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Offline heygirl2

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Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« on: March 27, 2007, 10:35:50 PM »
I went to Sam's Club sunday and bought a box of assorted brand name candy bars for $11 something and a box of assorted blow pops, 100 for $7.78 (I think).  Michelle took them to school mon and sold 21 candy bars at $.75 and some blow pops for $.25 each.  Since she only had 9 bars left, we went back to Sam's on monday and bought more.  This time a box of Twix and another box of assorted bars but a different assortment.  She called me after school and said she didn't count the bars sold but that she had around $50, which means about a $25 profit in 2 days time.  (She still has to pay me back for the candy I purchased).  I bought a small plastic see through container at Wal-Mart with a handle so she won't squish the candy and it's visible as well.

The school sells candy bars in their vending machines for $.75 and she is selling on her lunch hour and between classes.  She goes to a high school with about 1200 students so it may take awhile before it gets old.  The candy is marked for resale and the Sam's Club I bought them at showed the potential profit posted by selling the candy bars at $.75.  Her big sellers are Twix and Snickers.

I told her if she can sell 30 a day, she may have $100 raised in 10-12 days.  The blow-pops are selling slower, so maybe it wasn't the best idea.

I thought I'd pass this along for someone else to try.

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 10:50:50 PM »
Great idea!  It's a much smaller commitment and a lot less trouble than a fundraising company.  I might just do this same thing.
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007, 02:05:20 PM »
Hi,

Great Job!!!

You covered one of the most important factors...always make sure that your candy is not marked as "not intended for re-sale" MOST places like Sam's Club, BJs and Costco sell bulk candy, but it is all marked as "not intended for re-sale". This can get you in BIG trouble if you're caught selling it. That's why most places sell it so cheap, because it's not ment to turn a profit.

Also, always check the box yourself. I have seen signs that show how much profit you can make re-selling an item even though the box clearly says "not for re-sale". It was just something that a manager (or even district manager) thought would help sell their candy. They may have thought re-sale was legal or, truth is, they may not care that it's illegal to re-sell it...as long as they make their sale, that's all they care about.

But great job in finding a profitable--and legal--fundraiser!!!

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 11:13:56 PM »
I checked the bars themselves, they have barcodes etc.  Her boyfriend is helping her now, he's so nice!  She paid me back today for what I've purchased so far and we bought another $20 assortment plus a box of Airheads for a little less than $8 for I believe 90 and she's going to sell them for $.25 each.  She said kids love those.  I thought about going to a candy company that I used to do scout fundraisers with at least 10 yrs ago but I can control this much easier.  She quit counting how many she is selling in a day and the candy is back and forth between her dad and my house that I can't keep count either but the money is coming in.  I think in 3 days, she's made about $25.00 which isn't bad.

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 01:07:54 AM »
That's wonderful. :)  Hope it keeps up and she makes the money she needs for state.
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 04:15:05 PM »
Wow, Michelle has already made $100 selling candy and that's 8 days of work!  I'm also thrilled because her first sponsor donation came in and I'm hoping she gets a few more in before next weeks deadline for the first half of the pageant fees.  We had to put off her carwash because she is taking her ACT next sat and I have the next couple of weekends booked.

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 12:45:45 PM »
We also are doing this candy bar fundraiser!  It is alot easier to sell than the candles that we are doing also.  At some sams they have a fundraiser kit.  It sells for 19.87 and it has 52 MAX size bars in it.  They are similiar to the king size bars, sell these for $1 and you have easily turned a 32.00 profit.  We are trying the suckers as well, blow pops, tootsie roll pops and jolly rancher pops.  Sell those for .25 and u turn a 17.00 profit on those.  It may seem like small #'s but added up it is coming in big money when you sell alot.
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 08:12:55 PM »
It's a great idea to sell candy, but as a warning just be careful selling them at school.  Some schools do frown on the sale of candy, especially with the push to promote better eating habits in children.  My son's school no longer sells soda or candy.  The vending machines only have healthy snack options. Some schools also don't want the competition with clubs that are already selling items on campus.  If you want to do something like this on your school campus, I would recommend getting permission, otherwise the school does have the right to confiscate the candy. 
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007, 08:46:47 PM »
That's a good point.  Michelle's school still has plenty of junk food and candy vending machines and she says there haven't been any clubs etc. selling candy.  Even the teachers are buying them for her, so I would think it there was going to be a problem, it would have happened already; but it might be worth someone else asking before they started.

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2007, 08:25:19 AM »
Jasmine doesn't sell them at school...I coach tee ball so she goes around (with an escort) to sell them to the spectators.  It has been doing well so far.  My husband and I also sell at work so that helps.
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007, 07:58:14 PM »
Hi.  If you are looking for fundraising ideas you can also do a mia bella candle sale.  You sell the candles for 20.00 and make  5.00 profit a candle.  I'll supply the order forms and ship them to you.  They are double wicked and soy and smell great and burn great.  no black soot.  Its easy.  Everyone buys candles.  All you have to do is pass the brochure around.  Let me know if you are interested.
you could check out my website at www.candlegalore.scent-team.com
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2007, 04:46:58 PM »
Everyone does buy candles.  The candles that we are selling are aromalight.  www.aromalight.com  They have sizes that are $10 & $15.  You get 50 % of the profits no matter how many you sell.  If you sell more than 200 I think it is I could be wrong but the profit then goes to 60 %.  It is definitely worth checking out.  We sold 25 of them in 2 hours.  They are soy based so they smell when they burn and there is no black soot either!
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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2007, 05:20:10 PM »
yes we did that for my last pageant at church and sold they for 1.00 ea.
everyone should try it!!

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Re: Candy at Sam's Club for Fundraising
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2007, 07:06:16 PM »
About selling candy at school .... my school dosn't allow it officialy. They will not even let clubs sell candy anymore. Too unhealthy.  :-X Phisshhh. But there is this one guy I have heard of who does it... and he's a little, um.... sketchy you could say.  :-\

Anyways, it would so work though. Cause teenagers love candy! No matter how bad it is for them! hahaha! Hum.... maybe my dad could sell them at work?? But first, I need to find someone with a Sam's Club membership so they can by them in bulk for me. Hahaha!  ::)
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