Christmas is coming and we would like to take this opportunity to let you know about four ways you can give to your church just by shopping – Christmas shopping or otherwise – at no cost to you or the church.
- Check out the United Methodist Church Market by visiting their website www.UMCMarket.org and selecting St. Paul’s as the United Methodist Church you want to support. Then review the many shopping opportunities. There are shopping options like Kohl’s, JC Penny, Macy’s, Best Buy, and many more. These stores have numerous savings offers and coupons in addition to making a small percentage donation to St. Paul’s.
- eScrip is still around and has several ways to earn donations for your church. Just get signed up at www.eScrip.com (if you have already signed up, make sure your account is still active) and choose St. Paul’s as your nonprofit to support. Then you can register a credit card that you use when dining out and when you use that card at a participating restaurant (and there are quite a few), a percentage is given to the church. They also have an online mall where a portion of your purchases are given to the church.
- Additionally, there is an app through eScrip called Benefit Mobile. This is a mobile shopping app where you purchase gift cards mainly for your own use. First, download the free app on your smart phone and select St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tucson AZ as your beneficiary. Next, register the credit cards or checking account(s) you want to use (Note: the app will ask you to confirm your account by entering the amount of a small charge/deposit made to your account – which will be reversed after confirmation of the card/account). Finally, you are ready to purchase and redeem gift cards from your smart phone to retailers such as Starbucks, AMC Theatres, Applebee’s, etc. When a gift card is purchased, a percentage of the purchase will be donated to the church.
- Finally, shopping at Fry’s can earn donations for St. Paul’s. All you need to do is register your VIP card (If you already enrolled but it’s been a while, you may need to re-enroll) at www.FrysFood.com, search for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tucson by name or by our organization number 33177 and select as the organization you want to support. Then St. Paul’s earns when you use your VIP card when paying for groceries at Fry’s!
Please take some time to consider utilizing one or more of the above methods to earn extra for St. Paul’s with absolutely no cost to you or the church. If you have questions or need any help getting signed up for these programs, please call or email Megan at (520)296-6149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merry Christmas and happy shopping to ALL!