There will be a lot of us on here that loves to save money (infact who doesn't like to save money in these current times?). HOTUKDEALS is a website which brings all the deals available both online and in the shops, into one place.
The website is broken up into 7 main sections:
DEALS: Here you can post any deals that you come across. Whether it be in the supermarket IE 8 pack of diet coke for £1. Or online companies doing FIFA 12 for £5 including delivery. Anything you feel is a deal can be posted here.
VOUCHERS: Have you ever been given a discount code? Whether it be again to print and hand into the shop or to use online? They are all listed here.
FREEBIES: The internet can be full of free things. Free apps or maybe free samples? Always worth a look to see if there is anything you fancy and all it will normally require is for you to submit your details.
ASK: Have a question about anything? What is the best courier to send your ebay goods? The best cashback website? Post it and get other members of the public to comment on it.
FOR SALE/TRADE: If you can trust the other members, you might want to sell something or swap something with them. Unwanted mobile phone or gifts that you have won? Saves on ebay fees.
COMPETITION: If there is a competition running on the internet then it will be listed here. Tons of competitions posted daily to win prizes on the internet from some big retailers.
MISC: Have something to say about anything in general? Post it in this section. Fed up with rising gas prices then post your rant here.
Now given the amount of data which is added to this site on a hourly basis from people posting all sorts of deals/vouchers etc, it can be quite a challenge to go through it all. HOTUKDEALS have put together a few decent tools.
1) Search engine. Type any keyword into the search box and it will bring up any deal that the retailer might have.
2) Voucher finder. Again if you want to find a discount code for say Dominos pizza, just start to type the word and then the retailer will pop up and show you all the codes available.
3) In each section there is a top 5 or 10 list. Showing you the best deals of the day/week/month. How do these make the list? Well visitors to the site rate the deal and the more rates, the higher up the list it goes.
From my own personal experience, I find myself on this site a number of times per day. Always looking for bargains that I fancy, at discounted prices. There are plenty to be had, but be warned, you might find yourself getting drawn in and purchasing items that you were never really looking for. Believe me, its happenend.
I have entered a number of competitions and have won items from retailers with my latest win being a £150 pair of headphones.
You can register on the site to post replies to deals, or post your own deals. For me, I do not do this. I therefore cannot comment on moderators or other registered users.
The site is a gold mine and saves me a lot of money per year. Find a discount code, visit a cashback website and together, it saves you a heap of money on the product/service.
I am losing track of how many times I have been suspended from signing in to HUKD. The range of reasons are exceptional and yet all I am trying to do it use it in the way most normal people would try to use it. The website would be great if it wasn't for the mods. Sharing deals sometimes finds you a real bargain, although a lot of rubbish is posted. Selling through the forum saves the excessive ebay and paypal fees.The advantages are destroyed though by mods who delete deals regularly because it doesn't comply in some way. Then on the sale forum its almost impossible not to get suspended, too many of one type of product, or the same, trading in too many threads, outbidding someone, listing too regularly, bumping too much. Some rules make sense, just not how they are controlled.
I discovered HUKD (as it is affectionately known) about two years ago and have checked it on a daily basis ever since! It is a community driven website whereby members can post deals, with the other members voting on whether is a Hot or Cold deal.
I have found it very useful in obtaining items I normally would not be able to justify buying at normal prices, eg. Logitech Universal Remotes; and also the freebie section is a must-visit for not only tacky promotional items but useful stuff you would actually pay for!
There is also an active forum where a various range of subjects are discussed, and also the new "Ask" forum whereby you can ask members of the site a question (perhaps you are having difficulty setting up a new product for example), and replies are usually quick and friendly.
The Competitions section also lists competitions that are free to enter though I find entering so many competitions with very little return, a tiresome endeavor
HotUKDeals is a for-profit website aimed at providing a forum for people to share special offers they find in shops or to buy online. The website revolves around the idea that you can vote a deal 'hot' and the hottest deals are presented on the homepage on a day-to-day basis. Anyone can submit a deal after registering with the website and then people will vote and comment on the deal.
