What is SCRIP?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase SCRIP, you’re purchasing gift certificates and gift cards to use just like cash. These cards and certificates look JUST like the ones you would buy in these stores, but save yourself the drive and buy them through the school. And better yet, don’t just buy these cards for gifts! — Use these cards, or SCRIP, to purchase everyday items like food, clothing, office supplies, and other essentials, because with every card you purchase you raise funds for the Catholic Schools of Broome County, which is eventually returned to you and subtracted from your tuition bill!
You don’t have to sell anything! Just order for yourself. However, you can get orders from family, friends, and co-workers. You raise funds using SCRIP instead of money or credit cards to eat out or for household purchases you would make anyway. Also, you get dollar for dollar what you purchase. If you want a $25 gift card, you pay $25 for it! There are no extra hidden costs!
How does the SCRIP Program generate revenue?
Order your SCRIP gift cards and certificates through the school and pay full face value for them. The school is able to buy SCRIP from an assortment of local businesses and a large variety of nationwide retailers through the Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount. The discount, which varies from 1.5% to 25% percent, it is returned to you as tuition credit for the following school year. For example, if you purchase a $25 card that is offering a 10% discount, you have already saved $2.50 on next year’s tuition bill. It really adds up! Unfortunately, we can only purchase what you order; we do not have extra SCRIP on hand.
What does SCC do with the revenue?
We give it back to you!!! We keep track of the funds you personally generate from each SCRIP order during the school year and offer it back to you as tuition credit for your child for the following school year. The amount offered is equal to the amount generated by orders placed in your family’s name and is subtracted right off your tuition bill! Therefore, these businesses help pay your tuition – how can you not take advantage of this?
***Senior Families….if you participated in the SCRP program and your child is about to graduate in the current SCRIP year, please consider continuing to purchase SCRIP and donate it to another child in the system or the Tuition Assistance Fund***
How do I order SCRIP?
The current SCRIP Order form is available through the News on the school website as well as in the SCRIP program area located under the Parents Section (far right) on the homepage. We are going to trial a new practice by which the order form will be attached to the Principals weekly newsletter. Please have the orders with payment in the school office by noon on the due date (always a Tuesday). The rest is up to me! Your SCRIP order is returned to you at school within 10 days.
Most years, we place an order once during the summer in late July; date to be announced.
The order due dates for 2018-2019 are:
- Tuesday, September 11
- Tuesday, October 2
- Tuesday, October 30
- Tuesday, November 27
- Tuesday, January 8
- Tuesday, February 5
- Tuesday, March 5
- Tuesday, April 2
- Tuesday, April 30
- Tuesday, May 28
The vendors listed on our order form are those available in our area. Many other retailers from across the country are available through our program. If you would like to order SCRIP not listed on our form, go to www.glscrip.com for a complete list. Use the blank lines on the back of the SCRIP form to fill in information for retailers not our list. Retailers (and their profits) on the SCRIP list are subject to change at any time and without notice. Bonus discounts are common during holidays and back-to-school times! If a retailer you have ordered becomes unavailable, you will be notified. You will always receive the current profit on the day SCRIP is ordered.
The easiest way to see how it works is to place an order! You’ll quickly see how easy it is to lower your tuition! If you have questions, please give me a call!
Denise Anderson 607-772-8940