Looking for ideas for fundraisers? You’re not the only one. Every group is searching for easy fundraisers that produce big results. Well, selling fundraising discount cards is one of the best fundraisers around.
Discount cards deliver considerable revenue for your group at $10 each. They usually produce average sales of 10 units per seller. Coupled with their 80%-90% profit margins, they also generate considerably more profit than most other fundraising products.
These are simple immediate-sale fundraiser products that your group can offer. Discount cards provide these benefits:
-They are easy to sell
-They offer good value
-They produce excellent results
Three types of fundraising discount cards:
-Fast food cards
Each of these fundraisers has benefits that are easy to explain to your supporters. They have widespread appeal and each can be offered for immediate sale or sold via a simple brochure.
Discount Shopping Card
What exactly is a discount shopping card?
It is a wallet-sized card packed with a selection of prearranged discounts at local and national merchants in your area. Most usually contain a dozen special offers that save the bearer either a fixed amount or a percentage discount.
Each card usually retails for $10 and provides for almost unlimited usage of the special offers. The only exception is when you custom design a card to feature a special one-time only discount from a sponsoring merchant.
This type of premium offering is often worth half the $10 purchase price all by itself, such as $5 off from a national oil change company.
Other money saving examples include free drinks with a fast food order, $1 or more off on a submarine sandwich, savings on video rentals, haircut discounts, free ice cream, and other special offers.
Because of their high perceived value (what family doesn’t want to save money these days?), these cards are excellent fundraisers.
Discount cards can often produce impressive unit sales per participant. It’s not unusual for each seller to make ten or more sales.
Another interesting benefit is the unique customization of the card. Many suppliers can place your schools’ name and logo on the front side of each card. This firmly affixes your group’s value proposition in their minds for your next fundraiser.
Cards are usually good for a one year period and bear an expiration date on the front. This creates a built-in market for repeat sales.
In my book, Fundraising Success! you can find a supplier cross-reference section where I list 27 suppliers for these types of cards.
The reference section can be found on my website at www.fundraiserhelp.com
As with any type of fund raising product it pays to do more than a little supplier research.
Costs for 1,000 unit batches begin at $5 with many suppliers and drop as low as $1.00 from the best companies.