What is Dealspotr? – How to Spot Deals and Earn Free Gift Cards

what is dealspotr

Hello readers! Welcome to another edition of ‘Profitable Platforms!’ You can see previous posts in this category at this link. Let’s get started!

Hey there! On this edition of Profitable Platforms, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at a new rewards program that’s come to my attention. This program honestly exceeded all my expectations and I feel it deserves more recognition. Let’s get to it!

What is Dealspotr?


I’ll be straight with you: after trying out rewards programs like Swagbucks and InboxDollars, I was hesitant to give Dealspotr a fighting chance. Still, I had nothing to lose, so I signed up.

Boy, am I glad I decided to try it out.

Dealspotr is a place to find deals on basically everything: video games, appliances, furniture… the whole gamut. It describes itself as a ‘Wikipedia for deals’ and honestly, it’s hard to argue with that statement.

The Dealspotr users gather deals from all around the internet and post them in one place. It’s a nifty idea if you like to save (and who doesn’t, really?).

Now, Dealspotr is similar to Swagbucks in that you earn points for gift cards. But unlike SB, you don’t have to watch useless videos or fill out long surveys to earn points here.amazon gift card

To earn points with this program, you just look for deals around the web, and add them onto the site. That’s… pretty much it. You don;t even have to use them.

That’s how I earned $20 in my first week (it took me three months to earn that in SB).

But enough about that. Let’s see how it works, and how you can earn some gift cards today!

How Does Dealspotr Work, Bub?


Like other rewards programs, Dealspotr’s currency is points. When you get enough points, you can exchange ’em for gift cards.

Wait… didn’t I mention that in the intro?

anyway, I’ll walk you through it here!

Getting Started

You’re gonna want to have an account, so you should sign up here. You’ll get 5,000 points right off the bat! That’s $5! With the withdrawal minimum being 10,000 points, you’re already halfway to your first gift card!

dealspotr choosing interests
There’s a huge variety of interests. These are some of mine.

When you sign up, you’ll be asked to choose your interests. This is pretty crucial and a Dealspotr plus. Why see all deals if you don’t care about all of them? Just choose the ones you would use.

After that, it’s just a matter of posting a deal and getting points!

Adding Deals

To add a deal, you have to find one around the web. This isn’t too hard. Amazon has hundreds of deals in every category. That’s a great place to look. Giants like Walmart or Target also deserve a mention. Depending on what you’re interested in, you can also go to more specialized stores, like Gamestop or Hallmark.

When you find one, take a picture so you can validate it, like so:

last of us sale
The Remastered version is really the only one worth playing.

That’s $10 off for a digital version of The Last of Us Remastered (considered one of the greatest games ever made). I’d say that’s a pretty good deal, right?

Once you got your proof in hand , go over to “Post a Deal.” You can find that in the dropdown section of the toolbar. At least, I think it’s a toolbar…

post-a-deal

Now, Dealspotr takes its deals very seriously, and wants complete information. So you’re gonna have to be specific. That means the store that’s offering the deal, the company that makes the product, a link to the deal, and a picture of the item.

You can also add more info for clarity, but it’s optional. Be careful though.

It’s important to pay attention to the expiry date of the deal. If there’s no deadline, just enter a 30-day one. Leaving a deal as “ongoing” basically means you’re saying it’s permanent.

And it’s best to acknowledge any special requirements like Amazon Prime. That could cost you.

adding deals

All this info really helps each deal look legit. Reliability is what makes the site different from so many other rewards programs. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia frustrating to be mislead by a wrong deal.

After filling in the specs, you need to validate the deal by showing proof. An example of this would be the picture I took a few paragraphs ago. It has to show the discount. This basically filters the lies from the real deals (pun!).

And that’s it! The deal is live!

last of us remastered sale

Of course, there’s more to the site than posting the deals themselves. Dealspotr has many features under its belt that let you earn points and save money. Let’s check ’em out!

Earning Points and Taking Names


Disclaimer: I value a good subheading over relevance. I do not endorse taking names.

Dealspotr gives you points for doing many things. The most notable method is, of course, adding deals. But that’s just one way.

On the main page, you’ll see your personalized feed. If you use Facebook (and you most likely do), you’ll notice its similar to the news feed. This is a highlight of Dealspotr. It’s where you see new deals from categories you’re interested in. It also contains deals your followers are posting.

