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Score a Touchdown at Your Superbowl Party!


Are you thinking about having a Superbowl party at your house this year? No matter what team you’re rooting for, let our merchants help you find everything you need so you can have an awesome party AND earn rewards back on every purchase!

Even if your favorite team didn’t make it to the Superbowl this year, show your team pride with this awesome party kit from Target, including dinner plate, napkins, cups, and even 12 latex balloons.  

Add more personality to your party with this inflatable goal post cooler, which can hold up to 60 12-oz cans! It’s fun, useful, and best of all, it’s perfect in the warmer weather for outdoor grilling and barbecues.  

Don’t leave your pet out of the fun! They can show their team pride too, with these authentic NFL team jerseys, made of breathable micromesh fabric, so your pet will be cool, comfortable, and ready to cheer your team on right at your side.

No matter what the outcome of the Superbowl is, our merchants will ensure you’ll have a great time, and help out your school and family, to boot!

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Popcorn, Cookies, and Increased Rewards–Oh My!


Exciting news! Many of our Valentine’s Day merchants are offering increased rewards percentage right up through February 14th! Both The Popcorn Factory and Cheryl’s are increasing their rewards from 6% to 8% SchoolBucks for K12Rewards members. So when you purchase your Valentine’s Day gifts through K12Rewards, you’ll not only get a great gift for your loved one, but you’ll earn even more rewards for yourself and your family!

Have a popcorn lover in your life? The Popcorn Factory offers a delectable assortment of sweet and salty varieties of this classic treat, all in festive, colorful tin cans. You can choose from chocolate caramel dipped popcorn hearts, a Valentine’s Day monkey love tote bag of goodies, or even a popcorn heart decorating kit.

For those of us with insatiable sweet tooths, Cheryl’s has the perfect mix of cookies, brownies, and chocolate-covered pretzels, such as this classic cookie and brownie gift box, or this adorable “bee mine” cookie flower pot—guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

So, whether your loved one prefers salty or sweet, be sure to shop at our merchants this Valentine’s Day to find the perfect gift AND get an increased rewards percentage! Stay tuned for more awesome deals with Valentine’s Day merchants!

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Stay Happy & Healthy This Winter!


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The winter months can be hard on your body—the weather is often fierce and unpredictable, and the increased time spent indoors makes us more susceptible to illnesses and germs. That’s why taking care of yourself now is so important. Take the first step towards a healthier you with wellness products from some of our top merchants. Plus, a percentage of each purchase you make goes back to your school, so you’ll be doing something good for your body AND your mind!

This Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer will give your skin a healthy glow, even on the bleakest winter days. This quick-drying formula provides an even, streak-free, and naturally-looking glow that absorbs quickly and leaves no odor. And it’s now 15% off!

Get incredible relief from neck and shoulder pain instantly with this Real-EASE Relaxation Tool from Gaiam, a pillow specifically designed to gently cradle your neck along the base of the skull, allowing for intense muscle relaxation in these areas in less than 1 minute. Just close your eyes and lean back, and you will instantly de-stress!

Another great way to relax is through the healing powers of yoga. This Zenzation yoga mat from Macy’s is currently on sale for $19.99, and is the perfect yoga mat for all skill levels. Its non-slip surface provides a firm grip for your hands and feet, and its sticky design ensures that your form will always be balanced and grounded.

Be sure to visit K12Rewards today to help out yourself AND your school with fantastic wellness products guaranteed to help you make the most out of winter!

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New Year, New Chance for Home Improvement!


Don’t know what to do with all that spare time now that the holidays are over? Now is a perfect time for some home improvement! Not only will a home improvement project distract you from the cold temps outside, you can involve the whole family for some quality bonding time. And with fantastic savings from our most popular merchants, you’ll get great prices on everything you need to get started AND earn a little something for your school in the process!

Here are just some suggestions on how to clean, de-clutter, and spruce up your home for the new year!

Are all your holiday gifts causing clutter in your home? This Rubbermaid 18-gallon storage tote from Home Depot is the perfect place to store all your knick-knacks, and it’s now 10% off! This sturdy container is made for a lifetime of durability and strength, and can withstand harsh temperatures, so it’s perfect for your garage or attic. What better time to clean out that upstairs closet you’ve been neglecting?

If you have a pet, you know they are important members of your family. However, they can also leave fur, dirt, and hairballs everywhere, which can be difficult to clean. Luckily, the light-weight Dyson Animal Upright Vacuum is specifically designed to remove dirt, dust, allergens, and pet hair from your home. Visit K12Rewards to purchase it from Target today to get 28% off and help your school to boot!

Looking to get in shape but don’t want to spend the money to join a gym? Sears is currently offering great deals on home fitness equipment, such as this Proform CrossWalk Full Body Workout Treadmill on sale for $455.99, marked down from $599.99! Make your home your own personal gym this year, and you’ll have no excuse not to work out!

With winter still in full force, our merchants have everything you need to make your home clean, warm, and cozy, so you’ll never want to leave! Visit K12Rewards today to earn money for your school and rewards for yourself with every purchase!

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Deals to Keep You Moving This Winter!


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New Year’s resolutions are great to make, but can be hard to keep, especially if you live in a cold weather climate and any of your resolutions involve spending time outdoors. Luckily, we are here to help, with fantastic deals on apparel that will get you outside and moving in no time! Plus, doing your online shopping through K12Rewards lets you earn rewards for yourself and cash for your school with every purchase you make.

With these “Downpour” Steve Madden rain boots from Nordstrom, cold, wet weather won’t stop you anymore. These splash-proof boots allow you to keep your style all year long and are a chic, edgy addition to any outfit.

