Yes, if you would like to sell gift certificates/cards to your school My School Books can accommodate this.

Here’s how to do it:

1. When you issue/sell a gift certificate, record the payment amount as “Other Income” in My School Books. Give the buyer a physical (paper) certificate that the recipient can bring back to your school to redeem at a later date.
2. When the student returns for lessons (to cash in their certificate), add the amount of the certificate as a “Discount” to that student’s account on the “Families & Invoices” page.

This records the income as “Other Income” at the time the cash is received. Later, when you add the “Discount” to the student’s account, it will credit the student but won’t be counted as income a second time. (This is very important; do NOT record a gift certificate as a “Payment”, because then it would be counted as income twice and you don’t want that.)

This method gives you the flexibility to sell gift certificates to anyone, even if they’re not a student yet.