If your deal link is unrecognized during deal submission, the best thing you can do is choose the store from the list (on the first page, Step 1. The Basics
) and supply the deal link to admin in the comments.
That is the only way we can fix the deal for you. If you upload a file as a placeholder instead, we cannot modify it to update the deal with the right link. If that is the case, the only solution is to ask you to resubmit it, and the non-working deal will have to be removed.