Are you ready to help STA while earning FREE money?  You heard it.  FREE money.

Here’s what you need to know to get started today!

What is Benefit?  Benefit is a free iPhone and Android app that allows you to shop at places like Target (2.5% / 0.5%), Starbucks (5% / 2.5%), Delta (5% / 4%), Airbnb (5% / 3%) and many more, while giving a percentage of every transaction back to STA (and then to you).

How do I earn free money?  For STA families, the first $100* from each family raised will be directed to STA.  Money raised beyond that will apply to your SMART account as a credit towards your school tuition/school balance.  The program runs annually from April 1 – March 31.  Additional funds to be applied to final SMART balance.

Where do I start?   It’s so easy and will take less than 10 minutes of your time!

  1. Download the Benefit Mobile app. (Less than 5 minutes)
  2. Create an account (Less than 2 minutes)
  3. Go under Beneficiaries – Find your School
  4. In the search field, search for 46208 or St. Thomas Aquinas School (zip code bought it up fast!) (1 minute)
  5. Selected STA program support – click blue Select Campaign button (30 seconds)
  6. Link a checking account or a credit card to your account (2 minutes)
  7. Once you set up an account, Benefit will verify by making 2 small deposits into your account within 2-3 days.  Once you see those deposits, go back to the app, click on PAYMENT METHOD, then select the account to validate and enter the amounts deposited.  You are ready to go!

I’m set up – now what do I do? 

  1. Just shop like you normally do – in stores, on-line, etc.
  2. When it comes time to check out, instead of pulling out your credit card, pull out the Benefit app.
  3. Purchase a digital gift card for the amount you need from the vendor you need
  4. Redeem instantly.

It doesn’t cost you a dime beyond what you were already going to spend. It’s raising funds without fundraising!

What if I use a banking account versus a credit card as my method of payment?

There is a difference in benefit back to STA depending on payment method.  If you set up your gift card purchase using a back account, you receive the higher benefit.  If you use a credit card as your payment method, the percentage back to STA will be lower by 1-6% depending on merchant.

Who can use Benefit Mobile?  Can I share with family and friends?

Feel free to share this information with family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise and the quicker you earn FREE money!  If you family or friends shopping on your behalf, please notify Sheila Brown ( and Brooke Smith ( so we can link those transactions to your family.

For more information go to BENEFIT MOBILE.

Check out the top retailers through Benefit.  Here is where families are already spending using the app!  Start today and find your favorite retailers.