What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is an ongoing program that raises money to benefit St. Bernadette School. Did you know major retailers want to give our school money? You can raise money for while you do your everyday shopping. All you have to do is purchase gift cards from your favorite retailers and use them in place of cash, checks or credit cards for purchases you were going to make anyway! Each card you purchase will raise 2-15% or more for our school.
Gift cards are available from over 300 national and local retailers. Groceries, clothing, dining out, home improvement, even gasoline can all be purchased through SCRIP. By putting your regular household shopping dollars to work, you earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny!
How does SCRIP work to benefit our school?
You purchase gift certificates to grocery stores, restaurants, department stores, specialty stores, etc. at face value. The merchant then gives our school a percentage of the purchase price. For example, if you buy a $50 Stop & Shop card, you get $50 worth of groceries – and Stop & Shop gives $2.50 to St. Bernadette School. Buy a $25 Lands End gift card for school uniforms, and Lands End gives us $4.00!
These small amounts add up very quickly to give our school significant amounts of money. Last year, St. Bernadette School was given over $24,000, all through SCRIP gift card purchases. We can receive much more if more families participate.
How does SCRIP benefit you?
You are supporting our school at no cost to you. You purchase what works for your family. You don’t have to buy wrapping paper or frozen cookie dough that you don’t really want. Gift certificates are easy to use at the store. And of course, they make great gifts! You can have a few on hand for birthday party gifts so you don’t have to run out at the last minute. You can plan ahead for holiday shopping, using certificates both to purchase gifts and to give as gifts.
You can also earn Fair Share Points using SCRIP. You can accumulate points throughout the year based on the percentage that SBS earns as a result of your purchase. See the SCRIP Office for more details!
How do you use SCRIP?
It’s easy! Every week your envelope will come home in your Family Envelope. Fill out the order form and send it back in the envelope with payment on Monday. On Friday, we’ll send home your gift cards in the envelope along with a new order form. Order forms are also available at the school’s front office, in the Early Childhood Center lobby, at the Scrip Office in the Pastoral Center, or download one by clicking here.
To keep costs down, we ask that you reuse the manila SCRIP envelope you were sent at the beginning of the year. If you do not have it available, send your order in any envelope marked “SCRIP”. You only need to send your SCRIP envelope back to us if you are placing an order, or if you need a new order form. Otherwise, please hold it at home until you are ready to order.
You can also shop from our inventory on a walk-in basis. Come to the SCRIP Office in the Pastoral Center on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
We want to make as many different gift cards available to you as possible. We will carry the most popular ones in inventory, but we will special order anything available from our supplier.
Go to www.glscrip.com, click on the tab “Retailer List” (or to go directly: http://www.glscrip.com/retailerlist/index.aspx) and choose whatever you want! The list is huge! Need a gift for someone out of town? You can get a gift to a store or restaurant in their local area. Going on a trip? There are many different hotel gift cards available. Having a party? Choose a great restaurant! Going to Disney? You can pay for almost everything with the Disney Gift Card -- hotel, theme park admissions, merchandise, dining, etc. Just write in your choices on the order form and send us the form with payment. Special orders received by the end of the day Tuesday will be sent home on Friday of the following week.
Please feel free to contact Jamie Rame at firstname.lastname@example.org