In this tutorial, we’re going to see, step by step, how to set up a Double Points Event for an existing Points and Rewards program.
1 – The Original Points and Rewards
Activating a Double Points Events requires an existing Points and Rewards program. This tutorial is about Double Points.
If you don’t have an existing Points and Rewards program, follow this tutorial : Points and Rewards
2 – Create the Double Points Event program
This leads to a new program, where all the original Points earning method are set, but also rewards and other settings.
As we only want to give double points, we first need to empty the Rewards
Now the important part in this system is that it has to give points to the original system.
For this, there is the most important information on this program : the Points Reserve inside the Advanced Settings group
It’s time to make this system be only an Event one.
Before we set the Dates, lets explain what each one does.
- Start Date : Before that date, the points and rewards system is disabled but customer can see it. So they are prepared for the incoming double points.
- Point earning end : After that date, customers can no longer earn points. But they still can spend them for rewards.
- End Date : After that date, the points and rewards system will be disabled but customer can see it. Customers keep their remaining points but cannot use them anymore.
For the Double Points Event, we will only need the Start Date and the End Date
Now it’s time to fill the last required field
Now let’s check the result.
In the Status, you will see the information “SCHEDULED“, that means the starting date is not yet over.
In the Event Dates, you can check the start and end dates.
In Points Reserve you should see the same information, same background color. That means you share the same points reserve.
3 – Using the Wizard
To do the same but faster, you may use the dedicated wizard.
You will be redirected inside the new Points and Rewards program where you can still manually change the settings.
You can also see that the Rewards list is already empty and the Points earning method the same than the original Points and Rewards program.