What is Scrip?
Scrip is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase scrip, you are purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to make everyday purchases like food, clothing and other essentials, and with every purchase you earn revenue that we use to help out in the community.
How Scrip Generates Revenue for Us
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on our behalf as well as other nonprofit 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. St. John's buys scrip from the Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount. This discount - from two to fifteen percent, or more - is our organization's revenue.
Scrip Is Shopping Cart Fun!
Scrip is a popular fund raiser because families don't need to sell anything. Organization members produce revenue by making purchases they would make anyway AT NO EXTRA COST TO THEM! Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. These cards make great gifts and can help you maintain a budget.
Here's How to Order Scrip Gift Cards
First, you can order gift cards by filling out the order form found in the brochure rack and place it in the Scrip mailbox.
Please make checks payable to "St. John's"
Second, you can also place an order by going on-line to www.shopwithscrip.com. If you use this option, please pay by “Prestopay” on-line or make your check payable to St. John's. If you use this option, please print out your order summary and place it in the Scrip mailbox.
Did you know? Kohl's gift cards can be used to pay your Kohl's charge bill!
Orders will be placed on November 6th, November 20th, December 4th to ensure delivery before Christmas.
HAPPY SHOPPING WITH SCRIP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!