Originally Posted by Collabora
For the hosting company to just put the code on their site next to the buy-now button without any actual promotion is just plain silly and a come-on. Just lower the price instead of playing games. Its an insult to my intelligence
these are not playing games its up to the business on where and how they use promo codes.
if they have a promo code then they are running a promotion.
we have used promo codes to gibe the first month free rather than provide free trials and have placed the promo code above the order link, but also added the promo code to the order link, so the discount is already applied to the order. this way is stops spammers that do searches for free trials so they can take the free trial and abuse your server during the trial period