Dear Pond Cove Parents,
Here is an EASY way to support Outdoor Experience Programming for your child when they reach Middle School. Each class needs to raise an estimated $12,000 by sixth grade â€” and the beauty of this program is that it does not require you to spend any additional money to participate - you can fundraise by simply doing something you already do each month!
Hannaford donates $50 to our organization for every
$1000 spent using Hannaford Grocery Cards!
Here is how it works: The MSPA will supply you with a Hannaford Grocery Card for any amount you specify. You can use this grocery card at any Hannaford to pay for your groceries (just like a debit card). So, if you give MSPA a check for $100.00, you will get a $100.00 grocery shopping card.
Hannaford will give our organization 5% of what you spend.
It's that easy. It's free money! Every month we will collect a check from you for an amount you specify. We will re-load your card, there is no need to get a new one.
We keep the card numbers on file. And you can designate more than one child's grade level (class) for the proceeds.
LAST YEAR, THIS PROGRAM GENERATED $5,500 WE'RE HOPING TO IMPROVE THIS YEAR WITH GREATER PARTICIPATION.
For your convenience, we are happy to collect checks upfront for continued monthly participation. Simply write all your checks now, dated with the due date, we will keep these on file and send you a reminder email.
How do I sign up? In three easy steps:
Step 1: Send a Sign Up form and a check and made payable to MSPA by the monthly deadline. Deliver the check to the Pond Cove's main office.
Step 2: We will send you your gift card during the first month of participation, approximately a week after the deadline. We ask you to hang onto
your card(s) to reload during subsequent months.
Step 3: Shop at Hannaford as usual, using your gift card to pay for groceries*.
* In subsequent months, we will contact you to ask if you will continue your participation. We will arrange for re-loading your gift card through Hannaford - there is nothing you need to do other than send in a check.
Hannaford Gift Card Program FAQ's
What is the dollar value of the gift cards? You can purchase a gift card in any amount. Many participants pick a specific denomination for monthly participation, such as $100, $200, $300, etc. There are even a few participants who have opted to buy the bulk of their monthly groceries with gift cards in order for the fundraising program to enjoy the maximum benefit.
Are there minimum and maximum levels of participation? No. Nevertheless, those who choose to purchase more than $500 worth of gift cards will receive the amount in more than one gift card. For example, a participant who writes a check for $750 will receive 2 Hannaford gift cards â€“ 1 for $500 and 1 for $250.
Do I have to participate every month? No. Continued participation is completely voluntary, and you can order intermittently throughout the year.
We are grateful for any amount of participation!
Do I have to pay with a check? Yes. At this time, the only way to submit funds
to the MSPA to begin participating or for each month's re-load is with a check.
And while you may not be earning those credit card reward points -
the value of the funds Hannaford gives back to our kid's
Outdoor Experience programming is definitely rewarding!
Can I change the amount of my participation? Sure. In subsequent months, you can change your level of participation, either up or down.
Can I re-load my gift card in subsequent months? Yes but re-loads must be done through our program administrator, not directly through Hannaford. This is easier than it sounds. The administrator keeps a record of the code on the back of your gift card and arranges for future re-loads. The administrator will inform participants when gift cards are active and ready for use. This is usually within 2 days of the monthly deadline.
Why is the Hannaford Gift Card Program unique?
This fundraiser does not require participants to spend any more money than they normally would just by doing their regular grocery shopping!
MONTHLY SIGN UP DEADLINES:
Sept.13th, Oct.11th, Nov. 8th, Dec. 7th
Jan. 11th, Feb.8th, March 8th, April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 11th, Aug. 8
See the latest Chewonki Fundrasing totals here!