What is TaoTribes?

TaoTribes' Mission is simple and rewarding – to help consumers find the most valuable deals in their local towns, cities, and communities while simultaneously assisting the small locally owned business owner reach, engage and keep more customers. Pre-approved products and services are features which include, but are not limited to, food, beauty, health, auto, activities, getaways, entertainment and more. We are enthusiastic about our mission. Our goal is to find the best local deals and reach people in each and every zip code in the United States. In the very near future, international countries will be added as well. Are you a local business owner? Check out our Merchant Program to see how we can help you grow your local business.

How do I register?

There are three types of registrations for users of TaoTribes: Shoppers, Merchants, and Scouts. If you are the general customer, and want to find the best deals in your local area, please register under TaoTribes Shoppers. If you are a local business owner, and want to post your deals, coupons, or services offered on the TaoTribes website, please register under TaoTribes Merchants. If you or your organization want to earn extra money for Yourself, your campaigns or your projects, register under TaoTribes Scouts. You MUST have a referral code to register as a TaoTribes Scout or a Taotribes merchant. Need a referral code? Contact us at help@taotribes.com.

How do I buy and redeem deals?

Participants are required to create an account in order to purchase deals. By purchasing a given deal, a reservation is made to purchase the deal selected, on the terms, restrictions and conditions associated with the deal as set forth by the participating merchant. Once the deal is purchased, your preferred method of payment (we use credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal accounts for payment) will be charged for the amount of the Reservation. Deals range in cost from; a small deposit depending on the value of the products or service being reserved. Email confirmation will be sent, which may be printed, or the Voucher can be accessed directly from your account and be displayed on your smartphone.  When redeeming the voucher, local merchants are paid directly for their goods and services. Shoppers original reservation fees are applied to the total purchase.

Example – Original price of goods or service was $75. TaoTribes Deal Price is $49. Reservation fee on TaoTribes.com is $4.90. Total bill when redeeming deal is $49, reservation fee to TaoTribes (already paid) $4.90.  Shopper owes the Merchant $44.10 at time of purchase.

What are TaoTribes Shopper rewards?

The TaoTribes Shopper Rewards program is available to all TaoTribes Shoppers. TaoTribes Rewards can be redeemed for cash or used to purchase more Deals. TaoTribes Rewards are earned by Reviewing your Deal experience and sharing it on Social Media. TaoTribes Shoppers earn 10% cashback on every Review/Share they provide. One TaoTribes Reward is equal to one U.S. Dollar when you make a purchase in U.S.A.. A minimal amount to be redeemed for cash may be required. 

Is TaoTribes' website safe?

Yes, it is safe. TaoTribes works with PayPal, and uses PayPal Payments to process payments, such as credit cards, debit cards, and bank accounts. Secured processing under the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards is utilized by TaoTribes.

What is the Deal Refund policy?

TaoTribes will provide a full refund of any reservation paid by the shopper for any deal(some restrictions apply) within 90 days of purchase, as long as the deal has not expired. Once the expiration date has passed, the deal is void. No refund will be issued for expired deals.

How does the TaoTribes' Scouts Program work?

TaoTribes Marketing Program is for our TaoTribes. Scouts share your unique referral link with merchants. Assist them in creating their merchant accounts and posting their first deal. As soon as you have helped 10 Merchants create their FREE account, commission begin to accumulate from the Deals customers reserve. Scouts also have the ability to become Chieftans by creating their own network of TaoTribes Scouts. Chieftans earn commission on 4 levels deep from their Scout network. Want more information on becoming a TaoTribes Scout and what it takes to become a TaoTribes Chieftan? Contact us at help@taotribes.com.

Why do I need a confirmed PayPal account?

A confirmed PayPal account under your name is required both to sign up and to redeem TaoTribes Shopper Rewards, or TaoTries Scout commissions. Rewards or commissions may be direct deposited into your PayPal account. The Scouts or the Shoppers bears the responsibility to report income to the IRS or any federal, state, or local tax agency in operation where you reside. For more information about PayPal, please check their website: https://www.paypal.com.

Last updated: April 15th, 2017