Q: Ask Mods To Expire Automatically Coupons That Have "Limited Time" ? Good Or Bad Idea?

zoneric
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I was thinking that it would be convenient for coupons that have "limited time" as expiring date to be EXPIRED AUTOMATICALLY after a certain number of days, because they don't work after a while; for instance after 15 days or 30 days, etc. What do you think? Ask mods if they can do it? Some coupons remain active for several months but they are no good and receive only thumbs down. We lose shoppers' confidence. 
zoneric posted Jun 01, 2012
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nimase85
I don't know about that since some coupons are good for a long time... I think it would be a better option to have the coupons have an option like the deals where you can mark them as expired... I guess you can always make the expiration date 15 or 30 day after you post on your coupons if your worried about that :)
nimase85 (rep: 15.8k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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zoneric
I know that some coupons are good for a long period of time. the problem is that, for example, if you post 1000 coupons/month, it's difficult to keep track of all, especially if you have many of them with "limited time". It would be easier if they were "expired" automatically after a certain period of time (this is just my opinion)
zoneric (rep: 26.2k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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MHT962
I actually find the opposite is happening. Some pizza places have ongoing coupon codes for just certain times and locations but those codes are sometimes marked expired even though they really aren't. I think it's better to have a coupon that is expired listed, than one that is not expired marked as such and not listed. I'm not understanding why it would be easier for them to be automatically marked expired after so many days (are you wanting to re-enter them? do you find it a hassle to try them all, or do you just not want to have to verify if one is already listed when posting them?).
MHT962 (rep: 3.22k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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zoneric
Maybe this is just my opinion. But for instance, if I need a coupon I do not even try to use one that has "limited time" as expiring date. Because, generally, those are expired.
zoneric (rep: 26.2k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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MHT962
I guess maybe it depends on the place/store. I never thought to pass over the limited time ones. I haven't noticed too many that are expired. It's more the case that the coupon is for something I can't use or don't need. I just try the ones I think I may like to use and don't even bother noting the expiration date unless I want to order something later. I'll probably be paying more attention to them now though :)
MHT962 (rep: 3.22k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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dealwagger
Some are good for months so this wouldn't work. It would be nice if posters included the expiration date more often, I try to, but it is easy to forget or skip entirely when you are trying to be the first to post! :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Jun 01, 2012
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erick99
I think that as the site grows the mods and the site owners are mulling over all sorts of tweeks. Bringing up these topics probably help them decide what to work on and what can wait. I have no idea what the answer it but it is a good question.
erick99 (rep: 17.4k) posted Jun 02, 2012
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zoneric
True. The mods always try to improve the website. And I like they are always on top of the situation. They'll know what to do. This is just my opinion and I wanted to share it with you :)
zoneric (rep: 26.2k) posted Jun 02, 2012
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wsnpao
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wsnpao (rep: -13) posted Jun 19, 2012
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nthsll
Maybe the default should be a 15 day expiration and if the coupon doesn't come with a date, the poster could enter it as "limited time". I think what happens is some of the posters like zoneric is talking about float tons of deals and coupons and don't take the time (rather than forgetting) to post expirations.

My thoughts...good idea to expire after a couple weeks unless the poster takes the time to enter an expiration or "limited time" posting.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 27, 2012
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zoneric
@nthsll - I agree with you. If the coupon doesn't have an expiration date, it should have a default expiration date of 15, 20 or even 30 days.
zoneric (rep: 26.2k) posted Sep 27, 2012
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