Answers to common questions about our scratch card fundraiser.
What is a scratch card fundraiser?
One of the most interactive products that we offer is the scratch card fundraiser. It’s a surprise-driven money maker where the profits build in small donation amounts.
Scratch cards are a fun and interactive way to introduce a cause to potential donors. Don't just ask for a donation. The supporter gives based on the dollar amount revealed from scratching off a dot.
How does a scratch card fundraiser work?
Each card contains 30 dots. Every dot has an amount hidden under it with a specific dollar value from $1 to $5. Participants take turns scratching off one more more dots. They donate whatever amount is revealed to them underneath.
What should we know about scratch card fundraisers?
We customize your card with your photo and organization name. This can help drive home your mission and theme and create a sense of spirit around the fundraiser.
Each card folds into a 4” x 6” size
How may scratch cards should we order?
Based on the size of your group, you can determine how much you should order as well as calculate your profit. You will qualify for pricing discounts based on the size of your order.
We recommend providing 1-2 cards to each seller. To help determine the number of cards to order, multiply the number of cards per seller by the number of sellers.
For example, a sponsor with 24 students may ask each student to collect donations using 1 scratch card:
1 card / seller x 24 sellers = 24 cards
In our example above, the group makes $1,920 profit by collecting donations from 24 cards making $80 profit per card.
24 cards x $80 profit / card = $1,920 profit
How much money do scratch cards make?
After scratching all the dots, each seller should have collected $100. The profit is anywhere from $80-90 depending on the number of scratch off cards that you order. See our card pricing table for more information.
Do we have to pay upfront for scratch cards?
No, you can submit our purchase order form. Once you receive your product, you’ll have 15 days to pay your invoice. This will give you time to collect your money.
How do we design our scratch card?
Simply upload your image on our design form. When you enter your group's name, we’ll add it to your card.
Do scratch cards expire?
No, there is no expiration date on scratch cards. You can continue to use the card until all the dots have been scratched.
What are scratch card savings coupons?
Each donor receives a sheet of coupons as a way of saying thank you. The coupons include discounts at retailers like Six Flags®, Papa John’s®, Macy’s, Firestone and more.
The family-focused coupons are a great in-kind offering for a relatively small donation. Families save more than they spend if they use any of the coupons offered—an excellent selling point.
Will we get to see our scratch card before it’s printed?
Yes, we’ll send you a proof to review and approve before we print and ship your scratch cards.
Do you take back unused scratch cards?
Because we personalize your scratch cards, we don’t take back returns.
Creative scratch cards fundraiser ideas
If you are using the scratch off fundraiser for your youth sports team, try walking around with the cards at a game. Explain the rules ahead of time and approach people before, during, and after the event.
The elements of odds and lottery make this less about selling and more about the game itself. This is appealing if your school is a little burnt out on traditional fundraisers.
Another fun idea is to write numbers on every dot and have people pick their number either by choice or from a hat. This adds another layer of engagement.
While this fundraiser could work with all ages, it’s better suited for older students who tend to carry cash. Scratch cards also tend to work well for those who need to raise money fast.
The options for hosting the scratch card fundraiser are endless. Be sure to have your coupon sheets on hand whenever you’re collecting donations. The instant incentive and show of gratitude will keep your customers feeling appreciated.