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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Burgers for Cause events are open to all non-profit organizations. They are especially great for youth organizations and groups with a large support base.

  • PRE-PURCHASE

    Your non-profit organization pre-purchases (cash or credit card only) Free Burger Certificates for $3.50 each (minimum order of 100) and then resells them to your supporters at a price you set (we recommend $10).  The profit from these certificates goes back to your organization.  Supporters that purchase these certificates can redeem them for any FREE BURGER (dine in only – not valid for 2 for 25 or 2 for 28 burgers) at participating Applebee’s locations noted on the certificate for up to 110 days.

  • REGISTER

    Register your organization for a Burgers for a Cause event by clicking on the link below.

  • PICK-UP

    Once approved (within 3-5 days) you will receive an email letting you know when the certificates are ready for pick up. Payment will be made at the restaurant during pick up (cash or credit card only).

  • START SELLING

    Designate people you trust to sell the certificates at games or social events.  Your organization keeps the proceeds generated from the sale of the certificates.  It is highly recommended that you pre-sell certificates since they have a limited expiration date of 110 days from the date you request them. See our Guide to be Successful download.

  • REDEEM CERTIFICATES

    Your supporters may redeem their certificates at participating Applebee’s for any FREE BURGER.  This is for DINE IN orders only.

  • IMPORTANT:

    1 certificate per person per visit can be redeemed.  The certificate is void if copied, photographed, scanned, reproduced, digitally reproduced, or altered in any way or if the watermark is not shown.  Not to be distributed on the internet.

FUNDRAISER CALCULATOR

Want to know how many FREE BURGER certificates you will need to sell to meet your fundraising goals?  Enter your ticket sell price (recommendation is $10) and your fundraising goal below.

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Estimates are based on an average dining ticket total of $30.

TIPS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

PLAN AHEAD WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO SELL CERTIFICATES

Let supporters know what you plan to do and when you plan to sell them, and then order certificates timely.   Don’t order certificates too far in advance of being able to sell them.

SELL CERTIFICATES AHEAD OF TIME

This is a great way to ensure success and also allows you to know how many you want to pre-purchase (a minimum of 100 to participate and then can be ordered in increments of 25 up to 250).  Use the order guide on the Guide to be Successful below to keep track of what you need.

DESIGNATE VOLUNTEERS

These events may seem like they require minimal to no work, but that just isn't the case. Your event won't be quite as successful if you are not working as a team. Designate volunteers to sell certificates, share information & contact your supporters.

BE PREPARED, PLAN AHEAD

One week is not adequate time to prepare for these events. Plan to sell your certificates AT LEAST 3 WEEKS out and start your planning & promoting from the start!

REMIND YOUR SUPPORTERS

Don't leave all your promoting to the very beginning, weeks before your event, and not reach out to remind your supporters! You can collect your family, friends & fellow supporters' email addresses when you originally start to promote your event and send them a reminder email a couple of days before!