There are many different uses for gift certificates both in business and with friends and relatives.
Saying “Thanks” to Customers – One of the best ways to draw customers in is to offer a special sale. However, getting customers back into your store or establishment after they respond to a sale can be challenging. Help convince customers to create a new habit of shopping by giving them a gift card or certificate for future use. Ensure customers check out future sales by offering a gift certificate that ties in future incentives. The department store chain Kohl’s is famous for running this kind of program with their “Kohl’s Cash.”
Apologizing for Errors – The saying goes, “The customer is always right.” But as anyone who’s worked with the public knows, a more accurate saying would be, “The customer thinks he’s always right.” And, as anyone who’s worked with the public also knows, when an accident or mistake causes a dispute with a customer, who’s right or wrong doesn’t matter. The customer’s reality is that they feel themselves to have been wronged. Errors and accidents happen in business; how your business reacts to those accidents is what will be remembered. Offering a gift card or certificate is one way to apologize and show you value a customer’s business, without needing to admit fault or take blame when it isn’t due.
Showing Appreciation for Work – Need a good way to show employees or contractors your gratitude? A night on the town that includes a printable gift certificate to a local restaurant, movie theater, or community play is a great way to recognize others for their efforts.
Last Minute Gifts – Because they are so quick and easy to create and present to others, and because they allow the recipient to get the gift they really wanted, gift certificates are a staple of gift-giving. Not sure what your niece’s favorite color is, but know she wants shoes? Not sure which Lego model your nephew doesn’t have? Gift certificates are a great way to show your thoughtfulness, even when you haven’t managed to get all those details.
Charity Events – Is your charity or school auctioning off dinner with a celebrity? Work from local contractors? Dinners at local restaurants? Our free, downloadable gift certificate templates are customizable to fit your needs. Just download a certificate to your computer, fill in the fields according to your needs, and have it ready to present within minutes.
Free Gift Certificate Templates
Free gift certificate templates are below. Since all of our templates are free and can be easily downloaded and edited within Microsoft Word, you should have no trouble creating the ideal gift certificate for your needs. You’ll find everything from colorful Happy Birthday certificates, to golf, massage and fast food freebies. Download these stunning, full-color templates today and never be without a way to recognize friends, customers, family members, or co-workers.