Thank You

2018 Sponsors



  • Red Coyote Running and Fitness


  • Fred Jones Family Foundation and Kirk Hall
  • Hudiburg Auto Group
  • Paper + More
  • The Oklahoman Media Company


  • Eskridge Lexus
  • Ann and Robert Gilliland
  • Melanie and Dr. Mark Hanstein 
  • Bette Jo and Frank Hill
  • Vicki Howard
  • OKC Friday


  • Anne and Barry Q. Gray
  • InvesTrust Consulting, LLC
  • Dana and Keith Schwarz

Special Recognition

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae

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“On A Whim is honored to support the Premier Card program. Teachers who’ve had Payne training are better equipped to help our children achieve success. What an incredible gift for our teachers, children, and community. The benefits to the card purchaser are immediate. For 10 days you receive a 20 percent discount on purchases from participating merchants. The benefits to the community are boundless!” 

-Jane Adams, On a Whim

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Premier Card



Premier Card 2019: October 25th - November 3rd


About Premier Card 

Celebrating its 20th year, Premier Card is one of the most anticipated fundraising events of the season! Shoppers give $50 and get their Premier Card from any participating OKC, Edmond, or Norman merchant. In return, participating merchants offer an up to 20% discount to Premier Card holders during the 10-day event. All proceeds are used to fund Payne Education Center’s teacher training programs and dyslexia advocacy efforts. 

The Premier Card is a win, win for everyone! By participating in the Premier Card fundraiser, you're seeing to it that no child struggles to learn to read while taking advantage of discounts at some of your favorite stores. In 2017, participants helped raise over $95,000, securing vital dyslexia remediation training for Oklahoma teachers.

Premier Card Week Etiquette

  • All discounts are subject to merchant and manufacturer policy.
  • Retailers are not required to honor the up to 20% discount on special orders, layaways, gift certificates, sale merchandise, delivery fees, complimentary gift wrap services, alcoholic beverages, or with any other inā€store discount, promotion or coupon.
  • Card owner's signature must appear on the Card.
  • Card must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only the Card owner, their spouse, and dependent children can use the Card for discounts.
  • Applies only to participants listed in the directory.

 The nondeductible portion of the Premier Card is $50.

Be a Premier Card Sponsor!


Premier Card 2019 Sponsor Agreement: Click to download

Be a Premier Card Merchant!

Premier Card 2019 New Merchant Prospectus: Click to download

Premier Card 2019 New Merchant Agreement: Click to download

Premier Card 2019 Print Ready Logos


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Premier Card 2019 Web Ready Logos

 Web ready Premier Card 2018 logo     

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For other file formats, contact David Gilliland at 405-755-4205 or [email protected]


2018 Participating Merchant Listing

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Payne Premier Card 2018 Merchant Listing

 Just the Facts:


Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling.


  • Dyslexia is not a lack of intelligence or desire to learn. In fact, people with dyslexia typically have above-average intelligence and magnificent curiosity.
  • Dyslexia is not writing or reading backwards, it is a deeper neurological issue.
  • Dyslexia is not something that kids out-grow, as it is a genetic, inheritable trait.


  • 1 in 5 or 20% of Oklahomans, including children, show signs of dyslexia.
  • 63% of Oklahoma fourth graders and 66% of eight graders are NOT proficient in reading.
  • 10% or fewer teachers in Oklahoma know how to teach reading using methods that are successful for students with dyslexia.
  • 90% of at-risk and dyslexic children can overcome their reading difficulties if they receive comprehensive reading intervention by the 3rd grade.


  • Trains classroom teachers in best-in-class reading programs that are effective for ALL students, including those with dyslexia.
  • Serves as a resource and referral center to classroom teachers, special education professionals, parents, and reading therapists.
  • Conducts reading tutor trainings in an effort to encourage supplementary practice outside of the classroom.