Cash Coupon Usage Limits
In this section, you can learn about usage limits of cash coupons.
- Validity period: A cash coupon has a validity period. Wait until a cash coupon takes effect and then you can use it. Expired cash coupons cannot be used.
- Product type: Cash coupons apply to a limited product scope (either the product type or product specifications). In addition, cash coupons marked with "Cannot be used with special offers" or "Cannot be used with promotion discounts" are not applicable for discounted products.
- Billing mode: There is a restriction on the billing mode of cash coupons. Pay-per-use cash coupons can only be used to pay for pay-per-use products. Monthly cash coupons can only be used when you purchase monthly products. Yearly cash coupons can only be used when you purchase yearly products.
- Discount exclusion: Cash coupons cannot be used with promotion discounts, commercial discounts, and partner authorized discounts.
- Cloud service region: There may be a limit where cash coupons can be used only when you purchase products from a specified cloud service region.
- Amount limit: There may be a condition in which cash coupons can be used for an order. For example, some cash coupons require that they be used for orders that reach $100 USD and the included products be within the scope.
- Subscription type: There may be a limit where cash coupons can be used only for specified subscription types. These types include subscription (new purchase, pay-per-use to yearly/monthly, or trial to commercial use), renewal, and change. If a cash coupon is limited to subscription, it cannot be used for renewal or order change.
- Multiple deductions: After a cash coupon has been used to pay an order and still has a balance, the balance can be used for other payments within the validity period of the cash coupon.
- Arrears write-off: You cannot use cash coupons to clear arrears.
The following is an example to show you the usage limits of a cash coupon specifically.
You can click the name of a cash coupon to view its detailed usage limits on the Billing Center > Coupons and Discounts > Cash Coupons page.
- This cash coupon is valid until December 31, 2019 23:59:59.
- This cash coupon cannot be used to purchase discounted products.
- This cash coupon can be used to purchase products in all cloud service regions.
- This cash coupon can be used multiple times. If it is used to pay an order and still has a balance, the balance can be used next time.
- This cash coupon cannot be used with commercial discounts, partner authorized discounts, and promotion discounts.
- This cash coupon can be used to purchase monthly, yearly, two-year, three-year, and pay-per-use products. It can also be used to deduct pay-per-use fees.