SCRIP is a nationwide gift card fundraising program. Individuals purchase gift cards from both national and local merchants (e.g., Kohl’s, Walmart, BP, Shell, etc.) at face value. St. Clare buys the gift cards at a discount, and we pass the savings onto our general Parish Fund, Discipleship Formation (RE) Fund, or the School Fund.
3 Ways You Can Participate In SCRIP
1. Buy SCRIP after Mass from any one of the 3 parish locations
2. Order SCRIP online at www.shopwithscrip.com using our parish enrollment code: 6DDE588923L2
Tell the SCRIP seller to apply your purchases to one of these choices:
1. The general parish fund (all rebates go to the parish).
2. The RE fund (rebates are split 50/50 between RE and a family’s RE tuition statement).
3. The school fund (Rebates are split 50/50 between the school and the family’s tuition statement with unlimited rebate credits).
Note: All shipping and handling costs will be subtracted before the rebate amount is calculated.
3. Download the SCRIP Order Form, fill it out, and take it to the SCRIP table at church at weekend Masses, or bring to the St. Clare School Office.
Here is an example of how SCRIP works:
Suppose you purchase the following SCRIP cards:
|Vendor Total||Rebates Earned|
|2 BP Gas Cards @$50||$100 (earns 2%)||$2.00|
|1 Olive Garden @$25||$25 (earns 9%)||$2.25|
|1 Fleet Farm @$100||$100 (earns 5%)||$5.00|
|less 10% handling fees|
You paid $225. You get to spend $225 at these stores, and rebates earned are $8.32.
Parish Individuals and Families
You buy SCRIP cards at face value, and spend that same amount wherever you shop (like a gift card). The rebates earned go directly to the St. Clare Parish fund, and contribute to the overall revenue of the parish. Simple!
The Scrip year will run from March 1 thru February 28 of the following year. The parish will bill families for the balance of tuition owed as of March 1 of each current school year.
For Example: Scrip rebates earned from March 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2018 will be credited to the 2017-18 School year. The rebate credit will appear on your tuition statement.
Rebate credits are unlimited. Any rebates exceeding the tuition due will apply to the following year’s tuition. Rebate amounts remaining after your last child leaves the school will be credited to the School General Fund and/or the Tuition Assistance Fund OR applied to the upcoming year’s Religious Education Program fees as stated below under “RE Families”.
The Scrip year for RE runs from July 1 thru June 30 of the following year. After the handling fees are deducted, 50% of the rebate will be applied to the family RE bill at the start of the RE year. Any remaining rebate is credited for use in the RE Program.