So… pretty much a news feed for deals.

dealspotr news feed
My interests are pretty narrow, if you haven’t noticed.

The feed is extremely useful and gives the site a different flavor. A social flavor.

You can also subscribe to stores (like Amazon and Walmart) and brands (like Nintendo and Burger King).

Deals can also be sorted by how “hot” or “on fire” they are. I’ll explain that later.

For now, let’s take a look at the Last of Us deal I just posted:

redeeming deals

This is what’s shown when you click a deal.

See those 2 arrows in a circle? That’s the “repost” button. This is like sharing a post on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter. It shares the deal with your followers.

The last button is simply a sharing option. You can share the deal on social media.

Validating

The first button lets you validate a deal. You basically test a deal and make sure it works or is still valid. If it turns out you spotted an error, you’ll get points.

There’s other ways a deal can be “validated.” I got a deal removed for bad spelling, but language and inappropriateness also count.

Mark my words, if you don’t enter a deal correctly, you will get invalidated.

And once you get invalidated a lot, your account will be unable to post deals. It’s strict, but it’s how Dealspotr’s accuracy is so high. They have a reputation.

In this way, you’re practically a mod. You keep the community clean of rotten deals. But you get points, so you’re a bounty hunter too. There’s a moral in that, one that unfortunately isn’t important enough to be given more than this one sentence.

Spotting

The middle button (^) is a crucial one. It’s called “spot.” Spotting a deal is basically predicting that it’ll get “hot/on fire.” When many people spot a deal, it heats up.

You only get 5 spots a day at first. You have to use them wisely and spot deals you think will be big. The earlier you spot a deal, the more points you’ll earn if it get hot/on fire- 200 points is what you can expect.

As time passes, you’ll be allowed more spots in a day. Use them wisely!

Commenting

The bubble…thing is the comment button. Yes, you can earn some points for commenting on a deal. But the comment has to be useful and relevant, not spam or idle talk.

Comments need to be detailed to earn points. Try to make them count, because bad comments will cost you points.

Think this is it? Well, it is… not!

The Daily Checklist

Dealspotr gives you a checklist of things to do every day- these are easy tasks like following more people or rating stores.

The checklist guarantees you 200 points a day- assuming you do nothing else each day, this means you get a $10 gift card every month or so!

Reputation

You can earn more points by increasing your Rep, which starts at 0%. You can increase Rep by being active in the site. This means:

  • Logging in everyday
  • Commenting
  • Adding deals (of course)
  • Validating
  • Following more people
  • Spotting deals

Rep is very hard to grow and maintain. You’re looking at several months of activity before getting to 100%.

There is another way, though…

Referral Program

When you successfully refer someone to Dealspotr, you earn 2000 points. The person you referred starts off with 5000 points, a major boost.

That’s not all. You also earn 20% of your referral’s points earned. Easy points right there!

You should keep in mind that this does not affect the referral. Their experience is the same as any other, only they start with 5000 points. It’s a win-win setup!

Is Dealspotr Worth It?


That’s a good question, and the answer really depends on what you expect out of it.

pile of cash
Expecting this? I hope not!

Are you looking to make a lot of money? Despite being the best rewards program I’ve used thus far, Dealspotr is still a rewards program.

It’ll earn you way more rewards at a much faster pace than InboxDollars or Swagbucks (or ebates), but you can’t expect to make real money. Unfortunately, some people expect too much out of these programs.

You can’t make real money with a rewards program. That’s the truth. At best, you can score some cool prizes. Don’t expect to get rich from doing small tasks.

If you actually keep your expectations in check, you’ll find that Dealspotr is easily the best in its category. Why? Two reasons:

It’s Fast

Adding a deal isn’t hard. Validating deals? Piece of cake. As I mentioned in the last section, you could be spending 5 minutes a day on the checklist and still get a $10 gift card in a month and a half without much effort.

If you can withstand the tedious surveys and mind-numbing games of InboxDollars, that same amount could take more than a few months (assuming you put in 5 minutes a day).

Plus, the withdrawal threshold is just $10, compared to $30(!) at InboxDollars.

It’s Useful

If you look past the gift card aspect, Dealspotr is genuinely useful. I’m actually glad I signed up. I was never a huge deal hunter, but having so many savings in one place has definitely changed my view. It’s really addicting.

