Everyday shopping can benefit USN

One of the easiest ways you can make a meaningful contribution is by linking University School of Nashville to your rewards programs for grocery stores and other retailers. Amazon, Whole Foods, Kroger, Publix, and Batch donate a percentage of their profits to USN, which we call Bonus Bucks. USN uses this money for teachers' professional development. Read on to set up your accounts.
By Andrew Sloane, USNA Volunteer

Check your Amazon app to make sure you have your AmazonSmile charity linked USN. AmazonSmile donates .05% of each order from Amazon, Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, and Amazon Now, etc. to USN’s Bonus Bucks program. 
  1. Open the Amazon app on your phone.
  2. Search for "Amazon Smile" and click on "You Shop, AmazonSmile donates".
  3. You can double check that USN is your charity of choice and turn Mobile App purchase to "On".
Kroger Community Rewards
Every year Kroger purges its shopper’s Community Rewards charity of choice; now is the time to log in and verify that University School of Nashville is your Community Rewards charity.
  1. Visit kroger.com.
  2. On the right side of the screen, click the blue boxes to either “Log In” or “Create an Account.”
  3. Select “My Account,” or create an account profile and be sure to add your phone number.
  4. Select “Community Rewards” on the left menu and verify that University School of Nashville has been selected. 
Over the years, Publix Partners has contributed over $21,000 to University School of Nashville. To create an account or add your phone number to an existing account:
  1. Visit publix.com.
  2. Click “Log In” at the top of the screen.
  3. Either sign in or click “Sign Up” to create an account.
  4. Using the Menu arrows select “My Publix Partner” and click “Select a School” and search for “University School of Nashville.”
  5. If you have correctly registered USN to benefit, then you will see “University School of Nashville” listed beneath “My Publix Partner.”
  6. When you shop at Publix, enter your phone number at checkout. Publix will give a percentage of its proceeds from your shopping trip to USN.
Box Tops 
The Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to USN’s earnings online. Download the app and learn more at btfe.com. Every Box Top is worth 10 cents for the school. Look for products when you shop and clip the coupon. Money collected from Box Tops goes to the Hassenfeld Library and the USNA Office. 

Anyone shopping at Batch can save 10% on each purchase and have 10% donated to USN. When shopping in the Batch store at the Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., just tell the retail associate that you're "Shopping for USN" and a 10% discount will be applied to your order. When shopping online, just enter USNA at checkout to receive 10% off your order. These benefits never expire, and no minimum purchase amount is required. Valid 365 days a year. Batch is a great go-to shop for all things Nashville and makes great teacher, corporate, or welcoming gifts featuring the best Nashville-made items.

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