Ten Tips to make your Fill My Ride event simple and effective: 1) Let chapters know they can use their chapter funds to shop online at OfficeDepot.com and select the store we will be stationed at as their Pick-up Location. 2) Treat it like a FlashMob . . . people LOVE that! 3) Have some school-age specific suggestions printed up on a small shopping list (1/3 sheet of paper) to hand customers as they enter the store with our logo and marketing info on it. 4) Park the SUV right in front with a poster or the vinyl clings and flyers to give people who get curious (we have the artwork for the clings on the Facebook page and I can send it to you, too) I have a printer who can turn these around for $12 each and get them out BEFORE I arrive! 5) Shopping Spree for teachers. Let the checkers know to have any teachers come out to the SUV to get one of us to cover $50 of their school supplies when they are ready to check out (might want to have several people who are willing to take turns doing this, if you are at a location with a lot of teachers) 6) Ask the checkers to put a couple of your flyers at each check stand. And ask every customer if they will be donating anything today. Have them ring a bell when a customer is buying a donation. 7) Ask all members and directors who come out to wear their badges to show solidarity with BNI. Be sure you have your BNI business cards, you will be asked for your card, I promise you! 8) Be ready to accept some cash donations, people will want to participate, but will not know what to buy, or will be exiting the store when they meet you. Let people who say they cannot come out know that they can purchase Office Depot gift cards and get them to you later. 9) MAKE NOISE AND TAKE PHOTOS. Have fun, cheer, high-five and shout out loud when someone makes a donation to your ride. 10) Have your chapters take donations in a box at each chapter meeting for one month prior to the event. Then ask the chapters to bring their box to you at your event to Fill your ride.