Promo Codes are a staple of any event. There's no better way to drum up early excitement, give your closest supporters an extra incentive, encourage event promoters with special discounts, and so much more – which is why we added this feature to work hand-in-hand with our industry-leading fundraising events product.

As with all Events features, every attendee using Promo Codes has the option of adding a donation to their ticket purchase, and will receive an email receipt + PDF ticket with a QR code for ticket scanning (check-in).

How Promo Codes Work

You can have unlimited uniquely named codes that can be set to active or inactive for any of your campaigns.

There are two types of discount codes you can offer:

  1. Fixed - i.e. $10 off
  2. Percent - i.e. 10% off‍

You can then apply the code to any of your tickets:

  1. Apply to all tickets (default) - i.e. General Admission, Premium, and VIP
  2. Apply to certain tickets - i.e. ONLY General Admission

Set usage limits:

  1. Unlimited (default): code can be used an unlimited number of times
  2. Limited: code can only be used X number of times

Optionally add start & end dates, great for promotions like "Early Bird" discounts:

  1. Start Date: code becomes available after this date/time
  2. Expiration Date: code expires after this date/time

Lastly, Promo Codes work seamlessly with Givebutter's new Offline Donations features, so you can issue free or discounted tickets right from the dashboard.

Live Example

See this feature in action by doing the following:

  1. Visit our demo campaign: https://demo.givebutter.com/events
  2. Click "Donate & Tickets"
  3. Click "Enter promotional code"
  4. Enter "EARLYBIRD" > click "GO"
  5. Promo code applied!

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Givebutter is free to use and offers a wealth of great tools for accepting donations for nonprofits of all sizes. We are all really delighted at the robustness of what is offered by Givebutter, including SMS and email blasts, a handy and simple donor CRM, and embeddable donation and ticketing forms. Givebutter actually does some things that other platforms, which cost hundreds or more each year, don't do. The customer support is also fast, personable, and very helpful. A lot of thought has gone into making Givebutter easy, yet it also has a lot of features. We love everything about it and look forward to more features in the future. Other platforms like Givebutter either offer fewer features and tools or cost a lot (or any) money, so we are delighted by Givebutter as a small nonprofit.

Cris Edwards

Founder & Director

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