St. Matthew's School

Scrip Program

Scrip is a special program that allows you, as a consumer, to raise funds for St. Matthew’s School by purchasing gift cards at face value through us. It also provide tuition credit.

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.

For example:
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.

In early 2012, the school implemented a new program. A parent or grandparent can now designate half of the money donated to the school toward a child’s tuition for the next school year. With this new addition to the Scrip program, half of the $130.00 ($65.00) will go towards your child’s tuition next year.

The other 50% of the credit stays within the scrip program to help fund unbudgeted items at St. Matthew’s.

Purchases that you would be making anyway can generate a lot of tuition dollars. In addition to tuition credit, this past year your Scrip purchases enabled us to fund over $3,276.74 for purchases within our school, including . . .

  • Books for school $976.05
  • State License fee for the Hot Lunch Program $700
  • School Bus Trips $472.13
  • Silent Auction contribution $300
  • PreK Water Table & Learning Backpacks $378.56
  • Storage Gates $450

They can be purchased at the school office Monday through Friday.

Scrip cards can be purchased for a wide variety of retail and online stores. Use them on your next purchase or give a Scrip card as a gift. Scrip cards can be purchased for groceries, restaurants, entertainment, retail stores, online stores, hotels, and many other businesses. For a full list of available retailers, go here.

We do not currently have online ordering set up. If you would like to place a special offer, please call the office.

We have many Scrip cards available in stock, and many more that can be ordered.

Here is a list of what is in stock:

Restaurants                          Miscellaneous              Pizza

Arby’s                                        Barne’s & Noble                 Papa Murphy’s

Applebee’s                                Bath & Body                       Pizza Hut

Caribou Coffee                         Kohl’s

Culver’s                                     Menard’s                          Grocery

Dairy Queen                             Target                               HyVee

Ground Round                        Walgreen                          Midtown

Olive Garden                                                                       Walmart


Perkin’s                                                                                Gasoline

Red Lobster                                                                        Kwik Trip

Starbuck’s                                                                           Sinclair

Subway                                                                                Fleet Farm