The site can be a great way to get the feel of how much you should pay for something such as a laptop. I've used the website for years and can say I've got a good feel for how it works and what one can gain from it.
HotUKDeals is a for profit organisation that modifies your deal URL to gain commission from the site you are visiting, it is important to remember this when using their site.
Recently the standards of 'deal' have slipped below what I would consider useful through a mixture of people not fully understanding the terms of a special offer or simply wanting to be a celebrity and have 'their' deal on the front of the site. For example, on any one day the front page of the site will be flooded with 5% off feminine hygience products or a deal that is only in one store i.e. Morrisons Scunthorpe that is not useful to the rest of the country. Today for example, the deals are Always sanitary towels, body butter, beans at a store I've never heard of, a pink pencil case in B&M Leicester, rolos at sainsburys solihull and a couple of deals that save 2-3% off some TVs that are available anywhere.
The site has been flooded with people competing to get the best deal on certain products including but not limited to: USB sticks, external hard drives and the latest console game but these deals are usually only beating the last best price by pennies.
Also the site has been single handedly responsible for crippling other websites. Once in a blue moon viking-direct, bodyshop or carphonewarehouse will post a deal that obviously has a catch i.e. limited stock. However this makes it to page #1 of hotukdeals, people spam the site hoping to pick up some of that offer, frequently they bring the site down completely because someone at that site made an innocent mistake. It also wastes the users time to sign up for a deal that is obviously a mistake but the site suggests you may get access to the offer.
What I would suggest to someone considering using this site is view it, get a good idea for a price but don't spend a lot of time on it as it's more of an index of prices than a useful day-to-day forum to participate in.
I've had several run ins with the moderators of the site where they've revealed some questionable rules that are in force that mean I will personally not be using this site very much.
I hope this has been balanced and helpful.
I've submitted hundreds of deals to this website, but very very few get listed.WHY? Becuase they're not making any money on them so they won't list themAll about they're members? I don't think so.
Modertaors are out of control!!!!!!!! Had infractions for non existant multiple account and when I asked why was ignored.
Tried to imput feedback several times for assistance but the moderators kept deleting my posts, got stuff liek this...
* EXPIRED - Moderator issues
bonnyboo22, posted 1 minute ago
Anyone having moderator issues with infractions and such??
Syzable - Sep 10, 2010 16:24
Adam2050 - Sep 10, 2010 16:24
If you broke rules you will unfortunately have problems with these, if this is what your enquiring about.
boothy - Sep 10, 2010 16:25
bonnyboo22 - Sep 10, 2010 16:25
I didnt break any rules
Syzable - Sep 10, 2010 16:25
If you broke rules you will unfortunately have problems with these, if this is what your enquiring about.
Giving Misc a go as their threads don't last long in Feedback. lol
bonnyboo22 - Sep 10, 2010 16:25
wanting advice thats all
Bunch of out of control bullies, use the codes and free stuff but i wouldn't grace them with membership!
HotUKdeals.com is a site where people post details of hot deals they have found and where they have found them (online stores, regular shops...).
I've seen items from burger buns, free cinema screenings to adult toys listed on the site.
Unfortunately not every deal is a hot one, which is where the community aspect of the site comes in, registered users often vote on the hotness or coldness of a deal and leave feedback on the deals.
The site has a handy search bar to speed up the hunt of an elusive deal and various filtering options.
If you find a deal that interests you I'd recommend reading the feedback/discussion on the deal and running it through a price comparison site too just to check that there aren't any better deals out there.
A lot of the time the items don't hold much interest to me, but every now and then there are some very sweet deals to be had.
I'd definitely recommend a quick browse of the site, you never know what you might find.
So far the site has helped me find the best deals on wii games and most recently a new digital camera :)
I'm absolutely addicted to this website.! I've been using it for about 2 years now and have to say that it has saved me an absolute fortune - at the same time it's cost me a fortune as I've bought lots of things that I would never even have realised I had wanted, had I not seen them on Hotukdeals!
The site itself is very easy to navigate. The main home page lists deals , posted by members of the public. The deal can be anything from 10p turkey twizzlers at the local Tesco, to a half price sale at Harvey Nicks, a cheap holiday someone has found - quite literally anything and everything.
