Coupons Version 5.0

By | November 15, 2008

In my last post about my Coupons system, I signed off by saying this:

V5 – in the pipeline

Minimum Spend per coupon.

A “use once, one time” coupon. Once that is done, I can then look at the flip side of discount coupons, which is “gift vouchers.

I’m glad to say that both of these are now completed, so I’ve upgraded the status of this coupon system to “Version 5”. The minimum spend is live on some real stores, however, as of right now, no-one has the “use once, one time” coupon.

Minimum Spend per coupon

This is simply an input field, into which an amount is inserted. If the cart total is LESS than this amount, an error message is displayed along the lines of “please spend an extra $xx.yy to redeem this coupon”. It’s pretty simple and works well.

use once, one time

This is simply another selection under “Coupon Usage”. If you select “once”, then the coupon can only be used once. The coupon is set inactive at time of use. From my testing, it works very well.

As per recent versions of my coupon mod, this is only available for RC releases of osCommerce and is only available installed – if you are interested, please do contact me on

As an aside, I also wanted to point out that I have a few free eBooks available – have a hunt around my other site at – I’ll make a proper post about it in the next few days.

7 thoughts on “Coupons Version 5.0

  1. Gary Post author

    Hi Chris – you’ll have to excuse me – my ISP is giving me real problems at the moment 🙁

    OK, I can’t rememeber which version osCommerce you are using, is it “RC” ? This will be available for download at some point in the future, but not for a long time (at least unbtil I get the gift vouchers part done).

  2. yvonne

    I am interested to know how much will you charge if you do the latest coupon installation service to my existing online shop. I just need to provide you the files that you need to update correct? Thanks.

  3. Gary Post author

    Hi Yvonne

    Price depends upon how modified your shop is, what version of osc you are using, and if you are using Template Monster. All being well, the usual price is about $50.

    I require access to your shop admin area, ftp and database.

    Cheers, Gary

  4. christoforos

    hi gary.. i am using the latest version of oscommerce, you had edited my site to make the shipping date work, coz of some problems it had.. anyway, give me a quote 🙂

  5. Gary Post author

    Guys – replied to you both via email. Cheers, Gary

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