FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.
Meet the York Mills Peewee AA hockey team, they’re a group of 12 year-old boys that compete in the Greater Toronto Hockey league, and they’ve hit their targets faster than almost any other team on FlipGive.
A few months ago, this team was looking to raise funds to help subsidize the cost of professional training camps and tournament application fees. They started a campaign with FlipGive and in just three short months their team members have earned $1,114 purchasing things they would have shopped for anyway.
“FlipGive has made raising money for our team so easy", said Rubsun Ho, who started their FlipGive campaign page. “Once it was set up, we just shopped for items we already needed, and everything contributed to the team.”
So how did this team hack their cash back and do so well?
They purchased Gift cards, the easiest and quickest ways to earn for your team!:
Gift cards can be purchased at any time, earn your team cash back, and can be used in store. It’s a win-win all around, and you can even print them out as gifts. It’s a great solution for team outings like going out for a meal with the team after a big game.
They paid attention to special promos:
"Over the holiday season, we earned an extra 5% cash back from Under Armour during a special promotion," said Rubsun. "They will also let you know about promo codes that could save your team money."
They purchased team equipment through their campaign:
Having brands where teams could purchase equipment from is a big reason why this fundraiser was so successful. Purchasing new equipment like hockey sticks and gear before the season started was an easy way to earn funds, especially since these are items we need to purchase anyways.
They started their campaign during a big shopping season:
Whenever your team is starting, be mindful of any upcoming holidays to take advantage of your purchases! Rubsun's team started during the holiday shopping season and were able to get cash back on almost all of their gift purchases. Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday and all! Any time you do your online shopping, do it through FlipGive to earn for your team!
Their Favourite FlipGive Brands:
HockeyShot: Gives 15%
MLBShop: Gives 10%
Fanatics: Gives 10%
Amazon.ca: Gives up to 10%
Under Armour: Gives 10%
Sport Chek: Gives 3%
Indigo: Gives 3%
Apple: Gives 2%
Nike: Gives 10%
Gap: Gives 2%
“It’s amazing to see what a team can achieve when you have a great group of kids and parents that work hard towards a common goal”, says Rubsun. The team now has the means to help their players get a better hockey education, and give parents a much needed financial break. The team has already reached over 100% of their goal, but they show no signs of stopping! Way to go York Mills Peewee.