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FIX Student Deals Site for Schools Not Listed

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by on ‎07-10-2015 02:04 AM

A common issue that is occuring with the new student deals site, is that a student's school won't appear on the list and seeing as that is a required deal, this makes them ineligble for the savings. A few schools I have seen this with so far: Texas Southmost College, The Art Institute of San Antonio and Houston Baptist University.

 

There should be a backdoor process where if the school is not on the list, they can still go to the Sheer ID verification site and upload the requested documentation to qualify for the promotion; Otherwise, you risk walking these students to their local campus stores which are also offering student deals and promotions or the OEM's who have also been known to offer Back to School targeted offers to students.

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This seems reasonable to me. Would anyone else like to see this as an option? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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by Emerging Expert
on ‎07-10-2015 10:18 AM

I have wondered about this in the past.  If a school is not listed it is often most likely because nobody at the school would or could respond to verify that it is so.  It may also be that some schools do  not want to be on such a list because they in turn sell the products themselves at their school store and would rather have you buy from them.

 

 

You hit it right in your second paragraph.   Otherwise, you risk walking these students to their local campus stores which are also offering student deals and promotions

 

scanned and uploaded ID's can easily be faked and not verified. I think the better method is the requirement that studen use a school email address.

 

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎07-10-2015 04:06 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More

This seems reasonable to me. Would anyone else like to see this as an option? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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