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Smart Coupons

All-in-one plugin for gift cards, discounts, coupons, store credits, BOGO deals, advanced restrictions, product giveaways, offers, and promotions. Smart Coupons is the original, most complete, best selling and most advanced WooCommerce coupons plugin.

Smart Coupons option to remove additional security on auto generated coupons

Smart coupons works really well to generate both fixed and variable price gift certificates. However, there is a default security feature of limiting the voucher code to just the recipient (or buyers) email address.

If someone buys a certificate for someone but chooses not to enter their email address at checkout (e.g. surprise gift) the buyer receives the code, however it will only work for the buyer’s email address at checkout.

It would be great if this was optional rather than the default.


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Last updated: June 25, 2013


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  1. modelkars says:

    Just check “disable e-mail restriction” in the main coupon settings and voilà.

  2. Jessica says:

    ‘+1000 And Sam is so true !

  3. Sam says:

    ‘+1 for this… as with all WooCommerce plugins it seems they are developed to solve one set of problems, but never really engineered to be an actual working solution to the full problem. In this case gift certificates.

    Surely the model for this is Amazon and similar, where you have the option of emailing the voucher to the end recipient or printing off the voucher, which you can then put into a birthday card or whatever.

    Smart Coupons works fine to a point, but there is a serious lack of what I would consider basic options for managing gift vouchers and appears to be geared more to store credit, which I can’t see being as useful a feature as just offering virtual gift vouchers.

    Without this feature I’m now going to have to do what I always have to do with WooCommerce plugins… buy another two or three to handle one situation! Considering the cost of Smart Coupons I don’t think it’s unfair to expect a basic level of operation…