Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Question about TheMagazineGiftCard Fundraiser
How do we sign up?
How does the program work? How much do the cards cost and how much goes to our group?
Do I need order forms?
When should we run the program and is there a time limit?
Do we have to handle any magazines or other products?
Is there a minimum numbers of cards we need to sell?
Are there any upfront or hidden costs?
Can The Magazine Gift Cards be used for renewals?
When will the subscriptions begin?
How can I access my account online?
A. It's simple! Click here or call us at 434-817-1800 ext 218
A. You will receive your private login within a day or two of being accepted into the program, complete with customized sales aids, as well as Program Starter Kit. The Starter kit will thoroughly explain how to run the fundraiser and will include a fundraising recap sheet to track your fundraising efforts. Volunteers sell the Gift Cards for $20 to family, friends, neighbors and local businesses, or through emails to friends and relatives that live elsewhere. Supporters that purchase The Magazine Gift Cards will pay $20 for each card purchased, and you will keep at least $8 per card sold. Your organization should deposit all the cash or checks into the group account, and then at least once a month, mail us our share of the proceeds by check.
A. No! One of the best things about The Magazine Gift Card program is that there are no orders forms to fill out, no brochures or catalogs, no vouchers, and no deliveries to make. Your supporters pay you $20 for each card and get their product right then and there.
A. The best time to run the program is with a concentrated effort over a week or two (sometimes even with just a weekend blitz) just before your season begins or your program events are scheduled. That way, anticipation will be high and there will be time to make the program successful before your hectic schedule begins. However, you may want to run the program continuously on a year round basis after the initial campaign is over. If your organization does choose to run the program year-round, we ask that the Program Coordinator send us payment at least monthly to ensure that the magazine subscriptions begin in a timely fashion.
A. No. We'll just send you the cards and you return the appropriate funds to our offices and we'll take care of the rest. The magazines will be mailed directly to the subscriber. Your group does not have to handle any merchandise or magazines.
A. No. Sell as few or as many Magazine Gift Cards as you want. Of course, the more Cards your volunteers sell, the more you'll make. Remember that you can also return any Cards you don't sell and owe nothing.
A. No. This is a RISK-FREE program. There is no obligation to run the program if you request the fundraising starter kit, and you will only pay us for cards that you sell. You can always return cards that don't get sold and owe us nothing.
A. Yes, The Cards can be used to order new subscriptions or renewals as well as gift subscriptions, but you don't have to worry about that. Because the person that buys the cards is responsible for filling out their own order on line or by phone, it's up to them to decide what they want to do.
A. The magazine subscriptions will begin approximately 6-8 weeks after our office receives your payment for the cards sold.
Q. How can I access my account online?
A. Yes. After acceptance into the program, you can access your account using your customized Partner Login.