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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays brochure offers 100 items, including holiday gifts, wrapping paper & accessories, kitchenware, snack food, chocolates, jewelry, candles, and flowers.

An online store with over 500 items is included with this fundraiser.

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What Our Customers Say

5

Everything was on time, and barring a couple of broken items, most of my students were satisfied.

Robert Beatley - Sponsor
Mooreland High School
Raised:
$4,777.00
5

Products came in a timely manner.

Michelle Ricci - Volunteer
Presbyterian Parent Cooperative Preschool
Raised:
$2,582.00
5

We distributed orders and so far everyone has gotten all their items. Thank you for your help. It seems that everything went smoothly!

Toshani Meza - Ways & Means Organizer
Westminster Nursery School
Raised:
$4,083.00
5

We have used the Holiday Gift Guide fundraiser for the past two years. This program has offered several products each time allowing the fundraiser to appeal to wider audience. This fundraiser has been extremely successful for us, especially being such a small preschool. I have enjoyed working with Big Fundraising Ideas. They have always been ready to help with what ever question we've had. They strive for excellence and run a tight schedule to achieve the best outcome for their clients. I intend to use them every year.

Katherine Reeve - Director/Teacher
Hosanna Preschool
Raised:
$3,057.00
5

Everything went great! There were some items that were missing due to them being out of stock, but the replacements you sent all went over well except for one person who requested a refund. Last time I spoke to Clay, he said that he would be issuing her a refund check ASAP. In fact, everything went so well, that we actually just finished a separate online fundraiser through your company for another club that I advise. Thanks for everything, we're looking forward to working with you all again in the future! Let me know if you need anything else. Have a good day!

Louis Dura - Orchestra Director
Floral Park Memorial High School
Raised:
$1,361.00
4

I think that the brochure had a great variety of items for sale which would appeal to a greater group of people. Most of it was reasonably priced.

Kandis Howard - Teacher
Mansfield Middle School 5th/6th Grades
Raised:
$2,851.00
5

With this being my first experience with fundraising at all, and obviously, Big Fundraising Ideas, I was very ignorant about the process. I had numerous questions at all points in the process, and they were all answered promptly and with courtesy. I was also afraid that I would have to spend hours sorting both the selling packages and the items once they arrived, but the brochures were all individually packaged and ready to hand to each student. The items ordered also all came packaged by the student that ordered them; saving me so much time and energy! Also, they sent multiple views of the fundraiser, allowing me to look at any angle of the fundraiser I needed, which was nice for rewarding top earners, glancing at the total cost, profits, etc.

There were items that were likely bought for holiday gifts that were on backorder, but this is unavoidable at times. I feel that they handled it professionally, and they alerted me, as well as marked it on each student’s order with what was missing. Overall, the process was way more organized, seamless, and easy than I anticipated. I would definitely recommend and will use this company in the future!

Mikah Perkins - Sponsor
Lamar High School
Raised:
$5,039.00
4

The service has been really good overall. Very quick responses to my questions and a very fast turn around. The only issue I had was having to pay $250 for shipping because I only had 217 items sold instead of 250. That took over a third of what I thought would be our profit just because I didn't read the fine print.

Kandis Howard - Teacher
Mansfield Middle School 5th/6th Grades
Raised:
$2,851.00
5

It was great! We were missing one item that I faxed over yesterday, but everything was perfect! I appreciate everything. Thank you, we will definitely be using your company again in the future. 

Lacy Arnold - Sponsor
Jefferson Elementary
Raised:
$5,552.00
5

Customer service made all the difference. Thank you so much.

Michelle Ricci - Volunteer
Presbyterian Parent Cooperative Preschool
Raised:
$2,582.00
5

Overall, everything went well. There was one mistake on an order, we were short two items when the original list was sent to us but we missed it when we checked the final document. The family was okay with it, so we just ended up returning the money. Other than that, shipment was great, having everything pre-packaged was great help, so thank you for that! We will definitely add you to our fundraising list for the upcoming school year.

