St. Joseph School Scrip Program
What is Scrip?
SCRIP is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase SCRIP, you’re simply purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. By buying these cards through the school you help earn revenue for St. Joseph's School. This helps keep your tuition costs down at no additional expense to you. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, and even gasoline can be purchased with SCRIP! So the money we raise comes from the businesses you frequent, not from you! Please consider using SCRIP in your everyday purchases. Every little bit will help raise money for the school and our kids!
How does Scrip generate revenue for the school?
When large amounts of SCRIP are purchased from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a discount because they're guaranteeing themselves customers and some goodwill advertising. St. Joseph's School buys the gift cards at a discount, and re-sells the gift cards to families like yours for full face value. The $10 Gift Card you purchase is worth the full $10 at the store just like cash.
Who can buy Scrip?
Anyone can submit a Scrip Order! Give your parents, grandparents, and friends a copy of the Scrip Order Form and let them buy their gift cards through our school! The more people who participate, the more money the school makes!
How can I buy Scrip?
Each family has been given a plastic scrip envelope by request only. Place your Scrip Order Form along with your Cash or Check (Check payable to St. Joseph School Scrip) into the envelope and send it to school with your child. You may also hand deliver the scrip envelope to the school office. All payments must be for the exact amount of the order. Checks will be deposited as soon as they are received.
What is eScrip?
In addition to purchasing Scrip gift cards, you can raise additional money for the school by using the eScrip programs supported by many local business. See the eScrip website (www.escrip.com) for a complete list of participating merchants. Just click "Sign Up - It's Free" and enter Group ID #: 137605300 to ensure the donation goes to St. Joseph's School. For example, if you register your Macy's Charge Card with the eScrip site, a percentage of your qualified purchases will go to St. Joseph's School.
What is S.H.A.R.E.S?
Do you shop at Lucky, Save Mart or FoodMaxx? These stores have a "S.H.A.R.E.S." card that gives a percentage of what you spend on your grocery shopping to St Joseph School. All you need to do is present the S.H.A.R.E.S. card when you check out. No additional work is needed. The cards, which are preset to support St Joseph School, are in the school office. Request a card by notifying the school office. It is that simple!
Can I use Scrip to pay my charge account bill?
Some stores allow you to make payments on your store charge account with SCRIP at their service desks. Check with the individual store.
What happens if my check bounces?
You will be charged $20 for a bounced check. Any account with 2 returned checks will be put on a cash only basis.