Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the My Coke Rewards for Schools program?
  2. How does the My Coke Rewards for Schools program work?
  3. How is the new program different from the old MCR for Schools program?
  4. Who is Kula and why has MCR partnered with them?
  5. What schools are eligible to participate in MCR for Schools?
  6. What should I do if I can't find my school?
  7. How does a school register for the MCR for Schools program?
  8. Can members donate Bonus Points to schools?
  9. Why did MCR for Schools change?
  10. What happened to the MCR for Schools catalog?
  11. Did my school's points balance carry over from the old program to the new program?
  12. Do I have to be a My Coke Rewards member to donate points? How do I get signed up?
  13. How do My Coke Rewards members donate to a school?
  14. If school information is incorrect or out of date, how do I request an update?
  15. My school does not want to receive funds. How do I opt out?
  16. Are there still school administrators in the new program?
  17. How can schools spend their donations?
  18. Are donations refundable?
  19. Is there a minimum cash donation?
  20. When will schools receive the donations?
  21. Is there a time frame in which the school must claim its donation?
  22. How do I check if my school's Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) direct deposit information is on file with Kula?
  23. What if the minimum donation is not met?
  24. Will any portion of my donation be used for program fees?
  25. Is my donation tax deductible?
  26. Can I earn status for participating?
  27. When will I see my donation show up on my school's profile page?
  28. What should I do if I have additional questions about the new MCR for Schools program?
What is the My Coke Rewards for Schools program?
The My Coke Rewards for Schools program allows MCR members to donate points collected via the MCR program to eligible schools. In the new program, points donated will be converted to cash and the school will receive a quarterly payment to be used on physical education, sports, technology, arts and/or classroom supplies.
How does the My Coke Rewards for Schools program work?
My Coke Rewards for Schools enables parents and others in the community to support local schools by donating My Coke Rewards points and/or cash to help schools purchase physical education, sports, technology, art and/or classroom supplies.
How is the new program different from the old MCR for Schools program?
In the new program, all points donated to an eligible school will be converted to cash and paid directly to the school. In addition to points, MCR members can donate cash directly to their school of choice through our new partner, Kula, the world's largest charitable giving platform.
Who is Kula and why has MCR partnered with them?
We've partnered with Kula, the world's largest charitable giving platform, to add new schools and new ways for MCR members to give back to their school community. You can learn more about Kula by visiting: www.kula.com

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
What schools are eligible to participate in MCR for Schools?
Any elementary or secondary accredited public or private school in the U.S. listed in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database at http://nces.ed.gov/ is eligible, including U.S. Department of Defense schools.
What should I do if I can't find my school?
Only schools listed in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database at http://nces.ed.gov/ can participate. Make sure you look under the correct zip code or city for your school.

If you're still unable to find your school and believe it's eligible to participate, please contact Kula here and provide the exact name and address of your school. The school will be verified and then added to the database if eligible.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
How does a school register for the MCR for Schools program?
No registration is required as long as an elementary or secondary accredited public or private school is already listed in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database. If a school is not listed and would like to participate, please contact Kula by clicking here.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
Can members donate Bonus Points to schools?
All MCR points—including Bonus Points—can be donated to schools.
Why did MCR for Schools change?
By adding new ways for members to donate and adding more schools to our program, Coca-Cola and the communities we serve can send more money to more schools. And by providing cash funds instead of catalog rewards, we give schools more flexibility to use the funds where they are needed most.
What happened to the MCR for Schools catalog?
Not all schools could find what they needed most in the My Coke Rewards for Schools catalog. Now with cash, schools have the flexibility to spend the money where it is most needed for physical education, sports, technology, art and/or classroom supplies.
Did my school's points balance carry over from the old program to the new program?
If your school had a points balance as of January 19, 2015, then that balance will be reflected in the new program points balance. We are working to get all balances up to date as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience.
Do I have to be a My Coke Rewards member to donate points? How do I get signed up?
Yes, you must be a My Coke Rewards member to donate points or cash to a school. It's easy to sign up. Just go to www.mycokerewards.com and click on "Sign In/Join" in the upper right corner.
How do My Coke Rewards members donate to a school?
Members have three ways to donate:

