April 1 marks the first day of Spring Renewal for Girl Scouts of Western New York! This is your chance to renew you and your girl’s membership for the 2019-2020 membership year and win big in the process.
We have a number of incentives, including ear buds, patches, and some Target gift cards ranging from $100 to $300! Those you have a chance to win, but everyone who renews between April 1 and May 31 receives SAGE Tuition Rewards points, aka scholarships for college.
Every girl who renews during Spring Renewal will receive 2,500 points, which turns into $2,500, valid at 300 schools around the country. Co-leaders who renew receive 3,500 points, or $3,500, that are transferable to anyone under the age of 18.
It might be April Fools Day, but we aren’t kidding around! These incentives are the real deal and yours for the taking now through May 31.
Christine Kirwan, our director of Volunteer Experience, explains Spring Renewal in some more details below!
First, we want to thank everyone who participated in our Spring Renewal Campaign. We are beyond thrilled with how many adults and girls renewed early this year. Even better than our gratitude, all our early birds qualify for some pretty great perks, including Sage Tuition Rewards Points.
This system turns your renewal fee into money for college for anyone you choose still in high school. Every dollar turns into a point, which in turn becomes a $1,000! The $25 cost for girls becomes $2,500 and the $35 for co-leaders and Service Unit Managers becomes $3,500! Even better, you don’t have to assign these points right away and you can change who you’d like to receive them.
To receive these points, you must create an account with Sage Scholarsby Friday, June 8. This allows the points to be added automatically this summer. Failing to sign up unfortunately means you won’t receive your points – they can’t be added retroactively.
Visit www.tuitionrewards.com to set up an account. At that time, you can designate recipients for the tuition points, or edit the list later. If you have issues logging in, or have questions about your account, please contact Sage directly using the “Contact Us” link on their website. We are unable to assist with your account. While on the Sage Rewards website, you can learn more about how the points work, who can use them, qualifying colleges and more.
If you have additional questions, please review this FAQ sheet.
We’re in the last week of May and the LAST WEEK for SPRING RENEWAL! This means if you haven’t renewed your Girl Scouts membership for next year, now is the time to mark the task off your list while qualifying for sweet rewards!
As you can see above, there are still some amazing prizes up for grabs, like a drawing for some Amazon and GSWNY gift cards as well as savings at our store! Even better, all girls and co-leaders who renew by May 31 will automatically receive SAGE Tuition Points, aka FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE!
With only three weeks left, Spring Renewal is winding down but the incentives are still amazing. If you renew before June 1, you are still eligible for exclusive events in the fall, drawings for Amazon gift cards, and the guarantee of Sage Tuition Rewards.
If you aren’t sure what that means for you, check out the video below:
Basically, Sage Tuition Rewards is a partnership with more than 350 colleges and universities across the United States, including some right in our backyard like RIT and Canisius. Every point you receive translates to $1 to go toward college tuition, meaning renewing as a girl is $2500 in college rewards and as a co-leader that’s $3500 in college rewards. You can combine these amounts in an account, which means you’ve earned $6000 for college just this year.
The best part is they’re transferable. Anyone who’s younger than a high school senior is eligible to use and apply the points, making them the perfect gift for your daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren!