Want to set up a promotion on your Magento eCommerce store? Would you like to give your users free shipping? Maybe offer free shipping for just a limited time only? Or perhaps buy 1, get one 50% off? This article will show you how to create a discount code.

1. Free Shipping

  1. Log in to Magento Admin.
  2. Click on Promotions –> Shopping Cart Price Rule.
  3. Fill in the fields; be sure to give the rule a Name and Description and decide whether or not you are choosing ALL Customer groups or not.
  4. In the General Information page in the coupon menu, select the Specific Coupon option.
  5. Enter a code in the coupon code field (can be letters or numbers).
  6. In the Uses Per Coupon field, specify the number of times a customer can use this coupon code if you would like to provide a limit. If not, leave blank.
  7. In the Uses Per Customer field, specify the number of times a customer can use this promotion if you would like to provide a limit. If not, leave blank.
  8. In the From/To Date menu, select a time frame for your coupon if you would like to provide one. If not, leave blank.

Make sure these conditions are met [none for this case]:

Make sure these actions are met:

And if you want something more specific, such as: Free shipping on only a certain item, follow these actions:

Remember to click Save Rule to save all changes.

2.      Buy 1, Get One [Free] Coupon:

  • Follow steps a-h from previous example first.

Then ensure these Actions are met:

  • Set the Discount amount to 1. This is the quantity that is discounted (the Y value, the quantity received for free).
  • [Optional] If you want to set the number needed higher than 1, e.g., to 5, set the discount Qty Step (Buy X) to 5. This is the quantity the customer must purchase in order to qualify for the free item.
  • [Optional] If you want to set it to a specific product SKU, you can enter these in the Conditions on the Actions tab.
  • Click Save Rule to save all changes.


And… voila! You are now on your way to successful coupon creation in Magento!

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