Scrip is simply a term that means “substitute money.” Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows you to raise money for St. James by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases.
Here is how it works. You order gift cards from St. James and pay face value. We order the gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center for less than face value. We credit the difference, or rebate, to an approved St. James account of your choice (General, Capital Improvement, Faith Formation/ROCK Tuition, Lansing Region Catholic School Tuition, Faith Formation/Rock or Lansing Region Catholic School Tuition for another student, Approved Youth Event, or Scholarship). It’s really that simple!
Families using scrip gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at their favorite retailers are fundraising while they shop. Great Lakes Scrip Center 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 regularly using scrip for weekly purchases, a single family can easily generate $500 or more annually toward an approved St. James account.
1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com. On the left hand side of the webpage look for the green box that reads “Family Sign Up” and click on “Create an Account” and follow the instructions. You will need St. James Enrollment Code below to complete the registration process. Please call the office for the code.
2. Order Gift Cards with your shopwithscrip account. Login and select the gift cards you would like.3. Print off your order and turn it in to the parish office with your payment unless you used PrestoPay.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
PICKING ORDERS UP
1. Orders are due by 4:00 pm Monday will be ready for pick up by 1 p.m. Friday, if not sooner. The parish office hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm, and Fridays 8 am to noon.
2. E-Cards are available generally within a few minutes and reloaded cards are available by 12 noon the next day when orders are placed by 3 p.m. the previous day.