Sunday, November 16, 2014

EGGS: The Effortless Way to Raise Money for Abbot

Did you know there are programs that help make money to support Abbot and they cost you nothing? Select retailers have programs in place that allow you to designate a portion of the money you spend with them as a donation to Abbot.

You likely already shop at these stores. It’s just a matter of making sure that your shopping makes money for Abbot’s PTO, which makes our school stronger for everyone.

One of the most powerful ways you can do this is by buying Meijer gifts cards from our EGGS (Everybody Goes Grocery Shopping) committee head Chris North, an Abbot parent and teacher. When you pay for holiday gifts, groceries, gas, etc., at Meijer, with a gift card purchased through the Abbot EGGS program, you will be earning Abbot 3% of what you would have already been purchasing. Or purchase the Meijer gift cards as holiday gifts for family, friends, employees, clients, vendors, teachers or anyone else. We have Meijer gift cards in $25, $50 and $100 amounts.

However, for the 3% to go to Abbot, you must purchase them through our EGGS program. If you buy them directly from Meijer, Abbot doesn’t earn any money.

Three additional options:

Kroger Plus card linked to Abbot PTO
How to participate: Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, select Michigan and then click on Enroll. Click “Sign up today” under the New Customer section. Follow the instructions to sign-up. You will then get an email with a link to complete your registration. Sign-in to your account and click “Edit Community Rewards Program Information.” Then enter your Plus Card Number, confirm your address and enter Abbot’s organization number, 82606. Once your card is registered, you will see “Abbot Elementary” at the bottom of your Kroger receipts when you use your Plus Card. Program requires re-­enrollment annually beginning in April. To re­-enroll, sign in, find Abbot by typing in our number, 82606, click “Select Your Organization,” and then click “Save Changes.

Busch's Rechargeable gift cards linked through MyWay program to Abbot PTO
How to participate: Obtain a free gift card from an Abbot EGGS Coordinator. Register your gift card at www.buschs.com under your MyWay account. The card is pre-coded to Abbot. Take the card to Busch’s and tell the cashier you want to add money to it at any point during your transaction (up to $500). You may use cash, check, a debit card or a credit card to add money to the card. You then use the card to pay for your groceries. Abbot receives 5% for recharges paid for with cash, check or debit cards and 3% for recharges paid for with credit cards. 

Target Card or Target Visa Card ­ Take Charge of Education
How to participate: Visit www.target.com/tcoe, scroll to the bottom of the page to apply or call 1-800-316-6142. Be sure to designate Abbot Elementary School for the donation. Abbot s ID  number is 60592. If you already have a Target Card or a Target Visa and have not designated Abbot to receive the donation, visit www.target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to make sure Abbot gets a donation for your purchases.

EGGS Coordinator Chris North can help with these and set up times to purchase cards. Contact her at 
north@aaps.k12.mi.us or 734-994-1901.

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