Got a message from a client this morning:
I’d like to disapprove this affiliate for illegal use of coupons. I don’t know how they get proprietary coupons but Next Jump is a private program. Another is for cart abandonment. The other two are expired…
Went to the affiliate’s site, took a screen shot:
Dear affiliates who are stealing coupons from fellow-affiliates, this is the surest way to either get your account suspended on the network level, or, at the very least, to be kicked out of the merchant’s affiliate program.
Dear affiliate networks, please borrow buy.at’s idea to help fighting the use of other affiliate’s exclusive coupons by unauthorized parties. The only party that will lose from an implementation of such a technology will be the unethical affiliate.