“Travel and club sports are expensive,” said every sports parent EVER. It is said that on average a typical family spends $2000 per season on their child’s sports! That can include league fees, uniforms, equipment, travel, and more. The travel aspect of it, while fun, really adds to that hefty bottom line. Hotels, meals, transportation, and those pesky tournament fees can become overwhelming. Multiply this by the number of players on any given roster, and the figures can be astronomical. Many teams look to fundraising efforts to get them through each season.
Traditional methods for raising money don’t necessarily work as well as they used to. Even back in the day, going door to door selling candy, or holding bake sales was hard work. In the age of online everything, that concept is now archaic. I don’t know about you, but I’m hardly ever home long enough for sales calls. When I am home, I’m working, cooking, or doing something that just does not allow for time to answer the door to entertain a sales person..no matter how adorable they are! Parents taking order forms to work to peddle their kids fundraisers can also become quite a challenge with so many telecommuters in the workforce. As a society, we are far busier and than we used to be. The question then becomes–how can we help fund the needs of our kid’s teams?
That is where the team funding platform FlipGive comes into play (play–see what I did there?). FlipGive is a free team funding app that earns you cash for the things you’re already buying. You read that correctly! Like I said, we live in an online society–anytime we need something we point, click, and boom! It’s delivered on our doorsteps sometimes within just 24 hrs. Imagine earning cash for your team for free, by doing just that!
How does it work?
Getting started with FlipGive is really easy!
In just seconds you can create your team using the FlipGive app, or from your desktop.
Invite team parents and players to join using your unique team invite code. FlipGive tracks how much each team member has earned and will provide you with weekly progress reports. Your team earns money on things they already need. It’s so easy to get paid whenever you shop online with hundreds of popular brands such as Exxon, Safeway, Modell’s Sporting Goods, and so many more!
There are other ways to raise money with FlipGive. How often does your team go out to eat together? Whether it’s for team bonding, or just for a bite after a game, teams eat out a lot! With FlipGive you can plan an event at a participating restaurant for another team earning opportunity. When each team member buys a gift card to redeem in-store you’ll multiply your earnings! Shopping in stores can also earn the team some money, and FlipGive even helps to collect donations from sponsors or friends and family with no platform fee!
It really works!
This softball team in Illinois raised a whopping $2750 in less than one month. Their big idea was to have each player bring a list of 20 contacts that they’d invite to participate in FlipGive. They also used it at big online retailers like Walmart.
This team was able to earn $2100 in one year for a trip to their soccer cup in Sweden, just by shopping at local and online retailers using FlipGive! Some of their tips for success are to download FlipGive’s cashback reminder, buy gift cards through the app, and a great one–don’t forget to book travel using FlipGive!
The common thread seems to be that the more people that use the app, the more successful it will be for your team! Keep the parents and players, if they are old enough, accountable. FlipGive allows teams to earn money on the things they are already doing/buying! Remind them periodically to use the app to access the sites they already visit anyway.
Give it a try and earn an easy $50
Are you ready to give this free team building platform a try? If you sign up to use FlipGive before the end of May, you’ll earn $50 when your team raises just $20! That’s free money my friends!
Sign up here!
My son’s team is hoping to make it to our World Series in Virginia this year–guess what I’ll be bringing up at the next parent’s meeting? You know it–FlipGive! What is your team’s goal for this season?
Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.