  1. Donate points only
  2. Donate cash only
  3. Donate a combination of points and cash.
To donate:

  1. Log in at www.mycokerewards.com and go to the "Donations" tab on the header.
  2. Click "Get Started" to navigate to the schools search page.
  3. Search and select your school.
  4. If you would like to donate points, choose how many points you would like to donate and click "Donate Points", and confirm your donation. You can donate any number of points (minimum of 3 points) as long as you have that number of points in your My Coke Rewards account.
  5. If you would like to donate cash only, select "Donate cash only"
  6. If you would like to donate both points and cash, select the number of points you wish to donate, and click "Donate points". You will receive a confirmation page allowing you to plus-up your donation with cash.
If school information is incorrect or out of date, how do I request an update?
If you're an individual, please contact your school administration. If you are a school, click here and follow the instructions to edit school information. Kula will periodically review submissions to update the live database.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
My school does not want to receive funds. How do I opt out?
For a school to opt-out of receiving funds, please contact us for an opt-out form. Once the request is confirmed and authorized by the school, Coca-Cola will honor this request.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
Are there still school administrators in the new program?
No. In the new MCR for Schools program, we do not have a school administrator role. Instead, contact information for the school will be obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database at http://nces.ed.gov/. This information can be updated with Kula by clicking here.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
How can schools spend their donations?
Any money that a school receives from MCR for Schools can be used to purchase physical education, sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within your school.
Are donations refundable?
No. Once a donation has been made, it is final and non-refundable. You will have the chance to cancel your donation prior to submission.
Is there a minimum cash donation?
Yes, the minimum cash donation is $10.
When will schools receive the donations?
Funds will be disbursed quarterly within ninety (90) days of the calendar year quarterly end, if a school's balance has reached the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) direct deposit or physical check thresholds, as outlined here. If a school's EFT information is on file, the minimum disbursement amount is $10. Otherwise, the minimum disbursement amount is $25 and the school will receive a check in the mail.
Is there a time frame in which the school must claim its donation?
Upon check issue, schools will have ninety days to claim and deposit their check donation. After ninety days, the check will be voided and donation will be redirected to the Boys and Girls Club of America in the spirit of community development.
How do I check if my school's Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) direct deposit information is on file with Kula?
Schools can check with here to find out if their EFT direct deposit information is already on file. Kula will securely transfer donations into your school's bank account via an EFT direct deposit payment. Kula stores EFT information securely and is only authorized to deposit money donated to your school.

If the information is not on file, just contact Kula here and they will send the necessary information to get set up completed.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
What if the minimum donation is not met?
If the minimum donation is not met by the last date of a calendar-year quarter, then the contribution amount will carry over to the next calendar year quarter.
Will any portion of my donation be used for program fees?
When a consumer uses a credit card to make a donation, an 8% fee is taken out of the donation amount. This covers the credit card processing fees and administrative fees Kula incurs to securely transfer the payment. This percentage is typical of many other charitable donation organizations.

If you have questions about the total fees incurred specific to your transaction, please contact Kula here directly for more information.

If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Points donations are not tax deductible. If you make a cash donation, it is possible your donation may be tax deductible. Check with your accountant or tax adviser for details. You will see the total cash you have donated underneath the total points earned. Once a donation has been made, it is final and non-refundable.
Can I earn status for participating?
No, status is no longer a part of the MCR program.
When will I see my donation show up on my school's profile page?
Points donations will be reflected in your school's balance once your browser refreshes. Cash donations will not be reflected in the points balance on the profile page.
What should I do if I have additional questions about the new MCR for Schools program?
If you have general questions about the MCR for Schools program, please contact Coke Consumer Care here.