Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saint Mary's selling discount cards as Haiti fundraiser

WINONA, Minn. — On March 13, the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship class will begin selling special discount cards benefiting the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin.

The “Red Card,” which will be sold for $10, includes reduced prices or discounts on merchandise from 19 local businesses including: Westgate Bowl, Mugby Junction, Fantastic Sams, Tres Compadres, Electric Beach, Golden China, Spa Panache, Chula Vista, Jefferson Pub & Grill, Warpzone, Perkins, Jimmy John’s, Ground Round, Sammy’s Pizza, GQ Hairstyling, Country Kitchen, Blooming Grounds, Papa Murphy’s and Timber’s.

The card can be used until March 1, 2011, and the card’s value is not limited. If the card is used at each business one time per month, the approximate annual savings to cardholders is $800. For a family of four, the estimated annual savings are doubled.

All proceeds will benefit the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin, a team of volunteer medical staff that travels to Haiti several times each year to provide free medical care.

To purchase a card, you can
• e-mail your request to;
• visit the following participating businesses: Blooming Grounds, Jimmy John’s or Warpzone Video Games;
• come to the SMU Toner Student Center Information Desk;
• or watch for SMU students selling the card at local community events like SMU home baseball and softball games, Relay for Life on April 9, Ned Kirk’s Page Theatre performance on March 13-14, or at one of SMU’s tables at Earth Day April 17 in Unity Park.

Checks can be made payable to Saint Mary’s University and sent to 700 Terrace Heights, Box 1529, Winona, MN 55987.

For more information, contact Jana Schrenkler at or (507) 457-1491.