The holidays are upon us. This year, give the gift that gives twice with SCRIP Gift Cards. Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to register and to see the list of popular companies who will give Hickory Hills Elementary a donation when you buy a gift card. Popular purchases last year were Starbucks, Old Navy/Gap, Macy’s, Walmart, and many more.
Thinking of a holiday gift for a teacher? This is the perfect time to order to ensure your teacher gets the perfect gift.
Scrip is a simple way families can help raise money for our school without spending any more money than you usually would. Scrip means “substitute money.” For each gift card purchased, Scrip gives back a percentage to our school so we can earn cash rebates for our students and school without spending additional money. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work.
Visit www.shopwithscrip.com to register. It is very easy. And to make it easier, they have Prestopay so you can order gift cards and pay online. It is secure and very easy. When you use Prestopay, your order and payment is automatic so you don’t need to get payment to the school.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please visit AmazonSmile http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7276896 and select Hickory Hills Elementary PTA as your charitable organization. Then when you’re ready to shop, remember to visit AmazonSmile!
Do you shop at Target? Did you know every time you make purchases at Target you could save yourself money and make money for your school as well? Target’s Take Charge of Education program allows you to designate 1% of your purchase to Hickory Hills Elementary PTA! To enroll in the program, register your Target REDcard on Target’s Take Charge of Education website, and then use your REDcard when you shop at Target. You will still get the 5% discount you would normally receive by using Target REDcard! But now, your school gets a donation as well!
If you don’t have a REDcard, it is easy to get one. Simply apply at the store or online! The Target REDcard acts as either a debit or a credit card to pay for purchases and a loyalty card at the same time. In addition to getting a 5% discount and the donation for your school every time you use it, you will also receive free shipping at Target.com and an extra 30 days to make returns on purchases. Learn more at http://www.target.com/redcard/main. You must wait until your REDcard arrives in the mail before you can register it on the Take Charge of Education website.
We already have 44 people using this program! We would like to see 70 people enrolled by the end of the year. And remember, you don’t need to have a student at Hickory Hills to enroll in the Take Charge of Education program. You just need a Target REDcard. So, make sure to tell grandparents, friends, and any other Target shopper you know that they can save money and support our school by just enrolling in Take Charge of Education with their Target REDcard.