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PURELL Extra Credit Program

How to Earn Free PURELL™ Products for Your School

Mark Rundle

11/10/2016


By Mark Rundle


Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

It can be challenging for school administrators to realize the long-term financial benefits of an advanced K-12 hand hygiene program because, in the short term, budgets are too tight to invest in features such as the placement of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer in cafeterias, classrooms, administrative offices, athletic facilities, and high-traffic areas throughout the school.

GOJO has the solution with K-12 EXTRA CREDIT: a program that allows schools to earn free PURELL™ products when they purchase soap from their distributor.

How Do Schools Earn Rewards With K-12 EXTRA CREDIT?

From now until 6/1/2017, when your school system purchases 100 cases of GOJO® foam soap they can qualify to receive 10 cases of FREE PURELL™ products—enough to sanitize the hands of 480 busloads of children!

After ordering your first 100 cases, your school district will be eligible to start redeeming its credits for great PURELL™ products such as:

  • PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes 100-count canisters 
  • Refills for Touch-Free or Manual PURELL® Dispensers
  • Your choice of foam or gel hand sanitizer

Your district will earn one additional credit—good for a free case of PURELL™ products—for each 10 cases of soap purchased after the initial 100. A single 1250 ml case of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer will fill three dispensers—enabling you to provide students, teachers and staff with trusted hand hygiene options at school.

How Much Extra Credit Can Your School District Earn?

The total number of credits you’ll earn depends on the size and number of schools in your system, but rewards are within reach for most districts. For example, many school districts can earn enough free PURELL™ products to place dispensers in the cafeteria or office in each school.

Increased attendance is one of the most important long-term benefits of improving access to hand hygiene in K-12 schools. Research shows that placing PURELL™ products throughout a school helps to reduce absenteeism for both students and teachers.1,2 This boost in attendance can have a significant positive impact on overall school performance—and how the system is perceived in the community.

Parents approve too! In a recent survey, 96% of parents said they would like to see hand sanitizer in their child’s classroom.3


1. Hammond B, Ali Y, Fendler E, Dolan M, & Donovan S. Effect of hand sanitizer use on elementary school absenteeism. American Journal of Infection Control. 2000;28:340-346.
2. Guinan M, McGuckin M, Ali Y. The effect of a comprehensive handwashing program on absenteeism in elementary schools. American Journal of Infection Control. 2002;30(4):217-220.
3. Wakefield Research conducted a nationally representative survey between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, 2015, among 1,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level is +/- 3.1 percentage points. Survey sponsored by GOJO Industries.

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