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How to promotions work?

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm


January 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I was wondering how the whole discount promotions thing worked.

Say I add 50 codes and then I add 500 events allowing usage of all those codes. Then I add 50 more codes, do I have to edit all 500 events to apply those news codes to it?


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January 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Hi Philip,

I wouldn’t recommend adding that many codes, for the reason that you mention about going back to all the events and applying all the codes to it.. The standard promo codes can be used more than once. So for example, if you wanted to offer a 20% discount, you create one code for that, then assign it to all the events where you want to offer 20% off. Each person who enters that code will get that discount.


January 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

We currently have 700 codes that I would need to import when making the switch to event espresso.

And they would need to work on all events i’ll be adding.

What do I do Josh?



  • Support Staff

January 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi Philip,

The social coupon add-on could be used to handle a large number of promo codes. The caveat is that the social coupon/voucher discount is a 100% discount because the intended use is for a Groupon style promotion where the deal was purchased through a third party and the code is being used to redeem the deal.

There’s a tool that can be downloaded that can be used to import voucher codes from the pre-release downloads page:


January 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

I had to end up paying a developer to modify the groupon addon to add $ and % discounts as well as setting usage limits.

You guys should implement this, basic functionality…. 100% off all the time does nobody any good.

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

January 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hi Phillip,

Thanks for the feedback. Our developers are very busy working on Event Espresso 3.2 and may not be able to focus on this until that version is released in the coming months.

Is that code you something you could share with us so we could include it in future updates?


January 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

Yes, however we need to implement one more fix first, maybe you can help. The deduction of the total price is working and being passed fine, however at the end if the total is 0.00 and it completes the registration it keeps the payment status as Incomplete.


  • Support Staff

January 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

Hi Philip,

We can take a look at the code and may be able to fix that. Is the code posted in a place where we can take a look, like on github?

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