**To have gift cards or certificates that are less than 8 characters, you must contact an AmberPOS representative to enable the function for you**
Promotional gift cards and certificates are issued to the customer at no charge from the transaction screen.
First, access the POS menu. Next, select the customer to whom you wish to issue the card/certificate (or use the default "Thank You" customer).
From the transaction screen press the [F12] Miscellaneous key on the bottom menu bar to bring up the Miscellaneous tab on the right hand side. Alternatively you can press F12.
Next, select from the right side menu to bring up the Gift Card / Certificate window.
Using the details section on the bottom half of the Gift Card / Certificate window you can enter the details of the card or certificate to be issued. The Serial # field can be filled in manually or by scanning the code on your card or certifcate. Enter the amount you want on the card in the Initial Amount field. Check the box for either Gift Card or Gift Certificate, depening on which type you are issuing.
Check the No Charge / Promotional box to set the card or certificate as promotional (free). To set an activation or expiry date, use the checkboxes and dropdown menu on the right side.
Once you have entered the correct information, press the key to continue. A window will appear asking if you wish to process your payment now. Click Yes to proceed to the payment screen, or No to return to the customer screen if you'd like to add more items to the transaction. Then complete the transaction as normal.