WHAT IS SCRIP?
When you purchase SCRIP, you are purchasing actual gift certificates and prepaid cards to use just like cash. These cards and certificates look just like the ones you buy in the stores, but you can save yourself the time and drive and buy them through the school. You can use SCRIP to purchase everyday items such as food, clothing, and other essentials.
SCRIP Is Easy and Simple
You generate revenue by using SCRIP instead of money or credit cards to make household purchases you would make anyway. Also, you get dollar for dollar on what you purchase. Example, if you want a $25 gift card, you pay $25 for it. There are no extra hidden costs. This is the 26th year of SCRIP through the Broome County Catholic Schools.
How does the SCRIP Program generate revenue?
You order gift cards and certificates through the school and pay full face value for them. The school is able to buy them through the Great Lakes SCRIP Center and our local vendors at a discount. The vendor discounts vary from 2 to 20% and are eventually returned to you in the form of tuition credit for the following school year.
What does SCC do with the revenue?
They give it back to you! They keep track of the revenue you generate from SCRIP purchases during the current school year, and at the end of the year offer it back to you as a 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.
How do I order SCRIP?
About a week before the scrip order due date, the SCRIP order form will be sent home either by email or hard copy. Please have your order with payment in the school office by noon of the due date. Your SCRIP order will be returned to you at the school the following week.
Please Note: The vendors listed on the order form are those available in our area. Many other retailers from across the country participate in the SCRIP program. Please reference The Great Lakes SCRIP website (www.shopwithscrip.com) for a complete list of vendors. There are blank lies on the order form for stores not included on our list. We also strongly encourage you to support our local vendors…some of who are families in our school system.
The order due dates for 2021-2022 are:
- Tuesday, September 21
- Tuesday, October 12
- Tuesday, November 2
- Tuesday, November 30
- Tuesday, January 4
- Tuesday, February 1
- Tuesday, March 1
- Tuesday, March 29
- Tuesday, April 19
- Friday, May 24
- summer date to be determined
Profits from these orders will be applied towards the 2022-23 school year.
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.shopwithscrip.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