SCRIP Rewards Program
SCRIP is a fundraising program for schools and organizations. It’s named for a general term used in the retail industry referring to substitutes for legal tender – in this case gift cards as credit.
How does the Scrip Program work?
Under the SCRIP program, families will purchase gift cards from a list of participating retailers for routine purchases. This list includes a variety of grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and clothing stores including Giant Eagle/Get-Go, Target, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, and LandsEnd. To view the complete list of participating merchants, you can browse by category here.
Each retailer offers a credit to The Campus Laboratory School in varying percentages. For example, Giant Eagle offers a 4% credit and Eat N’ Park offers a 10% credit. Thus, an Eat N’ Park $100 gift card will generate $10 for the school.
There is no extra cost to families & friends to participate in the SCRIP Rewards Program. You simply purchase the gift cards of merchants that you normally patronize, and our school will receive the credit.
How do I participate in the Scrip Program?
There are multiple ways to participate. You can easily join our program by enrolling here, under our school enrollment code: 2559A78837531. Once you are enrolled, you will be able to directly place your orders online.
Or, you are always welcome to stop by the Scrip Store in the main office and purchase select gift cards on site.
You can pay for your order by signing up for online payment (called PrestoPay in your account) or make checks payable to: The Campus Laboratory School PTA – SCRIP. The coordinator will place orders on Tuesday of each week, and your gift cards will be available the Friday of that week.
Finally, please complete the online SCRIP Release Form, letting us know how you prefer to receive your gift cards. This form need only be filled out once at the beginning of the academic year.
SCRIP Rewards Program FAQ
What retailer gift cards are available?
The list of participating retailers is quite extensive. For example, Giant Eagle/Get-Go, Target, Barnes & Noble, and Starbucks are all participants. A partial list can be found on the paper order form. The full list can be found at glscrip.com/shop.
Can my friends & extended family participate?
Absolutely! The more people we can get involved in SCRIP, the more rewards we can earn.
Grandparents love to buy SCRIP to support their grandchildren’s school! They can either order through you OR set up their own online account with www.shopwithscrip.com.
All orders will come back to them through your preference, as designated on the SCRIP Release Form.
What is the SCRIP Release Form?
The SCRIP Release Form is a one time form that you submit, letting us know how you would like to receive your gift cards. All ordered gift cards can be sent home with your child OR they can be picked up in the main office OR they can be mailed to your home via US Post.
You must fill out this form, one time per year only, so that we have a record of your preference. We will not release any gift cards to children without prior permission.
How do I place my order?
There are several ways to participate in the SCRIP program! Pick the method that works for you:
- Sign-up for monthly email blasts highlighting the “1 card to buy this month” with easy, 1-click ordering (Complete the 2019-2020 SCRIP Release form available in the Form & Payment Section)
- Sign-up for your own online account at http://www.shopwithscrip.com using the Campus Laboratory School Enrollment Code 2559A78837531, then peruse and order from a wide variety of gift cards as needed year round. (See Online Ordering 101 to find a step by step guide to ordering gift cards online)
- Order from 1 of 5 paper flyers sent home with students throughout the year.
- Stop by the office and buy gift cards that we have in stock in our SCRIP store.
Can I pay for my order with a credit card or ACH?
Yes. You can link your personal ACH account to the Scrip Program through PrestoPay™.
PrestoPay™ is a convenient way for you to pay for your SCRIP orders online, at the time you place your order, using your personal checking account.
“Great Lakes Scrip Center, LLC” (GLSC) will debit the checking account you designate for the face value of the order plus a small convenience fee of $0.15 on the day the order is placed.
How do I sign up for Presto Pay?
To enroll in PrestoPay:
- Log into your online account at www.shopwithscrip.com
- Click on the gray ‘Dashboard’ tab at the top, and click on the blue ‘Family Functions’ from the list on the left hand side.
- A PrestoPay™ option will appear in the left hand column. You can follow the enrollment process by reading the overview and clicking on the ‘Yes, and ‘I agree’ tab at the bottom.
