How does a discount cards fundraiser work?
Essentially, those in your group will sell the cards to neighbors, members of the church, friends, co-workers, people they run into at ball games, anywhere really. The credit-size cards offer a dozen or more discount offers on the back, sponsored by local merchants. You can choose the merchants if you so choose, or have the designing company take care of it for you. Offers on the cards range from 10% to 25% off deals, or buy-one-get-one-free offers at restaurants, car care services, salons, gyms, the local bowling alley – nearly any merchant you want to include. When the customer purchases a card, he or she can enjoy the special savings for an entire year.
How much preparation and work is involved?
Unlike other things you’ve probably done in the past to raise money, a discount cards fundraiser involves very little in the way of preparation or work. There is no product to order like there is with catalog orders. No baking pies and cakes, or pricing the items you want to place in the church yard sale. No gathering recipes to put in the church cookbook, or having to ship it off for publication. Essentially, you choose the merchants, order the cards, and begin selling after you receive the cards from the printing and design company. Of course, your fundraiser will be a bigger success if you promote it a bit beforehand, but there is very little in terms of physical work involved.
How profitable is a discount cards fundraiser?
Compared to the profits you enjoy when your group sells candy bars or cookie dough, fundraising cards are extremely profitable. Whether your group is small or large, you will find the profit margins incredible – and considering how easy they are to sell, you can have the money you need quickly, usually within a couple of week versus months.
With a discount cards fundraiser, even with a small group you can expect 50% profit margins. This means that if your group sells just 250 cards (which is easy, considering most individuals can easily sell 10 cards), your total profit will be $1,250! The more cards you order and that are sold, the higher your profit margin soars. Sell 1,200 cards, and your profit margin is 100% – your group quickly raises $10,000. How many other products or fundraising methods can you think of that you’ve used in the past have resulted in that kind of profit?
Merchants enjoy new business and increased exposure, customers love saving money on products and services they use everyday. One thing about a discount cards fundraiser is that it’s “evergreen,” considering saving money never goes out of style – and people always have and always will enjoy saving money. Your group enjoys outstanding profits, and can collect the funds you need in no time at all when compared with other fundraising activities. Are you ready to give a discount cards fundraiser a try? Once you do, chances are you will never go back to the old way of doing things.