This little style guide is meant to help you write deals that are eye-catching and appealing to Savings.com users. By writing a good looking deal, more people will be inspired to use it, and more people will save money thanks to the coupon you created. And take it from someone that works here…helping people save money feels good!
Store Name: Type the store name into this field slowly. If the store already exists in our system, once you type a few letters of the name, the full name will appear in the store name field. If the store does not exist in our system yet, you’ll need to type the whole thing in there by hand. The store name should appear in title case, not caps or lower case. (Example: Store Name, not store name or STORE NAME) Do not type the product name into this field, just the store name.
Deal Type: There are four different types of deal types available from which to choose. Here’s a brief rundown of the sorts of deals that apply to each of the four categories:
* Store Sale: The Store Sale deal type is meant for deals and discounts that have set beginning and end dates. A Store Sale can be a sitewide or store-wide sale, or it can be a limited time discount on a product from that store. Examples include “Macy’s One-Day Sale” and “30% Off Verizon Phones This Weekend Only.” Store Sale deals do not require a coupon code in order to be redeemed.
* Shopping Tip: A shopping tip is a discount or offer that always applies at a given store. Zappos always provides free shipping, so that would be a Zappos Store Tip. Sephora gives away free samples with all orders, so that would be a Sephora Store Tip.
Deal URL: Type or copy/paste the URL of the webpage that your deal is on into this field. It’s best if you link right to the page the deal is on, but if it’s an offer that applies to everything on the site, using the website’s homepage URL as the Coupon URL will work too.
Coupon Code (optional): There are two types of coupons: those with coupon codes those without coupon codes. If your deal doesn’t have a coupon code, you can skip this field. If the deal you’re submitting does have a coupon code, simply type or copy/paste the coupon code into the field as it appears on the store’s website or on the webpage you find it on. Please only put the coupon code in the coupon code field when entering the deal, not in the title or in the description.
Title: The title of your deal should tell people exactly what the deal is offering. Keep the title short, and include only the pertinent information. Your title should appear in title case, not caps or lower case. (Example: 10% Off All Orders, not 10% off all orders or 10% OFF ALL ORDERS) Also, there’s no need to type the store name in the title as the store’s logo will automatically appear next to the deal on our site.
Description: Written in complete sentences, the deal description should contain what the coupon or deal is offering and any other information people need to know in order to get the deal. In addition, this is the place to tell people about restrictions on the offer. (Examples: “This offer is good on purchases of $50 or more.” “This offer may be applied only once per customer.”) Brevity is best, so make the description short and sweet.
Expiration Date: Take a minute to try and find an expiration date for your deal. Once you find one, simply click on the date that your deal will expire to set the expiration date. If you do not choose an expiration date, we will automatically expire it one month after it is entered.
Category: From the dropdown menu, choose the category that best represents your deal.
And there you have it! If you follow these guidelines, you’ll have one good looking coupon! If your coupon strays too far from these guidelines, it is subject to removal from the site by the Savings.com team.