Coupon Cards Fundraiser is Back!
Back by popular demand is our merchant card individual fundraiser. Last year, many students earned big bucks by selling these popular discount cards to family, friends and neighbors. Students can use their individual funds for a variety of theater activities including activity fees, field trips and merchandise/photos. Here’s how it works:
The cards feature local businesses with various product discounts. Last year merchants included Great Clips, Dairy Queen, Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Acapulco. The cards sell for $20 and students get to keep $10 for every card they sell. Most sales occur during a fun weekend sales blitz, where students work in teams to target ERHS neighborhoods to make sales. This event is followed by a pizza party, complete with cash prize drawings and awards for top sellers. All who participated last year had fun and were pleasantly surprised at how much they could earn in one afternoon. “I was amazed how much fun it was and how easy it was to sell the cards,” said Beth Martin, who earned $180 during last year’s blitz.
We also need a handful of parent volunteers to work with teams on the sales blitz date. Booster Mom Mary Kieffer helped last year: “It was so much fun to see how excited the kids were. We were calling and texting back and forth with another team to see who had the most sales and the pizza party was a big hit. Our kids love hanging out together anyway, so this way they can be together and earn money for their theater activities.”
This year’s fundraiser is March 1-22, with the all-important sales blitz on Sunday, March 3 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Students need to sign up to participate by Feb. 8th. Ms. Hestwood has a sign up sheet in her office. Any additional questions regarding the fundraiser can be directed to Todd and Annette Thorsen at 651-756-8032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an FYI, The Loft Stage Boosters conducts only two individual fundraisers per season: Butter Braids during the fall and the coupon cards during winter/spring.