AMOUNT RAISED DURING THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR:
Amazon.com - $4021.57 (July 2016-Jan 15, 2016)
Ralphs/Food 4 Less (with 24/4 supporters) - $606.59 (6/1-12/31)
Escrip (with 47 supporters) - $__ (07/16-present)
Box Tops for Education - $718 (06/05/16)
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR ONGOING FUNDRAISERS
When you or anyone you know begin your shopping experience at Amazon.com, with a link directly from the school website or the PTO website, the school can earn up to 8% of the purchase amount. In order for Melrose to get the credit, you must link to amazon.com directly from the Melrose website or the Melrose PTO website (www.MelroseStars.org or www.MelroseElementaryPTO.org). To make it easy to remember, bookmark one of our websites and rename it “Amazon-Melrose”. And encourage your friends and family to do the same.
RALPHS/FOOD 4 LESS
Up to 4% of all qualifying Ralphs and Food 4 Less purchases will be donated to Melrose each time you shop using your free Ralphs Rewards Card. An easy way to raise funds automatically while you shop. Last year (2015-16) we raised almost $1000 through Ralphs/Food 4 Less!
1. Go to www.ralphs.com
2. Click on “Community”, then “Community Contributions”, then on “Enroll” (under Participant)
3. Follow instructions to enroll your Rewards Card using our organization number: 92956
*YOU MUST RE-REGISTER YOUR RALPHS CARD EVERY SCHOOL YEAR STARTING SEPTEMBER 1
ESCRIP via the BENEFIT MOBILE APP
Download the Benefit app to buy and redeem gift cards instantly while earning for your cause. Earn up to 20% on every purchase when you pay with Benefit! Support the things that matter most by using digital gift cards when shopping for your school supplies, picking up groceries, booking airline tickets, or even indulging in a latte.
Find out more and download the app here: https://www.benefit-mobile.com/consumers
Some of the participating retailers include:
Walmart ~ Lowes ~ IHOP ~ Banana Republic ~ Target ~ American Airlines ~ Home Depot ~ Whole Foods
ESCRIP DINING REWARDS
When you pay at a restaurant with a registered credit or debit card, eScrip Dining tracks the dine and automatically awards your organization with 2.5% for every dollar you spend on your entire dining bill.
Click here to find restaurants near you. http://bit.ly/18zUSpW
1. Go to https://secure.escrip.com/supporter/registration/index.jsp
2. Select "Group ID" and Enter Name: Melrose PTO/ID: 6536082
3. Register any Debit and/or Credit cards you may use when dining out.
eScrip also has a handy toolbar tool (ForgetMeNot) that reminds you when you are on one of their participating online merchant’s sites. No need to register your credit cards here. Sign up at the eScrip Online Mall: https://shopping.escrip.com
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Tops stamps are found on hundreds of items in stores. Some participating brands include: Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Chex, Kix, Fiber One, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Land O’Lakes, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Avery Office Supplies, Hefty, Kleenex & Scott Tissue, and most Ziploc Products. Each Box Top stamp is worth 10 cents. Clip them out and submit them, either in the drop box in the front hall of the school or on collection sheets brought home by the students. Last year we earned almost $800 with Box Tops!
*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NO LONGER COLLECTING USED INK CARTRIDGES BUT PLEASE CONTINUE TO RECYCLE THEM. YOU CAN DROP THEM OFF AT ANY OFFICE SUPPLY STORE AND THEY WILL RECYCLE THEM FOR YOU.