American Legion Post 42 in Akeny, Iowa, is the Legion’s Flag Rewards program No. 1 earner for the sixth consecutive year – earning $1,300 in Emblem Sales credit to spend in 2018. Another 774 posts are also reaping hundreds of dollars in Flag Rewards credit. See the lists of top earners here.
Posts participating in the program receive a 10-cent credit for each dollar spent on the purchase of American flags from Emblem Sales. Purchases include those made by the post, as well as by the post’s members, friends, neighbors, local schools and businesses that choose to sponsor the post by buying their flags from The American Legion.
Credit earned from participating in the Flag Rewards program is good toward the purchase of any item from the Emblem Sales catalog or website.
Post 42 has 180 customers and spends the money earned in Emblem Sales credit on the purchase of Legion shirts and hats for new members.
Benefits from the Flag Rewards program do not stop at the financial level. The program is designed to increase visibility of The American Legion in communities and to make the Legion the primary source for communities to purchase their American flags. Posts are encouraged to spread the message that an American flag purchased from The American Legion will give a direct financial benefit to the local post and help local veterans serve their community.
To get started in the Flag Rewards program, post adjutants can register their post by calling Emblem Sales at (888) 453-4466 or go online here.
Once registered, posts are encouraged to organize a Flag Rewards committee that has a designated flag officer and includes Sons of The American Legion and Auxiliary members. The committee should focus on strategizing how to identify and obtain potential flag customers within the community and how Flag Rewards credit will be used.