Free Shipping with Coupon Code in Magento

Step: – 1 Go to Admin panel of your Magento site.

Step: – 2 Go to Promotions -> Shopping Cart Price Rules

Step: – 3 Press “Add New Rule” Button.

Step : – 4 Rule Information Tab will open and Fill up all the details
       Rule Name:- Free Shipping

       Rule Description :- Free Shipping with Coupon Code.

       Status :- Active

       Websites: – Main Website

       Customer Groups: – Select all the groups if you want to give free shipping to all the Customer Groups otherwise select individual Customer Group.

       Coupon: – you must Select “Specific Coupon” Option.

       Coupon Code:- Write here your Coupon Code. Like, MACD01020

       Uses per Coupon: – 0

       Uses per Customer: – 0

       Priority: – 0

       Public in RSS Feed: – NO.

Step: – 5 Don’t use “Conditions” tab when you want to give Free Shipping .

Step: – 6 Go to “Actions” tab and fill up all the details as per below.

      Apply: – Select “percent of product price discount” option.

      Discount Amount: – 0

      Maximum Qty Discount is Applied To: – 0

      Discount Qty Step (Buy X): – 0

      Apply to Shipping Amount: – NO

      Free Shipping: – Always Select “For Matching items only” option.

      Stop Further Rules Processing: – Always Select “NO” but If you want to stop processing the rules then select “YES”.

Step: – 7 Press “Save and Continue Edit” button for saving the Free Shipping Rule with Coupon code.


Follow all the steps you can definitely add Free shipping with Coupon code in you Magento site. If any  error occurred Comment I definitely give you answer.

6 Responses to “Free Shipping with Coupon Code in Magento”

  1. Aqpearl Says:

    I followed your steps for creating a free shipping coupon, but it did not work for me. In addition, I only want the coupon to work for shipments to 48 contiguous US states, i.e., will not work for Alaska or Hawaii and an order of greater than a specified amount. Without the “Conditions”, even if this coupon worked, all shipments will have Free Shipping no matter what as long as they use the coupon.
    I know how to do free shipping without the coupon that will work with the conditions I wrote above, but I want customers to use coupon codes instead of automatic free shipment.

    Any comments?

    • Chris Hood Says:

      I just ran into this same problem. So far the only solution I’ve found is to enter the shipping information in the “Get Shipping Quote” section during checkout. Apparently Magento can’t apply the free shipping coupon to the cart before validating that the ship to information matches with the conditions of the rule. It’d be more convenient (ie, less confusing for the customer) if the coupon could be applied first, then validated during the checkout process instead of at the view cart screen.

  2. Eric Says:

    No, didn’t work. Made sure your steps were followed, entered the code, which I double-checked, and it said it was invalid. Now, I CAN make one for a specific $ off, or % off, but not for free shipping….

  3. ArikG Says:

    I followed your steps for creating a free shipping coupon, but am having a problem. I am trying to place an order through the administration panel under Orders. I select the products I want to purchase and my shipping method, I then enter my coupon and click apply. This zeros out the shipping price, but also makes the Shipping Method box display like I haven’t selected a shipping method already so when I hit submit I receive an error indicating that I must select a shipping method.


  4. Stan Says:

    I think you need to set: Apply to Shipping Amount: – YES instead of NO … then Magento applies this code to the Shipping amount.

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