There is a really useful search facility, so if you are looking to buy something in particular, you can type the words in and the site will bring up the closest matches.
People regularly post online voucher codes, so now before I buy anything online, I always check hotukdeals to see if there's a valid code. Usually, if there is one available, it is listed on the site.
As deals end or go out of stock, they are expired, so you don't waste time looking at offers that are no longer valid.
I now check this site every day (to my shame, often several times a day!). Be warned that when a deal appears on this site - particularly if it's for an internet retailer, they often go out of stock very quickly - such is the popularity of hotukdeals.
The only downside of this site is that it can end up costing you more money! I try and make it a rule only to buy things that I was planning to buy anyway, but sometimes the deals are just too tempting - that's just my own lack of willpower though!
Overall a great site and well worth a daily look.
I was first introduced to Hotukdeals about 2 and a half years ago just before Christmas by my younger brother. He was on the computer and had left it on whilst he took a phone call. I needed to pop on the computer to send a quick message and noticed that it seemed to be a deals website.
When he came back I asked him what it was about and he filled me. He had been a member for a while and it turned out he had managed to get some really good bargains from the site.
Hotukdeals is an online community where users post up information about deals, competitions, freebies and vouchers. Users can choose to register or to just visit as a guests.
Registered users can post information about deals etc and reply to other members posts. Guests can only view the deals and comments, but this is enough if you're just having a quick look.
I first starting using hotukdeals as a guest. Most days I would a quick look at what new deals are available where and when. After a while I started to notice some deal that other people hadn't posted sop I registered and started to post the odd deal that no-one else had.
Using hotukdeals is a bit hit and miss sometimes. There are lot's of great deals and offers posted on there and sometimes you can get these products at a really good price. However, other times you will see an offer and by the time you get to shop they either don't have that offer in the store your in or the offer has sold out. This is very common with the really cheap deals on anything like sat navs and electricals and at certain times of the year, like Christmas. At the end of the day though, it's still a great way to save a few extra pounds here and there and definitely worth a look.
The freebies section is also a good place to visit. This is a list of the free products that companies give away as promotions or try me products. Some of them are pretty good and from looking it up here and there I have picked up all sorts or freebies like washing powders, creams and skincare. You can apply for most of them by completing a basic details form online, but you can have to wait up to 30 days for some, so bear that in mind.
There is a competition section too. I do not use this but have a look from time to time. Basically it's a list of all the competitions available at the time. If you need to answer a question, that is usually there too, so the only thing you will need to do is to fill in your details. You can pick all sorts of prizes if you win from a pot of face cream to a house or car, sometimes even both!
Anyone who hasn't yet used hotukdeals should give it a try. It's completely free to use and if you're just browsing there is no need to register.
It's got to be 5 out of 5 stars for a free website that brings you all the latest deals, freebies and offers.
Do you like grabbing a bargain? If so, then you should be visiting hotukdeals regularly. It's one of the first websites I check when i'm online. If you want to know where and what the best deals going are then this is a site that you need to visit and bookmark!
The site allows people post deals on anything they find that looks a bargain or good deal. Other people will then add heat if it is a good deal or vote it cold if it isn't. This allows you to identify how great a particular deal is easily. People also have the ability to post comments which substantiates why a particular deal is good or may highlight alternatives.
Those deals that get very hot (lots of member voting hot) are likely to expire fast as people eagerly take advantage of such bargains. Sometimes you need to be quick otherwise the products will sell out as hotukdeals directs alot of people to these deals.
It has been said that companies use the site to promote their products. The beauty of the system is that unless such products are a good deal, they will be vote cold by members. So such companies would need to offer good deals otherwise they will not gain much attention or favour amongst users and viewers.
Another useful section of the site is the vouchers. You are able to type the name in of a particular merchant and it will let you know if there are any voucher/ promotional codes available that you could use. This is a very useful feature.
If you like bargains, you'll love this site!
