Gift & Reward Programs

Gift Card Program

During the holiday season Good Shepherd will be offering gift cards to some of the country’s largest and best known brands, including grocery, department stores, restaurants, home improvement stores, and more. We have partnered with Great Lakes Scrip Center to provide gift cards to nearly 400 retailers across the nation. When you purchase these gift cards through Good Shepherd we receive a portion of the purchase price to keep for our own use.

How it works:

  1. Beginning in November throughout the holiday season, families like yours buy retail gift cards from Good Shepherd for full face value.
  2. Good Shepherd buys the gift cards from GL Scrip at 1-14% less than face value (it varies by retailer).
  3. The difference between face value and what we pay means extra cash for Good Shepherd’s Outreach and Mission Programs.

For Example…

Mrs. Smith wants to give her daughter a gift card for Christmas for a new winter coat. She pays face value for a $100 Lands End gift card from Good Shepherd. She just earned $14 for the church because Lands End gift cards are available from Great Lakes Scrip Center at 14% less than face value.

These are the same gift cards you buy at any retail store or local grocery store. Even though we purchase the cards at a discount they are worth their face value. They can be used in-store or for online purchases and they follow the same rules and expiration dates prescribed by the retailer.

Kroger Rewards

When you shop at Kroger a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Good Shepherd simply by linking your Kroger Plus Card to Good Shepherd.

How to link your Kroger Plus account:

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 3 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

To link you card you must register online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards

  • Click on Sign In or if you are a new online customer click on Create an Account and follow the instructions to create an online account.

New account creators:

    1. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your email address and creating a password then entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, and agreeing to the terms and conditions
    2. Follow the instructions given and once the account setup is complete return to www.kroger.com/communityrewards and use your email and password to sign in.
    • Click on Enroll (new online accounts) or View your Rewards Details (returning online users).
    • Update or confirm your personal information
  • Good Shepherd’s NPO # is 84490 – Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.

 

  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the bottom of the page under community rewards.

Purchases will not count until after you register your card. All cards must be registered online to link to Good Shepherd. Once your card is registered, simply swipe your Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card every time you shop. Money earned through the Kroger Plus program will help support Good Shepherd’s outreach and mission programs.

AmazonSmile

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is now a member of AmazonSmile!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon.com that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How do I register my donations to go to Good Shepherd?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. To select Good Shepherd simply type in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Woodstock and hit search – or you can type in this direct link to your browser: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1864604

Do I have to do anything else?

Once you are registered you simply need to remember that every time you shop on Amazon you need to do so at smile.amazon.com – It’s the same great Amazon shopping experience just benefiting Good Shepherd. Amazon provides a quick link once you connect your account to Good Shepherd to help you always remember to use Amazon Smile for future purchases. Once registered, it will prompt you to install Amazon Assistant to ensure your purchases will support GSLC.