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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW CAN MY ORGANIZATION START RAISING CASH FOR MY SCHOOL?
Why should I enroll my organization?
Does it cost anything to enroll?
When can I enroll?
What information about my school and my organization must I share to enroll?
Will Spirit Halloween share my personal information?
An organization has already enrolled for my school, what do I do now?
Is there a deadline to enroll?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Who is eligible for the Spirit for Schools Program?
I'm unsure if I'm eligible, how can I find out?
How do I get my tax ID number?
What is an IRS Form 990?

WHAT DO I DO ONCE I ENROLL?
When will I receive my verification?
May I photocopy and distribute the coupon myself?
How do you recommend we distribute the coupon?
Can I use this coupon at any Spirit Halloween location?
Does the coupon expire?

OTHER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Is there a limit on the amount of money my organization can receive?
Can anyone use this coupon even if they aren't affiliated with the organization or school?
How and when will my organization receive their donation?

How Can My Organization Start Earning Cash For My School?

Why should I enroll my school?
Spirit Halloween's Spirit for Schools Program is a win-win situation! It's an opportunity for you to save 10% on your purchase and earn 10% for your school.

Does it cost anything to enroll?
Enrolling your organization is FREE, fast and easy!

When can I enroll my school?
You can enroll starting Monday, August 26, 2013 and feel free to spread the word!

What information about my school must I share to enroll?
You will need to provide your school/organization's name, tax identification number, address, phone number and number of students enrolled. You will also need to provide the name, phone number and email address of the contact person.

Will Spirit Halloween share my personal information?
Spirit Halloween is extremely concerned with your privacy. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. For more information, please read our Spirit Halloween Privacy Policy.

An organization has already enrolled for my school, what do I do now?
You should contact your school or organization directly. If there are any questions please click here to email the Spirit for Schools coordinator.

Is there a deadline to enroll your school?
Yes, the deadline to enroll is Friday, October 4, 2013 or when we have hit the maximum number of participants, whichever comes first.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Who is eligible for the Spirit for Schools Program?
Any qualified non-profit organization that files an IRS Form 990 affiliated with raising funds for public Kindergarten thru 8th grade schools, including Home & School Association, Parent Teacher Organization, or Booster Club.

I'm unsure if I'm eligible, how can I find out?
Contacting your school or organization leader to discuss is the first step. If you need additional assistance you can contact the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500, or check them out on the web Publication 78.

How do I get my tax ID number?
We recommend first contacting the leader of the organization that you represent or the Board of Education. If you need additional assistance you can contact the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500, or check them out on the web Publication 78.

What is an IRS Form 990?
Form 990 is an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances.

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WHAT DO I DO ONCE I ENROLL?

When will I receive my verification?
Allow at least 5 business days to receive your verification and coupon.

Can I photocopy and distribute the coupon myself?
Absolutely, the more you disperse the coupon the more donations your school could possibly earn.

How do you recommend we distribute the coupon?
The possibilities are endless! But here are a few ideas:

  • Attach to school monthly newsletter
  • Print for parents for Back to School Night
  • Distribute to faculty and staff
  • Flyers at sporting events
  • Email parents and school employees
  • Distribute to PTA, Home Schools Associations, Booster Clubs, etc.
  • Place on school or organization website
  • Include in morning announcements
  • Run in local paper/TV – a lot of media will offer free ad space for fundraising
  • Print and distribute to local businesses
  • Place in your social networking sites or pages such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.

Can I use this coupon at any Spirit Halloween location?
Coupons are valid in any store located in the US or Canada. They also can be used in our online store as well: www.SpiritHalloween.com. If you would like to find a location nearest you, click here!

Does the coupon expire?
Yes, the last day to use the coupon is Sunday, October 20, 2013.

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OTHER QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

Can anyone use this coupon even if they are not affiliated with the organization or school?
Yes, anyone may use this coupon to support the participating school.

Is there a limit on the amount of money my school can receive?
Yes, your organization may earn a maximum of $5,000 per year.

How and when will my school receive their donation?
Payments will be made to the enrolled school by check in full amount and cannot be broken down into multiple payments. Payments will be made on or before December 31, 2013.

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Still have questions? Email us at SpiritForSchools@SpiritHalloween.com