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It’s an easy way to raise funds for our school while saving your budget!
Families are respectfully requested to participate with the purchase of Scrip gift cards. With a little forethought and planning, you can save a significant amount of money each year. Please remember that gift cards do not cost you anything extra and are an excellent way to raise funds for our school. The only investment you make is planning your purchases in advance.
Contact gift card coordinator, Jen Van Dy with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-689-3215.
CCCA Gift Card Fundraising: Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS OUR GIFT CARD PROGRAM?
Gift cards are substitute money (gift cards/debit cards) that you can spend like cash at participating retailers. It is a dollar-for-dollar transaction for the parents; the discount comes directly from the retailer and is given to the school. The percentage that CCCA earns from participating retailers is listed on the order form next to each retailer and online at www.shopwithscrip.com. There are no additional costs or minimum orders. CCCA also returns half of your discount to you! Friends, families, and coworkers are welcome to join the program as well. Think of it as “free money.” You can use the gift cards for your regular household purchases, and not only are you saving money, you are helping the school.
WHY ORDER GIFT CARDS?
Fundraising for a small school can be challenging. The gift card program is “painless” fundraising- no auction, no door-to-door sales, just your regular family spending earns money for the school. Friends and family may also order cards through CCCA and can receive half of their rebate as well!
Half the discount goes to the school and half to ordering families. Savvy families can easily earn back $500 for themselves this year, with a matching contribution to the school! Their regular household spending is now going $500 further with gift cards than without because they are getting a rebate.
Gift cards are useful not only for household purchases, but also for gifts…Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, First Communion, Confirmation, weddings, etc. Plan ahead and take advantage of Gift cards, earning something for yourself and our school. Keep gift cards in mind for big purchases and renovations like appliances, carpet, etc. The rebates add up fast!
In these days of prevalent identity theft, you can minimize the places that you have to use your credit and debit cards, thus minimizing your risk. Purchases of gift cards can be paid for with cash or check, or debited directly from your checking account. Therefore avoiding the need to release your personal banking and credit information to as many retailers. For retailers that do not participate in the scrip program, you can pay with either American Express or Discover gift cards.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE GIFT CARD PROGRAM?
We strongly encourage every family, as well as members of the faculty and board of directors, to participate. Truly anyone you know that would like to save some money and help support our educational mission are welcome to participate, including grandparents, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Everyone likes to save money, and as a bonus they would be truly helping our wonderful school. Rebates will be available in multiple options to make this program as user friendly as possible. Please feel free to give this information to anyone that you think may be willing to participate. Please have them fill out the information sheet so that we will have contact information in the event of a problem with the order. Physical cards will need to be picked up in the office, or sent home with a student.
HOW CAN I USE THIS PROGRAM FROM MY PHONE?
Many retailers will allow you to redeem your ScripNow directly from your phone. To do this, go to www.myscripwallet.com. Add that website as an icon on your homepage. The same process can be done or www.shopwithscrip.com.
HOW WILL MY REBATE BE RETURNED?
Based on your participation, you will receive your half of the rebate at the end of June. Rebates will be calculated through May. Beginning in June, your rebates will be applied to the next school year. You can continue to fundraise and earn money for your family all year long. We will offer two ways to redeem your rebate.
You may choose to apply the reimbursement as a tax deductible donation to CCCA. Tax receipts will be provided for the amount donated.
Your rebate amount can be deducted from your last month’s tuition bill.
HOW MANY GIFT CARDS DOES CCCA EXPECT MY FAMILY TO ORDER?
Families are respectfully requested to participate with a minimum purchase of $1,000 per family per year. Over the ten month school year, that is only $100 per month. Consider what your family spends on gas and groceries each month alone. With a little forethought and planning, you can save a significant amount of money each year. Please remember that gift cards do not cost you anything extra and are an excellent way to raise funds for our school. The only investment you make is planning your purchases in advance.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY GIFT CARDS?
Gift cards must be paid for at the time of purchase. All payments must be paid online with PrestoPay. Credit cards are not accepted because of issuer fees, although you may request checks from your credit card issuer and use those to purchase your gift cards. If a check for a scrip order is returned for NSF, there will be a $25.00 fee. Future orders will not be released until checks have cleared after an incident with a NSF check.
WHEN CAN I PURCHASE GIFT CARDS?
Gift cards can be purchased anytime on www.shopwithscrip.com after setting up your family’s account. Physical gift card orders can be sent to the school weekly, but ScripNow and Reloadable cards are available for use also immediately if PrestoPay is used. Another advantage of setting up an account and using online ordering, is the ability to continually track your purchases, as well as being able to monitor the rebate that you are accruing.
