SCRIP: WHAT IS IT? Scrip is fundraising while you shop, and you won’t have to sell anything. Scrip fundraising gift cards are the same gift cards you would normally purchase from a retailer in your local retail stores, and they work the same way. With over 500 of the country’s biggest brands, we have something to appeal to every family. You’ll find cards you can use at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, movie theaters, home improvement stores, and almost any business that accepts gift cards. Virtually anywhere you shop will accept some form of Scrip.
THE BASICS: IT’S EASY Using Scrip couldn’t be easier. Families purchase gift cards for places where they plan to shop, and use those cards instead of cash or credit. St. Bernard buys those gift cards at a discount. We sell them to you for full face value and you redeem the cards for full face value. The parish keeps the difference as a rebate, earning a percentage of every dollar spent using the Scrip gift cards. As an added benefit, many Scrip users find that they become smarter shoppers by using the gift cards and planning ahead for every purchase.
HOW IT WORKS You can purchase QuickSCRIP, which are the Scrip vendors we keep on hand every day. QuickSCRIP is sold Monday through Thursday at the Parish Center from 8:00 – 4:30, and on Friday until 12:00 noon. It is also sold before and after all the weekend Masses at church.
IT ADDS UP FAST By simply planning ahead on everyday purchases like groceries, gas, restaurants, clothes, entertainment and home repair, the average family can help the parish earn at least $10 a week. That modest number adds up quickly – over $500 a year for an average family is not unusual. If I bought my gas from Kwik Trip (10%) and my groceries from Copps (4%), the numbers would look like this… The average American family will spend $75 every week on Gasoline. $75 for 52 weeks is $3,900 10% of 3,900 dollars is $390 If the same family buys $100 dollars of groceries every week from Copps that is $5,200 per year. 4% of $5,200 is $208 Thus, the total profit for the parish would be $598.00
This example didn’t even include other stores you may shop such as Shopko, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, etc. Nor does it include any gift cards you may purchase as gifts. There are many, many ways you can use Scrip to help the parish.
Note: Kohl’s and Macy’s Scrip cards can be used to pay their credit card bills. These are the only accounts that allow Scrip to be used to pay bills.
QUICK AND EASY Scrip offers the ultimate flexibility. It only takes minutes a week to think about where you’ll be shopping and spending money in the days ahead, and those few minutes can add up to thousands for St. Bernard Parish. Every family is already spending money somewhere, so every month you put it off means missed profits for the parish. Start putting that money to work.
What do I do if my SCRIP card does not work? If you have a card that will not scan or you have been told there is no balance left, you must first call the 800 number on the back of the card. Find out if there has been any activity on the card since you purchased it or what is wrong with it. Do not bring the card back to the Scrip coordinators without researching it first. The coordinators can do nothing for you and will not replace the cards until it is fully known what happened. You must deal with the company that issued the card. Almost every time someone thought they had a bad card, it turned out that they had indeed used the card but did not save receipts or a spouse used the card and the other spouse did not know it. Rarely do we get bad cards. Please keep your receipts or use a permanent marker to write your balance on the card. Cards that had activity on them since the time of your purchase will not be replaced.
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