CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL SCRIP PROGRAM
What is scrip?
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money”. Scrip comes in the form of gift cards and gift certificates. These are the same gift cards and certificates that you would purchase in the stores where you shop.
What retailers participate in the scrip program?
There are hundreds of local and national retailers to choose from including grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores, entertainment, travel and many others.
How does this help Christ Lutheran School?
Participating retailers agree to sell these gift cards and certificates to our school at a discount. Christ Lutheran families like yours buy the gift cards for full face value, redeem them for full face value, and Christ Lutheran School keeps the difference as revenue.
How will this work for my family?
By purchasing scrip you are putting your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for Christ Lutheran School without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program. Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, and even dining out.
Why do I need to fill out an Enrollment Form?
A new enrollment form must be completed for the each new school year because we use this information for your scrip purchase profile. This form also serves as your agreement to pay appropriate fees related to non-sufficient fund charges.
Who can order scrip?
Your orders can include not only your personal purchases, but those of your family, friends, and co-workers. By getting other people involved in scrip, it will help you to reach your goal of $380.00* that much quicker. After you have reached your goal, your continued participation is extremely important to our school. Scrip is a powerful fundraising alternative that involves NO SELLING, and Christ Lutheran School receives a regular source of revenue.
* Please note that the $380.00 goal does not mean that you have to purchase $380.00 worth of scrip. It means that you have to purchase enough scrip to earn the school $380.00 in profit. If you were purchasing scrip with an average 5% discount, you would have to purchase around $7,600.00 worth of scrip.
How do I order scrip?
You can pick up a copy of an in-house order form and/or Great Lakes Retailer List from the school or scrip offices. Your completed order form and check (made payable to Christ Lutheran School) has to be turned in by 1:00 PM on Friday of each week. The completed order will be available for pick-up by 9:00 AM on Wednesday of the following week. If you do not get your order in on time, you will have to wait for the next purchasing period.
How do I keep track of how much profit I have earned?
You will receive a bi-annual statement by mail from the Christ Lutheran Scrip Coordinator.
Christ Lutheran School Scrip Coordinator’s Note:
You might be thinking that this program is going to be a hassle for your family. It definitely is not! With a little organization you will find that the program is not difficult at all. Money that your family spends every day in the form of cash, debit cards, or personal checks, can now be spent in the form of scrip. IT COSTS YOU NOTHING EXTRA, and helps provide Christ Lutheran School with a regular source of revenue that your children will benefit from.