ANOTHER BIG WINNER: WEEK 15 CHARITYMANIA FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER
We are pleased to announce that the Swords & Sabres CharityMania sweepstake has been a HUGE success again this year. Our families raised over $9,600 towards their skaters' fees and four skaters paid 100% of their 2014-15 fees with this program. Most families raised between $200 and $400 this year. Since the NFL season began, our winners include:
We have received word from Kroger that our second quarter funds are on their way. I checked my personal account and it has been updated so I am assuming if you are participating yours has been updated as well. Below are the directions for determining your Kroger funds. Please follow them as stated below and if you run into any problems, please contact Kroger directly. Please try to confirm that the amount has changed from your last submission as they do not date the information posted and it is difficult for me to check everyone's past balance. These funds can be used for any 2014-15 program.
PLEASE NOTE: I WAS UNABLE TO CUT AND PASTE DIRECTLY INTO MY EMAIL MESSAGE. I CUT AND PASTED INTO AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET AND FROM THERE WAS ABLE TO CUT AND PASTE INTO MY EMAIL. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PASTE DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EMAIL BUT IF YOU CANNOT YOU WILL SEE A BLACK SCREEN AND NOT BE ABLE TO READ THE INFORMATION. IF YOU CANNOT READ IT, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT.
Log in by clicking on "Sign In" about 2/3 down the page. DO NOT log in by the “Sign In” at the top.
Enter your email address and password.
The next page that comes up should read View Your Rewards Detail (click on this).
The bottom box of information is labeled “Community Rewards”.
Highlight the information in the entire box and copy it. You can do this by highlighting and RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting copy or you can do this by highlighting and clicking CTRL C on your keyboard.
Once you copy the information, open your email and where you would type text, paste the Community Rewards information. Can be done by putting your curser in the text box and either RIGHT clicking your mouse and selecting paste or by clicking CTRL V on your keyboard.
In your email subject line, please type Community Reward, YOUR NAME, YOUR SKATER’S NAME and send the email to me at
I will acknowledge receipt so if you do not get an email back from me within 48 hours, please assume I did not get it.
If you are someone who has multiple people helping you out, you may want to contact them and ask them for their log in and password information so you can get the information. That is clearly up to you. I can take the information from you or from them.
Here’s some general information Kroger’s passed along with their information email that the check was going to be coming soon.
We cannot enroll or create online accounts for supporters over the phone. If you have a supporter who is experiencing issues with their online account please have them contact our dedicated online support team at 1-866-221-4141.
If they have forgotten their email address, need to update their Kroger Plus Card information or change their alternate I.D. (the phone number they use at the store) please have them contact our loyalty department at 1-800-576-4377, option 4, then option 3 to update.
If your supporters do not see the Community Rewards message at the bottom of their receipt, please have them contact us at 1-800-294-4438 option #2. We will contact the appropriate personnel to have the problem corrected. Supporters may also call us for previous cycle donation amounts or to double check that they are enrolled.
UPDATE: SWORDS and SABRES KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
The Kroger Co. has renewed their Community Rewards program for the 2014-15 year. ALL CURRENT PARTICIPANTS must re-enroll to continue earning community rewards. To re-enroll log into your Kroger account and on the Account Summary page under "Community Rewards" at the bottom you have the option to re-enroll. Please be sure your organization is listed as Queen City Hockey Association and the NPO number is 81074 as there are several Queen City Hockey Association listings. Your re-enrollment period will begin May 1 even if you re-enroll now. This re-enrollment does not have an impact on your 2013-14 account.
If you have not participated in the past but would like to for the 2014-15 season details on the program and how to enroll are listed below.
The Cincinnati Swords & Sabres have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program for the upcoming year and are pleased to offer ALL members the opportunity to participate. You must register your Kroger Plus Card Number online and select Queen City Hockey Association (NPO Number 81074) as your participating organization (see detailed instructions below). Once you are registered, you only need to use your Kroger Plus card and you will accumulate rewards. Quarterly, Kroger will distribute $1,000,000 to all participating organizations based on their percentage of spending. Our allocation of the Kroger funds is outlined below.
We hope that all Swords & Sabres families will participate to help offset their hockey costs. If you have any questions, please email Melanie Luft at
or call 513-979-4590. You must register by May 1 to maximize your benefits. If you are currently participating under CAHA or a Queen City team, you must re-register with the new NPO number 81074.
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
The Kroger Co. will distribute funds on a quarterly basis with statements and donations being sent on or before September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15.
Families will need to provide an email copy of Kroger funds earned each quarter and funds will be applied directly to a skater's program. Funds can be used for any Swords or Sabres online registration. Your friends and family may also sign up on your behalf but will need to provide the necessary information to us each quarter for you to receive credit.
If a skater’s family decides to no longer participate with Queen City Hockey Association and has outstanding funds, all funds will be allocated to the general fund as we are not allowed to distribution funds to individuals and all funds must be used for our organization’s purpose which is youth hockey. Funds can be held for up to four cycles. After that, any unused funds will be transferred to the general fund.
Already a Kroger Community Rewards Participant?
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click on “Sign In” and log into your account
Under Community Rewards click Re-enroll and enter Queen City Hockey Association in the Search bar
Be sure to select Queen City Hockey Association 81074 and click Enroll at the bottom
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and have a Kroger Plus Card?
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com
Click “Create An Account”
Enter your email address and create a password
Enter your Store Preference (be sure to do this)
Enter your Kroger Plus Number or Alternate ID
Click Enter – this creates a general account and then you need to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards outlined above.
New to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and do NOT have a Kroger Plus Card?
You must obtain a Kroger Plus Card at your local Kroger Store and then complete the steps above.