Running outside in the winter won’t seem so intimidating when you have wind-resistant gear from The North Face to keep you warm. These women’s soft-shell running pants have a comfortable waistband, articulated knees, and body-mapped knit panels to increase mobility. They also have a wind-resistant exterior to protect you from the elements. Pair it with this insulated performance jacket, an endurance runner favorite, for ultimate thermal protection in harsh winter conditions.

For the ideal blend of fashion and warmth, check out this London Fog wool-blend walker coat from Macy’s. It’s single-breasted, hits above the knee, and is lined to keep you toasty warm. It even comes with a cozy plaid scarf for additional style and comfort!

Make this the year that you will not let winter keep you inside! Shop with the popular merchants at K12Rewards, and start the year off smart!

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There’s Still Time to Help Your School Win our Holiday Donation Drive!


“For it is in giving, that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Have you made a donation to your school yet as part of our Holiday Donation Drive Campaign? To celebrate this festive time of year, all K12Rewards schools are competing against each other to see which school can raise the most money in online donations during the holiday season. We will match 10% of the total online donations raised by the winning school during the span of the contest!

Our Holiday Donation Drive ends on December 25th, so be sure to make your online donation today before time runs out! This year, give your school a little something extra for the holidays. Click here to make your donation.

If you’ve done something positive for your community this season, we want to reward you! Enter our Giving Social Drive by posting a picture on Instagram or our Facebook page of how you’ve given back this year, and tag your photo with #k12holiday. We will award a $100 gift card to the photo we feel best represents the spirit of giving, and a $75 gift card to the second place photo.  

Participate in our Holiday Campaign before time runs out, and celebrate the season in the best way possible…by giving back!

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Save Money and Give Back to Your School–Do Your Holiday Shopping Through K12Rewards!


Whether you’re searching for a perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list, or festive decorations to give your home some warmth and good cheer, our merchants have just what you’re looking for!

This 7-foot indoor Christmas tree from Kohl’s is guaranteed to fill your home with holiday cheer. It feature 250 clear lights and 70 LED lights that change color in 7 different patterns. Originally $399.99, this perfect addition to your festive home is now on sale for only $199.99.

When the temperature goes down, this classic fleece jacket from The North Face is perfect for keeping warm. It comes in a variety of color patterns, and its abrasion-resistant fabric overlays are ideal for outdoor activity, providing comfort and durability.

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your husband, boyfriend, or brother, this Polo Ralph Lauren crew neck sweater from Macy’s has a timeless, classic style and is made from hardy woven cotton.

With the holidays just around the corner, be sure to visit K12Rewards today to find that perfect something for everyone on your list, and earn money for your school to boot!


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K12Rewards Has Gone Mobile!


Get ready for the next generation of fundraising with the K12Rewards mobile app, now available at the iTunes store here! With our mobile app, you’ll have all the fundraising tools your school needs at your fingertips at all times.

Here are some of the great things you can do with our app:

  • Earn money for your school by online shopping on the go!
  • Make a direct donation to your school or to a specific school program anytime, from anywhere.
  • Watch, film, and upload videos to your school’s High School Video Network, all from your phone, so you can always stay connected to the biggest events in your high school.

With our app’s sleek, simple design, fundraising has never been easier!

Click here to learn more!

Be sure to spread the word about our exciting new app on Facebook and Twitter!

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This Year, We Are Thankful For YOU!


This Thanksgiving week, we want to show our gratitude towards you and all that you do for your school. Just by signing up and shopping through K12Rewards, you are earning cash for your school with every purchase and making a big difference in students’ lives.

Here are some other ways we can help you support your school this holiday season. Because nothing expresses gratitude quite like giving back.

1)      Promote the idea of giving by participating in our Student Giving Social Drive. Simply snap a picture that conveys how you’re giving back this holiday season, post it on Instagram or our Facebook page, and tag it with #k12holiday for a chance to win a $100 or $75 gift certificate!

2)      Make a direct online donation to your school any time with one click of a mouse. Remember that online donations made from November 18th-December 25th help give your school a chance to win our Holiday Donation Drive. We will match 10% of the total online donations for the winning school! Click here to donate today.

3)      Upload videos of student activities to your school’s High School Video Network to raise school spirit and promote your fundraising causes.

4)      Use social media to spread the word about how K12Rewards can help support your school and its programs!

We sincerely thank you for your generous contributions to your school this year. Don’t forget to sign up for K12Rewards here if you haven’t already, and give a little something extra back this year!

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‘Tis the Season to Give!


Check out the videos on our Vimeo page to find out how you can give back to your school this festive season!

This holiday season, give a little something back to your school with our Donation Drive Holiday Campaign, live from November 18-December 25!

What is it?

Our donation drive campaign includes two parts: the School Donation Drive and the Student Giving Social Drive.

  • In our School Donation Drive, schools compete against each other to see which school can raise the most money from online donations during the span of the contest.
  • In our Student Giving Social Drive, students post pictures on the K12Rewards Facebook page and/or Instagram with the hashtag #k12holiday of the different ways they are giving back to their community this holiday season!

What is the prize?

  • We will agree to match 10% of the total donations raised by the winning school during the span of the contest.
  • We will award the top two student entries a $100 Visa Gift Card and a $75 Visa Gift Card, respectively.

How Can You Participate?

  • Visit our site to make a direct online donation to your school through K12Rewards to give your school the best chance to take home the prize! Donate today!
  • Post pictures on Instagram and our Facebook page of how you are giving back this season. Be sure to tag your pictures with #k12holiday!
  • Spread the word to friends, family, and school supporters to get as many people as you can to participate. Every donation brings your school one step closer to winning!

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