Great Contributions from Great Clips
I don’t know about you but when I see the back to school supplies start showing up in the Sunday paper, I’m torn on whether to be happy or sad. It is a definite sign that summer is quickly coming to a close. The kids are already bored with each other so it will be nice to give them a normal routine and new faces to see but it also means the end to random weekday family time at the movies, shopping or playing a board game.
Don’t get me wrong, the actual shopping for supplies isn’t bad. The kids love it and Nicole likes loading up on sale items to get us through the entire school year. We also purchase a variety of items requested by the teacher such as dry erase markers, index cards, hand sanitizer, Ziploc bags and facial tissue. At back to school night, we always check the teachers’ wish lists for other random items like prizes for an incentive box or supplies for a specific project. It’s only a few dollars here or there so we try to do our part.
Yet each year, our daughters come home with random announcements about how they had earned a free frozen yogurt or lunch with the teacher. Maybe even a new book. It always amazing me the amount of money from their own pockets that teachers lay out to make their classroom just right. On average, each year teachers spend $1,000 of their own money.
I’m sure that isn’t the norm though. Some school districts don’t have the funding to provide even the most basic of upgrades let alone extra incentives. I guess that’s why it is so fantastic when companies like Great Clips find ways to help teachers out. They are helping transform entire classrooms through Adopt-a-Classroom! Check out the video. The photo doesn’t do it justice.
With over 3,300 salons across the United States and Canada, Great Clips sees their fair share of families. Stylists hear stories and connect with customers every single day. So not only is Great Clips doing classroom makeovers and supporting Adopt-a-Classroom but they’re also giving away free supplies to people who enter their #GreatList contest. Each day, they are helping lighten the load by randomly selecting one winner to receive up to $100 worth of supplies they will need for school. In order to enter, all you have to do is upload your school supply list. They’re drawing a winner every day and the supplies will be shipped right to your door! As a bonus, you’ll receive a $2 coupon just for entering!
Remember being taught in school that it isn’t okay to cut in line? Well, Great Clips decided that sometimes it IS okay. They’ve created an app that allows customers to reserve their spot in line before they even get to the salon. It’s not the same as making an appointment – it’s literally just having someone hold your place in line – Digitally. As I mentioned before, Great Clips is showing school support by donating to Adopt-a-Classroom. From now until September 5, 2014, Great Clips will donate money (up to $20,000) each time someone downloads their Online Check-In app. Toss those old school “no cuts” rules aside, download the app and help Great Clips reach their donation target.
While you’re at it, mark one more thing off your back to school list and get the kids in for a haircut. Go upload your list, get the coupon then cut in line at your local salon. If the staff at the Bettendorf, Iowa location is an example of the quality of customer service across the company then it’s worth checking out. They’re always extremely friendly and helpful!
30 thoughts on “Great Contributions from Great Clips”
We don’t have Great Clips here in Boston. My boys do need a haircut in the worst way, though. School doesn’t start for 6 more weeks here, but they need cuts like NOW.
Very cool, my husband loves great clips!
Nice review Scott! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I love hearing about ways we can help in the classroom. The makeover was truly spectacular.
Thanks for sharing, Scott! I appreciate all the charitable projects that you share! What an awesome way to help everyone out! Thank you for all that you do.
That is so great that they do that – we have Great Clips by us
What a difference for the kids in that classroom! That’s a wonderful program that Great Clips has begun.
I had no idea Great Clips carried such a program but it’s so awesome. The transformation in the classroom turned it bright and fun.
I love their idea of adopting a classroom! I might just have to take my daughter to get her hair cut at Great Clips, we have one just down the street.
Isn’t this a great program? Loved your post!
My husband loves going to Sport Clips and I love that he does. I had no idea they did anythig like this!
This is a great idea to adapt a room.. once i am able to i think i want to do that..
This is just grand! Great clips is great!
So cool! I love the design from clips.
that is great that such an amazing company is giving back to the community with a program like this.
I love how Great Clips is helping improve the kid’s learning environment! How great!
If I had a Great Clips close by, I would go just because of their efforts you’ve described here. Sharing the post!
I have never gone to a Great Clips but I am loving the adopt a classroom campaign. So many schools need facelifts to make them really awesome learning environments.
I take my kids to Great Clips for their haircuts and have nothing but great experiences!
I love Great Clips. My kids are in need of a hair cut right now
It’s a great program. I always get my hair cut here!
We always reserve our spot, this is where I take my 2 year old boy and my 17 year old boy. I love what they are doing, I’m totally going to be entering my list!
What an awesome thing for Great Clips to do for teachers around the country! Looking at the before and after picture, I know that would make a teachers year! Thanks Great Clips and Thanks SAHMReviews for telling us about how we can help just by downloading an app!
Great initiative from Great Clips! Love how they’re giving back to the community with their Adopt-A-Classroom program.
We do not have that salon near me that I am aware of or I would go and get a trim! I love what they are doing. Teachers in every state of the union need help!
What a wonderful contest–We have a few Great Clips near us–Have to get my Q and check them out =)
That’s an awesome way to support classroom return. way to go Great Clips! more power!!
Never heard of Great Clips, but what they have done is fantastic. Thanks for the great reading
We have gone to great clips several times, but have started using a new place due to my daughter’s sensory processing disorder. The adopt a classroom thing is cool though!
This is a great review. Giving back to the community and helping kids is always touching. Thanks for sharing.