Use subscribe date as a variable

I have a unique to each user link that gets sent via the confirmation email (it is a coupon for a restaurant).

the link as it is set up in MailBuild:

http://www.rialtocafe.com/emailclub_confirm.html?f=[firstname]&l=[lastname]

obviously becomes:

http://www.rialtocafe.com/emailclub_confirm.html?f=John&l=Denver

This is working just fine for the name - but I want to use the subscribe date as a way of adding in a expiration date for the coupon. Right now - I have it so the coupon is simply pulling the current date and adding 1 month. I would like it to add 1 month from the subscribe date (that way a customer cannot just keep going back to the same email every week/month/year and have a non-expired coupon).

So, I'm basically just wondering if it is possible to utilize the subscribe date as a variable. And if so, how?

Something like...

http://www.rialtocafe.com/emailclub_confirm.html?f=[firstname]&l=[lastname]&d=[date]

but I don't know what the [date] should actually be - or if it's possible.

And yes, I realize the links are not actually code, but I couldn't figure out how else to get them to not be broken up :)

Thanks.

Dave Dave, 10 years ago

Hey redketchup, sorry your question flew under the radar there. Unfortunately right now there's no way to include the date subscribed in your confirmation emails I'm afraid. I can see how that would be useful though, and will add it as a potential feature to be added at a later date. As always, we'll announce it on the blog if/when that happens.

aognenoff, 9 years ago

I'll add a vote for this feature.  Specifically so we can include the date they subscribed in the footer of each email - I think it might help people remember that they really did sign up to receive messages from us.

Dave Dave, 9 years ago

Good call aognenoff, there's definitely some value in that too.

redketchup, 9 years ago

Thanks for the reply Dave - no worries on the post getting skipped over. Obviously it's not a life or death situation (as I haven't even checked in on this post in quite some time :)

But, it could be a nice feature (to use any of the collected info in the confirmation email).

redketchup, 9 years ago

Any progress on this (for MailBuild or Campaign Monitor)? I didn't see anything in the blog, but could have missed it.

Also related, now that it is possible to send html confirmation emails, I'd like to be able to put a coupon directly into that email, instead of a link to another page. Which I assume would mean any PHP involvement would be out - but perhaps not?

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