What is Scrip? How can I use it?
Does it help HT and the PTO?
Watch these 3 quick videos to get all your questions answered!
Please click on the links below to download the SCRIP forms.
*Must be completed annually with your first order
**Please complete this form if you wish to have a standing monthly order
Buy SCRIP Online!
Buying SCRIP online is easy! Visit www.shopwithscrip.com or download the mobile app, RaiseRight. You can pay with your bank account or a credit card. Digital cards are available instantaneously and physical card orders will be processed once a week and available for pick-up from the office. First time user? Please email the SCRIP team at HTscrip@htschool.org for the code and include your children’s name and grade for verification.
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is a term that means “substitute money”. When Holy Trinity members purchase SCRIP, they are purchasing gift certificates that are used just like cash. The SCRIP is issued by national and local retailers where many Holy Trinity families already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with SCRIP at their stores. The intention of this program is to raise money for our parish school without having to sell door-to-door and to eliminate the need for parents to buy unwanted items from their kids.
How does the school profit from SCRIP?
The school purchases SCRIP from a national company—Great Lakes SCRIP—and from local merchants. The participating retailers sell their gift cards at a discount to us; we then sell them to our families for face value. The difference between the discounted amount and face value is profit for Holy Trinity.
How much money does the school make?
We have approximately 400 students enrolled at Holy Trinity Catholic School with approximately 150 families regularly participating in SCRIP. Although our NET PROFIT for last year was over $8,000 we are not even close to reaching our full fundraising potential.
What’s in it for me?
SCRIP is a win-win. You can earn money to credit your tuition account and the PTO gets additional funds to support our students, staff, and school. Some of our families see as much as $500 in tuition credit per year! This is all at no additional gift card cost to you! You can also elect the amount to go towards a Dowling tuition or lunch account, a Holy Trinity lunch account, a family in need, or to the general PTO fund.
How do I sign up?
Every family needs an account to sign up! Visit www.shopwithscrip.com and create your account today. Our school activation code is 1B5LLA711415. Make sure you fill out and return the enrollment form (above) so we have you on file as an authorized family.
How do I place my orders?
The easiest way to order your regular purchases is by signing up for a standing order. You get the same cards every month (great for groceries, gas, and the regular expenses) sent home with your child and your bank account is charged (on the 5th and/or 20th). There is no additional charge for this method. Or you can order online at www.shopwithscrip.com or with the RaiseRight app. Physical gift cards that are in stock from online orders will be sent home the following Thursday with your child, online gift cards are available instantly for your use. There is a $.15 charge to pay online with your bank account or a 2.6% fee to use a credit card.
You can also send a paper form in with your child or email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a check or cash. Physical gift cards that are in stock will be sent home the following Thursday with your child. There is no additional charge for this method.
What retailers participate?
There are thousands of businesses that participate, both local and national! See the reverse side for just a sprinkling and then check out www.shopwithscrip.com or the RaiseRight app for a full listing!