How to Use Dealspotr to Save Money and Earn Gift Cards

Date Wed, June 22 2016

Cole here (duh!), with another post about Dealspotr. I’ve really enjoyed my time as a member of this coupon and savings site. I’ve been able to earn gift cards, have qualified to win prizes and for the sake of transparency, this is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own, and I would recommend Dealspotr either way.

Today, I’m going to be explaining how to use Dealspotr in depth. If you’ve seen me talk about it but didn’t know where to start or signed up and felt confused, then this is the post for you!

To start, sign up. Click this link¬†or the button below to get started. You can also enter code “REVIEWSBYCOLE” if you clicked a different link to Dealspotr.
Deals site

Enter your information and click to connect via Facebook. You’ll need to allow access to Dealspotr. This signs you up as my referral, which does earn me points if you’re active.

Sign up with Dealspotr

Sign up with Dealspotr

There may be a verification email to read and a link to click. It’s been months since I signed up. Just follow the instructions. Either way, you should end up at “My Feed,” which is actually a new feature of Dealspotr. Your feed shows you deals pertaining to the stores, interests and users you follow. You’ll want to populate that feed, so why don’t you start by following me?

When you’re looking for new deals/stores, there are a few more options, too!

  1. Follow interests, which are categories. You’ll see a few main categories on the top of every page, including electronics, fashion, home and beauty & wellness, among others. Check out all interests here. The main ones are highlighted on this page, but there’s a search bar that is separate from the main search bar to find other interests. Might I recommend you follow Freebies? It’s the interest that I curate! Woo!
  2. Use the search bar to easily find stores and products. Try “Best Buy” or “Apple Earpods.” You can also search common keywords such as “BOGO” or “Free shipping.”
  3. Click “Hot Deals” or “On Fire Deals” to see the deals most liked (Spotted) by other users. This gives you a great

At any time, you can click the Spot arrow to endorse a deal, but you only have so many Spots per day. As you get better at spotting popular deals, you’ll earn more Spots. I currently have 21 or 22. Beware that if you fail to Spot popular deals for a few days, you will lose spots. However, when you spot a Deal and it goes Hot or On Fire, you’ll get bonus points depending upon whether you were the first, second or third person to spot it.

If a deal doesn’t work, you can also report it.

Most things you do on Dealspotr gets you direct points. This includes commenting on deals, reporting deals that don’t work and posting new deals. Every 10,000 points earns you $10 in Amazon gift cards.

You’ll see notifications of your daily points in the top right corner, and when you click it, you’ll be taken to your dashboard, which has a breakdown of points similar to mine below.

Track your points with Dealspotr

Track your points with Dealspotr

From this screen, you can click “Points & Rewards” if you’ve got enough to trade in for a gift card. It’ll take a few days to a week to get your gift card. I recently ran into a situation where my previous gift card was still “Processing” but I had 10,000 points, so I had to wait until I got one to request the next.

Dealspotr has been awarding gift cards like this since April, I believe, and I’ve accrued $60 in gift cards since then. Sometimes it takes me 3 days, sometimes 2 weeks to earn 10,000 points. It all depends on my activity with a bit of luck thrown in (regarding your own deals going Hot or you voting for the right deals every day).

Dealspotr checklist

Earn 200 extra points by completing Dealspotr’s daily checklist

Every day, there’s a possibility to earn 200 extra points by completing a checklist, which you’ll also see on this page. These checklists consist of following users or stores, posting deals and rating stores. I try to do it every day, but I’m not especially good at posting multi-step deals or printable coupons, which are sometimes required to get the 200-point bonus. I would say I achieve this 3-4 times a week.

Because this checklist requires you to follow users or stores or rate stores, I don’t do any extra per day. For example, is I will only rate 5 stores when that’s an option on my checklist and save some for the next checklist that requires me to rate stores. I don’t rate or follow on dates when those actions aren’t part of my checklist. Otherwise, it can be hard to find new stores to rate or follow that fall within your interests.

I need to note that I may earn more points than you do because I am a Verified Influencer, formerly known as a Pro Blogger. I get an extra 100% in points for every Deal I post. However, your contributions also help get you bonus points. When I wrote my last post about Dealspotr, I had a 22% bonus based on my activity, but it’s since dropped to 16%. This is due to a number of things, including my busy schedule and not having time to even use up all of my Spots! Plus, there were a few days where I didn’t Spot any popular deals, so I lost spots and didn’t get those bonuses.

With that said, I’m still earning gift cards at an impressive rate.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can to be an influencer.

There are a few more things you can do on Dealspotr. I like to check out the leaderboards to see how I’m ranking, and there’s a blog, which has even more advice on saving money and using the site.

I log in to Dealspotr every day, and the site is open in my browser more often than not. If you sign up for Dealspotr, I bet you’ll find the same!

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