An Alternative Fundraising Incentive to a Limo Ride

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For years limo rides have been effective in increasing sales for elementary schools because they push more students to reach higher sales levels. Not many people can deny that they can motivate students to sell more than they ordinarily would; especially when you incorporate a popular destination, like a pizza or bowling establishment.

However, many feel limo rides have run their course. Many students don’t seem as excited any more, and once you consider the potential liability issues, limos can be impractical. Is there an alternative fundraising incentive that can effectively get students to get out and sell?

An On-Campus Fundraising Incentive

Since today’s students are into video games, sponsors now have the option to bring a game truck to their school. Game trucks contain air-conditioned trailers with video game stations that allow students to play their favorite games. Because the game trucks come to the school, students don’t have to leave campus. This eases the minds of school administrators, but it’s the sponsors who are seeing better sales results.

Similarities to the Limo

Earning time inside a game truck works the same way as a limo ride. 2 examples of how schools can offer this incentive are to reward:

  • the top 25 sellers
  • any student who sells 25 items or more

Game trucks vary in cost depending on the area, but typically cost between $300 and $400. Schools have more than made back their investment; however many fundraising companies are offering this to groups as a sign-up incentive to complement their prize program.

How Video Game Trucks Work

Most game trucks can accommodate up to 60 students per hour and offer students about 20 minutes of video game time. Students are able to team up and play against one another; however they are not able to go online, which is preferred by most parents anyway. The video games are age-appropriate for elementary school students and are typically rated ‘E’ for everyone or ‘T’ for team. Middle school students will normally prefer more sophisticated video games that are screened for suitable content.

If you're considering incorporating a game truck into your next sale, here are some additional questions you’ll want ask:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you work with schools?
  • Does your quote include mileage?
  • How long will you be at our location?
  • Do you require background checks for your workers?
  • Are you insured?
  • Do you require a security deposit?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Fundraising incentive ideas get old with time so this is why you need to consider new ones when it comes to motivating your students to sell. It appears that game trucks are currently what students want. Why not take advantage of this sensation while it’s hot?

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