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Scrip is a gift card purchasing program that raises funds for both the booster organization as a whole and for the individual students' account to cover program fees. 

Already know what this is all about?  Here is the link:

 

Enrollment Code

Contact send an email to our Scrip Coordinator to get the enrollment code.

New to Scrip?  Here is some more information about the program and how it can help reduce fees.

 

Purchasing Scrip Cards

  • We all buy gas, food and clothing.  Many of us eat at restaurants regularly (or at least occasionally). We go to the movies. From time to time, we buy a new computer or take on do-it-yourself home improvements. Purchasing Scrip – another name for gift cards – is a way to do what we do every day AND raise funds to help pay your student’s band fees as well as help PCMB as a whole.
  • Through Scrip, more than 750 merchants offer the face value of the gift card AND a contribution ranging from 1.5 percent to 16 percent based on the dollar value of the card. Your student’s account receives 75 percent of the contribution and PCMB gets 25 percent and any temporary bonuses that are occasionally offered by certain merchants.
  • Contributions vary quite a bit. Restaurants typically offer a bigger contribution than a gasoline retailer. Department stores and specialty retailers are all over the lot in what they offer. Kohl’s accepts gift cards as payment for credit card balances. So if you shop there with a Kohl’s credit card, you can get the typical percent-off coupons they offer and then order Kohl’s gift cards through scrip to pay your bill.
  • It takes some planning to make Scrip work, but if you think about what you need tomorrow and what you may do six months from now, you can really knock down your student’s band fees. 
  • Throughout the year, there are specials where some brands increase their rebate percent, and some have cards for smaller amounts ($5, $10).
  • Here’s an example of what a typical monthly Scrip order might look like:

 

Merchant

Amount

Percent

Contribution

Meijer

$           400 

3.00%

$              9.00 

Sam's Club

$           150 

2.50%

$              2.81 

Speedway

$           200 

4.00%

$              6.00 

CVS

$           100 

6.00%

$              4.50 

Kohl's

$           100 

4.00%

$              3.00 

Chipotle

$              25 

10.00%

$              1.88 

Lowe's

$           100 

4.00%

$              3.00 

Amazon

$           100 

2.25%

$              1.69 

AppleBee's

$              50 

8.00%

$              3.00 

Total

$        1,225 

 

$            34.88 

 

It doesn’t look like much until you add it up across the months. If you were to place the above scrip order for 12 months, you would reduce your band fees by $418.  When you figure in special events like birthdays, graduations and Christmas presents, it can add up in a hurry. Some people have been able to cover all their band related costs by using Scrip.  Even if you don't use the program as extensively as those, you can make a significant dent in your fees.  Friends and family can also utilize the program and assign their contributions to your child’s fees.

Ready to Get Started?

The first step is to decide what you want to purchase.  Plan on buying mulch for the yard?  Order a Home Depot card first.  Taking Mom out for dinner on her birthday?  Find her favorite restaurant in the Scrip list.  Planning on driving up north?  Purchase a gas card.

ShopWithScrip is the site for ordering your gift cards. You will need to create an account on the site to submit your orders.  You have three options for paying for your cards:

  1. Create your order on-line, write a check and drop it off with the Scrip Coordinator.  (no service fee) 
  2. Pay for your cards at the time you order them by connecting your bank account to your Scrip account.  ($0.15 service fee per transaction)
  3. Pay for your cards at the time you order them with a credit card.  (2.6% service fee)

Signing up for Scrip

  1. Go to https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/  or download the RaiseRight App
  2. Click on Register at the top of the page
  3. Click on Join Existing Program
  4. Enter our program enrollment code (see Enrollment Code above for info)
  5. Enter the required information, and optional information if you chose, then click on the Register button
  6. Now you can shop online!

Need Your Cards Right Away?

Many brands offer electronic gift cards.  When you place an order for an electronic gift card, as long as you pay either with a credit card or from your bank account, the card is available to you within seconds of placing the order. It can then be printed and used just like any physical gift card.

 

For more Scrip tips or questions, please email our Scrip Coordinator.