Looking for a WIN-WIN Fundraiser? Fundraise with Kwik Trip!

Freezers can only hold so much cookie dough and there are only so many magazines you can subscribe to. However, you will always need to buy items like gas, eggs, milk and other Kwik Trip commodities! That’s why Kwik Trip’s Scrip Gift Card Program is the easiest fundraiser out there!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Your organization fills out an enrollment form at www.kwiktrip.com/scrip

Step 2: Once approved, you’re able to purchase the Scrip Gift Cards at a 5% discount – then sell the cards for full face value, keeping the difference!

Step 3: In Addition, your organization will earn a 10% rebate on most in-store purchases made by cardholders, some exclusions apply.

Simple right??

See what these Scrip Members had to say:

· “This is such a great opportunity for our kids to raise funds for trips. In 2 years we have made a profit of $59,696.87. This is money people would already spend at Kwik Trip regardless. Because they choose to funnel it through our scrip program, our students reap the benefits. Thank you, Kwik Trip!!” – Dave K. – Band Director at West Salem High School – West Salem, WI

· “Our Kwik Trip Scrip Gift Cards are in high demand from our families. The rebates from their purchases offset their tuition and lunch accounts and they are always so pleased to see those rebates on their invoices. Between their purchases and those made by their friends and families, they see their dollars stretch even further!” – Laurie B. – Winona Area Catholic Schools, Winona, MN

· “The Kwik Trip Scrip Program has by far been the best seller in our Scrip Program. It’s a win-win program for our parents.” – Donna D. – St. Athanasius School, Jesup, IA

Do you have questions about fundraising with Kwik Trip? Let’s chat! Email us at fundraising@kwiktrip.com

The High Costs of a Drunk Driving Arrest

By Meemic Insurance

More than 10,000 people die every year in car accidents that involve at least one driver who is under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

And while the number of accidents involving alcohol is in the tens of thousands, about 1.5 million people are arrested annually for driving under the influence, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you are arrested, you can expect to pay out substantial sums that could be close to $20,000. You’d not only be looking at fines, but also legal fees, impound fees and many years of higher insurance premiums, among other costs.

In every state, it’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. That may not sound like much, but if you have a BAC of even just 0.1 percent, you would likely be quite impaired.

To be over the limit may involve having just one drink for a small adult or two drinks for someone who weighs 200 pounds or more.

How the Costs Mount Up

Besides the fact that you can change someone else’s life forever if you drive under the influence, here’s what you can expect in terms of extra costs:

  • Bail from jail can range from $100 to $2,500.
  • If you are arrested for a DUI offense, you should expect to be jailed for a period of time. You will have to pay to be behind bars, which can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars.
  • There are also sentencing fees of up to $250.
  • Probation fees can run $200 to $1,200.
  • After you are arrested, law enforcement will have your vehicle towed to an impound yard. Car towing and impound fees can often cost you upwards of $1,200.
  • Fines and fees can range dramatically, but the average is about $1,000. These fees will be higher for repeat offenders.
  • On top of that, many states require some jail time after a conviction.
  • Attorney fees for a first DUI can run from as low as $1,500, but on average the figure is closer to about $3,500, depending on where you live. These fees will be higher for repeat offenders.
  • There will also be other fines assessed on you. These can vary substantially, as well. For a first-time DUI, you can expect to cough up $150 to $1,800.
  • Many states require that even first-time offenders have their vehicles fitted with an ignition interlock device that they must blow into to ensure they are below the legal limit. These devices can cost between $500 and $1,500 to install.
  • Alternative transportation costs can also add up during the period that you are under probation and may not be allowed to drive. You may have to pay up for public transportation, Uber/Lyft or a taxi.
  • You auto insurance will also jump considerably.

As you can see, the numbers add up quickly and you could be looking at extra outlays of at least $10,000 – and close to $20,000 if your case is more serious. Also, the above costs do not take into consideration if you injure or kill a third party.

