For more details see the Special Promotions extension page.
Settings listed here are common for most of the promo actions. They will work the same for any action you choose to use
For the most promo actions you can use product attributes in both Conditions and Actions tabs. But what is the difference? Think of “Conditions” and “Actions” as of “Cause” and “Effect”. It means that Conditions you set define in which situation the rule will be applied, no matter of the discount calculation settings. And product attributes you set in the Actions tab will determine to which products the discount will apply when Conditions are met.
Conditions and Actions are extremely useful for advanced promotion setups, but it is very simple to make a mistake while configuring them. Please check our collection of the most popular mistakes Magento store owners make with the tips on how to do it right.
At first, we’d like to warn you about the specific Magento behaviour when applying a catalog price rule and a cart price rule simultaneously.
Let’s check it on the example.
1) You set up the catalog price rule which gives a 20% discount to Pearl Stud Earrings. That’s what your customers will see on the frontend:
2) Then you decide to activate the rule which gives a 40% discount to the same Pearl Stud Earrings when a customer buys two products from your site. You want the discount to be calculated based on the original prices, and here are your settings (don’t forget to set up the SKU of the promo earrings on the Define Y Product tab):
3) When both rules are activated, the discount in your customer’s shopping cart, matching these rules conditions, will be calculated as follows:
You can notice, that the Pearl Stud Earrings’ price is $88 (that is its original price with 20% discount according to the catalog price rule). And the 40% discount applied equals to $44, which is not 40% of the displayed price. That is because this discount is calculated from the original price of the earrings – $110. Sometimes this can lead to misunderstanding. But it’s the right result. Please, take it into consideration when applying the rules.
Below you can find usage examples for the promo actions included in the Special Promotions extension.
This rule may be advertised as - ‘Buy 3 and get the cheapest product for half the price’, - ‘Buy 6 get 2 cheapest products for half the price’. Please note that customers will get a discount for the items from the same categories only and they will never get a discount for more than 2 items as the rule has ‘Maximum qty the discount applied to’ set to 2.
As you can see from the screenshot below, we have applied conditions to the categories 16 and 17.
And this is how the result for the rule above will look like
Works exactly the same as The Cheapest action, but instead of applying the discount for the cheapest product in the cart it will discount the most expensive.
With this action you can set promotions like ‘Get $5 off each $250 in the cart’
The rule below will get $5 off each $250, it means that when the subtotal reaches $500 the discount will be equal to $10, for $750 in the cart the discount will be $15 and so on. And this is how the result might look like
Due to this action, you can create promotions like ‘Buy 3 phones and get a camera with a 20% discount’.
Please be aware that ‘X’ items and ‘Y’ items can’t be the same products.
Here's how the sample rule may look like
And here's the result for the rule above
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: Buy X get Y Free” described above, except that it will apply fixed amount discount when triggered.
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: Buy X get Y Free” described above, but instead of calculating a discount it will apply a custom price to the discounted product.
This action enables you to offer a percent discount in case a customer buys a specified number of items.
The rule below will take 50% off each 5-th item in the cart And here's the result for the rule above
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: each 2-d, 4-th, 6-th with 15% Off” described above, except that it will apply fixed amount discount when triggered.
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: each 2-d, 4-th, 6-th with 15% Off” described above, but instead of calculating a discount it will apply a custom price to the discounted product.
This action lets you create promotions like ‘Buy 3 books for the full price and get each second one with a 15% discount’.
And here's the rule which will give each second item after the purchase of 3 products for free Here's the diagram for this rule This is how the result will look like in the cart
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: each 1st, 3rd, 5th with 15% 0ff after 5 items added to the cart” described above, except that it will apply fixed amount discount when triggered.
This action will work the same as “Percent Discount: each 1st, 3rd, 5th with 15% 0ff after 5 items added to the cart” described above, but instead of calculating a discount it will apply a custom price to discounted product.
Using this action you can set up promotions like ‘Buy any four skirts for $500’.
The rule below will apply aforementioned ‘Buy any four skirts for $500’ discount And this is how the result might look like
This action will work the same as “Fixed Price: Each 5 items for $50” described above, except that it will apply percent discount for a group of products when triggered.
With this action you will be able to set ‘Buy sunglasses with a shirt and get a 20% discount’ promotion and many similar promotions.
The rule below will apply ‘Buy sunglasses with shirt and get 20% discount’ promotion
And this is how the result may look like for a setup above
This action will work the same as “Percent discount for product set” described above, except that it will apply custom fixed price for a product set when triggered.
With “Total Sales Qty” condition, you can create promotions for items that were bought previously. For example, “If you purchased iPhone 6, you could get any accessory for it with 50% discount”.
1 Step. The condition you can find in the 'Items Subselection' tab.
2 Step. If your promotion is dedicated to the specific item or items that were bought previously, you need to select SKU and then specify it (them).
Select Attribute Set if your promotion is dedicated to a wide range of purchased products (for example, 'Apple products' or 'Smartphones').
Extension settings are located in: System > Configuration > Amasty Extensions > Special Promotions
Special Promotions extension expands Magento promotion rules functionality allowing you to set up rules so that they will be activated on particular days of the week or at a particular time of the day.
Please see Promo Banners Lite guide.
Special Promotions Pro expands Special Promotions capabilities by introducing a set of conditions which check customers' purchase history and account details.
Loyalty Program extension has all the features from both Special Promotions and Special Promotions Pro modules but also adds a page to a customer account where you can display information about the loyalty program you run on your store with goals, levels and discounts for each level along with the purchase history overview.
Extensions settings are located here: System - Configuration - Amasty Extensions - Loyalty Program.
By enabling the Progress Bar feature you can display a progress bar with discounts and levels on the Loyalty Program page in a customer account.
Enabling the Customer Account feature will allow you to add a description of your loyalty program. You can use simple HTML tags to style the text in the Description field.