Frequently Asked Questions
How can we order a program?
There are two ways to place an order:
1. Online: Order online is easy. On each fundraiser page, there is an online order button.
2. Call: Contact us at 724-734-4233 and Green Bee Fundraising will help you with the whole process. We can cover any questions to ensure your organization has the best fundraising program to fit your needs.
What if we cannot provide all of our ordering details at the time of ordering?
No problem. Fill out the order form as completely as you can and specify your questions/concerns in the ‘Notes’ section. A Green Bee Fundraising representative will contact you to help you finish your order.
How soon will we receive our tickets?
The process from order until in hands is standard production of 7 to 10 business days. After we receive your order details, you’ll receive a purchase order by email. You will then receive an electronic ticket proof. After we have received your print fee, proof approval and signed purchase order, we’ll begin printing. You may request a rush order. We will try to accommodate your request.
What are the accepted forms of payment?
You can pay by:
Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Help! We need to change our order!”
Please contact us directly if you wish to change your order: 724-734-4233 If the change affects printed tickets, then it depends on where it is in the production process. Call us right away. Changes to the online program can be at anytime.
How do we know which fundraising program to choose?
We will help you choose the best fundraising program to fit your needs. We first consider the time of year you need to raise money. We offer sports based fundraising program all year long to accommodate your selling season. Also, think popularity. If football is the most popular sport in your community, running a Football Frenzy Fundraiser may prove to be more profitable than the Hockey Shot Fundraiser.
Please go to the Calculate Profit page where there is a simple calculator that can help you choose the correct size program.
Can we run more than one program at a time?
Yes. Your organization can run multiple programs at one time. Large National organizations often times will run multiple programs both currently and through out the year.
The programs can be of the same sport or of different sports. Each program will have it’s own prize breakdown and custom results website. You can easily administer all fundraising programs through your administration pages.
If we sell all of our tickets, can we order more?
Absolutely! If you are running out of tickets, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make sure you receive your additional tickets in a timely manner.
What if we are unable to sell all of our tickets?
Simply return any unsold tickets to Green Bee Fundraising. Your organization does not have to pay remittance on returned unsold tickets.
What is a sponsor?
Sponsors are not required, however having sponsorship benefits the sponsor, your organization, as well as the ticket holder. Sponsors can pay the cost of your printing fee to have their advertisement/coupon printed on your ticket. A coupon on your tickets can help to increase ticket sales, as the ticket holders not only have a chance to win cash prizes, but also have a valuable coupon for a local business. This is a terrific marketing opportunity for sponsors. Green Bee Fundraising will take care of the artwork layout. Please call us for more details.
Can we choose our own prize breakdown?
Yes! Feel free to come up with any custom prize breakdown you want.
Not sure? Green Bee Fundraising does suggest a prize breakdown for each fundraising program and quantity of tickets ordered.
Below is a general chart to determine the best prize ranges:
0500 – 2,500 Tickets = $500 to $2,500 Cash Prizes
3,000 – 5,500 Tickets = $2,500 to $7,500 Cash Prizes
6,000 – 10,000+ Tickets = $5,000 to $25,000 Cash Prizes
When are prizes paid?
Prizes are paid out each week or round of your fundraising program. When ticket results are posted, the prize check will be sent generally within 1-2 weeks.
Who pays out the prizes?
Green Bee Fundraising will mail out the cash prizes each week or round. You don’t have to write checks, worry about stamps or envelopes!
How are winners determined?
Winners are determined automatically by Green Bee Fundraising.
How are ties handled?
In the event of ties, prizes are combined and split.
For example, 2 tickets scored the Highest number of points for a given week. And the 1st Highest Prize = $200 and 2nd Highest Prize = $100. The 1st and 2nd prizes are combined and split among the 2 winners. In this case, $200 + $100 = $300 / 2 winners = $150 for each winner.
How can we maximize our profit
There are many factors that contribute to a successful fundraiser. A well planned, organized fundraiser is at the best way to have a successful fundraiser. Choosing the best fundraiser program and having enough time to sell your tickets are key. Increasing ticket sales by advertising your fundraiser throughout the community, and make sure to take time to explain the program to your ticket sellers. Don’t forget that with all of our programs, you receive a personalized online buy page. Ask your friends and family to buy online. Consider offering incentives to motivate your sellers.
How can a ticket holder check ticket results?
Ticket holders check their tickets by going to the website listed on their ticket. They have to enter the access code that is printed on the front of the ticket.
When are results posted?
When results are posted depends on the fundraising program:
Football Frenzy – the Tuesday after each date printed on the ticket
Hockey Shot – approximately three days after the end of the chosen month
Basketball Slam – the day after the end of the tournament
Baseball Fever – the Tuesday after each date printed on the ticket
Soccer Shot – the day after all the teams have played in a round during the World Cup tournament.
How long do we have to sell our tickets?
Selling time depends how early you order your fundraising program. The minimum suggested selling time is 2 months.
Can we sell tickets online?
Yes. All of our fundraising programs come with a custom online purchase page.
What if we do not want to sell tickets online?
Not a problem. If selling only printed tickets will be easier or more successful for your organization, that is fine with us. We work with you to create a program that will work best.
Can we add our logo/mascot to our tickets?
Absolutely! We customize each fundraising program for you! Simply provide us the artwork and we will add it to your tickets. Don’t have artwork? No problem! Our design department can create one for you.
Ticket Holder Questions
I have a ticket, how do I check to see if I am a winner?
To check results, it depends on which program your organization is running. Below are the different websites for each program:
Football Frenzy – www.footballsweeps.com
Hockey Shot – www.hockeysweeps.com
Basketball Slam – www.basketballsweeps.com
Baseball Fever – www.baseballsweeps.com
Soccer Shot – www.soccersweeps.com
Enter in the access code that is found on the front of your printed ticket or in the email that was sent to you for an online ticket.
I won! How do I collect my cash prize?
Green Bee Fundraising will automatically mail your prize to the address provided on the ticket stub or to the address used at registration for online tickets. Winners do not need to claim a prize.