In addition, Meemic and other insurance carriers may drop you when it’s time to renew, forcing you to shop around for new coverage, which is not easy with a fresh DUI arrest on your record. You may have to use an insurer that specializes in high-risk drivers, and that will cost you, too.

A DUI will stay on your Department of Motor Vehicles driving record at least five years in most states, and as long as 10 years in others.

The Takeaway

The best way to avoid all of these costs is not to drink and drive, period. But, if you are ever arrested for a DUI offense, you should contact your agent to discuss your insurance options.

For more safe driving tips, visit Meemic.com/Safety.

Kohl’s Brings the Milwaukee Public Museum to You!

The Milwaukee Public Museum is known for being one of Wisconsin’s premier field trip
destinations, a place to inspire students and bring your lesson plans to life. Yet, sometimes,
schools can’t get to downtown Milwaukee to view the Museum’s exhibits and collections due to
distance, schedule, transportation or other reasons.
With that in mind, the Milwaukee Public Museum and Kohl’s Cares teamed up to create a new
and exciting education outreach program that would bring the Museum out into schools and
broaden the impact that MPM has across Wisconsin.
“As Wisconsin’s natural history museum, it is important that we meet people where they are, and
we’re extremely grateful to Kohl’s Cares​ for allowing us to serve communities throughout the
state,” said Meghan Schopp, MPM’s Director of Education. “We understand that there may be
barriers for many to visit the Museum, whether it be time, money or distance, and the MPM and
Kohl’s on the Move program allows us to get out of the Museum and inspire curiosity in a way
we haven’t been able to before.”
MPM and Kohl’s on the Move brings the Museum's hands-on programming, led by experienced
MPM educators, and can be adapted for all grades and ages. Programs include:
 Get Wild in Wisconsin – Explore the rich variety of plants and animals that populate our
state. Find out why they’re so important and learn ways to protect Wisconsin’s habitats
and biodiversity.
 The Beautiful World of Butterflies – Butterflies may be beautiful, but that’s not why
they’re important! Learn about the residents of MPM’s Butterfly Vivarium while we get
up close and personal with these fascinating animals.
 Wisconsin Rocks! – Discover how Wisconsin’s landscape has evolved over millions of
years and what geology can tell us about our state’s past.
 Mummies Mania – Explore the mysteries of mummies as we learn how and why ancient
Egyptians mummified their dead.
 Digging up Discoveries – Enter the mind of an archaeologist! Learn what clues scientists
use when analyzing artifacts and what found objects can tell us about a culture.
 All Things Space – Investigate our corner of space and beyond! Learn how our
understanding of the universe has changed through the years.
 Dinosaur Hunt – Take a trip back in time to the Mesozoic Era, where we’ll learn all
about dinosaurs and the scientists who study them!
The traveling Museum programming will be like nothing like your students have ever
experienced before, allowing them to interact with and learn from authentic artifacts, objects and
specimens. It’s that interaction that makes the program rewarding and fun for those who
regularly visit MPM, too.

“The most frequent question I’m asked is, ‘Are these things real?’” said Maisie Buntin, MPM’s
Outreach Coordinator. “There’s just something powerful about holding, for example, a 65-
million-year-old dinosaur fossil. Even our youngest participants understand, on some level, the
weight of an object’s history. It’s why, whether onsite or offsite, MPM values object-based
learning and hands-on activities. It’s a compelling experience that can’t be replicated.”
To learn more about MPM and Kohl’s on the Move, go to http://www.mpm.edu/outreach.

