If you are unfamiliar with spirit cards, these are the wallet-sized cards that offer savings and discounts at businesses in your local area. Great for fundraisers, these cards are enormously profitable, easy to sell, and less work on those responsible for raising the money you need for your school, church or non-profit organization project.
Fundraising should be fun; that’s why it’s important that you choose a product that is less work for you, easy on those participating (especially if they are kids) and profitable enough so that you can raise the money you need with far less effort. Spirit cards offer all of this and much more! Local merchants are eager to participate, because it brings in new business and offers a little free advertising for the company.
With these cards, you will get far more “yes” answers from customers when you offer the product, simply because of the perceived value. Imagine if you were a buying customer, would you feel that paying $10 for a card that offers savings at a dozen or more local merchants for a one year period a bargain? Sure you would! Today, the economy isn’t what you would call strong, and many people will easily reject paying $2.00 for a candy bar that will be gone in just a few minutes; however, it’s a different story when they can save a substantial amount of money on products and services they use throughout the year anyway.
Another aspect of the cards that participants really love is that they are small, and can be carried in a pocket or purse. No lugging around candy boxes or worrying that someone may take one out of the box when you aren’t looking – leaving you to pay for the missing product. Additionally, there is practically no planning since the supplier takes care of securing merchants in your area, designing the cards and printing them for you! All you need to do is keep track of how many cards you gave to each participant, which is far less stressful than many other fundraising activities you may have participated in before.
Spirit cards frequently offer discounts and savings at local restaurants, on car maintenance services, family activities, hair cuts and things people spend money on every day. After all, we all have to eat, we keep our car serviced if we expect it to run, and we get hair cuts! Doesn’t it just make sense that consumers would be eager to buy an affordable card that could potentially save them 10 times that or more over a year? Of course it does – that’s why spirit cards are the most popular fundraising product today.
In an economy where hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs and many have even lost their homes, saving money is no longer a choice – it’s a necessity. Whether you need to raise $1,500 or $15,000, spirit cards help make the entire process easier and more profitable – and you can feel good about yourself, knowing that the product that is helping you raise money is also helping those who have little money save on the things they need.
For your next church, school or other non-profit group fundraiser, look to spirit cards to help make your efforts the most profitable ever! Offer real value, support merchants in your own back yard, and raise the funds your group needs for that special cause.
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