How It Works
2. Once your application is approved, pick up tickets to sell (minimum 200).
3. Get everyone and their aunty to sell, sell, sell tickets in your community. It’s the easiest part — who doesn’t love Zippy’s Chili?! (Price: $9 per ticket)
4. When done selling, return any remaining tickets to Zippy’s along with $5 per ticket sold, then keep the rest of the money for your organization.
(Remember that you will be responsible for all applicable state taxes on the sales.)
Ticket buyers can redeem their tickets at any Zippy’s location.
Who can apply?
Any legitimate non-profit club or organization can apply. This includes: school groups or clubs, athletic organizations, church groups, etc.
How much money can we make?
Your organization will make $4 (before tax*) for each ticket sold. The sales price for each ticket is $9 and you will owe Zippy’s $5 for each ticket sold plus applicable GET.
How do we apply?
Download the information and application forms at zippys.com. If you prefer, the application form can be faxed or mailed or it can be picked up at our Administrative Office. Completed application forms can be returned to our Administrative Office by fax, email or in person. Applications are not accepted at the stores. After the application is approved, the two individuals on the application must come to the Zippy’s Administrative Office to sign a “Fundraiser Agreement.” At this time, a valid driver’s license or photo I.D. must be presented.
Could Zippy’s present the Fundraising Program at my school/organization?
Of course we can! Please call 973-0880 and speak to the Special Programs Coordinator to schedule a presentation.
Who is responsible for payment?
The organization must have two individuals (18 years and older) who are able to demonstrate a financial ability to pay for the sale. The two individuals cannot be related and cannot be living in the same household. These individuals will be held personally responsible for the payment of the sale.
Do we need to make an advance payment?
A $400.00 down payment will be required for organizations who are signing up for Benefit Fundraising for the first time and/or if the organization or organization representative has not completed a Zippy’s Fundraiser within the past two years. This payment will be applied towards the final ticket order. A progress payment mid-way through the sale will also be required.
How long can we run the sale?
The normal sale period is approximately 60 days (selling time and redemption.). The end of the sale or ticket expiration date is printed on each ticket issued.
Is there a minimum ticket order?
A minimum of 200 tickets must be purchased. Your organization’s cost for the tickets is $1,000 plus applicable GET* ($5.00 x 200 tickets plus applicable GET) and these tickets are not returnable. If you sell less than 200 tickets, you will still be required to pay for a minimum of 200 tickets.
What if we need more tickets?
You may order additional tickets during your sale period. Each reorder requires a minimum of 200 tickets, followed by increments of 50 (i.e. 250, 300, 350, etc.). The tickets will have the same expiration date as the initial order.
When can we start the sale?
Tickets will be ready for pick up by one of the signed parties approximately five working days after the “Fundraiser Agreement” is signed. You will be notified when the tickets are ready.
What happens if we don’t sell all the tickets?
If your organization ordered more than 200 tickets, any of the unsold tickets in excess of the minimum 200 tickets may be returned. Unsold tickets must be returned to Zippy’s Administration office within seven working days after the ticket expiration date. Should you return more than 10% of your total order, your organization will be charged a printing fee of $.08 for each ticket returned plus applicable GET.
What happens if tickets are lost or stolen?
Tickets should be treated like cash. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced or refunded. Lost or stolen tickets cannot be identified at the store level due to the large volume of tickets being redeemed. We encourage you to be extremely careful in handling the tickets.
What happens if tickets pass the expiration date?
There are no refunds and no substitutions. The ticket holder is granted a five-day grace period after the expiration date to redeem tickets.
What happens when the sale is over?
You will be billed for all “tickets sold.” Final payment is due within 10 days of receipt of your billing statement. Payment should be directly from the organization or its applicants. We will not accept card payment or checks from individual members of the organization or customers. Check should be payable to: Zippy’s Restaurants or FCH Enterprises, Inc.