What is Fred Meyer Community Rewards?
It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where Customers can earn donations for their favorite nonprofits by shopping with their Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.6 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington every year through this new program. Here’s how it works:
- Customers can now log in to your online account and link their Rewards Card to the organization of their choice. Customers will continue to receive Rewards Points, Rebates and Fuel Points.
- At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards customers linked to each nonprofit.
- Fred Meyer will donate $650,000 each quarter via Community Rewards!
Why is Fred Meyer moving to Community Rewards?
For years, the decision about which organizations Fred Meyer supported rested with a small group of employees. It wasn’t transparent, nor was it necessarily the best thing for our communities. Now our Customers can tell us how they’d like us to donate. They can link their Rewards Cards to the nonprofits they believe are doing the most good in our community, and we’ll direct donations to those organizations
For many years, my organization has received a donation from Fred Meyer. What will happen to that?
Fred Meyer Community Rewards will replace donation request forms for all but very small contributions that can be handled at store level – buns for a hot-dog fundraiser, for example. We hope that nonprofits can fill their donation needs from Fred Meyer by participating in Community Rewards.
How much will my organization earn?
The donation you receive will depend how much your donors who have linked their Rewards Card to your nonprofit shop at Fred Meyer compared to other organizations’ donors.
- Fred Meyer will award a total of $650,000 each quarter to eligible participating organizations.
- The minimum quarterly payout is $25 per organization. If an organization earns less than $25 in a quarter, Fred Meyer will hold the amount until the donation exceeds $25 or the end of the year, whichever is first.
How will I know how much my organization is earning?
Fred Meyer will email you a statement with your organization’s earnings each quarter. There will not be a running tally during the quarter. The total amount awarded will depend on the total spend each quarter by all Customers whose Rewards Cards are linked to nonprofits.
Within 90 days of the end of the quarter, your organization will receive an email notifying you how much was earned through Community Rewards as well as a donation check in the mail. Quarters end on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.
How will I receive the money each quarter?
You’ll receive an email notifying you how much your organization earned as well as a check in the mail within 90 days of the end of the quarter.
It’s critical you update any address or contact changes throughout the year. Please email updates to FMCommunityRewards@fredmeyer.com.
How do I ensure my nonprofit is part of Fred Meyer Community Rewards?
Please go to our Community Rewards Page to sign up your organization. You must complete all fields in the online form, attach a 501(c)3 Tax Determination letter and agree to the programs’ Terms and Conditions. Within three weeks, you’ll receive a confirmation letter with your organization’s NPO number for the program and instructions on how your participants can sign up for Community Rewards.
How do my donors link their Rewards Card to my nonprofit?
Your donors can link their Rewards Card to your organization, just log in or create an online account. Enrolling is an easy process that’s clearly outlined on the site. Customers can begin earning donations for your nonprofit when they shop at Fred Meyer using a linked Rewards Card. This is an ongoing program and Customers may enroll at any time.
Are any purchases at Fred Meyer stores excluded from Community Rewards?
Most purchases qualify for Community Rewards, but some items are not eligible. Those exclusions are:
- Fred Meyer Gift Cards and Kroger Co. Family of Stores Gift Cards
- Green Dot Prepaid Reloadable Products
- Bottle deposits
- Lottery tickets and promotional tickets
- Money Orders
- Western Union
- Sales tax
- Postage stamps
- Transit passes
- Game licenses
- Phone activation
- Visa, MasterCard and American Express gift cards and financial variable load gift cards
Visit our Community Rewards Page for a complete list of exclusions.
Do Rewards Customers still get Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates?
YES! Rewards Customers still get the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates. This is a separate program and in addition to all of these other great benefits.
Can supporters link their Rewards Card to more than one organization?
Customers may only link their card to one organization, but they may change the organization as often as they like, just log in or create an online account. However, we recommend changing nonprofits no more than twice per year to make a difference for each nonprofit.
Are there restrictions on how my organization spends the money it receives from Community Rewards?
All proceeds from Community Rewards must be used for programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington.
As my organization’s administrator, can I fax or mail my list of group participants to Fred Meyer?
No, each individual must enroll his or her card individually, just log in or create an online account.
Do Customers need Internet access to link their Rewards Card to an organization?
Yes, the only way to enroll in Community Rewards is to log in or create an online account.
How do I tell my supporters about Community Rewards?
Once your organization has enrolled, publish our fredmeyer.com/communityrewards in your communication with donors.
What if I have additional questions?
Please email us at FMCommunityRewards@fredmeyer.com. We will respond as quickly as possible.