In this article: http://support.americommerce.com/hc/en-us/articles/202902310-How-to-add-a-discount-to-the-cart-by-clicking-a-link we learn how to use an adcode link to apply a discount. The problem is that for many merchandising offers, a discount MUST be a coupon code, so that the customer can only use one coupon or discount per order. If the incoming link automatically adds a discount, but the customer can then apply a coupon code on top of the discount, we'll all be out of business sooner than later. We can say in the fine print: "not valid with any other coupon offer" -- not. Try voiding a customer order and telling the customer they didn't read. ADDITIONALLY, adcodes are tied to customer "sessions" -- and if you have a very long session time-out, your customer will get a discount forever... vs. a coupon can be set to only one-use per customer. Adcode links are a brilliant feature, it just wasn't implemented for discounts/coupons fully. Let's pile-on some votes here and let's get this fixed asap.
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