • No barriers: We think it should be easy to get involved. Just pick a username and you’re ready to post, chat, add deals and share advice with all of us.
  • Open communication: Got an idea for a better way to save? Let us know what we can do to make your community experience even more helpful.
  • Sharing the love: When you help us help others, we all benefit with better savings! That’s why we like to thank our top deal catchers with a little TLC. Badges, attention, recognition, prizes and giveaways – the more you give, the more you get.

 

We Nice People

  • Every little bit counts: If you help one person or ten thousand, we appreciate every good deal posted, piece of spam flagged, and thoughtful comment contributed.
  • Good manners: Getting a good deal should never come at the expense of another person or company. If fact, many of our best deals come directly from our merchant partners. And we expect the same consideration from each other. If you’re looking for a playground where you can bully others, this community isn’t for you.
  • A savings family: We’re passionate about helping people live better lives one great deal at a time. So, whether you’re a Savings.com employee, diehard DealPro, first time visitor or anything in-between, there’s a place for you here.

 

How to Get Involved

Submit deals. User submitted deals are the heart of Savings.com so the more, the merrier. If you know how to save someone a buck, submit away, but please mind the few restrictions for deals that we allow:

  • Must be genuinely beneficial to your fellow community members
  • Must be an actual deal with verifiable savings (dollar off, percent off, sale price)
  • Must be an original/new deal not currently on our site
  • Must be for U.S. based stores or websites only. If you have a U.K. deal, feel free to submit it to our sister site, Savoo.co.uk
  • URLs may not contain affiliate links
  • Coupon codes may not be referral codes that monetarily benefit the submitter
  • May not contain any inappropriate or offensive content
  • No spam allowed
  • Spam includes deals stuffed with keywords, deals written all in caps, deals containing HTML in the description, and deals that provide no value to the community.

For more information about writing deals that will be appealing and successful on Savings.com, see our Deal Entry Guidelines.

Post on the community forum. The forum is a place to ask shopping questions, share tips, or just shoot the breeze with fellow Savings.com users. Please keep in mind that forum posts must be:

  • Genuinely beneficial to the community
  • Appropriate for all audiences
  • Free and clear of spam in the form of excessive keywords or links

On a formatting level, please make sure your forum posts:

  • Are free of excessive capitalization
  • Are free of affiliate links
  • Do not contain links in the title (please put all links on the body of the post)
  • Contain your own original wording: please do not copy and paste from other sources

Reply to forum posts. The same general rules apply. Forum replies must be:

  • Relevant to the forum post
  • Appropriate for all audiences
  • Free and clear of spam in the form of excessive keywords or links
  • Free of excessive capitalization
  • In the best interest of the original poster, not your own (no affiliate or referral links that result in monetary gain for you)
  • Respectful of the original poster and the people who may have contributed replies before you

Read and comment on the blog . Like all comments, blog comments must be:

  • Relevant to the blog post
  • Appropriate for all audiences
  • Free and clear of spam in the form of excessive keywords or links
  • Free of affiliate links
  • Respectful of the blog author and any other commenters

Vote for deals.If you like a deal, click the “good deal” heart in the deal module. If a deal doesn’t work or is otherwise invalid, click “bad deal” and tell us what’s wrong with it. By voting for deals, you’re helping the best deals on our site gain visibility. It helps your fellow community members find the best deals more quickly and easily, so vote for deals that you think will provide value to the other members of the coupon-using community.

Give Feedback. We warmly welcome comments on our blog posts, forum, merchant pages, and any deal on the site. Use the opportunity to share your opinion or to share more information on a topic. Comment on coupons to share your experience using the deal, special instructions to activate it, or to let others know about restrictions. You can also address concerns, ask questions, or offer suggestions by clicking on Contact Us.

Feel free to leave constructive comments about merchants on their pages, but please avoid using the comment section as a soapbox. Contact the store’s customer care department directly to give them your feedback.

And please don’t write comments containing anything you wouldn’t want your 10-year-old nephew or your grandmother to read or see.

Keep it simply helpful. We want to provide the best user experience for our community. Please act in good faith by not creating multiple user accounts, spamming our site with deals that don’t meet our standards (see above for restrictions), adding links to your website, or by otherwise trying to game the system.

If you violate any of our community guidelines, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt the first time, but if future infractions occur, we reserve the right to terminate your account without notice.

For more information on using Savings.com, please refer to our Terms of Service. For any questions or comments, please visit our Contact Us page to send us a note.