Orders may also be placed via paper order form that can be returned with payment on Thursdays. Physical cards will be delivered to the school the next week and can be picked up in the office, or may be sent with your child at pickup.
As interest in the program grows, we hope to expand this selection to make card purchases as convenient as possible for families. We will tailor the types of cards that are available for immediate purchase as we get a feel for family participation.
WHAT STORES PARTICIPATE IN THE GIFT CARD PROGRAM?
The complete list of retailers can be viewed at www.shopwithscrip.com. The paper order form is only a small sampling of the cards that are available. Many retailers also offer multiple denominations. If you would like to order from a different retailer, or in a different denomination from what is on the paper order form, please simply make a note on the form.
Once again, the easiest and most efficient way to order is with your own online account. You can still pay with a check, even if you use online ordering. Checks should be sent in on Thursdays. Your order will automatically be shown on the school’s order for the week. Orders will be released once payment has cleared.
For purchases at stores that do not offer a rebate, you can purchase a Discover or American Express card. For those of us that shop at Kroger, You can earn an additional 1.25% rebate on top of the rebate that Kroger gives the school when you register your Rewards Card and pay with a Discover or American express gift card… Even if you don’t use the gift cards, please remember to register your Kroger rewards card, and encourage others to do the same. These “credit card” gift cards are a great way to minimize the dissemination of your personal credit card information in this age of identity theft.
CAN I TRACK MY SPENDING AND THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY MY PURCHASES?
Yes! All family orders are entered online at www.shopwithscrip.com. To see your family’s accumulated spending and contributions, log onto your family’s account. Click on “Reports” on the left side of the page, and select “Family Order Rebate Summary.” This report will give the total gift cards rebate for your orders on the date range selected. Please remember that the rebate amount listed will be split 50/50 between your family and the school.
For families that enter their orders online, this information appears immediately. For families who send in paper orders or purchase gift cards directly from the office, we can create a proxy account to track your contributions, and the information may not be immediately available… We strongly encourage all families to enter their orders online regardless of payment method. Online ordering increases accuracy and saves volunteer time.
Once again, please contact me if you would like assistance setting up your account. I would be happy to set up a time that a group of interested people could sit down and we could go through the process together.
MY GIFT CARD IS EMPTY, BUT I DON’T REMEMBER SPENDING IT!
Look on the back of the card for the retailers contact information. Many offer websites that can show when and where you spent that card if you’ve forgotten, and/or they offer help phone lines for balance inquiries and problems. The school is simply a middleman between Great Lakes Scrip and families, and cannot resolve card balance problems. Retailers issue the cards and are thus able to resolve or answer any questions or problems.
CAN I USE COUPONS WHEN USING THE GIFT CARD/CERTIFICATE? ARE THERE OTHER USE LIMITATIONS?
YES! Gift cards work just like cash-please protect them like you protect your cash. We cannot replace lost or stolen cards. Some retailers (like Starbucks) will replace cards if you register the card number. Online, each store’s individual policy will be listed on the www.shopwithscrip.com site. For example, some stores will allow you to redeem your ScripNow from your phone, while some require you to print it. Some retailers allow gift cards to be used to pay their store credit card balances. The charge policy varies by merchant. On debit cards, their balance simply decreases to zero as you use them. Once again, all restrictions are listed for each gift card on the website. Any restrictions that are on the cards are the same as if you had directly purchased them from the retailer.
CAN I USE GIFT CARDS AT ALL LOCATIONS?
YES! Even out-of-state locations, so buy before you travel! A few franchises will not accept cards, but once again those are noted on the website and the cards.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
It’s easy! Take a few minutes to set up an account on www.shopwithscrip.com or call or email the gift card coordinator and they can set up an online account for you. Start fundraising and saving money today! Please indicate if you would like the coordinator to set up an online account for you, or if there is a time that you would like to meet to go over setup on general use on that form as well.
WHO CAN ANSWER ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to contact the gift card coordinator, Jen Van Dy, anytime. You may email at email@example.com or call (502) 689-3215.
Thank you for taking the time to review this information. I know that together, not only can we make this a consistent year round fundraiser for the school, but we can save money for our own families on purchases we were going to make anyway.
Please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email with any questions or concerns. I have used every facet of this system over the last year, and have learned a few “tricks” that make shopping and ordering even easier.
I look forward to meeting and working with all of you to make this program beneficial for all!