St. Jude Scrip and Profit Sharing Program
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is a fundraising program benefiting St. Jude School, Parish, and families. St. Jude purchases gift cards at a discount and, in turn, sells these gift cards at face value. Watch this short video for an introduction to Scrip fundraising.
How does this program benefit St. Jude School and Parish?
A portion of the rebates on all gift card purchases can be donated to the school or parish. In 2014 the SCRIP program raised over $10,000 for St Jude School PTO, St Jude School Tuition Assistance Program and the St Jude Parish Social Justice and Outreach Program.
How do participating families benefit?
Participants may retain a portion of the rebates from their purchases in the form of a tuition credit, 8th grade fundraising credit, or cash back. Rebates are distributed twice annually in January and April. The portion of the rebate that is donated to the school or parish may be tax deductible.
How much money can a participating family raise?
By simply planning ahead on everyday purchases like groceries, gas, restaurants, clothes, household goods, and more, the average family can raise over $10 a week through the Scrip program. Some Scrip cards, like Speedway, Target and Meijer, are reloadable through the Scrip web site.
How can I purchase SCRIP?
SCRIP can be purchased in 4 easy ways:
Plastic gift cards can be ordered online at shopwithscrip.com or by filling out a SCRIP order form and leaving the form along with your payment in the school office, parish center or offering basket during mass.
You can send an email or text message to the SCRIP coordinator with your order. If the cards are in stock, you will receive them by the end of the next school day.
Electronic gift certificates can be purchased from your computer at shopwithscrip.com.
Electronic gift certificates can be purchased on your smart phone using MyScripWallet.com and PrestoPay.
When can I purchase SCRIP?
Electronic certificates (ScripNow) can be purchased 24 hours a day for more than 275 retailers from your computer on shopwithscrip.com and for more than 135 retailers from your smartphone at myscripwallet.com.
Plastic gift cards can be purchased by placing an order online or sending in a SCRIP Order Form and a check made payable to “St. Jude PTO” with your child. Orders placed by Monday morning will be sent home in your child’s backpack or left in the school or parish office for you to pick up by Wednesday afternoon.
What plastic gift cards are available for purchase?
Gas, groceries, hardware supplies, restaurant meals, office supplies, household goods, clothing, books, and electronics can all be purchased with SCRIP. The St. Jude SCRIP program stocks plastic gift cards for it's most popular brands including Speedway, Meijer, Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Panera, Starbucks, Subway and more. Additionally, we can special order plastic gift cards on a weekly basis from more than 700 participating retailers. Special orders placed by Monday morning are usually available the following Wednesday afternoon. The full list of retailers can be seen online at shopwithscrip.com. A more concise list can be seen on the St. Jude SCRIP Order form.
Can I use scrip to pay department store charge account balances?
Only Kohl’s allows you to pay charge account balances with scrip. The other retailers like Macy's do not. This adds a bit more convenience to using scrip for your Kohl’s purchases. You can charge merchandise to your Kohl’s account and then order scrip certificates to pay the balance. There is less need to plan when you can use scrip this way because you know how much you’ve spent. You do have to pay your Kohl's charge account balance at the Kohl's store when you use a scrip card.
Can any of the SCRIP gift cards be used at other businesses?
Yes! Several of the scrip retailers are owned by the same parent company and when you purchase a certificate, it can be used at any of that company’s stores. Here are some examples of certificates or cards that can be used at several businesses:
Darden - Cheddar's, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52
Chili’s, Macaroni Grille, Maggiano’s Little Italy, On the Border
Carrabba's, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Roy's
Landry's - Oceanaire, Morton's Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta
T. J. Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods
Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn for Kids, PB Teen
Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Company
Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops
Walmart, Sam's Club
Fannie May, 1-800Flowers.com, Cheryl's, The Popcorn Factory, 1-800baskets.com
How do I reload a plastic gift card?
Over 80 different gift cards are reloadable within a day including Meijer, Walmart & Lowe's. You can reload your gift card by registering it on shopwithscrip.com and placing a reload order. Reload orders placed by 3pm and paid for with PrestoPay are usually completed by the next morning.
How do I purchase electronic gift certificates (ScripNow)?
Electronic certificates (SCRIPNOW) can be purchased on shopwithscrip.com once you have a SCRIP account. If you use PrestoPay to pay for your ScripNow order, you will receive an email within minutes that your ScripNow is ready. You can access and print your certificate by logging into your Scrip account on shopwithscrip.com and clicking on your “Wallet.” Click here for more information on ScripNow.
What is MyScripWallet?
MyScripWallet.com is a mobile website that allows you to purchase electronic gift certificates (SCRIPNOW) any time during the day from approximately 135 retailers and redeem them right from your smartphone. You must pay with PrestoPay to use this convenient feature. Watch a video showing the step-by-step process of using this mobile website
You can add a MyScripWallet shortcut to the home screen of your iPhone or Android phone. Watch the following video to learn how!
What is PrestoPay and how do I enroll?
PrestoPay allows you to pay for your SCRIP order by automatically debiting your checking account. You must enroll in PrestoPay to purchase electronic certificates within minutes and to use MyScripWallet. Follow the prompts on shopwithscrip.com to set up a PrestoPay account. It normally takes about 2-3 days to setup PrestoPay the first time. Watch this video for help in signing up for PrestoPay.
What forms of payment are accepted?
All SCRIP orders must be paid by cash, check payable to "St Jude PTO), or electronic bank draft (PrestoPay) at the time of purchase. SCRIP orders can also be paid by Credit Card for a 2.6% fee.
Can other family member or friends purchase SCRIP from St. Jude?
Absolutely! We encourage you to extend this program to grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Just add their purchase to your order or have them create their own account on shopwithscrip.com and enter the St. Jude Enrollment Code. Contact Beth Orsay to get the current code.
What else do I need to get started?
All participants need to complete a Profit Share Election Form to elect how rebates will be allocated. All participants who order plastic gift cards must complete a Waiver of Responsibility form to indicate how you would like your gift cards delivered. Return your signed forms to the school office. If you do not provide us with a signed agreement, 100% of your rebates will be allocated to St. Jude PTO.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions about the Scrip program, please contact Beth Orsay (firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-590-0651).
St. Jude School PTO
Beth Orsay, Scrip Coordinator
email@example.com or 590-0651