Participating in the Scrip program is relatively simple, although it does require some planning on your part. Simply purchase a gift card to use at an area business or an online retailer and then use that gift card on your next purchase. You can almost think of it as a prepaid credit card, only better.
Unlike a prepaid credit card, there are no additional charges or fees. If you purchase a $50.00 Scrip card, you get to spend the full $50.00 on your next purchase, or you can spend some of that money now and save the rest for a later purchase. The best part about Scrip is that a certain percentage of each dollar you spend is donated to the school.
You purchase a $50.00 Scrip card (or gift card) for Kwik Trip to pay for your next tank of gas. Kwik Trip currently gives back 5% of every dollar spent using the Scrip card, so that means that the school earns $2.50 and you get to spend the full $50.00 with no additional cost.
While $2.50 does not seem like a lot of money, it adds up fast. If you purchase one Scrip card for gas every week for a year, that $2.50 per week adds up to $130 in a year. Image how much you could earn for the school if you purchased scrip cards for all of your shopping.