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8 Tips for Bringing in More Earnings All Holiday Season

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 essentials.

Chloe Wasserburger
By Chloe Wasserburger
on 11/27/19 5:07 PM

Raise Money While Shopping for Back to School

Cara Murphy
by Cara Murphy on 8/18/16 2:00 PM

shopping back-to-school with scrip

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again! While your kids may be dreading the end of summer, they might perk up at the prospect of picking out shiny new school supplies and gear for the coming school year. You might be dreading your kids going back to school too, for another very good and expensive reason: you’re footing the back-to-school shopping bill.

We don’t blame you. This year, parents with kids in K-12 plan to spend an average of $673.57 on school supplies, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Savvy shoppers watch for sales, scour coupon sites for deals, and budget accordingly to help curb these expenses. But what if you could be doing more?

Running a scrip fundraising program through your school, sports team, music program, church, or other nonprofit provides you with the opportunity to earn large rebates on the back-to-school purchases you’re already planning to make. The money you earn will go toward your organization’s fundraising efforts, as well as help reduce your own individual fees and expenses.

See the infographic below for an example of how these rebates add up. You won’t want to miss out on saving with scrip this back-to-school season!

Back to School Shopping Infographic 

Does scrip sound like a great fundraising option for your program? Download our School Scrip Fundraising Starter Kit to learn how to get started.

Next Steps:

  • Have other ideas about saving on back-to-school shopping? Leave us a comment below!
  • Get ready for the season and follow our Everything Back-to-School board on Pinterest.Download the Public School Scrip Fundraising Info Kit

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Cara Murphy
Written by Cara Murphy
Cara is a junior in pursuit of her Creative Advertising and Psychology degrees at Michigan State University. She is excited to be spending her summer interning at Great Lakes Scrip Center, where she assists with copywriting, graphic design, Pinterest-browsing, and some other intern-y stuff.

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