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What's that Code stuff on the Shopping Cart page?
There is an area at the bottom of your shopping
cart that prompts for Code. This field allows you to redeem gift
certificates, coupons, club discounts, or other promotional codes.
If you don't happen to have a gift certificate, etc., don't worry
about this field.
do I use this feature?
Assuming you have a gift certificate, promotional, or coupon code,
simply type in the code number at the Code prompt, and press
the Apply Code button. You will see the affects of the codes
immediately on items in your cart to which the code applies. You
will see the normal price for the item(s) in question with a strikeout
line through them, and then the discounted price below the normal
price colored red. SPECIAL NOTE: You cannot use these codes to PURCHASE
a $5 Micropay ... you can only receive discounts through these codes
on any actual eBooks you buy. Also, coupons in most cases cannot
be used to purchase magazine subscriptions.
I use a coupon more than once?
No, coupons are one-shot, just as they are in traditional retail
stores. Some coupons apply only to a single title, but some others
are percentage discounts on multiple titles (or even all titles
on the web site). For this type of coupon, you should place everything
you want in your cart before using the coupon code because
it will only apply to things already in your cart.
do I find these promotional codes?
Sometimes we send promotions to our best customers to show our appreciation.
Sometimes we will put a coupon code in an advertisement to try to
get people to join up. Sometimes we may give a coupon to a book
club or other organization, or one of our affiliates to help them
launch their association with Fictionwise. It's the same as any
other kind of retail business, a virtual version of a paper coupon.
We will also soon launch a gift certificate program in which you
can create your own coupons (by paying for them) and send them to
friends or relatives as gifts. When redeemed, gift certificates
will show up as a credit to the redeemer's micropay account.