- Once you have enrolled for PrestoPay™, the GLSC will verify your account information and send you a PrestoPay™ Approval Code. This can take 2-3 business days. You must forward this code to the SCRIP Coordinator to complete your enrollment.
PLEASE NOTE: If you pay for your order with PrestoPay™, and your payment is returned or rejected for any reason, one of the following actions will be taken:
- If your order has not been processed by our organization, GLSC will cancel your order and charge our school a $30.00 fee. Your family will then owe us the $30.00 fee.
- If your order has been processed by your organization, GLSC will charge our school for the face value of your order + charge us a $30.00 fee. Your family will then owe us that full amount.
Can I just re-load my SCRIP gift cards, instead of ordering new cards each time?
Yes! A number of vendors offer re-loadable gift cards.
For these vendors, you must originally purchase a regular plastic card. Then, for all future orders you specify the amount you want re-loaded onto your card under the ‘Reload’ feature for that vendor. You will be prompted to enter the card number and to designate a card name.
Once you place your reload order online, you must still submit your payment to the school via check or pay with PrestoPay™. You will find the reload amount applied to your card’s balance when the school’s purchase order goes through for that week (if paid by check) or within a day (if paid by PrestoPay™).
A list of the vendors that offer re-loadable cards can be found at shopwithscrip.com under the ‘Reload Brands’
You are encouraged to register cards with the vendor company if you are using the reload feature, to protect your card & it’s balance from being lost or stolen. You will also be able to view transaction histories for many of these companies.
Can I eliminate plastic gift cards and just receive an eCard?
Yes! Many vendors offer eCards that can be printed or loaded directly onto your smart phone.
To view the list of vendors offering eCards, go to shopwithscrip.com and click on the ScripNow tab.
Once you place your ScripNow! order online, you must still submit your payment to the school via check or PrestoPay™. You will receive email notification when your eCard is ready to be printed and used. If you use PrestoPay, this will happen within minutes of placing and paying for the order. Great for ordering on-the-go when you are in the store.
(Note: You can also use the ScripNow eCard feature to send eGifts to other people! They will receive an email notification that they have an eCard available for printing and use.)
When will I receive my ordered cards?
SCRIP orders placed (and paid for) by Tuesday will be delivered on Friday of that week.
You can either pick your gift cards up at the office OR have them sent home with your child.
In order to have them sent home with your child, you must complete the “2019-2020 SCRIP
Release Form” found here.
Will my gift cards expire?
Most of the gift cards do not have an expiration date. However, to be certain, all of the retailers show you views of their gift cards online. You can view any retailer’s gift card (front and back) by going to www.shopwithscrip.com/Shop. Click on the retailer and then click on ‘View Card Terms.’
Bottom line, how much will our school earn with SCRIP?
This depends solely upon how much our friends & families use it! Each retailer offers a different percentage back. The more people involved, the more we can earn.
In extreme cases, one person can buy $5000-$10,000 worth of Home Depot SCRIP for a kitchen remodel, immediately earning our school $200-$400 or another person might buy Disney gift cards to fund their whole Disney vacation.
More likely, you will change your family’s spending habits and purchase all of your gas/groceries/clothing/home goods on a weekly or monthly basis by using SCRIP cards for all of these routine purchases. For example, one person might buy $1500-$2000 month across a variety of cards and earn our school $60-$200.
I am receiving too many emails from the Scrip Company! How can I make it stop?
Once you begin participating in the SCRIP Program, your e-mail becomes part of the operations for the program. The Scrip Company then uses our accounts for their general advertisements about buying SCRIP. Our apologies, but we do not have control over the program’s distribution list. To unsubscribe to these e-mails, simply click on the ‘SafeUnsubscribe’ tab at the very bottom of their e-mail.
Who do I contact for additional information or questions?
Questions? Contact our 2019-2020 SCRIP Coordinator, Sara Parisi, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://campusschool.carlow.edu/site/Default.aspx?PageID=120