FUND RAISING WHILE SHOPPING---SCRIP PROGRAM
Scrip is simply a term that means “substitute money.” Scrip fund raising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for the school by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases.
Families order gift cards from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and pay face value, and the school orders the gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center for less than face value. The school keeps the difference, or rebate, and that’s where the fund raising comes from. It’s really that simple!
When families use scrip gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at their favorite retailers, they are fund raising while they shop. Great Lakes Scrip Center offers a huge variety of retailers, including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and so much more, so it’s easy to make scrip a part of any shopping routine. Just by regularly using scrip for weekly purchases, a single family can easily generate $500 or more annually toward their fund raising goal!
After you have raised $100 for McGill-Toolen, the rest of your rebates will be split 50/50 with your half going toward a tuition reduction.
It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work! Ask our coordinator, Brother Paul Mulligan, for a list of all the brands you can buy scrip for, and start earning rebates for McGill-Toolen today! The list of retailers includes local merchants as well, including, Carpe Diem, Chick Fil A, Foosackly's, Krispy Kreme, Mosley Meats and many others.
The most popular scrip cards are: Walmart, Sam''s, Winn Dixie, and gas cards, such as, Shell, BP, and Texaco. Restaurant cards, like Applebee's, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster are also very popular.
It takes some planning ahead. You order your scrip cards on Monday and you get them on Wednesday. You can have your child pick them up from Bro. Paul's office after lunch. Or you can supply a self addressed, stamped envelope to have them mailed.