Dallas Makerspace Gift Certificates are now available!


#1

Just in time for holiday gift giving. We now have Gift Certificates towards Dallas Makerspace Memberships available for purchase.

The gift cards are available in $50 and $540 increments until the day after Christmas, then they will go to $60 and $648 increments due to the Jan 1, 2019 price increases.

They can be purchased here: https://accounts.dallasmakerspace.org/accounts/index.php?m=giftcard

These gift certificates are good towards membership payments only, they can not be used for supplies, materials, etc.


#2

#3

Nicely done @StanSimmons :slight_smile:

Just checking for clarification, but I assume $50 now is still $50 worth of dues that might cost $60 later? I’m guessing it’s purely $50 due to wording, but not too hung up if you decide the card is “1 month of membership”. I assume they could be applied student rates as well?


#4

The way the software works, it is a dollar value, not a month value. So if you purchase a $50 cert now that you want to give for someone to use in March, 2019, then that person will need to add $10 for the $60 account. I’ll put the new price gift certs up on line the day after Christmas, (or earlier if there is demand.)


#5

That makes sense, and I could see it being a total PITA any other way.

I feel like you might need to offer it a bit earlier expecting people to possibly not get around to using it until after New Years?

In any event, nicely done.


#6

The 2019 rate gift certs are already built, I just have to make them visible when there is enough demand to offset the confusion of having two different “monthly” and two different “yearly” gift cards available.


#7

This is Awesome!


#8

Can the giftcerts be applied to accounts for current members?


#9

Yes, the gift certs can be used by any DMS Member, past, present of future to pay for membership dues.


#10

If it’s for an existing member, then their dues will still be $50 after New Years.


#11

I guess I’m going to ask my stupid questions:

  1. is “diviable” a word I’m not familiar with, or a typographical error for “divisible”? Either way, what does this imply?
    Because I’m thinking: if I gift a $35.00/month member a $50.00 gift card, what happens to $15.00 when said member attempts to redeem? Do they get a $15.00 credit towards another month? Or does it just disappear (which might be the implication of undiviable)?
    Which brings me to my second question/suggestion:
  2. I’d just go ahead and make the $60.00/648s available immediately, because who’s going to bitch about getting a Christmas gift of a full month, plus $10.00 (or more) towards next month’s cost?

PS: this is also good marketing, right? First month free, and if you join by December, $10.00 of January’s dues, too!


#12

I’m guessing that “diviable” is either a misspelling or mistranslation of divisible. It is probably a french-Canadian thing. I’ve put in a ticket on it with the vendor. I’m not terribly worried about it. :wink:

The diviable thing is more along the lines of someone buying a $1000 gift card and dividing it up to give out as 10 $100 cards. I don’t want to have to deal with the overhead of having that kind of setup. (I did look into it, and while feasible, it is a PITA for volunteer labor to keep track of.)

The gift card shows up as a credit on the account when it is redeemed. Account credits are processed before paypal or credit/debit cards. So if a $50 gift card is given to a “starving hacker” rate member, they will have a $50 credit immediately when they redeem the gift card. When the membership comes due the system will pull $35 from the credit, leaving $15. The next month the system will pull $15 from the credit and $20 from the members credit card.