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    How to know if a ongoing coupon has been expired?
    As a Coupon site owner, I am so counfused now that how can I determine whether or not a ongoing coupon has been expired now. For Example, In CJ promotional link feed, it has lots of coupons without end date. How do I know when it will expire?

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    If it does not have an end date it is perpetual or active until the merchant expires it. We quite adding an arbitrary end date of 3 months to perpetual coupons because we found them expired on affiliate store pages. We now set them to expire on Jan 1st of the next year.

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    I usually assume they are perpetual (as Chuck indicated), but to be on the safe side, I do a periodic review of all my merchants in the network interface.

    While not technically "expired", I have seen them replaced, ie. new codes, new terms, etc. The manual review helps me stay on top of it.

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    Suggest networks like AvantLink that have dynamic coupon feeds.

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    I am in no means an expert.

    but when a publisher suscribes to an affiliate program and gets the latest greatest datafeed wouldn't that give you the latest coupon codes automatically?

    SAS works kind of like that. I am sure CJ works like that definitely.

    Correct me if i am wrong, I may be talking out of my ass again...

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    Bradley, not all networks annotate coupons well. Shareasale has their Deals & Coupon database and a merchant needs to add the information there explicitly. AvantLink allows you to denote a link/banner as a coupon and also add it to their dynamic coupon datafeed.

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    oh very interesting... still learning a lot

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    A product datafeed does not include coupon codes, a deals or coupon feed needs to be created separately, and as Chuck noted, on Shareasale they have a deals database that merchants manually add their coupons and deals to. Deals is the better name because not all sites have coupons, but many have free shipping or buy one get one or general sales they can put in there.

    Some of our best conversions come from the Shareasale deals feed.
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