The personalization is fantastic. You can always find something you care about, and thanks to the commitment to accuracy, most deals actually work.

Awesome Customer Service

The Dealspotr customer service is very handy. They listened to what I had to say when I had many deals invalidated, even though I was being kind of a jerk.

Their response time is quick and they’re pretty accommodating.  No problems with this department.

So yeah, if you wanna use a rewards program, or just wanna save some money, Dealspotr is worth it.

The Bottom Line on Dealspotr


Throw a social network, a rewards program, and a deal curator into a blender, set it to “smoothie” and turn it on high. This is the recipe for Dealspotr.

This is by far the best way to earn free Amazon gift cards, and you can take that to the bank.

The point system is easy to understand, the deals will help you out, and it’s heavily personalized. Plus, points are easy to earn. Doing things like commenting and validating get you points. You don’t have to spend 20 minutes on a survey only to find out you don’t qualify.

If you have to use one rewards program, choose this one. You’ll get much faster results and have a lot more fun. The others are just too tedious for my liking.

Click Here to Sign Up for Dealspotr

But remember, this is not a way to earn a big pile of dough. If you actually want to make a living online, I’d advise to check out this program. It’s really the best place to do that.

What do you think about Dealspotr? Did you try it out? Got any questions? Leave a comment below!

And if you enjoyed the article, please share it with others on social media!

Your desperado in deals,

-Makki

 

 

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32 thoughts on “What is Dealspotr? – How to Spot Deals and Earn Free Gift Cards

  1. This is pretty much nothing like Inboxdollars(which I am currently a member of)! I’m going to have to give this one a go. Discounts and credits make the world go round, thanks!

    1. As a fellow member of InboxDollars, I can tell you that you’ll love Dealspotr. It’s a welcome change of pace. Even if you don’t wanna earn points, it can still save you some money. Thanks for reading, Derrick!

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for looking into this for me. I’ve been thinking about joining it because I’ve heard good things about Dealspotr.

    I was skeptical because I’ve tried survey sites and even Swagbucks which everyone seemed to think was great. None of them seemed that good to me, definitely not worth my time.

    But I like the idea behind Dealspotr because I like to hunt for deals anyway so it’s kind of perfect. As for making actual money online, what would you recommend for that?

    Robert

    1. I agree with you. I was skeptical too, but Dealspotr proved to be way more worth my time. You don’t have spend an hour a day on it. To be honest though, all these kind of programs could be a waste of time if you expect too much out of them.

      Dealspots is good for saving money and the occasional gift card, but if you’re looking to make real money, I’d direct you to Wealthy Affiliate. It’s pretty much the only reliable program I’ve used so far to make earn money online.

  3. I have not heard of this reward program, but it is worth checking out.

    Does Dealspotr have any limitations such as age and geographical (location)?

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Udoh! There is no age limit, but I’m not sure if there’s any geographical limitations. The best way to see would be to simply try and sign up. It’s most likely a worldwide program though.

  4. I have never heard of Dealspotr. It seems like another competitor to other reward prpgrams out there.

    I think it’s not a bad idea to sign up and get the $5. My concern is what is the min cashout?

    The referral program is not bad either.

    I hope people will sign up after reading your post man.

    1. It’s sort of a better alternative. Unlike the other programs, it has no surveys or games.

      The minimum cashout is 10,000 points. Since you start with 5,000 (assuming you used my link), it only takes a bit of work to double it and get a $10 gift card. Thanks for commenting Kien! Hopefully you get that $10!

  5. Thanks for the article, Mohammed! I checked out this Dealspotr website just to validate whether or not it really was legitimate. I was surprised to find out that it did work, and the referral link you attached gave a bonus 5,000 points. I was a bit upset that each deal is only 25 points given the time it takes to post them, but I guess you reap what you sow, huh? Anyway, this article was very helpful and I’m glad to see that what you described actually works, too! Nice article.

    1. Yeah, you start off earning 25 points per deal. It’s not so much, but it adds up. Since you started with 5000 points, you could just finish the daily checklist every day. That would put you at 10,000 in less than a month, at which point you can redeem your points. Thanks for your feedback Chris, and I’m so glad to hear you enjoy it!

  6. I have earned gift cards with different programs but never with Dealspotr. Thank you for the honest and very in depth review, it’s definitely given me some great insight to how it all works.

