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School Bucks FAQs

What are Food City School Bucks?

For 2012-2013 School Year, Food City will donate $600,000 in cash through the Food City School Bucks program.  The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $600,000 total.  It's like a pie - the size of your school's slice will depend on how many points they have received.  Schools should encourage their supporters to register their ValuCard for the Food City School Bucks program.

Why should I register my ValuCard in support of a school?

Every qualifying purchase after registering and using your ValuCard entitles your chosen school to earn more points, thus a greater share of the School Bucks awards.  The more qualifying purchases, and the more participants in support of your chosen school, the larger the School Bucks check at the end of the year for your school.

How do I know my school's code number?

Participating schools will communicate through flyers that will be sent home with the students, display posters in the school hall and classrooms, newsletters, or you can go to and click on School Bucks to find your school's code.  Also, each Food City store will have a list of bar codes located at the customer service desk.  Schools not registered may register online by clicking here or may simply call the Food City School Bucks coordinator, Abby Spott at 1-800-232-0174.

What purchases qualify for points?

Participating brands include:  Food City, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws Premium, Valu Time, Top Care, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, EasyClix, World Classics and Dining-In, Chuck Wagon, Moore's Chips products, as well as Kay's Ice Cream, Terry's Snacks, Lay's Meats, Kern's Bread & Cakes products. **Certain restrictions and exclusions apply:  alcohol, tobacco, pharmacy, gift cards, lottery tickets, fuel and video where restricted by law are excluded from the Food City exclusive brand purchases.

How are the points calculated?

Each time a registered supporter purchases $10 worth of Food City exclusive Brands with their ValuCard, one point will automatically go to the school of their choice.  The more school supporters registering their ValuCard with your school and the more they shop at Food City, the greater the opportunity for School Bucks points.

When can I sign up?

The results from the 2012-2013 are being finalized and checks will be presented at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.  Please check back here on August 1, 2013 to register your card or your school for the 2013-2014 school year.