Info for Merchants

About Care Card
During the Care Card shopping week — Friday, October 26 – Sunday, November 4, 2018 — Care Card shoppers receive up to 20% off at more than 200 participating merchant stores and restaurants. Care Cards cost $60 and can be purchased online, at F&CS and at many participating businesses. All proceeds from the sale of Care Cards directly benefit Family & Children’s Services’ life-changing programs.

Merchant Benefits

  • Your store will be listed three times in the Care Card shopping directory, which is distributed to more than 2,000 shoppers.
  • Care Card is promoted in print and broadcast media throughout the Tulsa metro area.
  • Your store name will appear in ads in TulsaPeople magazine and Tulsa World and on the Care Card website and mobile site.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to take part in social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Care Card Works

  • Care Card keeps local dollars in Green Country and helps a local non-profit continue to bring hope to those who need it most.
  • Care Card jump-starts holiday shopping. The savings encourage customers to purchase higher priced goods and larger quantities.
  • Care Card introduces new business opportunities to grow repeat business.
  • Care Card exposes customers to a variety of stores, many of which they may not have frequented recently or ever.
  • Customers appreciate that merchants support a well-respected non-profit.

Merchant Responsibilities

  • Sell Care Cards at your store/restaurant OR pay a $60 participation fee.
  • Display signage, such as posters, yard signs, clings and point of sale, during Care Card.
  • Designate a contact for the Care Card liaison.
  • Teach employees how to complete Care Card transactions.
  • Agree to be responsible for total value of $60 Care Cards in merchant possession, funds received from sales and cash value of lost or stolen cards.
  • Promote Care Card on store’s social media channels and share, retweet and repin F&CS’s Care Card posts. (recommended but not required)
  • *Promote Care Card through special store events. F&CS can provide examples upon request. (recommended but not required)

SELLING CARE CARDS
There are two ways to sell Care Cards:

  • Collect money or credit card information, complete customer information sheet and provide to Family & Children’s Services for processing.
  • Run Care Card purchase through your store system. If interested in this option, please contact Family & Children’s Services for more information.

Important Dates to Remember
JULY 13
Merchant contract deadline

AUG 1
Online sales begin

OCT 19
Online Care Card sales end

OCT 26
Care Card shopping week begins

NOV 4
Care Card ends

NOV 5-9
Merchant liaisons pick up Care Card payments from stores

Contacts
Marge Betley, Chief Development and Communications Officer
918.560.1119 | mbetley@fcsok.org

Tom Taylor, Assoc. Chief Development Officer
918.560.1243 | tataylor@fcsok.org

Jessica Wiist, Special Events Manager
918.560.1115 | jwiist@fcsok.org

 

Download the 2017 Merchant Brochure