Step by Step Instructions to Shop Scan Give (Planet Fundraiser)

Have you heard about Planet Fundraiser? This free phone app is the new way to give back! The best part? It doesn’t cost you anything to use or even to give! This app allows you to make your everyday purchases support your favorite cause. Participating merchants donate a percent of your receipt total (percent donated differs by merchant).

If you are ready to get the app, follow these easy steps.
Planet Fundraiser

  1. Go to the App Store on your mobile device.
  2. Click on “Search” and type in “Planet Fundraiser” – click on the app
  3. Click on “Get” and then “Install” Note: This could take a few moments to download the app to your phone, feel free to continue using your phone as you normally would.
  4. Once the download is complete, the Planet Fundraiser App will be on your home screen
  5. Click on the Planet Fundraiser app, enter your name, email and phone number to create an account
  6. Create a password
  7. Select your Campaign (Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama) and your Group (Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama) and hit “next”
  8. Click “let’s do it” and be sure to allow Planet Fundraiser to see your location*
  9. Decide if you want to receive notifications or not – totally up to you!**
  10. Run through the “how to” steps from Planet Fundraiser
  11. Shop at a local merchant – Snap a picture of your receipt – Give to RMHCA!

These steps are for Apple devices, but the steps will be very similar on a Google device (Andriod, Samsung, etc.).

More details on Planet Fundraiser’s Website {here}.

*Allowing your location to be shared allows Planet Fundraiser to suggest participating merchants near you. It is possible to use the app without this feature turned on, but you will have to search and find each merchant based on name and not location.
**Notifications are a great way to remember to use the Planet Fundraiser app. They do not overwhelm you with notifications, but they do send you a reminder if you have been at a participating location for more than about 3 minutes.