Vernice Grajeda - Principal
Santa Teresita School
Raised:
$2,324.00
5

The products were fantastic! Great choices and price was amazing!

Lacy Arnold - Teacher
Jefferson Elementary
Raised:
$5,552.00
5

The products for sale were much better than the ones we sold last year. I also felt that the prize program was much better suited for my age group.

Robert Beatley - Sponsor
Raised:
$4,777.00
5

The brochure sales allows us to fund raise for additional resources for our students. Students are motivated and rewarded for their hard work and contributions. Great fundraiser! Great support from our community!

Sonia Vera - Assistant Principal
Col. Santos Benavides School
Raised:
$62,767.00
5

The fundraiser was great for our students and we had great sales for our building!

Lacy Arnold - Teacher
Jefferson Elementary
Raised:
$5,552.00
Questions about Happy Holidays?

How it Works

How do we raise money?

Your group raises money when your participants take orders from the brochure.

Do participants get a brochure to show?

Each participant receives a brochure, order form, and zip-lock bag for money collection.

Is money collected up front?

Yes. Buyers can pay by check, cash, money order, or cashier's check.

Are there any fees?

There are no setup fees or supply costs to start a Happy Holidays brochure fundraiser.

Can participants earn prizes?

Yes. Prize programs are optional but recommended. Incentivizing your participants can improve sales. It's important to discuss your prize program at your kickoff meeting. Then, continue to promote your incentives throughout your sale. This will keep your group motivated.

If your group has 100 participants, a prize flyer is placed in each seller's packet. The sponsor receives a PDF for smaller groups with their 'fundraiser supply kit' email.

There is no cost to the group for our incentive plans.

Learn about our prize programs

How soon can we start?

You'll receive an agreement to sign after you submit our Start a Fundraiser form. It will take at least 7-10 business days to process your order and pack and ship your supplies.

Learn about our timeline.

How long is the fundraiser?

By default, we'll set your end date two weeks after your start date. You can always change your end date. Let us know before your sale ends...

Online Store

Can we also raise money online?

Yes, an online store is automatically included. Before your Happy Holidays kickoff, you'll receive instructions so your participants can register. Once registered, they can invite friends and family to shop at your store.

Raising money online adds a 2nd revenue source to your fundraiser.

Your online store will include additional items not found in the brochure.

Do participants need to register?

Registration is the most effective way to promote a Happy Holidays fundraiser online and drive traffic to your store. Once registered, participants can invite friends and family to your online store using text, social media, and email. They'll also be able to log into their sales portal anytime and track their online sales.

Once potential supporters arrive at your store, the participant's name and group appear at the top of the page. This helps to personalize your fundraiser. For example, "Purchases from this page will be credited to John Doe in support of ABC High School Band." Encourage your sellers to personalize the visitor experience even more by uploading their pictures.

Registered sellers will also be eligible to earn credit toward prizes. We encourage groups to supplement our prize program with additional incentives.

Do we receive a group link?

You will not receive your online store link. Instead, you will receive a unique program ID number. You will need to forward it to your participants so they can register. Once registered, they can invite people to shop at your store using social media, text, and email. They will also be able to log in and track their sales progress.

Can we accept donations?

Yes, your store will be set up to accept donations. You make 70% of the donated amount.

Donations do not count toward items sold.

Can buyers credit more than 1 participant?

No. Participants need to register individually. Each participant has their own login and sharing options.

When does our online store close?

Your online store closes seven days after your sales end date or the date we receive your order forms if beforehand.

When do we receive our online profit payment?

We will send your online sales profit check once we receive your brochure sales invoice payment.

Making Sales

Is there a minimum order?

There are no order requirements for the Happy Holidays fundraiser.

How much money can we make?

