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What are Scrip Cards?

Scrip

Scrip is a term for “substitute money”.  When you purchase Scrip, you’re purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash.  Use Scrip to purchase everyday items such as food, clothing, gas and other essentials, and earn revenue for St. Croix Prep.

How does it work?

The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other nonprofit organizations to purchase large amounts of Scrip from grocery stores, department stores and other retailers.  Because Scrip is purchased with cash up front, participating retailers offer substantial discounts.  When your family orders Scrip cards at face value, our school buys the cards at a reduced cost, and the published discounts – from 2% to15% and more – are the school’s revenues to keep.

For Example:

  • Buy a $100 gift card for Cub Foods and 4% ($4) of the purchase price goes to SCPA.
  • Buy uniforms from Land’s End using a $100 gift card and 16% ($16) goes to SCPA.

It couldn’t be easier!  By using Scrip, you can earn money for SCPA without spending any additional money. And remember, gift cards make great presents for friends, family, or business clients.

PLUS – Scrip can help fund students educational travel!

St. Croix Prep students have two opportunities to take part in educational travel – Washington D.C. and Italy.  SCPA encourages all students to participate, however we realize the cost of travel may seem high to some families.  To help with the cost, half of the rebates earned when purchasing Scrip cards will be applied to a students educational travel account. For example:

In one year, if you purchased gift cards for…

  • Lands End (back to school shopping) – $400/year with 16% rebate = $32 ($32 to SCPA)
  • Cub Foods (weekly for a family of 4) – $75/week for a year with 4% rebate = $78 ($78 to SCPA)
  • Kwik Trip (weekly gas fill) – $75/week for a year with 4% rebate = $78 ($78 to SCPA)
  • Chipotle (weekly lunch) – $10/week for a year with 9% rebate = $24 ($24 to SCPA)

Amount to your Educational Travel Account – $212

For the June 2014 Washington D. C. trip we had a family that covered the cost of the trip from rebates through the Scrip program!

What do I do?

Go to Shop With Scrip and browse the gift card options from participating stores. You can create an account to order gift cards directly, using SCPA’s enrollment code 2LAEBBDB19367.

Orders and payment are due every Monday at noon.  Orders will not be placed unless payment is received before noon on Monday. Orders will be ready for pick up by Friday each week. 

Please Note: The Acapulco Scrip card listed on the Scrip site is NOT for local Twin Cities Acapulco Restaurants and will NOT be honored locally. 

Can’t wait for your cards?

Now available at the SCPA main office: Kwik Trip, Lands’ End, Cub, Starbucks, Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy and more!

Payment Information

You will have the option to select your payment type each time you order.  Your Scrip coordinator is notified of your payment and your gift cards will be delivered when your order is released by your coordinator.  Contact your SCRIP coordinator for exact delivery details.

Payments by check or credit card in the main office, PayPal or to Scrip using Presto Pay need to be received in the main office before orders are processed each Monday at noon.

Check
Send payment to the school business office, ATTN: SCRIP Program

PayPal 
Click the Buy Now button to the right.

Presto Pay
This is a convenient way for you to pay SCPA for your order on-line, at the time you place your order. With PrestoPay your payment will be electronically deducted from your checking account, and GLSC will accept your payment on behalf of SCPA. Once you have successfully enrolled, and verified your bank account information, you will have the option of paying for your order with PrestoPay. When you choose PrestoPay, GLSC will debit your bank account for the amount of your order plus a small transaction fee of $0.15 on the day you place your order.

Also, when you pay by Presto Pay your ScripNow! and reload cards are available for immediate use.

Questions?  Contact our Scrip coordinator, Beth Grubisch.