Picking a Good School Fundraiser

A school fundraiser is a normal part of the school year for kids in any grade. Elementary, middle, and high schools across the land rely on school fundraisers to get much-needed extra money to provide for things the school budget can’t handle. A school fundraiser can really help keep the school’s extra-curricular clubs and groups in operation, and these days that sort of help is becoming essential. And of course, if the students can get something enjoyable out of the fundraiser as well, that’s just the icing on the cake.

It doesn’t take a genius to know which school fundraiser the kids want to do… they want to sell chocolate! Chocolate bar school fundraisers have been around forever, and you might think that the concept has gotten old and tired since the time when you did it back when you were a student. But think again – the entire reason that this tried-and-tested school fundraiser is still around is that it continues to be a consistently good performer, even after all these years. Chocolate is a particularly good choice if you have students who will be selling to other students, and if permission can be arranged for that to happen on school grounds, even better. If you stay with brand names like M&Ms or Hershey’s, that’ll be a sure-fire winner.

If you’re looking for something with a broader scope for potential customers, pizza cards are an excellent school fundraiser solution to please both the kids and the adults. The idea behind the pizza cards is simple – retailers in your area offer a 2-for-1 discount in exchange for the card. The customers who buy the school fundraiser pizza cards get a fantastic discount on pizza, and of course, the school collects the profits from the cards.

Have a look through our other school fundraisers if you need to get some great ideas, and keep your mind open to all possibilities – there’s no limit to what you can do and how much you can raise if you pick a school fundraiser that everyone can get excited about.

Beef Sticks Fundraiser Image

Jack Link’s Beef Sticks are a great alternative to candy fundraising. The beef sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards. The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%

Sports Lollipops Show Profit

Sports Lollipops

If you are raising money for sports teams consider these fun lollipops. Your lollipop fundraiser can be specific to your particular sport. We have Baseball lollipops and Football lollipops. If we do not have your particular sport we have a great selection of other fundraiser suckers that will work well.

What You Should Know

You will make a 50% profit when you sell our Sports Lollipops and any of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card – the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card – offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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75 min $4.00 60%
Welch’s Fruit Rolls

Looking for a healthier fundraising alternative to chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit and prove 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C and no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each fruit roll for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch’s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

There are many groups searching for fraternity and sorority fundraising ideas. Scratch card fundraisers are a great way to raise a lot of money very quickly. We can even work with your group to design a custom coupon sheet with merchants surrounding your school to make the program even more targeted to your supporters.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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