The CHS Trojan Band Boosters are pleased to announce that they have partnered with PayPal to offer the option of convenient online Disney trip payments. By partnering with this reputable service, parents will have the ability to make secure online payments towards the 2015 Disney trip using their credit or debit cards. To access this service click the “Make a Trip Payment” button at the bottom of this article or in the right-hand sidebar of our website. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have a PayPal account to utilize this service.
Making payments is fairly simple and straightforward. Simply click on the “Make a Trip Payment” button to begin. (click on any of the screen shot examples below to enlarge)
On the next screen that appears you will enter your “Donation” (payment) amount. (Don’t let this terminology scare you, it is simply phrased that way because we are a registered as a non-profit organization. Any and all payments you make online will be attributed to the appropriate student/chaperone trip account.) Next, if you have a PayPal account, you can simply log in and complete the payment. If you don’t have a PayPal account or wish to not use your PayPal account, you will need to click the “Continue” link located in the middle of the browser window under the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” header. This will open up the next window where you will enter your contact and payment method details.
This last screen is the most important because you will want to make sure you click the “Designate who this trip payment is for:” link under the Purpose details. When you click this link, a text box will open and allow you to type the name of the person for whom this trip payment is for. Please make sure to complete this step as it will ensure your payment is properly credited to the right trip account.
Once you have entered this information and have reviewed the details of your payment, click the “Donate $ USD Now” button to complete your payment. You will receive a payment confirmation notice via the email address you provided when making your payment. Please make sure to retain a copy of these emails for your records.
Also keep in mind that these screens and options may be slightly different on different devices, i.e. mobile devices etc.
What happens next? Once you make a payment an email is sent to the Band Boosters notifying them. From that point the information will be forwarded to the Trip Account Coordinator, Rachel Tate, where she will credit the payment to the designated trip account and update any outstanding balance. Since, this is a manual process please allow 2-3 days for this process to be completed.
NOTE: Using the online payment option will have associated convenience fees (2.2% +.30) that will be assessed on any online payments before being credited to your trip account. As a rule of thumb, for every $100.00 you pay online, you should add $2.50 to your actual payment total. If at any time you would like to know your trip balance please email Rachel at Rachel_tate@bellsouth.net and she will provide you with a current balance according to the latest information she has. Again, please allow a reasonable time for a response because as with most of us, these are volunteer duties that we perform.
Please note: This specific payment option is ONLY for Disney Trip Payments. Please do not attempt to pay regular Band Fees via this option. Those payments can be made online via the school’s official online payment system which is located on the high school’s homepage, in the upper right corner. http://chs.carrolltoncityschools.net/
If you encounter technical issues with the PayPal site, please contact their technical support staff at: 1-888-221-1161. They are available from 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time Monday through Friday and 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time Saturday and Sunday. If you have general questions about online payments please contact the Band Boosters at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, traditional payment methods are still available, this is simply just another avenue that we have added for everyone convenience. If you wish to drop payments off at the band room, please check the calendar to make sure the band room is open and remember that all Disney payments must be in an envelope labeled: DISNEY TRIP and include the student’s or chaperone’s name, date, and amount. Please do not use cash. Check should be made out to CHS Band Booster.
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