Reward Education is built on a database of all U.S. public and private schools. This means you don't have to enroll your school to participate if your school was open prior to 2009. Start rewarding TODAY!
Reward Education is absolutely 100% free for users, schools, PTAs or PTOs. Our program costs are covered by the merchants. You will never pay a dime more than in any other online transaction at our partners. Moreover, the deals you find at our partners are exactly the same as if you entered their online stores directly. You can use the same discounts or perks you would use normally. Your participation comes with no constraints.
Reward Education makes PTA/PTO fundraising incredibly simple. Your organization is responsible for only one thing; getting people to signup. We take care of the rest for you. We keep in touch with your members and provide them with plenty of incentives to come back and use the site to earn your organization money. We employ marketing professionals at our expense, not yours. Let us do the heavy lifting while you sit back and enjoy the deals the internet has to offer.
About.com has this to say about online fundraising:
Online fundraising is the wave of the future. Already, it is the fastest growing area of fundraising and is making a dent in direct mail fundraising. As the “wired” generation matures, online will become the dominant form of fundraising.
The lesson is that if you have not started building your capacity to raise funds online, start now. If you are already receiving online donations, never stop learning about best practices in online fundraising. This is a fast moving target and keeping up and modifying your approach is fundamental.
Nearly seventy percent of our receipts go directly to schools, which is in line with better charitable organizations. Furthermore, as our marketing and advertising costs decrease, our ability to increase that rate also increases. Our goal is to operate our program on 15 percent of the total receipts, leaving schools with eighty-five percent.
Enrolling in the program is easy. We collect only the most basic information. You provide your email, select a password, and pick your school. We do not ask for your credit card and we do not need your grocery store membership card to enroll.
Reward Education does not ask for your credit card information in order to establish or use our services. Our advanced technology dynamically tracks your purchases by communicating with the online merchants as you pass through our gateway. Your purchase activity is handed back to us by each participating merchant for processing, We have a proven tracking system that does not send any personally identifiable information through the Internet.*
*Each merchant may ask for your credit card as part of the normal course of a transaction to complete your purchase.
Reward Education has partnered with over 1200 online merchants who want to support kids and local education. Visit the View Stores tab to in the main menu to see full list of merchants. We strive to provide you with the best shopping experience.
We are parents just like you. Our kids go to public and private schools and everywhere we look education is really resource intensive, increasingly so. We see the difference a few thousand extra dollars make to schools. We contribute all we can but sometimes our wallets are just not big enough. Nationwide, school budgets are being slashed by state governments unable to meet the obligations to our kids. We want to reach every school and every student in America.
Leverage your connections to boost your school's rewards by using our networking tools. All you need is the email address of people you know.
Use the "Increase Rewards" tool if you know people who buy online, but have no kids in schools to support. You can make their purchase count for you! Just enter their email address and we will invite them to participate on your behalf. They will be linked to your account making your school or PTA/PTO money every time they shop. It's easy as pie!
Use the "Earn Points" tool if you know people who would want to support kids at your school or elsewhere. Just enter their email address and we will invite them to setup their own account. By inviting others to join Reward Education, you will receive a point for every reward dollar they earn for themselves or their network earns for them. The points you receive can be turned into more cash for your school or PTA/PTO, or you may choose valuable prizes to reward your effort.
Be Cool. Click, Buy (Save), Support Your School. RewardEducation.org is an easy and absolutely (100%) FREE way to support your kids'
education and school(s) while shopping at established retailers and
discovering interesting online stores. We provide a handy gateway to
all kinds of online merchants, like BestBuy, Macy's, Expedia, Office
Depot, and hundreds more all across the country.
Reward Education is the best scrip or escrip fundraisier program on the Internet. It allows you to shop at your favorite e-tailers and earn valuable dollars to fundraise for your elementary, middle, and high schools. A PTA or PTO will find electronic fundraising for schools an excellent no cost compliment to boxtops, cookie dough sale, Otis Spunkmeyer cookie sale, candle sale, magazine sale, Scholastic book club, and many others.