Scrips Cards Help Support LCS
All about Scrips Cards and how you can use them to support the school:
What is Scrip?
"Scrip" is a fancy word for gift cards. One of the best things about raising money through our Scrip program is that NO extra money comes out of the pockets of our families. Retailers sell Longmont Christian School gift cards at a discount, and then we sell them to you at face value. The difference between our discount price and the face value of the card turns into fundraising dollars for LCS.
How does it work?
Safeway sells LCS a $100 gift card for $96 (4% rebate). LCS sells You a $100 gift card for $100. The school just earned $4 and it cost you nothing.
How and when can I buy Scrip gift cards?
You can buy Scrip cards at the school. LCS's Scrip program provides a wide variety of gift cards on demand for several stores, restaurants and business in the are in our area. Our Scrip coordinator, Aimee, (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available Monday - Friday between 8:00 - 9:45 AM. You can purchase any of the Scrip cards we have in stock. You can pay by cash, check or credit card
You can order by completing an online form, and we'll have your cards available for you to pick up at the school or delivered to your child if you choose.
Order online with SCRIP NOW and PRESTO PAY. Once you have an online account set up with SHOPWITHSCRIP.com and have established Presto Pay (linked to your checking account) you can order SCRIP NOW from your computer or smart phone, and the gift card will be emailed to you within minutes. There are hundreds of national retailers offering SCRIP now, so it’s a great way to order SCRIP on the go when unexpected purchases come up or if we do not stock that gift card at the school. Visit shopwithscrip.com and enter LCS enrollment code: F164B712134L3.
Is Scrip Mandatory?
Each family at LCS is asked to participate in the Scrips program by purchasing an average of $350 per month ($3,500 per school year earning approximately $200) in gift cards. Basically, write your check to LCS instead of the retailer, then use your gift cards to pay for your purchases. If you choose not to participate, $200 will be added to your total tuition.
Instead of relying on families to become salespeople like other fundraising ideas do, families fundraising with Scrip are raising money simply by changing their method of payment. They won't be spending extra time, energy, or money on your fundraiser. In fact, once it’s up and running, Scrip fundraising is simply integrated into your everyday life.
The only planning ahead you have to do is deciding what Scrip you need to purchase, and even this revolves around your schedule. From taking on a home improvement project to planning a date night out to even just buying gas and groceries, you can order Scrip beforehand and earn rebates every day! One family can generate $600 to $1000 or more per year just by paying for things they'd purchase normally with Scrip.
Why We Use Scrip
There are over 700 brands to choose from, so your family can use scrip on practically every purchase. Scrip is a great budgeting tool since families can use scrip for gas, groceries, and other household expenses. Families can shop in-store or online at participating retailers.
They could place their own orders online, which will maximize their earnings for LCS. And of course, using Scrip supports LCS - thank you!