The Scrip Program — Fundraising while you shop
The scrip program has been helping to raise money for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School for many years. In a typical year, we raise at least $10,000 — sometimes much more!
What is scrip?
Scrip is a fancy word for gift cards — just like the ones you might buy as a birthday or graduation gift. We offer scrip that’s good at local grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, big chain stores, online retailers, and most shops you find at a mall. When you buy gift cards from Our Lady of the Lake, you are simply paying up front for purchases you were planning to make anyway.
Because we buy these cards in bulk, we get a discount on them. We sell them to you at face value, and the profit goes straight to the school’s bottom line. Every scrip purchase you make, no matter how big or small, benefits the school.
How do I buy scrip?
The scrip team places an order every other Tuesday. Your scrip will be available on Friday. You can either pick it up in the school office or have it sent home with your child.
Here’s how to order:
Grocery store scrip is our bread and butter — Our Lady of the Lake profits greatly when you use scrip for your everyday shopping instead of a debit or credit card. But consider buying scrip when you have a major purchase on the horizon, like a trip, or a remodeling project. We offer scrip from rental car companies, airlines, and big box stores (think appliances, tools, paint, carpeting, etc).
And our order form is just the tip of the scrip iceberg! We can order gift cards from virtually any business that offers them. Browse the full list of retailers and restaurants at www.shopwithscrip.com.
Need scrip right now?
More and more families are using scrip to make online purchases. You can always use a gift card online, but when you can’t wait for your plastic to arrive, it’s convenient to use “instant” scrip — a code that you enter at checkout. To access this instant scrip, called ScripNow, you’ll need to sign up with our vendor, ShopWithScrip. Here’s how:
Put your shopping dollars to work!
Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases, using gift cards instead of cash, checks, or credit cards.
When you use scrip gift cards at your favorite retailers, you’re fundraising while you shop. We offer over 300 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more.
Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, each school or parish family can easily raise $300 or more per year for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call Sarah Morris at (503) 577-8702.
Ready to order? Click here for an order form!