Valentines Smencils are made from 100% reused newspapers and plastic. Each smencil comes inside its own recyclable plastic freshness tube. Makes great Valentine's Day classroom exchange gifts.
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How do we raise money?
Your group profits when your participants sell Valentines Smencils to their friends and family.
How do we pay?
Since product is ordered up front, you have the following payment options:
- Purchase order: If you’re a public school, you can order Valentines Smencils without having to pay up front. A purchase order is a legally binding document between us and your group. Payment is due within 15 days of receipt of product. This gives you time to collect enough money to pay your bill. You then keep the rest as profit. Go to purchase order form
- Credit card: Use our secure checkout process to pay for your product up front. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Select our 'Add to cart' button at the top of the page to get started.
- Check: Mail in your payment. Your product will ship once your check clears. We accept a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. Submit our payment form and we’ll email you an invoice along with our mailing address.
Order Valentines Smencils at a discounted price and then sell it at full retail. The difference is your profit.
Do you offer pricing discounts?
Yes we offer volume discounts. For more information see our 'Case Pricing' table at the top of the page.
How soon can we start?
Valentines Smencils deliver within 4-7 business days.
How long is the fundraiser?
We recommend giving your sellers 1 week to sell their smencil allocation and turn in the money.
TIP: To ensure timely and accurate money turn-in, use a tracking sheet.
How much should I order?
The size of your order depends on the number of participants in your group and how many items you want them to sell. Since Valentines Smencils come 10 inner buckets of 50 to the case, consider issuing 25 to each seller.
To determine how many cases to order, divide the number of participants in your group by 20. Round up to the next case number if needed.
You can also use our ‘Profit Calculator’ at the top of the page.
Do you take back unsold product?
We do not accept returns.
TIP: Consider issuing unsold smencils to participants who volunteer to sell them in exchange for a portion of the profit.
Can participants earn prizes?
We don’t offer any prize programs with our Valentines Smencils fundraiser.
How much do they sell for?
We suggest selling Valentines Smencils for $1 each.
How many smencils are in a case?
500. There are 10 inner buckets of 50. Each bucket contains 10 each of the 5 scents.
Are smencils individually packaged?
Yes. Each smencil is a No.2 graphite pencil that is packaged in its own recyclable plastic freshness tube.
Can scents be mixed in a case?
No. All scents are preselected and cases cannot be broken up.
How long do smencils stay fresh?
Scents are guaranteed to last for 2 years.
How are smencils made?
Smencils are fragrant pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers. Rolled newspaper sheets form around each core until the right pencil thickness results. Then they're hardened. This allows each smencil to be sharpened just like wooden pencils. Finally, we soak them with our gourmet liquid scents.
Is there a minimum order?
There is a 1 case minimum order requirement.
How much money can we make?
Estimating your profit is easy. Consider the following example.
A sponsor with 55 participants wants everyone to sell 25 smencils:
55 participants x 25 smencils / participant = 1,375 smencils
1,375 smencils ÷ 500 smencils / case = 2.75 cases (Round up)
3 cases x 500 smencils / case = 1,500 smencils
1,500 smencils x $1.00 / smencil = $1,500.00 retail
$1,500.00 x 40% profit = $600.00 profit
The profit would be 40% because you would need to order 3 cases (Volume discounts apply).
QUICK TIP: Enter your group size and participant goal into our ‘Profit Calculator’ located in the top right sidebar.
How soon do we receive our order?
Orders deliver within 4-7 business days. Time to ship is dependent on your location from our warehouse.
Where do orders ship to?
Valentines Smencils ship out of our California warehouse to all lower 48 states.
How is our order packed?
Orders ship by the case.
Is there a shipping fee?
All orders ship for free. You also receive free shipping on any reorders.