Depending on how the Coupons add-on setting "Always show coupon code box" has been adjusted by a store administrator, the store's cart and checkout areas will provide either a coupon code box or a "Have a discount coupon?" link allowing buyers to access the coupon code box.
Coupon box in cart:
Coupon box on the checkout page:
Link in cart:
Link on the checkout page:
Buyers can redeem their coupon by entering their coupon code in the box and clicking Redeem:
Provided that a valid coupon code has been entered, the coupon will be applied to the order.
If an invalid coupon code is entered (for example, if the coupon code is misspelled, expired, or otherwise does not meet the coupon application conditions), the user will be informed of the problem.
For example, here is the result of using a misspelled coupon code: