What are discount codes and when would I use them?
Discount codes are an easy way for event organiser to give discounts to a restricted set of registrants. One possible use of this field is if a club is organizing a race and wants to offer a discount to members of their own club. In this case they would set a discount code and then distribute that code among their members (usually via email). When the members enter the correct code they get the applicable discount.
Types of Discounts
There are three different types of discounts that you can set. These are;
- Discount By %- This discounts the registrants fees by the specified %. So 100% would mean a %100 discount or “Free”.
- Deduct Set Amount- This deducts a set amount from the total fees that a registrant owes.
- Pay set Amount- This means that the registrant will pay only the fee specified in the discount code no matter what he owes before entering the code.
Adding a Discount code to your Form
At the bottom of the Edit Form page, click the Add a Form Element button, and select the Discount Code field type. You may have to click the Create a Custom Element button at the bottom of the Add a Form Element window to find the discount code field type.
This will take you to a window where you can set the field label (usually this should be something like “Enter your discount code here”, but it’s up to you) and then you can create as many discount codes as you like. It’s up to you to set what the code is, it’s not auto-generated by our system, so you can choose something that is memorable or references your event sponsors.
When you’ve created all the discount codes you need to, click the save button at the bottom. If you need to add more discount codes later, edit this discount code field to get back to this screen.