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Gift Card Fundraising


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Berea Power Squadron has embarked upon a gift card fund raising program.  Here is how the program works:  You purchase gift cards from Berea Power Squadron at the gift cards' face value.  In return for selling the card, Berea Power Squadronn will receive a portion of the sale of the gift card.  That portion amount varies with each individual retailer.  The amount that Berea receives is known and stated prior to the sale of each card.  We are happy to share that amount with you, so that you are aware how much the retailer is contributing to the squadron.  You may wish to support the retailers that give the most to us.

The idea is to incorporate the Berea Power Squadron gift cards into your normal shopping budget.  Every member of Berea Power Squadron eats out at restaurants.  Instead of using your credit cards or cash to buy your meal, we ask that you buy a gift card for that restaurant from us.  Every member does grocery shopping.  We ask that you buy a gift card for the grocery store from us.  Every member has a car and buys gas.  We ask that you buy a gas card from us.  It costs you nothing.  You buy a $25 gift card, for $25.  Berea Power Squadron gets a portion of the sale of that card!

We are not asking you to buy any cards that you will not use.  We are not asking you to spend money that you would not normally spend.  We are simply asking that you spend the money through the Berea Power Squadron gift card program.  You can help fund the activities of the Squadron, without it costing you a dime.  Essentially you can force these retailers to make a donation of their sales to Berea Power Squadron!

We are not asking anyone to go door to door selling any gift cards.  We should have sufficient revenue simply selling cards to our own members.  We must have the money prior to ordering cards.  We are not able to order any cards "on credit" for anyone: member or non-member.

If you give lots of gift cards out at Christmas time, Berea Power Squadron would be a great place to buy your cards.  Even if you are not giving out gift cards, even if you give out actual gifts, you can help out Berea Power Squadron.  For example, if you are going to buy at $30 gift for someone from Bath & Body Works.  We ask that you buy a $25 gift card from Berea Power Squadron to Bath & Body Works.  That $25 card will cost you $25, but Berea Power Squadron will receive $3.25 from the sale of that card.

If you are ready to get started with this program, you can download our personalized order form.  This order form only contains a partial listing of the retailers that we offer.  You can click here to download the entire list of retailers.  If the retailer is on the entire list, but not on our order form, simply write out your order in the margin.  Please include the percentage for our information.

We would like to place the orders for the gift cards approximately one week before our regularly scheduled meetings.  That way the cards can be distributed at our meetings.  You can order a card at the current meeting, to receive at the next meeting.  Or you can contact Wayne and Barb Spraggins and get your order to them.

Feel free to ask Wayne and Barb Spraggins any questions about the program.  If they are not available, you can also try asking Bob Mueller.


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Bob Mueller,
Nov 21, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Bob Mueller,
Nov 21, 2012, 12:45 PM
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