The Verona Music Parents Association is excited to let you know about two important fundraisers to help you earn money towards your child’s escrow account. As a reminder, escrow funds are used to help offset your costs for trips and fees. The more you earn, the lower your out of pocket costs.
VMPA is now offering parents and caregivers TWO opportunities to participate in scrip fundraising, where you raise money by using gift cards instead of cash or credit to pay for everyday purchases like groceries, gas, clothing, dining out, and even your family’s summer vacation.
Fundraiser #1 - Supermarket Gift Card Ordering
Do you shop at ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Stop & Shop, or Kings? If you do, we will sell you gift cards that you can use to pay for your groceries, and you earn a 5% profit when you buy them. The profit goes into your family’s escrow account, which is maintained by the VMPA. Buying and using the gift cards doesn’t cost you anything additional.
How much can you earn? If you spend $200 a week on groceries, you can earn close to $500 after one year of buying and using gift cards!
To learn more check out our flyer.
To sign up for a reoccuring order (recommended), use our google form.
To place a one time order, click here.
Fundraiser #2 - RaiseRight
The VMPA has started a NEW fundraiser this year called RaiseRight. Through RaiseRight you can buy gift cards from over 750+ popular brands, with options for eGift cards (available immediately), physical gift cards, and reloadable gift cards. No extra money spent. It’s all managed on a convenient app on your phone.
For every gift card purchased, you receive earnings up to 20%. The earnings come from the gift card brand you are purchasing—their way of supporting organizations and communities like yours. On average, these earnings average 6%, much more than the average credit card rewards program.
All earnings are distributed to the VMPA. Now through December 31st, the VMPA will credit you 100% of the money that you earn to your child’s escrow account.
The following video is a quick tutorial on how to get started:
To get started, go to www.raiseright.com to set up an account and email us for the enrollment code at [email protected].
Contact Christine McGrath with any questions!
Email: [email protected]
Cell phone: 201-988-2404
RaiseRight Holiday Ordering!
RaiseRight really shines over the holidays. This program saves you a lot of time, because you can order gift cards to multiple stores from the convenience of your phone, anytime. It also saves you a lot of money, as there are no activation fees, especially for the popular Visa gift card.
We will open up group-shipping for the holidays, which means you can order any plastic/physical gift card you want. Select "ship to coordinator" at checkout to be part of the group shipping orders. RaiseRight will be offering bonuses on certain physical gift cards starting November 26th and running through December 9th.
Top Products: RaiseRight offers low denomination cards ($5 and/or $10) to stores like Starbucks, Panera, Amazon, Target, and Barnes and Noble, which make great gifts! They also offer a no-activation Visa gift card in multiple denominations, which is extremely popular. There are restaurant chains that offer a gift card that works at several restaurants (e.g. Darden or Happy Moments). Finally, don't forget to stock up on gift cards to Walgreens and Dick Sporting Goods, which only offer physical gift cards.
Note that gift cards do not come with envelopes, with the exception of the Visa gift cards.
Deadlines for Group Shipping:
Orders placed by Sunday, December 4th will be available for pickup by Saturday, December 10th.
Orders placed between Monday, December 5th and Sunday, December 11th will be available for pickup by Saturday, December 17th.
Pickup location will be emailed to you. Note, inclement weather may impact shipping timing.
We put the 2022 Gift Guide and key flyers in one place for you to learn more. Check out our resources here!
If would you like to get a tutorial on how to use RaiseRight, please email [email protected] to set up a time.
Also, you can maximize your earnings and sell gift cards to friends and family! A sample order form is here, as well as tips to get started. Email [email protected] for tips on how to sell to friends and family.