FACEOFFERS works by using a combination of Offers, Unique Offers and Shared Offers.
What is an Offer?
An Offer is like a template. You decide what the Offer is, when it starts, when it ends, the value, the type, the terms, the description, locations where it is accepted, and the redemption limit, if any. You can even provide an image, add any tags and assign some reward settings for activities like sharing and redemption. Once an Offer has been Published, the settings can not be changed. An Offer can be created through the FACEOFFERS Portal, using the FACEOFFERS Mobile App (FOMA) or through the FACEOFFERS API.
An Offer can be Dollar Based, Percentage Based or Buy One Get One Free (BOGO). The Reward Amount is used in calculating the reward, if any. See What is a Dollar Based, Percentage Based or BOGO Based Offer for more info.
You can use the HTML embed code to display Offers on your website, in an email, on social media or anywhere else you can use HTML. You can even use the API to display the Offers using your own HTML and CSS. With the Share feature, you can copy and paste a link that you can use to easily share an offer in an email or text message. You can even post the offer to Facebook and/or Twitter.
For the purposes of redemption tracking, an Offer can not be redeemed using the Redeem API call. This is because only one OfferID gets generated. You could, however simply make a call to the API to check if the Offer is valid. Using this method, you could redeem the same Offer over and over until it expires and/or until you hit the redemption limit, if any. To Redeem an Offer, please see Shared Offers below.
To generate a Shared Offer, you must first create a Unique Offer. Please see Unique Offers below.
What is a Unique Offer?
To generate a Shared Offer, you must first create a Unique Offer. The Unique Offer inherits all the details of the Offer it is generated from. This includes redemption limits, reward settings, expiration dates etc…
All activity (sharing and redemption) is then tracked back to the Unique Offer, if any. Finally, all activity (sharing and redemption) is tracked back to the original Offer.
What is a Shared Offer?
If an Offer gets shared, Shared Offers get generated and they have their own IDs. For more information on that, click here.
A Shared Offer can be redeemed using the Redeem API call. For more information on that, click here.