This is one website that really is powered by the people! I have several people to thank for some of the bargains I have picked up in my time. Imagine having a load of people go shopping, online and instore, then coming to you and telling you all the best deals on a wide range of products. This is exactly what hotukdeals is!
The site is basically like a forum where people post deals on anything they find that looks a bargain or good deal, others then rate it hot and cold (good and bad) and add any comments or have a conversation if appropriate.
People do say that websites use the site to promote their business, maybe they do but they still post good deals!
The site has several other sections such as 'freebies, vouchers and competitions'. I have only checked out freebies and vouchers and both are very useful. The vouchers section is great as people post a lot of money off vouchers which you can use at a variety of places, I would say around 90% of them work.
The freebies section is also quite good, normally free products are just samples though. One good thing under this section is that people post links to free cinema showings and it seems to work.
You don't have to be a member just to browse the site but some like to rate the deals and leave comments, I am not a member but I have access to all the deals on there.
Some deals that come up can go to sold out quick if they are very good, but it's free so I can't complain.
Overall I thank the people who use this site, as they all help eachother. I just wish I had more time on my hands to try and help them back :)
A great site to get yourself a good bargain. Have bought many things via this site. At times you do get some deals that don't even exist - the online ones are always the best ones. Came across http://hotukdealz.com which is another similar site offering deals and discount coupons.
I Found HotUKDeals.Com when browsing the Martin Lewis Money Saving website, and i have to say what a find it has been !
The site lists offers found and submitted by the users, and then other users rate the offer (Hot or Cold).
On each listing, if there are any associated saving vouchers for that retailer, they will be tagged on the bottom of the listing, so not only could you grab a bargain with 30% to 70% off the normal price, you could also get free delivery with the listed vouchers.
Listings vary from Music Albums, PS3/Xbox 360 games, TVs and PCs to sausage rolls, nappies & fizzy drinks. You name it and its would have been listed on HotUKDeals.com sometime in the past 12 months !
Lets move over to the handy Voucher finder tool they have, If like me you do your grocery shopping online with one of the big supermarkets (Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda & Morrison's) this tool could save you a few quid each month, i often find free delivery vouchers, extra nectar points codes, BOGOF codes etc ...
Also worth giving it a check whenever you placing an online order, as you never know what discount codes the retailer has put out there ...
One of the downsides to HotUKDeals.Com is that some listings are specific to the area where the original poster lives, this can sometimes be frustrating as you see what you think is a bargain, only to find out its only in the Tesco's in Edinburgh, no good if you live in London !
They have now also released an App for the iPhone and other smart phones so you can browse the latest deals in a simplified cut down version of the website on your mobile (Search for iHotUKDeals on the App Store).
One word of warning though, you will find that you buy things you don't necessarily need, over the last month i have brought a new Knife Sharpener (Half Price from Amazon), 2 Xbox 360 Games (As yet still unopened), A Talking Cookie Jar (Great entertainment for the Kids !) and a half price PAYT mobile phone for the daughter !
While writing this review and looking on HotUKDeals.Com at the same time, i have just come across this deal, may be worth a look for some people (Half price Sky for 12 months):
HotUkdeals is a website where members post deals, vouchers or freebies which they have found either online or instore. The better deals will appear under the "hot" section and will generally be viewed by more people. The site also has a "misc" section, where you can ask for advice from others, or you can give advice to others if they ask.
I frequently use the website hotukdeals and I absolutely love it! I joined around 2 years ago and have found it is a great way to save money and to grab a bargain. The website generally has a friendly community and I have found that people will give good advice when I need it. The site is well laid out and easy to navigate around.
The thing I most like about the website is that people tend to come together and help each other out, whether by posting a deal or by recommending a product. I have generally saved a lot of money from using the website, especially from the vouchers section, where I may be able to find a 20% off discount voucher etc.
However, since I have joined hotukdeals, I have spent a lot of money on unnecessary items which I normally would not purchase. Some deals which are posted may be instore only. I often find myself running around different stores in order to find the deal, however I usually have no luck.
I would highly recommend trying out hotukdeals, as it is a great way to save money, or even make some. It does not take long to become a member, and it's absolutely free.
Thanks for reading