How can I have people register online so I have all their details, but let a select few have a scholarship so they won't have to pay?

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    Asked on June 12, 2012 at 08:33 AM

    I run the website for a rowing club where the majority pay the full fee, however some kids are on partial scholarship while others are on full scholarship. I know you can't do discount codes, so how can I have the scholarship kids register online without having to pay? I don't want to have a visible option for no payment where everyone who signs up can see it. People on scholarship need to speak to us first, get approved and then register. So how can I set this up? I'm away of the hide option, but again, this needs to be simple, clear and easy. Is there a work around?

    A code that we could give them would make things so much easier.  Are you planning on adding discount codes in the future? We have sale prices if you register early, pay in full, etc and it would be SO much easier to use discount codes.

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    Answered on June 12, 2012 at 09:38 AM

    A "discount/promo code" feature has been asked too many times before. To my knowledge, it was already added to our developer's todo list but I am not sure about its priority level. We can't really give an exact nor approximate date as to when the said feature will be implemented as we are not privy to this information.

    With that said, there are a few workarounds that can address your dilemma. All of these involve using our conditions system. However, JotForm's conditions system uses scripts that are visible on the form's source code.

    This means that the 'promo code' workaround is not secure, as your registrants can simply view the form's source code (if they know  how to do it) then find out the 'promo code' to bypass payment.

    The only foolproof solution I can think of is to create two different forms, one with payment and the other without (for scholars).

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    Answered on June 12, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    But how would I get the scholarship form to people? As I said, it can't be visible for just anyone to fill out. Would it be something that I don't post on my site but I can't email out?
    BTW, I read several other requests for discount codes. I realize your programmers are busy continuing to keep JotForm such a great site, but considering the amount of requests, is it possible to move discount codes higher on the priority list?
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    Answered on June 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    You can just send the link to the scholarship form via email.

    but considering the amount of requests, is it possible to move discount codes higher on the priority list?

    Personally, I share the same opinion as yours, but I am not in the position to speak on their (JotForm developers) behalf.

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    Answered on June 12, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    I appreciate your honesty :) I just found some info on discount codes and PayPal which I posted to your forum. I thought you might find it interesting as well.
    I googled how to set up PayPal discount codes and found this site. It's an old posting but the info is still helpful:
    Particularly this response:
    Mar-15-2010 09:17 AM
    At the present time, PayPal's Website Payments Standard does have any built in features or options for appling promo and/or discount coupons from within your PayPal Account.
    However, you can use the "discount" variables combined with a bit of custom scripting that allows you to offer promo and/or discount coupons which can be applied to the individual item button code.
    The same can also be done if one is developing their own mini-cart type application. This method does take some advanced coding skills as all the logic is calculated on your web page or site first, then the end results are "uploaded" to the PayPal Screens. To see what a mini-cart looks like, take a look here.
    To see some real world working examples and tips concerning the use of the "discount" variables, check out this link.
    If coding your own stuff is not something you want to get into, then go with a 3rd party shopping cart as many do have discount and/or promo coupon features. For example, check out this one.
    ME AGAIN...I'm not sure if the links will work, but I found the link under the last word, 'one' to be very helpful. For just $5/mo you can set up a shopping cart that takes discount codes. It links through PayPal so there are no transaction fees, just the standard PayPal deal. If you're a non-profit, they will wave the monthly fee. Here's the full link: