Your alert triggered a match for a merchant which requires action on your account
I haven't added any new merchants or alerts outside of those giveaways, and they're usually the same ones like REI, etc.
We've made a thread in the Announcement Forum with an explanation.
Many of you have asked about the new feature we rolled out that sent you an email asking for your Zip Code. Here's the scoop. Yesterday we made an improvement to the Deal Alerts feature. We can now send alerts for a broader set of retailers by collecting your ZIP Code. We've seen that you have a few questions about why we're doing this and we've answered them below.
1) Why does Slickdeals need my ZIP Code?
We're asking for ZIP Codes so that we can verify that we're properly sending alerts to users in states where certain sales tax laws are in place. Laws vary from state to state, however certain states' sales tax laws may deem deal alerts as potentially triggering tax nexus for certain retailers such that the retailers could potentially be required to collect sales tax from consumers in those states. By collecting ZIP Codes, Slickdeals is now able to restore alerts for retailers that we were previously forced to suppress.
2) Do I have to provide my ZIP Code? Will I get fewer alerts if I provide my ZIP Code?
No and No. In fact, by providing your ZIP Code you will most likely receive more, and in no case fewer, relevant alerts.
3) How will I know if Slickdeals needs my ZIP Code?
If we need to know your ZIP Code we'll let you know. We put a logic in place so that we only ask for your Zip Code if an alert in your account requires it, in which case we'll send you an email asking you for this information. Additionally, if you choose, you may at any time provide or update this information in your profile settings.
4) Will Slickdeals share my ZIP Code?
5) Will I need to provide my ZIP Code ever again?
Once you enter this information you won't be asked for it again. If you ever wish to update your ZIP Code (e.g., if you've moved), you can always make that change in your profile settings.
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