Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does the program last?

A. Once opened, a school's RFE website is open for one full the school earns money all year long from the Family Bookstore and the donated Gift of Reading gift cards. The Family Bookstore orders and gift card donations also count toward student prizes through-out the school year. As a supporter of the school you may receive emails through-out the school year.

Q. How long does it take for the students to get their prizes?

A. The participation prizes are sent with the materials to start the program and awarded when the students participate and return their participation code. The prizes earned from the student sales are generated to ship 7 days after the program starts and then every 30 days through-out the year as prizes are earned.

Q. What can the Gift of Reading gift cards be used by the teacher to purchase?

A. The short answer is excellent reading materials. The teacher may purchase from a wide selection of books all searchable by grade level, Accelerated Reading Points and reading level. Also available are the best children's magazines subscriptions for the classroom including National Geographic Kids, Highlights, Zoobooks and many more. You can see the list of items at

Q. What is the turn-around time on products ordered by those supporting our school?

A. Orders from the Family Bookstore usually ship within 3-4 weeks. Magazines are different for every publisher but most start within 8 weeks...those that publish less frequently may take longer.

Q. How does the student prize program work?

A. The prize program is cumulative...meaning when a student earns points for a certain prize...they will also earn all the prize below that prize. They ship to the school in 7 days from the start of your program and then every 30 days as long as more prizes are earned.

Q. How does someone stop getting emails promoting the school's Reading for Education program?

A. Simply click on the UNSUBSCRIBE link that is displayed on the next email you receive.