Online Vouchers: The Rules & Guidance

edited 23 September 2011 at 10:19AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
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edited 23 September 2011 at 10:19AM in Discount Codes 'n Vouchers
There are lots of vouchers out there on the web, ready and able to give you discounts.

However, they form distinct categories

Open-to-all Voucher Codes Often as part of promotions in magazines or websites, there are open-to-all voucher codes. !Whilst these may be linked to specific promotions, providing anyone can access them, then they're fine to be published here. !

Specific Individual Vouchers: !These tend to be just for the recipient to use. !That means they're not transferable; do be careful you are not in breach of terms and conditions. !Sometimes it is possible to use these more than once and distribute them to individuals. !Be warned, that is fraud and not condoned or supported by this site. !Please do not post such links here.

Trial and error codes It may also be the case that via trial and error people discover voucher codes. !This is a difficult territory, as it's tough to work out whether these are accessible or not. !Always check the terms of a website and be honest. !There's nothing wrong with pushing vouchers to their limits, but breaking terms and conditions is not Money Saving.

Due to this, this board has a source convention.

The 'Source' convention

When you post codes, each and every time please note the 'source' of these codes and the fact that they can be used by all (if they cannot be used by all, but just a closed user group ( then unless that is a large group e.g. only NHS workers, in which case state this explicity) then don't post them.

If someone has not put the source, please do not use them. You could be committing fraud. Firms are becoming more sensitive to misuse of their vouchers.

The best thing to do is question the poster over the source. If no reasoned answer is forthcoming, either ignore the post, or better still report it to the Forum Team via [email protected].

Martin


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