Allow Team Members to Claim NFTs for Free

Allow Team Members to Claim NFTs for Free - thirdweb Guides

In this guide, we'll show you how to set up an NFT Drop so that members of your team can mint for free while other users claim at the regular price!

We'll use our newly announced improved claim conditions to override the price for a set list of wallet addresses (our team members).

Let's begin!

Deploy An NFT Drop Smart Contract

To begin, head to the Contracts page in your thirdweb Dashboard and hit "Deploy new contract":

deploy new contract

You will be taken to our Explore page — where you can browse smart contracts built by the top protocols in web3 and deploy them in just a few clicks!

Note: You can also use the thirdweb CLI to set up a smart contract environment by running the below command from your terminal:

npx thirdweb create contract

This will take you through an easy-to-follow flow of steps for you to create your contract. Learn more about this in our CLI guide.

Otherwise, let's get back to Explore:

thirdweb explore page

In here, select your smart contract of choice. For this guide, we're going to use the NFT Drop (ERC721) contract to create our NFT collection:

Set up your smart contract with an image, name, description, etc., and configure which wallet address will receive the funds from primary and secondary sales:

Populate metadata for your contract and deploy

You can select any network you like; for this guide, I am choosing Goerli. Learn more about the different networks we have available below:

Which Blockchain & Network Should I Use?
Learn the typical workflow for deploying smart contracts on to a blockchain, with an overview of the different options available to you on thirdweb.

Once deployed, you can follow the guide below to batch upload your NFTs if you haven't done so already.

How to use batch upload with an NFT Drop
Learn How To Batch Upload NFTs Using the thirdweb Dashboard To Lazy Mint Multiple NFTs At Once Ready For Users To Mint.

Configuring Claim Conditions

Claim conditions allow you to define a set of conditions regarding who, when and how your users can claim an NFT from your drop.

For this guide, we'll create a "base" claim conditions where all users can claim NFTs for a price, and override those conditions for a specific list of wallet addresses; so they can claim for free:

  • General public: Claim for 0.1 ETH.
  • Team members: Claim for 0 ETH.

Generating A Team Member CSV File

To override the base claim conditions for set wallet addresses, we can create and upload a CSV file to the dashboard.

Using a text editor or spreadsheet tool, create a .csv file with the following format:


Update the addresses to the address of your team members and set the price equal to 0. You can also update maxClaimable, which represents the amount of NFTs you want your team members to claim!

Set Up Claim Conditions

From the dashboard, open the Claim Conditions tab and click on Add Initial Claim Phase to get started.

Click on Add Initial Claim Phase
Click on Add Initial Claim Phase

In the claim phase, we set the default values for all wallets. You can change the details and charge whatever you want for the general public; such as 0.1 ETH.

Next, select "Any wallet (with overrides)" in "Who can claim NFTs during this phase?" to upload the CSV file we created just now:

Select Any wallet (with overrides)
Select Any wallet (with overrides)

A drawer will open up, upload the CSV file we just made, and save your claim phase!

Upload snapshot
Upload snapshot

Testing the flow

You can go to the embed tab and try minting from a wallet that was in the snapshot once and once from a wallet that wasn't in the snapshot. You will see that now you have custom claim conditions for team members, LFG!

Wallet not in overrides (public price):

Public mint requires you to pay 0.1 GOR
Public mint requires you to pay 0.1 GOR

Wallet present in overrides (free mint):

The wallets that are in allowlist mint for free
The wallets that are in allowlist mint for free


This guide taught us how to allow team members of an NFT collection to mint NFTs for free!

If you have any questions about this guide, jump into our Discord where you can speak with our team directly!