You do NOT have to buy anything extra, sell tickets, or give your time. All you have to do is purchase gift cards for the items that you normally buy at the stores where you normally shop! The rebates that the school receives for these gift cards purchases (scrip) are our profit. Although the rebates may be small, when consistently used and added to the other families rebates, the amount can add up quickly
Enrollment Code: DF511E4524724
FAQ's of the Holy Savior Scrip Program Q: What is "Scrip"?
A: Scrip is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase scrip, you're purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for our school.
Q: How does scrip generate revenue for our school?
A: At Holy Savior, we order our scrip cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Center. The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Our school buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount from two to fifteen percent or more - is our school's revenue.
Q: Where can I turn in my scrip order?
A: Scrip orders may be sent in with any Holy Savior student or staff member or turned into the school office on ANY weekday. You may also turn your order in online through www.shopwithscrip.com. All orders turned in before 3pm on Monday will be in on Thursday afternoon of that same week. Scrip orders are placed every week. Scrip ordering is also normally available at church meals and other fundraising events.
Q: Do you have any cards available for immediate purchase?
A: Yes, we carry a stock of cards for the most commonly used retailers in the areA: Hannaford, Walmart, Shell, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Rite Aid, LL Bean and iTunes. These gift cards are available for purchase anytime during school hours, at church meals and other fundraisers or school events. We will continue to evaluate the stock purchases and bring in other retail cards as dictated by interest.
Q: Do I have to pay for my order when I place it?
A: Yes, all orders must be paid for in advance. The school must pay for the order before it is shipped.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, checks (Holy Savior School) or Presto Pay (online orders only, debits from bank account).
Q: How can I use gift cards for my everyday shopping?
A: Start with your groceries; we have both Hannaford and Walmart gift cards for local grocery shopping. Start out small and work up to you weekly shopping budget.
Q: Can anyone place scrip orders?
A: YES! Families, friends, neighbors, parishioners, anyone! We already have a few parishioners and extended families members buying scrip. Out-of-town family can purchase scrip online and receive email gift cards (limited retailers - amazon.com, home depot and a few others).
Q: How much money does a typical family earn for the school through scrip purchases?
A: An average typical family can earn approximately $700/year (based on purchases of $1,100/month) just through their normal shopping through scrip.
Q: I always forget to place my order my Monday. What can I do to get scrip cards?
A: Life is busy and Mondays are hectic. However, you can put your scrip order in on any day of the week. Send in your order form or, even better, put in your order through shopwithscrip.com, any day. We only need payment by Monday. Placing an order earlier will not get you the card sooner but it may help you to remember to place an order and make payment by Monday. We will even send out an email reminder of pending orders and payments due by Monday. Other options for those who forget Mondays:
Q: I went to www.shopwithscrip.com but I need a code to select the school. What is the code?
Holy Savior School Enrollment Code: DF511E4524724
Q: Who can I contact to get more information about Scrip?