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9 Tips to Earn Throughout the Holiday Season

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The holidays are the best time to shop with gift cards, even if you don’t participate all year long. It feels good to raise money for your organization during the season of giving—and it doesn’t require you to spend money on things you don’t want, or give money out of your own pocket. From garland to gifts that give back and everything in between, use gift cards for all your holiday shopping. 

Below are 9 simple tips you can use to make an impact on your organization this season. 

1. Stuff stockings with the perfect present

$5 and $10 gift cards are great stocking stuffers, along with small toys, soaps, socks, and snacks. (Psst… remember to buy those things with gift cards, too.)

2. Explore the Holiday Gift Guide

Discover great gift card gifting options in the Holiday Gift Guide. This way, your organization earns, and you get your holiday shopping done in one impactful place. Be sure to check with your coordinator about the final day to place an order for physical gift cards.

3. Use gift cards for donations

It’s the season of giving. Donating helps the people around you and helps raise your own spirits. When you give using gift cards that give back, your gift goes even further. Purchase gift cards to buy items to donate, give a gift card to a family in need, or purchase a Charity Choice gift card to select from more than 1,000 charities.

4. Gift eGift cards

Perfect for last-minute gifting. Use eGift cards as a tangible gift or schedule it to arrive in a friend’s inbox. Get details on using eGift cards as a gift >

5. Earn from anywhere with the RaiseRight mobile app

Easily purchase eGift cards, reload physical gift cards, and ship select gift cards directly to your door. Use online payments or a credit card to receive eGift cards immediately and to use reloaded funds faster. Get the RaiseRight mobile app >

6. Shop with a credit card to get perks on top of your gift card earnings

The option to pay with a credit card makes holiday shopping easier, faster, and more rewarding. Earn points, cash back, or any other perk you get by shopping with your Discover, Mastercard, or Visa—and that’s in addition to your gift card earnings. Simply enter your credit card information at checkout on our secure website or mobile app.  

7. Watch for opportunities to earn more

You’ll have a handful of chances to earn even more this holiday season with events like ThankScriping Day on Nov 18 & 19, and two-week holiday bonuses and surprise mystery bonuses happening November 27 – December 10. To get more information and timing details on opportunities like these:

  • Go to Dashboard > Profile and check the box to get email updates directly to your inbox.
  • “Like” us on Facebook to see the latest announcements.

8. Use gift cards on all things holiday

Gift cards are great for gift giving, but you can also use them on everything you need this season, including:

  • Greeting and holiday cards
  • Holiday decorations
  • Grocery essentials and holiday meal planning
  • Snowsuits, sleds, and outerwear

TIP: Traveling for the holidays? Use gift cards to book your flights, hotels, and rental cars. If you’re road tripping to grandma’s house, grab gas station gift cards that you can register and reload along the way. Shop travel brands >

9. Ring in earnings for the new year

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution: earning more for what matters to your family. Use gift cards on everything you need for your New Year’s Eve celebration and earn on appetizer ingredients, noisemakers, a fun outfit, and more. Going out for the night? Shop gift cards for restaurants, movie theaters, Stub Hub tickets, Uber, and more.

These tips will help you make the season of giving also a season of earning. Happy Holidays from the ShopWithScrip team.

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