I was reading a thread the other day, and someone was talking about a bad experience with a customer that used a gift certificates. Someone also mentioned that gift certificates can be a good money maker since sometimes they are never used and its pure profit. So I was wondering who here does gift certificates, and what methods do you use to ensure that it isnt abused. I dont want someone to be able to recreate one with their name on it, and hand it to me as if it was a paid gift certificate. And its not exactly in the budget to get a gift card machine like what walmart uses with the magnetic back. : ) With Christmas just around the corner, I believe this is something I would like to add to my client presentation as products I offer. I figure this is basically a referral program, I could offer the client a reduced package price that takes into consideration the referral program, so they think they are getting a great value for their dollar, and are giving a gift to someone that may not have used my services without it. Perhaps a $60 package gc for $40.