What is scrip?
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 your school tuition.
How scrip generates revenue for you
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 participating families for full face value. The discount – from two to fifteen percent or more – is revenue generated.
Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business.
Participating families produce revenue which will be used for tuition reduction!!
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for your tuition without spending a single additional penny! Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, vacations, gasoline and even dining out.
- Please send your order to the school office in a separate envelope marked SCRIP. Include the signed enrollment form and the order form, with a check made payable to St. Joseph School – Scrip. Please keep the program rules for your records. The scrip due dates are typically listed on the school calendar sent home via the Wednesday envelope.
Merchant List - This list provides you with the certificate increments available and the percentage of return for St. Joseph School. This list is available on the Great Lakes Scrip Center website. Please check this list prior to each order as information is subject to change.
Participation in the program is voluntary and you may sign up at any time. There is no minimum or maximum order amount. Once enrolled, you may order as often or as little as you choose.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.