How to create printable vouchers and gift cards?

You can easily create printable templates of your vouchers/gift cards which later can be used in physical stores or promotional events. 

In this guide, you'll see how to create a printable fixed-code voucher in a reusable template. 

Unique vs fixed codes

You can also use this workflow to create printable unique code vouchers but keep in mind it would require more manual work and may not scale. If you're worried about coupon misuses or tracking, remember that you can equip fixed codes with the same validation rules that unique codes (for example limit redemptions per customer) and Voucherify, likewise, will track every redemption with its details.

Let's create a template of a voucher with a 20% discount and a QR code which you can print and share hand-to-hand with your customers.

There are two ways you can do it with Voucherify account:

  1. Using Voucherify code and free Canva editor (recommended);
  2. Using Voucherify code and your MailChimp account (you can also create new MailChimp account for free if you prefer to use their templates instead of Canva).

Voucherify + Canva

What do you need to start:

  • Voucherify account,
  • Free version of Canva account which you can create here.

Step 1: Create a fixed code


Open the Campaign manager and create a new standalone (fixed) code.

Go through each stage of the manager to set up a discount and code details:

2. Define discount type and value.

3. Create a code or choose a random one.

4. Add validation rules, time and redemption limits (optional) 

Let's leave code's redemption unlimited and restrict budget by adding a validation rule that limits redemptions to one per customer. As a result, a voucher can be redeemed an unlimited number of times but only once per each customer.

5. In the last stage, you can attach metadata (custom) attributes to the code (optional) and confirm the code set up with SAVE. 

When the code is generated, the app directs you to its detailed view where you can get links to QR and barcode.

Step 2: Save QR code


Let's save a QR code image to put it on our printable template

Step 3: Create a voucher template


Log into your Canva account and design a template. 

To add a QR code, drag the saved image with code into the editor

When the template is ready, download the file in the chosen format (PDF print recommended).

Confirm the download of the file and that's it! Your fixed-code voucher is ready to print and share with your customers.


Voucherify + MailChimp

If you already use MailChimp, you can log into your account to create printable templates with Voucherify promo codes. 

What do you need to start:

  • Voucherify account,
  • your MailChimp account which you can also create for free here.

Step 1: Create a fixed code


Open the Campaign manager and create a new standalone (fixed) code.

Go through each stage of the manager to set up a discount and code details:

1. Define discount type and value.

2. Create a code or choose a random one.

3. Add validation rules, time and redemption limits (optional).

Let's leave code's redemption unlimited and restrict budget by adding a validation rule that limits redemptions to one per customer. As a result, a voucher can be redeemed an unlimited number of times but only once per each customer.

4. In the last stage, you can attach metadata (custom) attributes to the code (optional) and confirm the code set up with SAVE. 

When the code is generated, the app directs you to its detailed view where you can get links to QR and barcode

Step 2: Save QR code


Let's save a QR code image to put it on our printable template

Step 3: Create a voucher template


1. Firstly, log into your free MailChimp account (you can skip all optional account settings) and click on Templates

2. Choose 'Create Template'

3. You can choose from many built-in templates and themes or create your own in HTML. In this tutorial, you'll see one of the example templates customized the look like 20% off voucher. 

Just click on the chosen template/theme and you'll get to the editor where you can modify it.

4. To put a QR code into the template, import QR code from your computer to the template.

7. When the template is ready, you can get a preview 

8. Click on 'Save and Exit', add a name of the template and confirm with Save.

Step 4: Export voucher 


Now, export the template as HTML.

Step 5: Print vouchers


When you open a downloaded HTML file, you'll see a ready-to-print voucher with QR code.

That's it! If you want to modify the template or change/add QR or barcode, you can open the HTML file in any code/HTML editor and put changes directly on your computer. 


Redemptions of printable codes

Your customers can redeem their codes and Voucherify will note each redemption in your dashboard. The easiest way to serve redemptions is by scanning QR codes via Voucherify mobile app:

You can read more about offline redemptions with the mobile app here.