Gift Card Fundraising Ideas and Tips

In this blog, we’ll share gift card fundraising ideas.  It also includes tips about how to generate more profit with a gift card fundraiser.

Everyone loves having gift cards as a part of their silent auction.  They are easy for your supporters to donate, and everyone likes to buy them at your event.  How can you sell them creatively?  We have some fun ways to take your gift card auction to the next level.

Gift Card Fundraising Tip #1

Sell your gift cards online using an online auction and mobile bidding software

Instead of using lots of bid sheets on the auction table to sell your gift cards, make your auction more accessible and sell your gift cards online through an online auction and mobile bidding software. Gift cards usually sell for full value, and they are easy to ship to people who are not attending your event! Your supporters can share the auction with their friends and family to expand your donor base and allow more people to support your cause!  Learn more about how this works HERE. 

Gift Card Fundraising Tip #2

Offer different types of gift card “pulls” to increase profits

If you want to sell the gift cards at your event, use these ideas for different types of “pulls” to attract the attention of your guests and increase your profits:

Candy Boxes Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Tape a gift card to the back of each different candy box. Guests pay $25 and choose the candy they want to purchase, and also receive a gift card!

Fork Pull Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Set up a display of small plastic forks and number them. The guest pays $25 for a chance to pick their fork, which corresponds to a numbered gift card in a file box that will be given to the guest.

Forks can be displayed on a board as shown or can be placed upright in a shallow bowl with beans, rocks or beads holding them up!

Under The Sea Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Take tree branches and paint them orange and blue to make them look like coral. Or you can also use pool noodles cut to look like coral! See how to do this on our Pinterest page! Hang up numbered fish and have guests choose one to pick a gift card!

Mardi Gras Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Number different masks and let your guests pick their favorite to win a gift card! Each mask is numbered to a corresponding gift card. If it is a school auction, have the students make them so mom and dad have to buy their child’s mask!

Mystery Bags Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Pay $25 to choose a mystery bag and get a gift card inside!

Wine & Dine Gift Card Fundraising Idea

Wine Pulls are a great fundraiser, but what about a wine & dine? Have your guests pay $25 to pick either a bottle of wine or a chip to win a gift card to a restaurant. To give them a better deal, get 3 for the price of $60, and let them mix and match.

You can also have guests choose from numbered corks to win a bottle and a numbered fork for a restaurant gift card, and call it Forks and Corks!

About Murad Auctions

Murad Auctions offers professional auction services, silent auction services and auction and event services to help nonprofits have successful fundraising events. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of non-profits achieve their fundraising goals. Murad Auctions relies on years of experience, crowd-pleasing enthusiasm and technology to take benefit auctions to the next level.

If your organization needs ideas or help with your nonprofit fundraising, please contact us at  972-238-0249 x 102