Renter’s Insurance: Peace of Mind for a Low Price

By Meemic Insurance
A recent study found that millennials, especially, are renting in larger numbers than ever before,
but that they are not getting renter’s coverage even though it’s inexpensive and can provide
protection for their belongings.
Researchers also found that most (75%) of the people surveyed did not know they could obtain
renter’s insurance for about the same monthly cost as a pair of movie tickets, and had therefore
not purchased coverage for their possessions.
They concluded that there was a clear misconception about how important it is to have renter’s
insurance and the true cost of coverage. Leaving belongings at risk when about $20 per month
can buy adequate coverage is an unwise move.
Renters often live in properties with multiple units, and they may not always realize how high
the risk of fires and other disasters are in these places.
Although property owners are responsible for repairs to the structure in the event of most
disasters, they are not responsible for tenants’ belongings. It is up to renters to make sure their
possessions are protected.
In their research, experts also found that about 40% of people without renter’s coverage did not
think it was necessary. Nearly 70% of all young adult renters replied that the cost to replace all
of their belongings would exceed $5,000. Renters who had coverage said they bought policies
because they wanted the peace of mind to know they were protected.
Renters’ biggest fears:
 About 40% said their biggest fear was fire damage.
 About 30% said their biggest fear was theft.
 Believe it or not, almost 5% said that their biggest fear was a zombie apocalypse!
 Nearly 25% of the renters surveyed said they would rescue their laptops first ahead of
mobile phones, hidden cash and heirlooms.
 About 40% of respondents said they did not know stolen property was covered in a
renter’s insurance policy.
 About 30% said they did not believe party mishaps would be covered, and they were
surprised to find that many types of damage to personal property or the structure that are
typical at parties were actually covered.

Inexpensive peace of mind

A plan that costs around $300 a year generally covers up to $50,000 worth of property. But most
people won’t need that much coverage as renters.
A policy that covers $15,000 to $20,000 worth of property should be enough for many people.
Such policies can sometimes be had for less than $200 a year, or as little as $10 to $15 a month.
Bundling with an auto policy can save even more.
The best way to determine how much coverage to choose is to talk to an agent who will collect
information about belongings. An agent can suggest how much coverage to buy based on the
value of current possessions. An agent will also be glad to explain what certain terms mean.
These are some additional issues to consider:
 Does the insurance plan affect roommates?
 Does the insurance plan cover all existing hazards?
 Is any additional coverage needed?
 How much liability coverage does the plan include?
If something happens to the rental unit that makes it uninhabitable for a period of time, renter’s
insurance covers the additional cost of living elsewhere. Some examples of such damages
include fires and toxic substances.
Renter’s insurance is quick and easy to buy, and renters should make sure they always have it.
To learn more about this type of coverage and how affordable it is, talk to an agent today.
This information is being provided for general informational purposes only. Meemic Insurance
Company does not assume any liability in connection with providing this information.

Education.com’s Limitless Learners Contest

This year, Education.com is proud to offer $9,000 in prizes as part of their Limitless Learners Contest! This is an amazing opportunity for K-5 students to use creativity and potentially earn money towards college.

The contest encourages kids in/entering K-5th grade to think creatively about what education means to them and use their art, writing, and language skills to express their ideas. A winner will be chosen from each grade level to receive $500 for college and a free lifetime membership to Education.com for their parent or educator! The winning child can choose to nominate their school or local library to win a $1,000 donation as well.

Students will need to do the following by October 31, 2019 to apply:

  • Obtain a completed consent form signed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Respond to the following prompt in the appropriate format (listed below): Describe a time when you were having so much fun, you didn’t realize you were learning something new!
    • Kindergarten students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write about what is happening, or ask an adult to write a sentence or two describing your picture.
    • 1st grade students: Create a piece of art (e.g. draw or paint a picture) and write 1–3 sentences about it.
    • 2nd grade students: Write a short story (5–8 sentences) and create at least one picture to illustrate it.
    • 3rd grade: Write a short story, journal entry, or comic strip.
    • 4th grade: Write a short story, journal entry, poem, or comic strip.
    • 5th grade: Write a personal narrative, short story, poem, or comic strip.

To learn more and to apply, please visit http://www.education.com/contests !