Fundraising with Scrip
SCRIP Area Coordinators
Currently, no Volunteer - Sorry!
What are we missing when we have no scrip Volunteer?
SCRIP with a few Twists!!
The Booster Club SCRIP Program is still the Fundraising While You Shop opportunity that most of you are familiar with, but our program has a few TWISTS.
Half of the money earned through your SCRIP Purchase goes to your child's own account that you can use to pay his or her activities, athletic and academic fees!
Whether it’s an athletic participation fee, a charge for team shoes, instrument rental fees, travel expenses to a festival or competition, a lab or workbook fee or another program fee, you can pay these fees with the money you earn from SCRIP!
We offer a wider range of both Local and National Retailers, including gas stations, hotels etc., and bigger discounts than many SCRIP programs.
You can place your order on-line at ShopWithScrip.com
or by downloading our local Order Form (please submit both pages when ordering). For the info page click here.
You can pay for your order with a check or on-line using PrestoPay™.
Some suppliers offer Reloadable Gift Cards and others offer electronic gift cards through ScripNow!™ that you can print out at home or send as an eGift.
Below are more answers, and FAQs for SCRIP.
Here are the steps to follow for purchasing SCRIP:
Orders are due on Monday's and can be picked up on Friday afternoon. We plan on placing an order on the dates above, if we get a lot of interest we will increase the ordering. If we don't have enough orders to cover the shipping costs, we will let you know and possibly hold the orders until the next date and then place them together.
We are offering SCRIP from two different programs – Great Lakes SCRIP (shopwithscrip.com) and Tigard/Tualatin SCRIP – so that we can offer a wide range of both national and local retailers. Contact Jill Whitehead to get a current list of participating retailers. The retailers and/or discounts they are offering may change from time to time, however, our online order forms will reflect these changes.
PrestoPay™ is a convenient way for you to pay for your orders on-line, at the time you place your order. After setting up a PrestoPay™ account on the ShopWithScrip.com website, you can choose to debit your designated account for the face value of the order plus a small convenience fee of $0.15. This debit will occur on the day the order is placed. This eliminates the need to drop off a check! Each time you order you will be given the option to select your payment type – PrestoPay™ or check, during the check-out process. See shopwithscrip.com/myaccount/proxepay.aspx for more details.
Reload your Gift Cards
You may not realize it, but with ShopWithScrip.com you don't always have to wait for a new gift card delivery. That's right... if you place card reload orders and pay with PrestoPay™, we will automatically process your reload order by the next business day with no waiting. Generally speaking, any "reload only" order placed before 3:00 pm Eastern Time will be activated by the next business day. You can also pay for your reload order by check and the items will be released when your SCRIP Area Coordinator places the group order. For more information see: shopwithscrip.com/whatsnew/reloadinfo.aspx
Order an electronic gift card that you can print out at home or send as an eGift. ScripNow! is the quickest way to purchase SCRIP for you or a friend. This SCRIP can be delivered and used in minutes simply by using PrestoPay, or pay by check and the items will be released by your Area Coordinator. Using ScripNow! is simple:
FAQs for SCRIP
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is regular debit gift cards and paper gift certificates for specific stores, restaurants, and services that are used just like cash. The SCRIP is issued by national and local retailers where many families already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return they ask you to support them by shopping with SCRIP at their stores. You can use SCRIP to purchase everyday items like food, clothing and other essentials and, with every purchase, you earn a rebate which can be used to support the Booster Club and to pay for fees on your family account, all without spending additional money.
How can we raise money with SCRIP?
We will be working with the Tigard/Tualatin SCRIP Service Center for local retailers and the Great Lakes SCRIP Center for national retailers. They both purchase large numbers of gift cards at a reduced rate from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers on behalf of non-profit organizations. The Booster Club will buy the SCRIP from the SCRIP Centers at a discount, and re-sell the certificates to families for full face value. The discount, which varies by retailer from two to fifteen percent or more, is the profit that we will earn from this fundraiser. For example, if a person purchased a $25 certificate for United Artist Regal Cinema, they would pay us $25. We would purchase the certificate at an 8% discount, paying $23 for the certificate. The person would have a gift certificate worth the $25 face value and we will have raised a $2 rebate from this transaction.
How will the rebates be used?
The rebates from this fundraiser are used in two ways. A portion of the rebate will support the NHS Booster Club, while the rest will be put into the student’s own account. Money in the student’s account can be used towards his or her athletic, academic or activities fees. Any fee that you would write a check to the NHS bookkeeper for can be paid for with SCRIP funds.
Does Scrip expire?
Cards and certificates can vary in regards to their:
Do I get change back from a purchase?
If you use a gift card, any change remaining from a purchase stays on the card. Change may be given up to specific amounts from gift certificates. Make sure your purchase is suitable for the denomination of paper certificates you are using.
How do I know how much money is left on my card?
Most cards have a toll free customer service number listed on the card back (or refer you to their website) to call to check the usage history of your card, or to obtain the card balance.
Where can SCRIP be used?
The national store gift cards (like Borders, Starbucks, Macy’s, etc.) can be used at any store location nationwide and make a great gift for out of town friends and family, or for taking on trips. Some cards/certificates are specific only to the Portland metro area. Please refer to the specific store information printed on the Order Form.
What if I loose my Scrip?
Gift cards and gift certificates are just like cash and must be safeguarded just like money.
Can I get a refund on my Scrip order?
No. Gift cards cannot be returned. Some paper certificates can be returned but there will be a restocking fee. Please order gift cards accurately to avoid errors.
What is the potential benefit for my school or organization?
The potential profit from combined orders is limitless — thousands of $$ yearly! The greater participation and more orders equate to more money!