One primary objective for you as the sponsor is to find ways to get as much out of your fundraiser as possible. Improving sales sometimes means being willing to invest in your program financially. For example, you can offer a top seller prize to the student who sells more than anyone else. Or you can host a pizza party for the class that has the most combined sales.
The important thing is to get a good return on your investment because the hope is more students will participate because of your special rewards. However, if you can increase sales without having to invest any money whatsoever, then why not? Here are 3 free fundraiser incentive ideas that have been proven to boost sales.
1. Principal for a Day Top Seller Prize
What student wouldn’t wonder what it would be like to sit in the principal’s chair for an entire day? Arrange to have the principal introduce your sale at your kickoff assembly and then have them announce that the top seller will get to take their place for an entire day. Everyone will get a big kick out of it.
2. Extra Recess Time Class Incentive
Since most students love recess, why not reward the classroom who ends up with the most sales with bonus recess time? You can schedule it for a certain time of the day and then remind everyone who the top selling class was and why they’re still out on the playground.
3. Ride to School in a Fire Truck Motivator
Getting to ride to school in a fire truck would be an exciting and educational experience for most students. You can arrange for your top 5 sellers to show up at your local fire station before school. They can get a brief tour of the facilities and then make the short trek to school where everyone will get to see the arrival. You may even want to arrange for a fire fighter to show up at your kickoff meeting to make the announcement before your sale starts.
Using free fundraiser incentives to motivate your students to sell can be the difference between a good sale and a great one. Perhaps the best thing is there are lots of ideas that you can use that can be personalized for your specific sales campaign.