A challenge for web designers...!?

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Wow... a challenge.

How can I limit or restrict a perimeter based on a user's IP Address?

Say for example, I want to provide a link which will disable after a user clicks on it for the first time.
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I want to provide free landscaping ($1 puts them on the list and there's other stipulations) but I want to provide the free landscaping to those with a coupon. However, I want to make the coupon accessible to each IP address only once. I want to make it so a household can have multiple free services on the condition they can provide multiple coupons. However, I don't want the coupons freely available. I want them available to each IP Address ONLY once. If they get a coupon from another IP Address, that'll be fine with me as long as they give me that second coupon.
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Also, how can I limit or restrict them to only printing the coupon once. I know computer geniuses could do this... so maybe geniuses at yola can figure it out for me? Be much help... and very much appreciated. Also, you're not just helping me... you're helping those getting free services.
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My goal is to spread the word mainly on main streets and be willing to do services anywhere within my CITY. Maybe to help beautify the city. I will provide ANY landscaping service no more than 4 hours to complete. The customer has to pay for any expense ranging from gas to materials. And they will know that I will accept donations... and I will complete a free service, then a paid service, and go back and forth between the two lists.

But in order to make a website in EXCELLENT working order, I would like the conditions as indicated above.
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Donald

Why not make it to the first "x" amount to reply, either by phone or e-mail, to you if with-in so many miles of you.

The coupon would not have to be printed, or overprinted. You would get a name, address, phone, e-mail from there you could start a e-mail listing to get repeat business. Also if people call after the coupon offer has been filled you can maybe offer something at a reduce rate, but not as much as the coupon and not full price. If you get enough response you set up a weekly route.

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yes, I'm aware of this alternative. It's actually the way I started to do it. But then a house can only get it once. I want to make it so they can obtain more than one free service but only if they obtain the coupon at another IP Address. This will also help obtain additional customers to the website. Whereas, when someone gets a message that says, "This IP Address has already received this offer". Maybe they will call up their friend and say, "hey, can you go to this website for me and print the coupon?"... And then he'll print the coupon and give it to his friend and say, "why didn't I keep that for myself?"... then maybe he'll call up his friend and create a domino effect. Now I've just pulled in a potential second and maybe more customers from word of mouth and the first customer didn't even know he was advertising for me. By the way, I know things like this is possible, I just don't know how it's done.
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I'd forget about the IP idea, only web sites and hosts IP's stay the same, your home IP has probably changed since you wrote this.

Sounds like the job of a form to me.
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I don't know about that duke. I often see my internet provider (IP) Address from time to time and it's always the same. The IP Address I am referring to is the same one analytics records.

If one person was to visit my website five times in the same day. Getclicky would record the same IP Address for them... and then again in a month... same Address.... this is the address I'm referring to... maybe it's not the IP Address I'm thinking of?

I know when I view my getclicky analytics I know where my visits are because my IP Address recorded by getclicky is always the same.