Doing the Sale
Keep track of your plants
At the checkouts you will need the plant’s name, its cost, and how many you have. This is important: Shoppers who do not record the cost and quantity for each plant will have to go to the Price Check so they don’t impede those who have recorded the information.
If you have a plant that you cannot identify, stop by the Info Desk in the center of the room under the stairs before getting into the checkout line. All prices must be recorded on your sheet before checkout.
How does it work?
Checkout is a two-step process: Your plants are added up in one area, based on your tally sheet, then you pay at the cashier tables.
You will be able to pay for your plants with cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Checks should be made out to Friends School of Minnesota or FSM. There is also an ATM between the tally tables and the cashiers.
Always write the full price of plants on your tally sheet. On discount Sunday, the one-third discount is taken at the register.
How long does it take?
Be advised that Friday morning and early afternoon are very busy and you should expect to wait to check out. This also sometimes happens on Saturday and Sunday, particularly for the first few hours.
After checkout, you can leave your plants at the curb southwest of the Grandstand and return to pick them up in your car. (If you used one of our shopping carts, the cart cannot be taken to your car.) Volunteres in orange vests will help at the curb. You will receive a number to differentiate your plants from others’ (similar to a supermarket system).