We are pleased to announce that our new online St. Mary Catholic School Scrip Program is ready for you to enroll!
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, Scrip is gift cards from national and local retailers. They are the same gift cards that you purchase at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including Target, Macy’s, Speedway, Lands’ End, MJR Theaters, Amazon, iTunes, Hilton Hotels, Meijer’s, Panera, Home Depot, Cabela’s, Groupon, Shutterfly, and many, many others. A complete list of retailers is available online with Great Lakes Scrip at ShopwithScrip.com.
You are probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple – Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the gift cards for full face value, and our school splits the discount rebate 75/25 between your child’s tuition account and St. Mary School Scholarship Fund. St. Mary will be taking care of the operating expenses of the program.
The benefits? Rebates earned will be used in the following way:
- 75% tuition credit to your family’s tuition account to help offset your tuition costs.
- 25% is retained by St. Mary Catholic School for the scholarship fund and to cover expenses of the program and in order to help those in need to attend St. Mary School.
The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work for you. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the retailers 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.
To begin ordering with our Scrip program, simply stop by the school office for a registration packet. Payment information can be found on our Registration Flyer and Scrip Program Agreement.