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.
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 . . .
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.