Fundraising

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

Rebates with Friends is a Cash Back program that pays back to you a percentage of the purchase price of items you buy online at your favorite stores. It was designed to be used as a fundraiser for schools and groups because it not only pays cash back on the school’s purchases, but it pays the school a commission on the online purchases of their teachers, parents and friends.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

Your school signs up for a free Rebates with Friends fundraiser membership. Your school is then given an Invitation Link to sign up teachers, parents and friends. Everyone who signs up becomes part of your school's Cash Back Party and every time they shop through Rebates with Friends, they earn Cash Back and your school earns a Commission on their purchases. They all will receive an Invitation Link also, and everyone they invite will become part of your school's Cash Back Party and therefore their purchases will also earn a Commission for your school. Everyone, then, in your Cash Back Party who invites someone to join Rebates with Friends becomes part of your Cash Back Party and every time they shop you earn a Commission.

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR FUNDRAISER

The Rebates with Friends Cash Back Party is set up into 9 increasingly larger groups to expedite its growth. When your school joins, their first 4 invitees would go into Group 1 which has 4 places. Any additional school invitees and Group 1’s invitees would go into Group 2 which has 16 places (4 positions for each Group 1 place), and so on up to 9 Groups in your school’s Cash Back Party. Every time a group is filled, another one is created with 4 positions for each space. Because of this design, a school’s Cash Back Party can actually grow to 349,525 shoppers giving the school great potential for a very successful fundraiser. There are a couple of ways you can organize your fundraiser with Rebates with Friends:

ONE BIG PARTY

You can have all the school’s teachers and parents join using the school’s Invitation Link. Each person who joins Rebates with Friends will receive their own Invitation Link and they then can invite friends and family using the school's Invitation Link or their own. Everyone who joins using any of the links of anyone in the school's Cash Back Party becomes a member of the school's party. The school earns a Commission on every purchase made by every member of their Cash Back Party. (And, of course, everyone makes Cash Back on their own purchases to help motivate them to help your school.) As the school's Cash Back Party grows, so does its earnings. The school or group simply promotes shopping with Rebates with Friends and they raise funds for their cause all year long, year after year.

MULTIPLE PARTIES

If you prefer competition and motivation in your fundraiser, Rebates with Friends lends itself well to that. Since there are 4 places in the first group of your school’s Cash Back Party, divide your classes or students into 4 parties. Have a host teacher from each party join using the school's Invitation Link and the rest of the teachers in that party join using their host's link. Each teacher then uses their personal Invitation Link to invite parents, family and friends and their invites become members of their party. You can than let the 4 parties compete for new members.
► Give an award for the party with the most members who join and shop. (You can also give 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.)
► Give an award for the class with the most members who join and shop. (Again you can give place awards.)
► Give an award for the individual with the most members who join and shop. (You can also give place awards, i.e. 1st-3rd, or top individuals in each party.)
► Give an award for each party who reaches a set goal of members who join and shop.
► Give an award for each class who reaches a set goal of members who join and shop.
► Give an award for each individual who reaches a set goal of members who join and shop. (Add levels of achievement with increasingly greater awards.)
► Get local businesses to donate the awards (gift cards, merchandise, etc.) used for motivation.

ADVANTAGES OF USING REBATES WITH FRIENDS AS YOUR FUNDRAISER

► No cost to the school or their teachers and parents.
► Every purchase earns cash back for the purchaser and the school which motivates members to shop online through Rebates with Friends to raise money for your school.
► No one is forced to buy a particular item to raise funds for your school. Everyone shops online for what they want or need like they normally would and they are helping your school.
► Nothing to sell. Everyone involved simply shops online making everyday purchases at their favorite stores.
► No products to purchase so no inventory to worry about.
► No money to collect. Stores pay Rebates with Friends and Rebates with Friends pays you.
► Easily organized so preliminary work by organizers is minimal.
► Almost everything is done online, like promotion, invitations and shopping making it very efficient and expedient.
► No risk. Rebates with Friends is free to join and use.
► Funds are raised all year long, year after year providing a continual residual income for the school.
► Rebates with Friends provides reports for party, class and individual statistics for giving of awards requiring minimal record keeping for the school.
► Your school is added as an option for members to donate their Cash Back to the school, providing additional funds for the school.
► Rebates with Friends can set up your school’s own promotional web page where invitees can begin their signup process and be directed to the Rebates with Friends website.

HOW TO GET STARTED

Step 1

Sign up for your FREE membership by completing the below form. The Shopper ID you choose on the next screen will be part of your Invitation Link so it should be short, distinctive and representative of your school. You will need to verify your email by clicking the link that will be emailed to you. You then can log in to your account and go to the MY ACCOUNT page to get your Invitation Links. You will notice there are two of them. One with your Shopper ID and the other with your member number. They both will work the same, so either can be used.

Step 2

Go to the Rebates with Friends Contact Page, send us your Shopper ID and let us know that you want your school set up as a Fundraiser Account. You will then be added to the Fundraiser list so shoppers will have the option of donating their Cash Back to you.

Step 3

Plan and promote your fundraising event. If you have any questions, just go to the Rebates with Friends Contact Page and let us know how we can help make your fundraiser a success.

Create Your Fundraising Shopper ID