Scratch Off Team Fundraisers
Sports Fundraising scratch off cards are one of the fastest growing areas of fundraising. Custom imprinted Scratch Cards have really helped stimulate that growth because now the scratch off cards are more closely associated with the team holding the sports team Fundraiser.
If you are not familiar with Scratch Card Fundraisers, they are one of the highest profit programs available to teams in all sports. Essentially it is a donation system with a twist. Each team member is given one scratch off fundraising card.
Each card contains 50 concealed dots with various amounts ranging from $.50 to $3.00. Team members get donors to scratch off two of the 50 dots. That will reveal an amount between $1 and $6 when you add the two amounts together. The donor is asked to give that amount as a donation and is given a sheet of valuable coupons from national merchants worth more than $150 as a thank you gift.
Most scratch cards suppliers have cards designed for nearly any type of group. You would find graphics appropriate for teams playing baseball and softball, football and soccer, basketball and hockey and just about any other team sport. In addition there are cards for cheerleaders and gymnastics, bands and music departments, fraternities and sororities. There are even fundraising scratch off cards that are generic in nature and have monetary or patriotic themes so any kind of group can get a card that fits their purpose.
As you research companies in the scratch cards business, you may find some offer free scratch cards as enticements to buy their particular cards. Quite often these are not the best deals out there. In order to make sure you are getting a great deal, take the total amount of money you are paying and divide it by the number you will receive. That will give you an average price per card. Sometimes you will find that although you are being given free cards you are really paying more per card that you are actually getting.
The other thing to compare when looking for a scratch card dealer are the coupons that the program offers as your Thank You gifts.
In Scratch Card Fundraising, the more you know, the better your results.