Gift Card Program
Hello St. Francis Xavier School Family!
I want to introduce myself, Rita Burke, as the new SFX Gift Card Program Coordinator. This is a wonderful program available year round at our parish that earns money directly back to not only St. Francis Xavier Parish, but also to any school family who purchases a card!
As the holiday season of gift giving, meal sharing and travelling is fast approaching, please consider utilizing our Gift Card Program. It is easy to participate and can earn you and St. Francis Xavier a significant amount of money.
How does the program work?
St. Francis Xavier is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which you can then buy at face value. The difference is our profit. This profit is divided evenly between you, the purchaser, and St. Francis Xavier. These are the same gift cards that you would purchase if you went to the retailer directly. By purchasing these gift cards before you shop for your everyday items – like groceries, gas, clothes, restaurants – we raise money, without you having to spend a penny extra. It’s just that simple.
What gift cards are available to purchase?
We carry cards for groceries, gas, department stores, specialty stores, home improvement stores, restaurants, entertainment and travel. We stock cards from popular retailers that you can walk home with immediately. This includes Giant Eagle, Buehlers, GFS, Target, Wal-Mart, Speedway, Marathon Gas, Yours Truly, and many more. Please download the gift card form (click here) for a complete list of stocked cards and the profit percentage the purchase earns. Additionally, we have access to hundreds of retailers that we can special order for you. For a complete list of these retailers and the profit percentage the purchase earns, please click on the below links.
Please note: Special orders (those cards we do not stock) that are placed by Sunday will be available for pickup in the rectory by Thursday or Friday.
How do I purchase gift cards?
Please stop by our Gift Card Table after any weekend mass. We are set up outside the rectory garages, weather pending. Otherwise, we will be in the church basement by the exit to the parking lot. You can also purchase gift cards at the rectory during business hours, except on Monday when we are reconciling and ordering cards. You will need to fill out a Gift Card Purchase Form (click here to download) and pay at the time of purchase with cash or check only (sorry, no credit card payments are available).
How can I best use this program?
This best recommendation I have is to try the program once. You will see how easy it is to help the church without actually spending any extra money out of your wallet on a weekly basis. In fact, you will be EARNING money on purchases you would be making anyway! Some families commit to using it for weekly gas and groceries. By even doing ONLY that, you will see your profit quickly grow. Also, please consider the gift card program for big-ticket items. If you are doing a remodel on your kitchen, if your company is buying gift cards for employees as holiday gifts, we can help you with this! I can special order large value gift cards for you to accommodate your needs. Just contact me and give me a little lead time, and I can get you what you will need in time. Finally, when the school is doing special fundraisers, such as Chuck E. Cheese or BW3s nights, buy your gift cards ahead of time through us! You can support TWO of our school’s fundraisers at once.
When will I receive my profit check?
Our calendar year for the gift card program ends in May. At that time, we add up all the profit that you have earned and will write you a check some time in the summer (just in time for back to school shopping and summer travels!)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! Rita Burke, 330-410-6899, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for supporting the St. Francis Xavier Gift Card Program!