What is Scrip?
Scrip is simply a term that means “substitute money”. Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for their school/student by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases. Families order gift cards from their school/group and pay face value, and the school/group orders the gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center for less than face value. The school/group keeps the difference, or rebate, and that’s where the fundraising comes from. It’s really that simple! When families use scrip gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at their favorite retailers, they are fundraising while they shop. Scrip offers a huge variety of retailers, including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and so much more, so it’s easy to make SCRIP a part of any shopping routine. Just by using scrip regularly for weekly purchases, a single family can generate $500 or more annually toward their fundraising goal. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work!