How To Make Scratch-Off Cards For Your Retail Store Event
I love a good DIY Project.
Especially if it saves us some money at The Salvaged Boutique, the home decor boutique I co-own with my sister.
Earlier this year we were preparing for a Summer Sale Event.
We wanted to offer something a little different so I thought we could offer fun scratch-off cards for customers shopping with us to get a discount.
After doing a little bit of research online, I found paying to have scratch-off cards custom made wasn’t in our budget.
So I decided to make them myself! Why not?
We chose to offer discounts ranging from 5-15% and one special person would receive a 25% discount. You can customize this for your business and event.
Want to make your own scratch-off cards? I’ll show you how!
Supplies you’ll need :
- Canva (open a free account)
- Card Stock
- Gold Scratch-Off Stickers – you can purchase here: Gold Stickers OR Silver Stickers.
How to design the card in Canva:
- Click on “Create a design”
- Choose custom size: 3 x 5 inches
- Design your card – add your business name, event title, event date, a disclaimer, graphic elements to match the style of your event
- Add a circle where you will place your gold stick: Click “elements”, “shapes”, and add the free outline of a circle (size 90×90 or smaller)
- Now duplicate the design (see image below, select the duplicate simple to copy your design) and add your customized percentages to each card design. We had four total cards: 5%, 10%, 15% and 25%
How to print your cards:
- Download each card individually from Canva; Choose “Download” and then instead of selecting “Download all pages”, I chose to download each “page” individually. So, I saved 4 designs.
- For each design, you can print up to 4 to a page on 8 1/2 x 11 paper which makes it ideal for printing on your home printer
- Cut the cards with a cutting machine or scissors
How to add the gold sticker:
- Use a pair of tweezers or razor blade (if you’re comfortable – just be safe!) to lift the gold sticker from the sheet. I recommend using something that will lift the sticker from the bottom. The gold surface scratches easily so you want to avoid using anything sharp on the surface of the sticker
- Place the gold sticker over the circle area. Gently use some pressure with your fingertip to adhere the gold sticker to the cardstock
The day of your event:
- Place your cards in a basket
- When a customer comes up to your register, have them pick a card and give them a coin so they can reveal their discount!
Kathy from Pineapple on Main, used this tutorial to make these gorgeous scratch-off cards for one of her in-store events! Aren’t they great?
If you make these for your event, I’d love to see photos! Please share and tag me at @savvyshopkeeper on Facebook or Instagram!
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This is an AWESOME idea!! I am going to try to get our small businesses to do this for Small Business Saturday!
It’s always a big hit with customers! I’m glad you like the idea – and it’s so easy to do too! Good luck with your event.