The main problem with SmartSource coupons is that you cannot easily deep link them. The coupons are usually displayed in a grid view on a set of pages. You can select each coupon using a check box but linking to the selected coupon is a challenge. Here are a couple of ways how you can solve this problem.
1. Building the link using email
Email the coupon to yourself using the little envelope icon next to the check box. You will receive an email like this:
Your friend XYZ has referred you a coupon.
Click here to know more.
The 'Click here' is a link that opens the SmartSource website with the desired coupon in first position and pre-selected.
2. Building the link using HTML codes
Building the URL by hand based on the coupon information you can obtain from the webpage source code. This requires a bit of HTML knowledge. What you do is you select the desired coupon on the webpage like you would select text in a text editor:
After you do so you right click on your selection and choose "View Selection Source" in your browser (or "View Source" in IE). A new window will open and you will see a bunch of HTML tags. Find a tag formatted like this: selectOffer(X,Y,Z)
. Those X, Y, and Z number is what you need. Next, build a URL in the following format:
(I deliberately skipped the "http" part at the beginning so you could see the link)
Note the X, Y, and Z at the end. You will need to replace them with the actual numbers you found in the HTML source code of the coupon.
That's all, once you put the numbers in place, your URL should open to a window with the desired coupon in the first position and pre-selected. By the way, X is the coupon identifier, Y is the discount amount in dollars, and I am not sure what Z is.