Easy Ways to Earn Money for Jose Ortega!

Our school has many great programs (like science and art) that we help fund through raising money and every little bit helps!  One of the easiest ways to do this (and no extra out-of-pocket) is to utilize these options below when shopping.


Tuft & Needle

Buying a mattress? Check out Tuft & Needle, 25% of your purchase goes back to JOES when you use the site below and find Jose Ortega in the drop down menu! That's $100 back to the school when you buy a twin size.

tn.com/givesback and the drop down has Jose Ortega listed on it.

T&N is leading the revolution against unfair mattress markups, commission­-based sales models, creating an exceptional, honestly-priced product.

Benefit.  Benefit is a mobile payments app that supports Jose Ortega through your everyday transactions. Shop at America's leading national retailers in-store and online. At checkout simply use the Benefit app to pay. Each transactions sends 2-20% of your total purchase to Jose Ortega!  This is one of the EASIEST way to earn money for the school and can really add up.  Amazon, Safeway, Whole Foods, REI, Staples, Starbucks, Home Depot, Nordstroms, TJ, Maxx, Dave & Busters, Airbnb, movie theaters, just to name a few.  If you sign up using your bank account, you earn the school up to 3% more than with a credit card.  

Get the app here!

Use smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3190930 when shopping on Amazon, and AmazonSmile donates when you set Jose Ortega Elementary PTA as the beneficiary.

Connect a card to eScrip.com Register with eScrip: an easy, free, and automatic way to donate to our school every time you shop at Lucky Supermarket, Mollie Stone's and other participating merchants. 

Instructions for registering on escrip.com:

  1. Click here to register

  2. Click on 'Group ID' and enter 6522390 or click on 'Group Name' and search for Jose Ortega.

  3. Once you have selected Jose Ortega Elementary School PTA, you will be prompted through several pages where you will establish a secure password and register your cards.

eScrip Online Mall

Are you an online shopper?  Jose Ortega can earn up to 16.8% from more than 1000 online stores such as Target, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Expedia, Gap, Lands’ End, Old Navy, and many more! Just go through the http://shopping.escrip.com portal to access the merchant websites.

Even better, download the Forget-me-not button on your web browser - once you complete this easy installation, you can shop directly at participating merchants’ sites rather than going through the eScrip Online Mall and automatically make contributions for Jose Ortega.

EBATES Sign up for Ebates and add “Jose Ortega PTA, 400 Sargent Way, San Francisco, CA 94132” as the payee for “your big fat paycheck.”  Start your online shopping here on thousands of merchants and a percentage of what you spend will go back to the school.


Be sure to add the Ebates button on your web browser. Once you complete this easy installation, you can shop directly at participating merchants’ sites rather than going through the ebates webpage and automatically make contributions for Jose Ortega.


Ways to maximize cash back when shopping online:

Ebates and eScrip both have a lot of the same stores.  Check both to see which one provides the higher cash back at the store you’re shopping at and then use the link that has the higher percetage. If you install both buttons in your web browser, both with automatically pop-up with registered stores and you can click on the one with a                             higher percentage.

Shop at Sports Basement Sports Basement has a basementeers program that when you sign up, you get an ongoing 10% discount. In addition, they will donate 10% of the profit from your purchase back to the school! Just tell the cashier your basementeer account at the register to receive the discount.


Sports Basement is an outlet sporting good and outdoor retailer offering 10-60% off top brands, such as The North Face, Asics, Adidas, Timbuktu, Nike, Stride Rite and Crocs. Check out their warehouses at 610 Old Mason Street (Presidio) and 1590 Bryant Street (PotreroHill) or website at  www.sportsbasement.com.

"Shopping ... It's a Trip" at Serramonte Mall between August 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019! Please shop at Serramonte and bring your receipts to: 1. the information booth and tell them you are with Jose Ortega (NOT just Ortega), 2. drop off your receipts at the school office (will not be returned) or 3. NEW this year, submit receipts online.  We get 5 points for every dollar spent! 

Every school is a winner! 


1st - 5th Place: A Field trip (trip for 200 students + $1,000 for transportation)

6th - 15th Place: A check for $200 each

16th-20th Place: A $50 Serramonte Center gift card each


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French Toast schoolwear provides best-in-class uniforms made with quality and comfort at a great value - durable fabrics, great fit, functional details and a variety of styles.  Plus, by using our school code at checkout (QS46WU8), you'll earn the school up to 5% back on your uniform purchases!

Click here to see the school catalog.

Collect Box Tops Support Jose Ortega by clipping 10¢ Box Tops coupons from your favorite products. To learn more or how to shop at over 70 online stores with a percentage of your purchases going back to our school, click here.

Schoola: Turn clothes into playgrounds in 2 easy steps!

Fill a box from home with quality clothing & accessories for babies on up to adults. Schoola accepts new and gently worn clothes (learn more).

Print a label (link here) and leave it for the mail carrier. They sort & sell your items, and 40% of the sales proceeds (minus the cost of inbound shipping) will go to the school.