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Submitting Freebies - Rule Update

submitted on November 28, 2010 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Going forward, please submit all freebies as 'Product' deals even if they come via a coupon. Set price to '0' and do not set shipping (leave it blank). Add "(in-store)" to the title of those freebies that required store visit.

This seems to make more sense as doing so enables us to filter out all freebies using the menu including those that are really coupons. It also helps me with assigning daily prizes properly (I recently awarded two freebie prizes by mistake since one of them was a coupon Red Face ).

P.S. Direct link to all freebie offers (that you can also get to using the menu on deals page): http://www.buxr.com/freebies
 

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  • 89420
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on November 28, 2010
    [reply] 3 0
    I will do my best to remember. Thanks for the update.
  • 89444
    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on November 28, 2010
    [reply] 7 1
    Deby - add it to your favorites, it's an easy way to keep for reference in the future.
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    • lootango
      professor
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      Posted by lootango on November 28, 2010
      [reply] 7 0
      Good suggestion...
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    • deby32953
      professor
      Posted by deby32953 on November 28, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      Thanks, I'll do that right now. My memory is terrible!
    • 89515
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on November 28, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      Good tip, sandy! Now as 6 people added it to 'favored', note how appeared in the 'favored by most' list on the right hand sidebar (on the main discussion page) Smile
  • 89464
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on November 28, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Is there a way we personally could donate also to the fund?
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    • DebsFreebies
      professor
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on November 28, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      I suppose one could offer their Buxr winnings to the fund Big Grin
    • 89495
    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on November 28, 2010
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      I think you both are on the wrong discussion thread. Neutral
  • 89468
    anand
    professor
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    Posted by anand on November 28, 2010
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    These suggestions are pretty good for newbies like me Smile
  • 91278
    Avatar_g
    teacher
    Posted by sareece on December 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    *bump* So do we or do we not use "coupon" for a freebies? A deal got rejected last night because I submitted as a product and it was a coupon code.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on December 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      No, your deal was rejected, because everything was inaccurate except for the tags.
      When Admin run into that kind of large-scale editing needed we normally request a re-submit.

      (See Comments) http://www.buxr.com/deal/50-free-4x6-photos_70139

      In this particular case a coupon post would be better since some people have to pay for shipping and some don't, so a shipping marker would prove problematic and unclear.
    • 91283
    • Avatar_w
      teacher
      Posted by sareece on December 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      The only reason it was wrong on a large scale was because you insisted it be a coupon. OF COURSE it is going to be wrong if I am submitting it as a product like Yan said to for a freebie and you insist it is a coupon instead. Only on coupons you mention the merchants name in the title and put a coupon code in the coupon code field and Yan said it is a product because its a freebie. The only difference would be to add shipping, it doesnt mean that it is less of a freebie if you add shipping.
    • 91286
    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on December 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Admin had a minor round-table on these strange and rare coupon offers that necessitate shipping for some but not others, and it was concluded that the best solution would be to use the variable shipping marker under a product post. I will make the appropriate changes for you on the post.
    • 91288
    • Avatar_w
      teacher
      Posted by sareece on December 9, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      http://www.buxr.com/deal/50-fr.....pe/freebie

      Perfect example right here, almost an identical deal for 50 free pics using a coupon code and it is submitted as a freebie, not a coupon.
  • 91304
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on December 9, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    sareece, you were correct submitting your freebie as 'product' as per this very rule. Please do however take effort in filling in the rest attributes (like image and coupon code) properly. There were issues with your submission and I am surprised Solstice took the time to revert the reject and fix them all.
  • 95058
    DebsFreebies
    professor
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on January 8, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    ALL you admins are so sweet, caring and most of all, patient! There have been several deals I've seen, including MINE, that have been so edited, it is a wonder they've made it at all.
  • 95126
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I'm hoping to learn "how to" from reading all the feedback from Buxr users & admin's. Thank you! Big Grin
  • 95150
    DebsFreebies
    professor
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on January 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Another great tool for learning is to review your deals that didn't make it so you can understand why.
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    • CouponNut
      deity
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks Debs!
  • 95161
    psplove
    professor
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    Posted by psplove on January 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I need to make a shortcut to my desktop, every time I post a freebies deal, I have to check the shortcut first. Thanks!

  • 95162
    CouponNut
    deity
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 8, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thats a good idea, thank you! Idea
  • 95177
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on January 8, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    No shortcut needed. Smile This post was added to 'favorite' by many members and now it is the fist in the 'Favored by Most' list. The list is on the right-hand sidebar of the discussions page here:

    http://www.buxr.com/discuss
  • 96820
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 17, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I guess I'm still learning about the freebie thingy, and hope I can submit a successful freebie soon! Big Grin
  • 96872
    Mama545
    apprentice
    3
    Posted by Mama545 on January 17, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thanks for the info!
  • 96876
    iggy27
    master
    Posted by iggy27 on January 17, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Thanks
  • 97149
    CouponNut
    deity
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 18, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Finally getting the hange of the freebie submittals!
  • 123347
    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on August 30, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Is there a difference between a Freebie and Free with Purchase Freebie? I posted this deal as a product as instructed herein. HouTex changed it to a sale. http://www.buxr.com/deal/free-.....7-pc_90785
    Just wonderin...
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    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on August 30, 2011
      [reply] 1 0
      Since the required purchase was a computer of $699 or more, it seemed to be best presented as a sale. Following the same thinking as your recent submission for a "free with purchase" dessert, which you posted as a sale - http://www.buxr.com/deal/free-.....li-s_90704

      My interpretation of this topic is that it addresses the issue of whether the freebie is sent directly to you or you get it using a coupon, it is still free for the purpose of awarding prizes. I think "free with purchase" is a little different subject.
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    • equipurple
      professor
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      Posted by equipurple on August 30, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Works for me! I'll try to remember that and be consistent.
  • 129707
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on November 4, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Bumping up to everyone's attention. Apparently even one of our admins was not aware (or probably just forgot).
  • 185662
    djhciskoski
    professor
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    Posted by djhciskoski on November 15, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Old topic - new person.
    http://www.llbean.com/?qs=3087.....I_HLDY_DFA
    How would the free $10 gift card with purchase be submitted?
    Thanks!
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    • steve_05
      professor
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      Posted by steve_05 on November 15, 2013
      [reply] 1 0
      As a sale. Does that help?
  • 185667
    djhciskoski
    professor
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    Posted by djhciskoski on November 15, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    yes, so it doesn't count as a freebie because something needs to be purchased?
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    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on November 15, 2013 [reply] 0 0
      Exactly right. A true freebie does not require any additional purchase.
  • 185674
    djhciskoski
    professor
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    Posted by djhciskoski on November 15, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Is there really any such thing anymore Big Grin
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    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on November 15, 2013 [reply] 0 0
      Well, for the purpose of winning a prize on Buxr, there is. Amused
      There is a category for freebies in the daily contest.

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