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We want to offer certain customer groups a discount on up to 3 items. We want to offer this discount on a 'per year' basis. is this possible to do?

Magento would have to track the customer's purchases each time they order. Once they get to the point of ordering 3 (of a certain category) the discount would be disabled.

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You can do this with plain-old Magento.

Using a Shopping Cart Price Rule, set the customer group and the max # of uses to 3, with an expiration date for 1 year from now. Albeit this isn't a 'rolling' 1 year term for each individual customer (would require a custom module) but you could set all of them to expire by Jan 1, and start afresh at the new year. See below:

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  • Right, but that would simply allow them to use the coupon 3 times. Then they would have to be limited to purchase 1 item each time. What if they want to purchase 2 items on their first order and 1 item on their second order? Or if they want to order 1 item on the first order and 2 items on the second order?
    – yldziner
    Oct 18, 2013 at 20:54
  • Correct - it's 3 separate uses, unlimited number of items per order.
    – philwinkle
    Oct 18, 2013 at 20:58
  • So you want 3 items limit lifetime??
    – philwinkle
    Oct 18, 2013 at 20:59
  • Your requirements are too complex to code within the realm of this forum. In the meantime I suggest that your shopping cart rule limits the discount to a maximum of 3 items to prevent abuse. Alternatively, create 3 separate coupon codes, each usable 1 time by each customer, and those 3 codes are good only for 1 year. Each code has a rule to apply to 1 item per purchase only. If they want their combined discount they could purchase 3 times. You could install a multicoupon extension to allow for 1 purch. Otherwise the scope of work you define is too large for StackExchange. Hire a developer.
    – philwinkle
    Oct 18, 2013 at 22:00
  • Okay, we'll maybe try a multi-coupon extension
    – yldziner
    Nov 7, 2013 at 23:36

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