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", says 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 eGift cards:
eGift 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 if as gifts. It’s a great solution for the holiday season, birthdays, and end of year gifts.
They paid attention to special promos:
over the holiday season, we earned an extra 5% cash back from Under Armour during a special promotion. They will also let you know about promo codes that could save your team money.
They purchased everyday items through their campaign:
Shopping on Amazon.ca is a big reason why this fundraiser was so successful. Purchasing everyday items like toilet paper and coffee earned their team up to 10% cash back with every purchase.
They started their campaign during a big shopping season:
If you want to earn a lot in a short period of time, the holiday season is the time to start! It doesn’t matter if your season doesn’t start for six months, encourage your team members to shop during the holiday season and use those funds when they are needed.
Their Favourite FlipGive Brands:
MLBShop: Gives 10%
Fanatics: Gives 10%
Amazon.ca: Gives up to 10%
Under Armour: Gives 10%
Sport Chek: Gives 10%
Indigo: Gives 15%
“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 bet 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.