Scratch card fundraising is a brilliant idea that is one of the easiest and most profitable tools for raising money. Scratch off cards can be used for schools, churches, soccer teams or any other fundraising group imaginable.
How do fundraising scratch cards work?
On each scratch card are several rows of silver dots like you’d find on a lottery ticket. Your fundraising volunteer asks potential donors if they’d like to play a scratch game to help your fundraiser. Under each dot is an amount from zero to $5.00 and the person agrees to donate whatever amount appears under the dot that he or she chooses to scratch off.
The best part is that even if they end up donating the maximum amount, they still get a sheet with valuable coupons just for participating! Truly, the scratch card fundraiser is a win-win proposition.
The beauty of the scratch off fundraiser is that most people are willing to play the game because they know that the maximum amount that they will have to pay is only five bucks and their obligation might even be less, and they get a bunch of coupons worth more than that just for playing.
Fundraiser scratch cards and supporter generosity
Many times people who scratch off smaller amounts will still donate the higher amount anyway. Given the chance, many people will do the right thing and support your worthy cause.
Built-in profit for every card
Even if everyone pays only the minimum amount that they scratch off, each card is worth about $90.00 to your fund raising group, all without selling, ordering, delivering and returning to collect money.
This is also a great add-on to many of the fund raisers we list on this site. Ask your existing sponsors and pledges if they’d like to play a scratch game. Even if they’re already giving to your fund raising group in some other way, many people are still willing to play because of the small amounts involved.
Where to get fundraiser scratch off cards
Fundraising.com – Offers over 30 Scratchcard themes to match your organization (sports, school, church, band, cheer-leading, etc.). One of the most powerful fundraising products, your group can easily earn up to 90% profit. Each supporter receives a valuable brand-name coupon sheet for his or her donation with special coupons from national retailers including Pizza Hut, A&W and major movie theater chains. Free information kit, free prize program and free shipping! Get your scratch off fundraising cards here. Call toll free 1-866-216-2080.
What others say…
Easy and Profitable Fundraiser
During my time at Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, my organization worked scratchcard fundraisers in order to obtain money for the organization. In particular, I was a member of the National Honor Society and we used scratchcards to obtain money for your yearly philanthropic donation. We usually donated the proceeds from our scratchcard fundraiser to the Red Cross.
To make our fundraiser a success, we always advertised. Not only did we advertise the cause and the fundraiser itself, but we advertised the coupons and various prizes that come with a scratchcard fundraiser. We contacted the local radio station, hung up flyers and local businesses, put up banners around school, advertised on the local bulletin board, and even announced the fundraiser during halftime of high school games.
Overall, we had a great turnout due to our advertising efforts. While scratchcards are easy to do, it is sometimes harder to find people to donate, though, because they aren’t getting a solid product as they would with a candle sale or bake sale. Also, they are not really for young children because it does promote a feel of gambling. Overall, though, the scratchcard fundraiser yielded a high profit with minimal work – a sponsors dream!
6th Grade Center PTA Fundraiser
Having been involved in my four sons’ schools from kindergarten on, I’d handled every type of fundraiser there is. Greeting cards and wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough, decorative items, plants, discount books, even a Santas Secret Shop.
The most fun I ever had was the fundraiser we did when my third son was in the 6th grade. We wanted to do something these “older” 6th graders would get excited about. Knowing their excitement had a great deal to do with our success, we looked at the scratchcards. The kids loved the idea. It was like lottery tickets, but legal!
We combined the scratchoffs with the sale of M&M’s. The children were rewarded with the scratchoffs at different levels of sales. We took in orders and handed out scratchoffs twice a week during the fundraiser. This kept the kids excited and motivated to keep selling.
It was one of the most successful and enjoyable fundraisers I’ve ever been involved with. The kids loved it, the parents were thrilled when their children won cash money for their efforts, and the PTA raised the needed funds for several projects.
Fun and success!
We hold an annual scratchcard fundraiser for our church, church schools, and our sports teams. They raise money for trips, equipment etc. Each year is unique and presents it’s own challenges but we always have fun and end up with great stories and success.
One of the things we do each year is have a buddy system. We don’t send an individual out trying to raise money alone, we find this works very well. We also have our own donated prizes to give away weekly and at the end for the most successful, best story, best spirit. If we’re able to make it fun and not a task we get far greater results. Of course we always involve the parents in the process, but we try to make sure the children are the ones in charge. They’re so creative, if you simply let them come up with some good ideas, and help them to develop them, they’ll do great.
One thing we always make sure of is that we don’t allow anyone to fail at this. We partner a slower or shy person with an outgoing stronger one, etc.. We also try to have programs that ensure everyone is able to reach their goals, which we help them set. We find that in later years they’ll remember being successful and will look forward to the task at hand rather then dreading it.
We are always able to raise the funds we need. I believe our record for fundraising to date is just over $12,000