What is Scrip?

Scrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program  turns everyday shopping into cash for our school when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money.


How It Works

Good news: It’s really simple!
The Basics of a Scrip Program

  • You buy retail gift cards through our scrip program at face value.

  • You can choose from nearly 400 national retail stores where you already shop.

  • We buy the gift cards at 1-13% less than face value (varies by retailer).

  • The difference between face value and we pays = our earnings.

Here’s an Example

Mrs. Smith needs some gardening supplies, so she buys a $100 The Home Depot® gift card for $100 through her son’s school Scrip fundraiser. Cha-ching! She just earned $4 for the school because The Home Depot gift cards are available from Great Lakes Scrip Center at 4% less than face value. When Mrs. Smith checks out at The Home Depot, she pays with her gift card instead of using a credit or debit card!  She will do the same thing when she needs cleaning supplies at Target®, and earn $2.50 just by using a $100 Target gift card to pay for her purchases.


When and Where to Purchase Scrip Cards

Scrip cards are sold before and after both weekend Masses in the back of church.  Scrip orders may be sent to school with the students on Monday and Thursday, and the cards will be sent home with the oldest child that day.

You may also visit Kelli in the church office to have your orders filled.  Forms are available at all those locations, or you may email Candy at maq.scrip@yahoo.com to get the most recent form.  You may also order Scrip online.


How It Benefits You and Our School

Last year, the Scrip program reduced the 2015-16 tuition bills of more than 30 Sacred Heart families by a total of over $8000 and has purchased computers and MimioTeach interactive white boards for our classrooms.


How to Maximize the Benefits

  • Buy regularly - make it a part of your everyday budget.

  • Recruit relatives, friends, and co-workers to buy SCRIP.  Be sure they put your name on the appropriate line at the top of the paper order form.

  • Establish an account on ShopWithScrip.com. Allow their emails and like them on Facebook to get the latest notice on special rebates that can increase your earnings.

  • Take advantage of businesses that offer ScripNow and Reload/RenewNow.  If you have PrestoPay, you can receive these businesses within minutes of ordering online through ShopWithScrip.com.