Coupon codes on Stripe payment processor not working correctly

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    Asked on February 15, 2015 at 02:52 PM

    I set up a form using the example Stripe Cookie store template. Everything works, except for coupons.

    On the cookie order form, the discounted price is shown correctly , but when I look in stripe the FULL amount has been charged. 

    I tried restarting from scratch, but it gave the same bug. I don't have an example form anymore , but with the template mentioned above the problem can be reproduced. 

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    Answered on February 15, 2015 at 04:55 PM

    Hi bhwstevens,

    I do apologize for the issue that you are experiencing with applying coupons when using Stripe.

    When applying the coupon to your form, are you using your Stripe coupons or did you select to use JotForm coupons?

    If you are using the Stripe coupons and you don't have them applied within your Stripe account, the coupon would not be processed as such the full charge would be applied once the payment is processed.

    When on the coupon page, you can select "Manage Coupon" and this will open a Stripe window, where you are able to sign in and manage your coupons.

    I hope this helps, please inform us if you need further assistance.

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 09:06 AM

    I'm sorry to say this doesn't help. There are no stripe coupons possible in the cookie store example . Please recreate my scenario and I think you'll see coupons are broken (jotforms coupons that is).

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Can you please confirm following:

    1. you have used this template:
    2. the coupon codes were for one time purchase or for subscription
    3. one amount is shown on the Stripe integration on jotform and another being charged for?

    After your confirmation we would be able to check and report to our developers if needed.

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    1. Yes

    2. Yes

    3. Yes. THe discounted amount is shown on the screen to the user, but the full amount is charged. 

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 01:24 PM

    I presume that the second yes is for it being a product.

    I will raise this to our developers to inspect and if the issue is with the template it will be corrected.

    I should say that the coupons on Stripe, as far as I know, do not exist for single product, only for subscriptions, but you should not be charged more on Stripe than what is shown on the jotform itself.

    As mentioned, our developers will take a look at it and see what might be causing the issue.

    Thank you for reporting it.

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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 01:41 PM

    I made a few more checks, but each time I get valid amount - using the template above.

    Please take a look at these screenshots:

    Without coupon codes being applied

    With coupon codes

    This is for 3 products 5+10+20 USD, with 10% coupon code applied.

    I now that you said that the form is removed by now, but if you did not purge it from the Trash folder, it might still be there and would allow us to see the issue with it.


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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 02:07 PM


    It's getting worse and worse :(  

    I cloned the misbehaving form. The link is below and the coupon code is test123 . The form is linked to my stripe test account so you can test with the test creditcardnr.  Now coupons have totally broken down, the system doesn't take any coupon. It looks like this is a second bug. 


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    Answered on February 18, 2015 at 04:13 PM

    I made a clone of the template and was able to receive the discounted price on Stripe.

    Can you please try to clone this form: and see if you are able to receive the discounted price on your stripe account too?

    We'll wait for your response.
    Thank you.

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 09:18 AM


    I tried it, but it's getting even worse. Can we please have a skype call with screen sharing to fix the issue? This way we're not getting anywhere.

    Here is the clone i made:


    I can't set stripe into test mode

    Transaction is not sent to stripe at all

    I created the  coupon (it wasn't there), but i can't test since no data is sent to stripe.

    My actual problem, coupons not working on MY form i shared with you is still not solved.

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    I understand a skype call would obviously be quicker and easier on you but currently we do not provide phone support which is the reason we have been working with you here as much as possible to try to resolve this issue you are having.

    It seems that you're having three separate issues so we'll continue with the coupon problem here since that is your original issue and as for the test mode not setting and the transaction not going into stripe those have been moved since those are related but separate problems to avoid confusion.

    Since you're saying the data is still not sending into your stripe account could you please describe to us the steps you are using when you test this? Maybe we can trace and replicate the issue by following the steps that you are doing when you end up with this result.

    If possible could you please include screenshots? You can use our image repository and insert tool.


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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    sorry but i don't have the time to play email pingpong, this is email 6 or 7 and i'm only getting further away from a solution. Could you please cancel my subscription as per next month?

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 03:16 PM

    Sorry to know that, as per your request, your subscription(INT150216-2656-67173) has been cancelled as per next month.

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 03:50 PM

    Even though we've cancelled your subscription during the time of such I had been trying to test and dig into the issue more and here's what I found out below.

    On the clone you made to check if the data actually went through or not you would need to check in stripe under the "customers Created" in the bottom right of your stripe account dashboard you'll notice that because your form does create customers from my end during testing and I am wondering if you check on your end if you'd get and see the same result most likely.

    I found that on your cloned last cloned test form here is set to "Charge Later (Manually)" and this means that you would only see the customer created first. The charge wouldn't be intiated until you click on the "charge customer now" button in your email notification at which point you'd see it apart of your successful charges on the left of the dashboard graphs.

    For your original form for the Foundation Membership though I saw this was set to "Immediate" and that would appear right away. In my tests that worked flawlessly.

    Now to compare though if you don't see it when it is charged later then you have to go in and look at the customers created to see if that data went through or not.

    As for the coupon though the default Stripe ones will not work so you have to enable this within jotform first to get the discount. Now in my testing phases of this I found the discount is working here and was also received in stripe.

    Because of that I am now wondering if the first form was going through or if you had set it to Charge Later at first then chanced it to Immediate to try to check it more perhaps.

    Unless both are still not working for you now? I'm trying to figure this out more so that we can get it corrected for you if necessary.

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 04:11 PM

    If you clone my form and connect it to your test stripe you'll see coupons don't work.

    I created a video showing just that... start watching from minute 5:30


    My best guess is that the coupon function breaks down because i'm using VAT tax too. By the way: after we solve this bug, don't forget the original bug was that the full amount was sent to stripe instead of the discounted one.

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    Answered on February 19, 2015 at 04:17 PM
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    Answered on April 01, 2015 at 07:57 AM

    FYI: Jotform finally fixed the bug after I posted another ticket.

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    Answered on April 01, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    I can only presume that you imply this thread: but it is not the same as the original issue on this thread.

    I am however happy to hear that your issue is resolved and do let us know if you have any further questions or issues and we would be happy to assist.