You'll need to know your group size and participant goal. Here's how you can estimate your profit:

Calculation Steps

  1. Participant Count x Participant Item Goal = Items Sold
  2. Items Sold x Average Retail Price = Gross Sales
  3. Gross Sales x Profit % = Group Profit

Example

  1. Let's say you have 60 participants and set your participant item goal at 10. The items sold would be 60 participants x 10 Items/participant = 600.
  2. Next, determine your gross sales. The average retail price is about $17, so your gross sales would be 600 Items x $17 = $10,200.
  3. Since your profit is 40%, your group profit would be $10,200 x 40% = $4,080.

Keep in mind that our example is only an estimated profit. In reality, participants probably won't sell the same number of items. In addition, the average retail dollars sold per seller will vary.

Can we track our sales?

You may not know your exact Happy Holidays brochure sales until the end. Yet some strategies can give you a ballpark idea. Learn how to track your fundraising progress.

But you'll be able to track online sales in real time. By logging into your dashboard, you'll see participants who've sent emails to friends and family and up-to-date sales activity.

How do we receive our money?

Brochure Sales: Money and order forms are turned in at the end of the sale. The money gets deposited in your account, and the order forms are processed.

Once the order has been processed, Groups receive their sales reports and invoices. The group sends a check for the invoice amount and keeps the rest as profit.

Online Sales: Once your brochure invoice has been paid in full, a check for any online sales is sent to your group.

Donations: Any profits from donations are included with the online sales check.

What is our profit?

Groups make 40% off all Happy Holidays brochure and online sales.

You receive 70% of online donations.

(Use the 'Calculate Your Profit' calculator at the top of the page to learn how much money your group can make)

What about sales tax?

Certain states require that we collect and remit sales tax on your behalf to your state's Department of Revenue. We will need to charge sales tax if your state has determined that we have established nexus and you are not tax-exempt. See our brochure fundraising tax guide for more information.

Shipping

How soon do we receive our order?

We deliver brochure orders to your group 3-4 weeks after receiving your order forms. Online orders generally ship to customers within two business days after purchase.

How are online customers notified about their orders?

Customers receive a confirmation email when they place their order. A notification email with tracking information is sent once their order ships.

Where do orders ship to?

The product ships from our Texas warehouse to all the lower 48 states.

How is our order packed?

Orders are prepacked according to each seller.

Is there a shipping fee?

Brochure Sales:

Shipping is free if certain order minimums are met:

Groups of up to 100 participants

If you sell 150 or more items, there is no shipping charge. A $100 shipping and handling fee for orders with fewer than 150 items sold will be charged.

Groups with over 100 participants

Shipping is free if your group averages $20 or more in retail sales per member. (Since the average price of an item listed in a typical brochure is about $14, less than two items sold per seller.)

Ave. Retail Sales / Enrolled Shipping Fee
$0-$9.99 $1 / Enrolled
$10-$14.99 75¢ / Enrolled
$15-$19.99 50¢ / Enrolled
$20+ No Charge

A quick way to determine your average retail sales per enrolled is to divide your total sales by your group enrollment. Consider the following two examples.

If your group raises:

  1. $2,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $16.67. You would be charged 50¢ x 150 = $75 (See chart above).
  2. $3,500 with 150 members, your average retail sales per enrolled would be $23.33. You would not be charged a shipping fee because you reached $20 per enrolled group member.
Online Sales:

Customers pay a shipping fee to ship their orders directly to them at checkout. Shipping is free on orders $75 and over.

Buyers also have the option to ship their orders to the group. In this case, there is no shipping fee.

NOTE: Brochure and online sales count towards the minimum free shipping requirement.

Do you ship orders to sellers?

Yes, this is an option. Instead of shipping Happy Holidays brochure orders to your group, we'll ship them to each participant. Sellers would then need to distribute items to their customers.

Home delivery fundraisers go by the following profit margins:

Retail Sales Group Profit
$1,000 to $14,999 30%
$15,000 32%

Orders under $1,000 in gross sales will be shipped to the group.

How are product issues handled?

If you have any items that need replacing, you must submit a form that we'll attach to your delivery notification email. Sellers will have seven days to report any missing or damaged items. Groups are allowed one submission per fundraiser.