St Francis SCRIP Program Information
We have many new families who are unaware of our SCRIP program here at SFCC. For those families, and as a reminder for our existing families, I am sending home the details for SCRIP sales for the 2016-2017 school year. Thanks to all of the families who participated in SCRIP last year! We had over 200 families place an order and $412,020.00 in sales!
SCRIP is a fundraising program for our school that does NOT require families to donate any money. Families purchase gift cards for various businesses, retailers, services, gas, groceries and restaurants. These cards act just like any gift card, and this is money you would normally spend. The school receives a percentage of each purchase back from Great Lakes Scrip Center. This percentage varies by vendor (1% – 16%) as you can see from the order form or on the website
There are several different ways to order Scrip gift cards:
Weekly Order Form – (The form is also available to download online) Please submit to school by noon on Mondays, and your order will either be sent home with your youngest child or held in the office for you to pick up on Thursdays after school.
Scrip Book has gift cards for sale at any time in the school office. This acts as a Scrip store. We keep an inventory on hand of commonly ordered gift cards. You do not need to order these; you can just come in, buy some and take them home with you. Our Scrip Book is refilled every Thursday afternoon.
Online – From www.shopwithscrip.com you may either submit a weekly order for physical gift cards, due by noon Monday (sent home on Thursday), or order ScripNow! e-certificates. ScripNow! certificates are sent directly to your email to print out or you may have the store scan on your Smart phone using www.MyScripWallet.com.
You may also reload select plastic gift cards that you have purchased from the Scrip Book or Weekly Order. ReloadNow! are refilled within minutes, while Reload orders placed by 3pm are reloaded overnight.
**ScripNow! paid for by PrestoPay is delivered to your account in minutes. ScripNow! paid by check usually not submitted until payment is received. MyScripWallet use requires PrestoPay. Full explanations are available in the FAQ’s at the website.
There are over 700 retailors available to purchase from Great Lakes Scrip. Our order form has the most commonly ordered or locally available vendors. However, you can order anything from the website, just by writing it in the blank section of our order form. There are many travel/vacation opportunities available, such as Disney, Hyatt, Delta, etc. Shopwithscrip.com has a total list of available vendors.
Purchase Agreement for Rebate Designation: All families must fill out and maintain a SCRIP Purchase Agreement Form for purposes of designating how they would like their rebate to be used. This form is required by the IRS for all families participating in SCRIP. If you have already filled out a form, you do not need to complete a new one. You may change your rebate designation up until 60 days before the end of our SCRIP year. Our SCRIP year runs from May 1 2016 – April 30 2017. Rewards are calculated in May, and distributed according to your SCRIP Purchase Agreement Form on file with the school. Many of our regularly participating families earned $100.00 or more as a tuition credit last year.
St Francis has set the Scrip Administrative Fee at 50% of the rebate. The remaining 50% is your rebate to choose how you would like to designate. You have 3 options: A tuition rebate, a cash rebate, or as a charitable contribution to the school.
An example: Family A purchases $7500.00 for the school year. Their average return on their sales was 5%, or $375. They will receive a tuition credit of $187.50. Families do not need to order for every child, just as a family.
Scrip Dress Down Day: Every family spends money on gas, groceries, medications, clothing, entertainment and more each month. As an incentive to purchase Scrip (and raise money for our school) for these everyday purchases, every family who purchases a minimum of $100.00 in SCRIP during the month will receive a dress down day for the following month (at Mr. Moore’s discretion). These dates will be announced in advance. This will apply to EVERY child in that family, so you do not need to submit an order for every child. The Dress Down list will be posted on the school website. Families will need to check if they are on the list.
Credit Cards: Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards as a form of payment. The cost of credit cards to businesses is large, and in most cases, the cost per transaction would exceed the return for the school. GLScrip has estimated the cost per year of offering credit card use at 38% of our total fundraising. In our school, it would cost 4% per transaction to process a credit card. It is important to remember the focus of SCRIP purchasing, and that is fundraising!
SCRIP is a phenomenal way for a school to earn money. Last year SCRIP Purchases were $400,000! Over $9,000 was raised through the administrative fee alone. Our goal this year is to sell $475,000. Let’s make this our best SCRIP year ever.
Our team is also at school every Mon and Thurs afternoon in the library. Please feel free to email or stop by if you have questions or you need an online tutorial!
TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT ONLINE:
- Go to shopwithscrip.com
- Enter your username and password. For families who have not previously accessed their account, please contact me, and I can help you get it set up. Do not attempt to create your own account. If you have already been using your online account, nothing has changed. You can continue to do so.
- If you are a new family, I do not have contact info for you yet, so you must contact me to help set up your account.
- You can place your order online and choose a payment option, either submitting a check or money to school, or setting up a PrestoPay account which will deduct from your designated bank account.
- You can place orders online, as well as reload existing gift cards and purchase e-certificates. E-certificates paid by PrestoPay are sent within minutes, those paid by check are released when we have entered that the check was received at school. Funds for regular reloads are available within 24 hours of reload (if submitted before 3 pm), ReloadNow! Funds are available within minutes.