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Exact Same Code For Coupons As For Passcodes - Possible?

T
381 posts
Sat Dec 09, 23 4:08 AM CST

Hi Tim

I'm considering using coupon codes for a future event and am currently at the testing stage. 

I have batch created some coupon codes with the 4 digit random extension.  They are for a fixed currency reduction of £5 - the equivalent of a free lo-res digital image effectively or money off a more expensive item.  I have just noticed that we can export the batch created codes to .csv file.  It therefore occurred to me that I can use the exact same code for the coupon as I can for the gallery passcode.  I use the -passcode- in the filename method, if that matters.  

Q: are there any issues raised in Sytist by using the exact same code for the passcode as the coupon code? 

Only having one code would simplify the process for us and hopefully the guests at the event. 

Thanks Tim.

461 posts
Sat Dec 09, 23 12:41 PM CST

Yes i use coupon code as the same passcode. works great. test the  CSV file upload though. I usually use a file name rename program to rename the images prior to uploading. Looking at the CSV way, but just have not got around to it.

T
381 posts
Sun Dec 10, 23 4:09 AM CST

Hi Vance

Thanks for confirming same coupon and passcode is possible.   I've not used bulk coupons before, but this method could well suit an event I have coming up.

The passcode .CSV method is interesting, and I can see its benefits - especially contacting email addresses direct.   However, it isn't of much use to us and our circumstances as we never receive any email addresses in the UK, and are never likely to either.  Plus, we are embedded with a lot of scripting automation in our current backend workflow, partly based on the -passcode- filename method.  


Edited Sun Dec 10, 23 4:09 AM by Trailboy
461 posts
Sun Dec 10, 23 8:39 AM CST
Trailboy wrote:

Hi Vance

Thanks for confirming same coupon and passcode is possible.   I've not used bulk coupons before, but this method could well suit an event I have coming up.

The passcode .CSV method is interesting, and I can see its benefits - especially contacting email addresses direct.   However, it isn't of much use to us and our circumstances as we never receive any email addresses in the UK, and are never likely to either.  Plus, we are embedded with a lot of scripting automation in our current backend workflow, partly based on the -passcode- filename method.  


The way i use this is pretty much how you would use the Entagged system at a live event, I create the coupons, then print out 2x6 cards with each code. I import those codes to my shoot sheet (Spread sheet) on my tablet. Each customer that showed up receives a card, I write down the corresponding camera frame number on the shoot sheet. The difference here is i  use the title for each code in post before uploading. Last event was just over 100 families, shot four frames each, each family frame had the same code (per family). Took me maybe 15 minutes to match the code to the frame numbers. Uploaded and done.

Edited Sun Dec 10, 23 9:29 AM by Vance Birno
461 posts
Sun Dec 10, 23 9:42 AM CST

This is a event card, I do this one of two ways. Either i import the coupon spread sheet into photoshop and use import variable data set and automatically creates the cards for printing.  Or in this case i printed up blanks then imported the codes to my brother label printer and printed each one on a strip then applied it to the blank. A generic blank works great if you do trade shows, craft fairs, community fairs, yearly events ETC. I like the generic blanks because you can just apply a new coupon code per event, no waste. I use a DNP printer to print the 2x6 cards, it cuts 2 inch increments super fast.

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Mon Dec 11, 23 3:42 AM CST

There would not be any conflict with the codes.

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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