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.
Benefit. Sign up for the Benefit app on your smartphone, which is partnered with eScrip, and allows you to purchase gift cards and redeem instantly for places you shop everyday online and in stores! This is one of the EASIEST way to earn money for the school. A percentage of your purchase goes back to Jose Ortega and you get to see how much you earn after each purchase and cumulatively. Amazon, Safeway, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Home Depot, Dave & Busters, Airbnb, movie theatres, 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. See links below for a demo on how it works and a complete list of merchants.
Shop at Amazon.com Click here or the Amazon logo on the left to donate a percentage of your purchase to the Jose Ortega PTA! Finish your purchase using the Benefit app on your phone (described above) at checkout to earn double for the school (under the payment section, enter in the card info from your phone under “gift card”).
(Remember, for this to work you have to go to Amazon from a link on this web site — don’t just type “amazon.com” into your browser.)
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:
- Click here to register
- Click on 'Group ID' and enter 6522390 or click on 'Group Name' and search for Jose Ortega.
- 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 will give all JOES families an ongoing 10% discount. In addition, they will donate 5% of your purchase back to the school! Just tell the cashier our school name at the register to receive the discount.
Jose Ortega's 20% Off Holiday Shopping Day is on December 1, 2017.
Shop all day at any of our stores and receive 20% off your whole purchase when you mention Jose Ortega (plus it benefits the school too!). Some exclusions apply.
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 FOR UNIFORMS?
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.
"Shopping ... It's a Trip" at Serramonte Mall between August 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018! 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
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.