I was going through the checkout process the other day to finally get it setup and start having produce delivered to my house like I did in Seattle with Full Circle Farms. I loved Full Circle, AND when friends wanted to join I got a referral bonus (and so did they), and they were very easy to work with. So, I’m about to enter my credit card for this new CSA when it asks for a DISCOUNT CODE. Score, I want a discount code. But I don’t have one. I’m a new member and 99% sure that one exists for new members. And when I had asked people about CSA’s, I even said, if you have a referral link I’d be happy to use it so you get the bonus. Nada.
So, time to GTS (Google that Sh*t). Again, nada. So I tweet them. Nada. And now my rant about having a twitter account but not tweeting. So now I guess I’ll shoot them an email and ask.
Here’s the deal. If you promote that you have a discount code, by golly I’m going to get the discount. Mama didn’t raise no fool! Deal’s are GREAT, I LOVE a deal.
If your website has a very obvious discount code box at checkout, you better be prepared for it. A lot of retail sites have a bar across the site that says “free shipping on orders over $x with code MAMADIDNTRAISENOFOOL.” So be prepared. If it’s obvious HOW to obtain a code, then I won’t go hunting “oh I have to order 5 to get one free” fine. But I know as soon as I place my order I’ll get an email or tweet that says “New Customers Only!”