    If not dealspotr what else is out there for someone looking to earn some extra income?

  7. Makki, best review yet dude, I had no idea Dealspotr was a thing! I tried Swagbucks out and simply wasn’t impressed: it seemed to take far too long to get to where you wanted to go (like you said, it took you a month to get $20). To me the time could probably be better spent building my own business.

    But I’m definitely going to need to check out Dealspotr man, really impressive. Seems like a good way for everyone to earn a little extra cash in addition to what they are already doing.

    1. Hey there Ryan! I agree on Swagbucks. Too many people hype it up, but the truth is it’s too slow. Dealspotr is a far better way to earn gift cards, and while adding a deal takes a bit of work, it’s nowhere as tedious as Swagbucks’ surveys.

      Don’t overdo it though! The most important thing should be your online business. These rewards programs are just fun distractions.

  8. Hi, Makki
    Really a good informative article about Dealspotr.
    I am not a person that do a lot of research before I buy something. I think it would have saved money if I spent time on a site like this but I don’t really have the patience.
    But you also tell me that it’s fun so maybe it could be worth checking it out.
    You see, I recently found out that everything I sign up for must have a fun element or it’s not worth doing it.

    Tove

    1. That’s a pretty wise philosophy Tove. If you’re not having fun it’s best not to do it. I do recommend taking a look at the very least though. Thanks for reading!

  9. Great review!
    As a blogger this interests me for a different reason than most. Sometimes the products I review on my website are able to have a discount attached to them since I am an affiliate. So if someone buy a product through my link they get a discount. Could I potentially create this account and use my own webpages where the discounted product is reviewed? Not sure if that violates their terms or anything.
    Thanks for a great review, I had never heard of this!

    1. Hi Sam, and thanks for commenting. I don’t think that would work, because the site rejects affiliate links, and would only accept links to the vendor itself. Linking to your site wouldn’t be acceptable, I’m afraid. After all, you’re only promoting it. Hope that answers your question!

      1. OK, well thanks for your speedy answer! It’s still an interesting platform regardless, and surely a great way to save money while making it!

  10. Awesome review of Dealspotr. I have actually seen this program before, but I never looked into it because I used InboxDollars instead just during my free time. I do like the fact that you can earn more quickly on Dealspotr. One thing I wonder is that I use InboxDollars on my phone, usually when I’m waiting for my fiancee to go shopping or something where I am just sitting around. I use the app that InboxDollars has which works really well on my phone. Does Dealspotr have a similar app that works on Android phones?

    1. Hi Pete! There’s no doubt that points are quicker on Dealspotr, but one area where InboxDollars has ’em beat is the app category. As a new company, Dealspotr doesn’t have an app. This is actually a very serious issue. An app would be a perfect way to add deals. Hopefully they release one soon. Until then, I suppose InboxDollars is better than nothing!

  11. Hi Makki, This looks like one of the better rewards programs around that you could actually make it work for you. As you said, you are not going to make a lot of money, but you can earn some and have fun doing it which is a reasonable expectation.

    It looks like you’re not wasting your time as with some other programs and it’s certainly worth checking out even though I’m not sure I can get it in Australia, anyway this is a great review, well done.

    1. The best way to find out if it works in Australia would be to try it out Adrian. I’m pretty sure it’s worldwide. Anyway, technically all these programs are wastes of time, as you spend time for practically nothing. But this program is less wasteful than others. Thanks for reading!

  12. Hi Makki!
    I had no idea that a program like this was even out there! Thank you for this and I myself just may sign up for it. I am always coming across people who are looking for ways to make some extra money and this seems like a very easy and legitimate way to make a few extra dollars for a small amount of work! Once again, thank you and good luck!

    1. Hi Dan! This is a good way to earn a few bucks. As long you don’t expect more than you should, you’ll have a great time with it. Thanks for reading!

  13. Hi Makki,

    My redemption history shows $10 gift card was processed and sent to my email on 12/30/2016 (Status – Sent) , but I didn’t receive it (I’ve check my junk mail box).
    Do I need to wait a little longer even the the status shows (Sent)? Thanks.

    1. Hi Micaela, it’s heavily likely you simply didn’t receive it yet. It is a busy time of year, after all. I’d wait until after New Year’s to make sure. If you do get emails from Amazon often, make sure you check those too. My code was in one of them. Hope it works out!

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