We’re in the final weeks of Spring Renewal 2019!

By now you’ve probably heard us talk about Spring Renewal. It’s our annual tradition of inviting our members to renew early and earn some amazing incentives. Since April 1, we’ve given out gift cards, t-shirts, tickets, and more. But we aren’t finished yet!

We still have THREE $100 Amazon gift cards to give away, 10% off adult apparel, service unit gift card incentives, GSWNY Program Cards, and the guaranteed win of SAGE Tuition Rewards.

Renewing in the next 16 days automatically enters you into the drawings and provides you with the SAGE points. Essentially, this is free money for college. Accepted at 400 colleges and universities around the United States, every girl who renews by May 31 receives 2,500 points (aka $2,500) and every co-leader and service unit manager who renews by then receives 3,500 points (aka $3,500). Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

Beyond the incentives, renewing now gets you and your girl ready for the next year of Girl Scouts. When the new school year rolls around, it’s one less thing to worry about because you know you’re all set.

Renew Your Membership Today

Congratulations to our April 2019 contest winners!

April was a busy month for contests, ranging from Spring Renewal to Girl Scout Camp Week! Thank you to everyone who participated and engaged without throughout the month. We’re nothing without your support!

Below is a list of the contest winners, including what they won!

Snow Much Fun Recruitment Contest

  • Randa from the Oatka Service Unit! They won a Glow Party Kit to use as a Service Unit event

Spring Renewal Incentives

  • Courtney M., co-leader of Troop 70420 in Lockport SU ($300 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Katherine N., co-leader of Troop 51082 in Ashantee SU ($300 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Harper B. of Troop 60203 in Spencerport ($300 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Stella B. of Troop 60084 in Brighton ($300 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Analise S., co-leader from Troop 19420 (GSWNY volunteer T-shirt)
  • Jennifer C., co-leader from Troop 31312 (GSWNY volunteer T-shirt)
  • Abigale T., co-leader from Troop 63113 (GSWNY volunteer T-shirt)

Girl Scout Camp Week Contests

  • Freya B. from Troop 60547 (camp duffel bag)
  • Kayleigh B. from Troop 74148 (camp duffel bag)
  • Michelle G. from Troop 31790 (camp duffel bag)
  • La’Myha D. (free week of camp)
  • Mia W. (camp onesie)
  • Cierra G. ($25 gift card)
  • Sydney K. ($25 gift card)
  • Leah M. ($25 gift card)
  • Delaney S. ($25 gift card)
  • Deborah W. ($25 gift card)

Stay in touch for future contests and your chance to win!

One month left in Spring Renewal 2019!

It’s hard to believe the month of April is over and tomorrow brings us May! While we’re excited about the flowers and sunshine, we’re here to talk about Spring Renewal and the amazing incentives still available for you!

First of all, in case you don’t know, Spring Renewal is a time to re-register for the following year of Girl Scouts. Our membership year begins in October, but renewing early secures your spot for the fun yet to come AND includes amazing incentives.

Renewing your membership by May 31 automatically qualifies your girl for SAGE Tuition Rewards. These points translate to money for college, meaning the $25 you pay for her membership turns into 2500 points, which becomes $2,500 to be used at one of 400 colleges and universities across the United States.

The deal is even sweeter if you’re a co-leader. When you renew early, you receive 3500 SAGE Tuition Rewards points, or $3,500, that your girl, son, niece, nephew, god child etc. can use for higher education.

Outside of those GUARANTEED rewards for re-registering during Spring Renewal, you have other chances to win. If you renew by 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, you’re entered into a drawing for one of three $200 Amazon gift cards. If your entire troop and two co-leaders are renewed, your troop can win one of two sets of tickets to your favorite local museum or zoo (up to 12 tickets).

Don’t wait any longer! Renew your Girl Scout membership today and win!

Today, we celebrate YOU!

The month of April is celebrated by Girl Scouts and other organizations as National Volunteer Appreciation Month. While we try to make sure our gratitude is known year-round, we love having a month to say it loud and proud. Even more, we celebrate April 22 as Girl Scout Leader’s Day.

We know how valuable your time is, and we love that you choose to dedicate some of it to leading troops and changing the lives of our Girl Scouts!

Here’s a message from one of our Service Unit Support Specialists, Kim Howson, about her appreciation for what you do, Lifetime Membership, information about our Spring 2019 L.E.A.P. promotion, and a POP UP PRIZE for all co-leaders who renew by midnight, April 24, you can win of three amazing shirts as shown in the video!

Renew your Girl Scout membership by April 30 to win!

We’re a few weeks into our annual Spring Renewal and we’re blown away by how many excited Girl Scouts we have coming back next year! If you’re planning to remain in Girl Scouts, Spring Renewal is the time to re-register for the next membership year.

While you can wait until the fall, renewing now gives you the opportunity to win amazing prizes AND earn college tuition rewards points. All girls and co-leaders who renew before midnight on April 30 are entered into a drawing for three $200 Amazon gift cards. That’s three for girls, three for adults! Troops who are 100% renewed by this time are entered into a drawing for two sets of tickets to your favorite local museum or zoo.

The SAGE Tuition Rewards are really something special. Throughout the entirety of Spring Renewal (through May 31), all girls and co-leaders who renew will receive 2,500 points and 3,500 points respectively. What that means is renewing your membership can earn your girl $2,500 for college and you $3,500 to share with anyone you choose under the age of 18.

Plus, the earlier you renew, the more prizes you can win! With every drawing, we pull from everyone who’s renewed to that point, whether it was the start of the campaign of the day before. What are you waiting for?

Renew your Girl Scout membership today!

Spring Renewal is now open!

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!

Renew Your Membership Today

Don’t forget to register for your Sage Rewards Points!

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 Scholars by 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.