We can now shop for Scrip on line!
Go to www.ShopWithScrip.com and click Register, then click Join a Scrip Program. Enter our enrollment code. By entering this code, your account will be associated with our non-profit organization so you can begin earning rebates! Fill in all required personal information and click “I Accept”. Choose two security challenge questions from the list and provide answers.
Scrip is a term that means "substitute money"
When our school and parish members purchase scrip, they're purchasing gift cards and gift certificates that are used just like cash. The scrip is issued by the national and local retailers where many of our families already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with scrip at their stores. Our parish and school families can use scrip to purchase everyday items like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn revenue for our school.
How scrip generates revenue for us.
We purchase gift cards in bulk from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sell the certificates to you for full face value. The bulk of the discount - from one to fifty percent is retained by St. Pius X School as revenue.
Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising”
The reason for the effectiveness of scrip is simple: families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use scrip for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for their organization --without spending an additional penny.
Great Lakes Scrip Center
We purchase our national gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Center. Since November 2005, we have not had a back order when ordering gift cards through them. This has been helpful for our SCRIP program as families can order with confidence; know that their gift cards will arrive as planned. Please check out their web site for the latest deals and the current list of the retailers that you can order gift cards from as a special order. There are hundreds to choose from.