Gift Card (Scrip) Program Policies
How to help CA raise money without spending a penny!
We're pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for the Christian Academy. It's called "scrip", and it's the fundraising program that works while you shop.
Scrip is simply a word that means "substitute money"- in other words; scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They're the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including J.C. Penney, Macy's, American Eagle, Mobil, BP, Pizza Hut, Chili's, Shop N Save, and many, many others. In fact, there are more than 500 local and national retailers that participate in the Scrip program.
You're probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It's simply -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to CA at a discount. Families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and CA keeps the difference as revenue. This revenue can be 100% given to CA or you can have 50% applied as a credit to your tuition bill and CA will keep the other 50% as revenue. Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling...
- Christian Academy gets a regular source of revenue.
- You receive credit toward your child's tuition
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for CA without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline, and even dining out.
We place scrip orders every Monday (Forms available outside of the main office). Orders must be received in the CA office by 9 a.m. every Monday. Orders received after 9 a.m. will be held until the next order. We anticipate the scrip will be available to be picked up on Friday during regular school hours. Simply sign the enrollment/waiver form, fill out your order form and return both with your check made payable to Christian Academy. It is that simple! You will be well on your way to helping CA and just think about how this will simplify your shopping.
The Christian Academy scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. Thanks for your support!
CA Scrip Coordinator