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Donating 101

K12Rewards has made donating a breeze for anybody to help out a school or their favorite cause. Read on to find out the many ways you can donate, and the great rewards you will receive!

1. By Shopping!

That’s right, you will be donating to your chosen school or cause simply by shopping at stores you already know and love. Every time you make a purchase through our website, you are donating and supporting!

2. By Online Donations

A. Beginning Steps

• Simply click the “Donate tab” located at the top of every page.

• On the Donations page, you will be able to see the many different causes that need support. You can read about each one by clicking “Learn More”. Hit Donate once you’ve made a selection.

• We’ve streamlined the actual process to be as quick and painless as possible for you. Just fill out your name, the cause, and amount. From there, you’ll be routed to trusted e-commerce solution PayPal.

B. Keeping Track

• After you’ve hit confirm, you will get a summary of your donation as well as a Tax ID. You’ll want to hold onto this information. You will also receive a thank you email from us that will outline your donation.

• Navigate to My Account – My Donations and you will see your entire donation history. We’ve even included a summary of your Tax Deductible Contributions as well.

• Don’t forget an additional advantage to donating through our program – You even earn SchoolBucks rewards on your donations.

3. Donate your SchoolBucks

We’ve included one more way for our shoppers to help out schools and causes in need.

• Go to My Account – Redeem and you’ll be given the option to donate the SchoolBucks you’ve earned simply by shopping through our website.

• From there, follow the on-screen instructions and fill out your name, your cause, and the amount. Click confirm and you’re done! You’ve contributed to your school/cause of choice.

• Remember, since you’ve earned these SchoolBucks by shopping through our website, these reward donations are not tax deductible.

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You’re checking out our website, and you keep running into % SchoolBucks next to our retailer names. You may be wondering what those percentages mean. This guide explains our SchoolBuck system and shows how they translate into funds for you and your school.

1.     What is a SchoolBuck?

Each time you shop or donate through, you and your school earn a percentage of the amount you spend in SchoolBucks.

These SchoolBucks can then be redeemed for cash or they can be donated to the school or cause of your choice.

3.     How it Translates

For example, let’s say you buy a $100 pair of sunglasses at our retailer Solstice who has 8% rewards. You receive 8 SchoolBucks for that purchase or $4 simply by shopping for something you already wanted. Plus, your school receives a piece of the pie. Thanks to your purchase, everyone benefits!

4.     Redeeming Your SchoolBucks

There are a variety of redemption options for your SchoolBucks. You must accrue at least 50 SchoolBucks before you can start redeeming.

  •       For Cash

When you redeem your rewards for cash, 50 SchoolBucks = $25. Remember to have your routing and account number on hand for the ACH process. Once you have requested your redemption, you will receive your funds in a matter of hours or days.

  •        By Donating!

50 SchoolBucks through donating = $25 donation. To donate your rewards to your favorite school or cause, simply fill out your name, your cause, and the amount. Click confirm and you’ve contributed to the school or cause of your choice.

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Shopping 101

For those that are new to our program, we’ve assembled a quick guide on shopping here.

1.     The New Shopping Habit

Make fundraising with your shopping a habit! Bookmark for easy access. You can also click on the links in our promotional emails or social media outlets.

2.     How Do You Shop?

Our website makes shopping easy. You can shop by retailer or by product. For retailers, we’ve created the blue toolbar which has a comprehensive, alphabetical list of retailers, the most popular retailers at our site, and those that offer in-store pick-up. If you’re looking for a specific product, you can use the Search function.

3.     The Ticket Window

Our ticket window ensures that you and your school will receive credit for all of your purchases. When you click on a retailer or product, a ticket window appears. This window is your notice that you will be heading to the retailer site and that your browsing and purchasing history will now be tracked.

4.     While You Shop

Once you pass through our ticket window, your shopping experience at the retailer’s website begins! You may notice that there is no indication or sign that you came from K12Rewards. Rest assured, as long as you saw the ticket window before you got to the retailer’s site, we are tracking your shopping.

5.     Tracking Your Rewards

Once you’ve made a purchase, it can take anywhere from 2-30 days for rewards to post to your account. You can review your activity at My Account – My Activity. You can use the “K12Rewards Visit ID” reference if you have any inquiries on your purchase for our customer service.

Once your shopping rewards have been posted, you can click the “My Rewards” tab
to see your complete purchase history.

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Welcome to the K12Rewards blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking us out! Our program is here to bring communities together and at the same time help in the fundraising efforts of schools everywhere.  We’re going to make fundraising smarter and easier. Stop asking your friends and families to write checks for things like cookies, wrapping paper, or anything they don’t need! All of the shopping they do at their favorite stores will now earn money for their favorite cause or school!

K12Rewards features over 600  of your favorite retailers. Whenever you shop at Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Best Buy, and many more, you earn rewards for yourself and your school. It’s truly a win-win situation for everybody that’s involved.

We’ll be posting all sorts of new things on our blog in the coming months. There will be guides, testimonials, cause awareness, and site updates. Anytime we add new merchants as well, we’ll be sure to post them on here so you know. Be sure to follow us on twitter for daily deals, and facebook for exclusive content and prizes!

What are you waiting for? Check out our website below and learn how you can begin shopping and saving today.

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