Seasonal Programs for Military Funding

Fundraising is a seasonal process. There are several programs that are only offered during certain seasons, and others that work best during particular times of the year. When you are ready to start doing a military fundraiser, it is important to know the best timing, in order to make the most of your fundraising efforts.

Flowers: The flower bulb fundraiser is a very popular military fundraiser, but a key element to the flower fundraiser is deadlines. Due to the nature of the bulbs, all orders must be turned in by certain dates to ensure that they are delivered in time to put them in gardens and flower beds. We start our spring program around February and the fall program in late August.

Cookie Dough: We do this fundraiser throughout the year, but if your group is looking for a specific delivery time it is important to look at dates carefully. Cookie dough is generally delivered 2 weeks after the payment is received. If you want to deliver the cookie dough just in time for Christmas, then the best time to start your military fundraiser is before Thanksgiving; turn it in right after the holiday.

Candy: Any type of chocolate candy fundraiser should be done in months that are 80 degrees and below. Shipping candy during the summer can be very tricky.

Cards: Pizza and sandwich shop cards, custom discount cards, scratch cards, and money savings cards are also year-round fundraisers. These military fundraisers are good at any time of the year. They also yield the highest profits.

Make sure you have all your information before you start your next fundraiser for the military.

Pretzel Rods Fundraiser

This chocolate covered pretzel rods fundraiser is definitely worth its weight in flavor! Crisp pretzel rods are dipped in milk chocolate then rolled in delicious select toppings including crushed candy-coated chocolates, toffee, and rainbow sprinkles. The mixture of salty pretzel, sweet chocolate, and tasty toppings is sure to satisfy all cravings!

What You Should Know

You sell each Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod for $1.00. You can make up to 50% profit depending on how many cases you purchase. Remember shipping is FREE. See the profit chart for more details.

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Dance scratch card

Dance scratch cards are a great gymnastics fundraising idea for dance groups and perfect for gymnastics teams too. Scratch card fundraisers work well for individuals as well as for larger groups.

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 handout 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 shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card.

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
Cookie Dough Mix Fundraiser

How many cookie dough fundraisers have no minimums, 50% profit, and are free to start? That’s why our Delisheries Cookie Mix fundraiser is skyrocketing in popularity. You can even qualify for FREE shipping. Now we’ve added Brownies, Pretzels, and Cinnamon Rolls to this delicious mix.

What You Should Know

Delisheries Cookie Mix is the only cookie dough fundraiser that offers a 50% profit no matter how many units you sell. Shipping is FREE on orders of 150 items or more. We charge a fee of $65 for all orders less than 150 items.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

If you are searching for simple fraternity or sorority fundraising ideas, scratch card fundraisers are it! They 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 directly 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 handout 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 shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
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