Learn about the fundraising programs MARTIN’S and Kroger offer to local non-profits, and check out this week’s best deals on meat, produce, staples, and more.
Did you know both MARTIN’S and Kroger offer fundraising programs for local non-profits? Tax-exempt organizations, like sports teams, churches, and school groups, can earn 5% rewards by selling grocery store gift cards to their supporters.
MARTIN’S program is called Cash for Causes. It sells groups MARTIN’S gift cards at a 5% discount with a $500 minimum purchase.
Through Kroger Cares, Kroger sends organizations re-loadable Kroger gift cards to sell, and tracks the amount purchased/reloaded. When that amount reaches $5000, the organization receives a check for 5% of the total.
Either way, shoppers purchase the gift cards at face value, so it doesn’t cost them anything to support a non-profit while doing their grocery shopping!* In Kroger’s case, the cards also work at Kroger fuel centers.
To enroll your group in Cash for Causes, follow the steps here.
To sign up with Kroger Cares, call 1-800-409-4438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re shopping at MARTIN’S, don’t forget to use your mailer booklet coupons for $3 off a $30 purchase, free Ragu pasta sauce, and free pasta this week.
Meat Top Pick
Starkist chunk light tuna $.50/can at MARTIN’S
Veggie Top Pick
Scallions or bunched radishes $.50 at MARTIN’S
Fruit Top Pick
Organic strawberries 16-oz $2.50 at Kroger
Dairy Top Pick
18-ct Kroger large eggs $1.19
Staples Top Pick
Pompeian red wine vinegar $1 at MARTIN’S. Also part of a fuelperks bonus offer to save an extra $.20 per gallon when you buy 6 participating items (see circular for list)
Snacks & Sweets Top Pick
Betty Crocker chocolate chip or blueberry muffin mix $.85 at MARTIN’S
Beverages Top Pick
Simply Lemonade or Limeade $2 at Target
Household Top Pick
20-pack GIANT disposable cups $.49 at MARTIN’S with coupon from circular. Limit 1. Minimum $15 total purchase.
Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online:
- Prices valid 5/30-6/5: Kroger, Ukrop’s, Target, Walgreen’s, CVS, MARTIN’S
- Prices valid 6/2-6/8: Tom Leonard’s, Whole Foods, Fresh Market
Monthly ads online:
*Assuming they regularly shop at MARTIN’S/Kroger. And technically, it would cost me 5% to participate in such a program because the sweet credit card I normally use has 5% cash back on grocery store purchases.