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Trading Card Sponsorship  
 

Did you know that more than 50% of MINT CARDS customers DO NOT PAY FOR THEIR OWN TRADING CARDS? Agencies of all sizes have had great success in obtaining sponsors to support the cost of their trading cards. Please read further to see how to present this highly successful and extremely popular program to potential sponsors.

Who Sponsors Cards?
Individuals - People who are community oriented/philanthropic.
Small Businesses - Attorneys, auto shops, beauty salons, CPAs, coffee shops, convenience stores, doctors, fitness centers, grocery stores, photography studios, realtors, restaurants, service stations.
Corporations - Allstate Insurance, Baskin Robbins, Coca-Cola, Goodyear, Kaiser Permanente, McDonalds, Motorola, Pepsi, Petsmart, Sears, State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank are a few examples of corporate sponsors. Auto dealerships, banks, credit unions, hospitals, hotels, mortgage companies, TV and radio stations have all generously supported the trading card program.
Community Groups - Auxiliaries, Chamber of Commerce, City Councils, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary Clubs, Soroptimists.

Why Sponsor Cards?
Sponsorship is a show of support for your agency and the community.
This is a tax deductible donation.
Sponsorship is a great way to advertise business.

How To Obtain Sponsorship
Use our downloadable sample Sponsorship Letter and complete the indicated information. You may also customize for your specific needs. Print it on your department letterhead stationary.
Present this letter either by personal visit or via the mail, along with a sample trading card, to each potential sponsor. Extra trading cards containing sponsor acknowledgements are provided to you for this purpose.

How Many Sponsors/How Many Dollars?

Number of sponsors per card is limited only by space on the card backs. If sponsor includes name, address, phone # and logo, we suggest no more than two sponsors per card.

Calculate the cost of each of your cards, including sales tax (CA customers only) and shipping. Then also calculate the total cost of your cards.
Decide on which of the following methods to use:
1
Each person getting a trading card obtains their own sponsor. Provide each person with the department sponsor letter and sample cards to present to potential sponsors, and request they support the cost of one card.
2
Obtain several sponsors to split the cost of the cards, equally. Designate one or more people to present the sponsor letter and sample cards to several potential sponsors, advise them of total cost of cards and request their support for a portion of the total cost.
Example: You are doing 10 cards at a cost of $160.00 each for a total cost of $1600.00. Request a minimum donation of $160.00, which entitles the sponsor to be on one card. Each additional $160.00 entitles them to be on another card. They then determine their amount of participation.
3 Obtain one sponsor to donate the entire cost of the cards.

If you have questions or if you would like to request sample sponsored cards email us or call us at 888.372.8702



What Do I Need to Place an Order?
A picture for the front of your card (and back too, if you like). Click here to see Photo Requirements.
Choose a design for the front and back. Click here to see the Templates or Gallery.
Complete an Order Form online, or download a printable version here.
 
You can place your order online (for up to 10 different cards) or you can complete an Order Form and fax to us at 562-415-2689. Email images to orders@mintcards.cc
 
Turn-Around Time
About 3 to 4 days after receipt of your complete order, we’ll email you a PDF proof of your card(s). You will need to review the proof and fax it back to us with approval or changes. Your card will ship about 2 weeks later.
 
Multiple Card Orders
If you are organizing an order for a group, call us at 888.372.8702 and we’ll give you some helpful hints on how to put the order together in the simplest way.
 
Card Collation & Packaging
If you like the idea of handing out your cards as sets, we can collate and package your cards for you. Click here for more information.
 
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