Scrip Card Program
If you haven’t yet gotten into the “scrip habit,” now is a good time to sign up! This fundraiser is very effective in helping build up those trip accounts, especially if you use it regularly to pay for things you are buying anyway, like groceries and gas!
To enroll or ask any questions, e-mail Scrip Cards Coordinator, Amy Fowler at email@example.com.
What is Scrip?
Scrip is an ongoing Band Booster fundraiser. Band Booster members can help support the band and contribute to their child’s band trip account without spending any additional money. You just have to change the way you pay for purchases. Instead of paying with your credit card, cash or check, you buy the Scrip Card for a specific retailer in advance and then make your purchases with it. You can shop at retailers you usually patronize and spend what you normally do. See more details here on Shop With Scrip.
How does Scrip work?
Parents will purchase “Scrip” (similar to gift cards or gift certificates) from the Band Boosters for the face value of the card and spend it with retailers where they get credit for the full face value.The Band Boosters receive a discount from the retailers at the time the purchase of the Scrip Card is made. For example, you buy a $100 Randall’s gift card through the Scrip program, you pay $100 for it, and it is worth $100 when you use it to shop at Randall’s. The Boosters get a 9% discount on the card, and the $9 saved is applied 100% to your child’s band trip account. The discount varies by retailer, so check the Scrip retailer list for that rate. Some retailers also run “specials” from time to time where cards purchased that month will have a higher discount rate than normal.Check the list of retailers you can purchase Scrip Cards for.
When do we buy Scrip?
You can buy ecards or reload a previously purchased card at any time. Below is the monthly schedule for 2021-2022. Orders will be placed at 8:00 AM on the following dates for physical (Plastic Cards):
- August 2nd
- September 6th
- October 4th
- November 1st
- December 6th
- January 3rd
- February 7th
- March 7th
- April 4th
- May 2nd
Scrip is an ongoing fundraiser project. While you may be accustomed to fundraisers that focus on the sale of specific items for a short period of time and have a defined end date, this program will continue throughout the year. It may take some initial effort to develop the habit of ordering your Scrip every month, but once you get in a routine of ordering and using Scrip cards, the process should be quite easy.
If you use Scrip regularly for grocery purchases, when you go Christmas shopping, buy gift cards, buy school clothes and shoes, or make large purchases, the dollars will definitely start to add up in your child’s trip account.
How do we get started?
If you wish to enroll, email our Scrip Card Coordinator, Amy Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders for the cards are placed once a month. Ecards or reloads can be ordered at anytime!
How do I pay for my order?
There are two options we offer when paying for your order:
- You can use a credit card with a 2.6% transaction fee.
- Set up PrestoPay with a link to your bank account. You will have a $0.15 convenience fee.
What is PrestoPay?
PrestoPay is a convenient way for you to pay for you ShopWithScrip orders online. A designated bank account will be debited for the amount of your order plus a $0.15 convenience fee. You do need to register for this and the process takes a couple of days to complete. You will be given a verification code that will need to be sent to me to apply to your account. After this, you can use PrestoPay for your purchases.
What is ScripNow?
ScripNow are electronic gift cards that are available from many of the ShopWithScrip retailers. They can be ordered and printed from your ShopWithScrip account. The best part? ScipNow eCards are delivered in minutes when you pay for your order with PrestoPay or your credit card.
What is MyScripWallet?
MyScripWallet is ShopWithScrip’s mobile solution. You can order eCards, reload physical cards and in many cases redeem them right from your phone (If the printed eCard or physical reload card is required, you will see that noted on the product page). MyScripWallet lets you shop on-the-go, earning rebates on every purchase. MyScripWallet is not an app you can get from the appstore. It is supported by Apple and Android – just type www.MyScripWallet.com into the web browser, login (using your ShopWithScrip login credentials) and start shopping.
Are there shipping charges?
Yes, if you are ordering a physical card, there will be shipping charges deducted from your rebate. I always choose the least expensive (slowest) shipping option. The charge is currently $8.50 a shipment. That cost will be divided between the families that are ordering cards that week.
Can I send an ecard as a gift?
Yes, you can purchase the ecard and print it from your account. You can also select a gift when placing the order and have an email sent directly to the recipient with the egift card.
Is there an App?
Yes, RaiseRight by ShopWithScrip. It uses your same login and is an easy way to use Scripts when you are out shopping! Plus, sometimes they run additional specials on the app.