Lourdes Shop & Earn, Inc. offers a scrip program in which they act as an agent to purchase scrips on your behalf. The scrip you purchase through this program generates rebates from the participating retailers. These rebates can be used as a credit to your tuition account and/or a donation to Our Lady of Lourdes School and Parish. This program helps keep the school tuition as affordable as possible.
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash. The scrip is issued by the national and local retailers where many of you already shop. These merchants want to support OLL, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with scrip at their stores. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn revenue for OLL.
The reason for the effectiveness of scrip is simple: OLL families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. They know that buying from a scrip participating retailer provides a steady source of revenue for OLL.
ENROLLING IN ONLINE SCRIP ORDERING
Families who want to place their orders online can set up their own ShopWithScrip account at shopwithscrip.com. A great benefit of having a ShopWithScrip account is that you can place ScripNow orders and print scrip cards immediately. ScripNow! cards are scrips that you can order and print and use immediately from home. There are quite a few “cards” available with ScripNow and it’s easy to use. It’s on the left side of your ShopWithScrip website menu.
PrestoPay is Great Lakes Scrip Center’s convenient electronic payment method that allows you to pay for your orders online. With PrestoPay, Great Lakes’ accepts payment for Lourdes Shop & Earn and debit’s your checking account at the time you place your order. You will be charged a small convenience fee of $.15 per order. Once you set up your ShopWithScrip account, there is a one time registration for PrestoPay. The PrestoPay registration takes minutes to complete. Once you have registered, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can approve your account. Once your PrestoPay account is approved, you can begin placing online ShopWithScrip and ScripNow! Orders. PrestoPay uses the same automatic clearing house network that’s used for payroll direct deposits and other electronic banking transactions.
ShopWithScrip is now offering a mobile option for your smart phone called MyScripWallet. Go to MyScripWallet.com to download it to your homepage on your phone (It shows up as an icon on your phone just like an app). You use your ShopWithScrip username and password to log in. You must register for PrestoPay to use MyScripWallet.
The following link opens a document with step by step instructions on how to setup the ShopWithScrip online account described above:
Shop With Scrip Setup
For more information, to get a copy of the Current Order Form or “On Hand” Order Form, or questions regarding this program, please contact:
|Mrs. Denise Spaunhorstemail@example.com||Shop & Earn Coordinator|
The following links open the most recent OLL Shop & Earn’s “Current Order Form” and “On-Hand Order Form”:
The following link opens a Lourdes Shop & Earn Program Enrollment Form (Plus the Terms and Conditions):
The following link opens a document with “Frequently Asked Questions” about the Lourdes Shop and Earn program:
The following link to the Great Lakes Scrip Center shows what denomination the gift certificate/gift cards from the national vendors can be purchased. It will also show what percentage is given back to the OLL Shop & Earn Program:
eScrip’s Online Mall is your way to make a difference every time you shop online – you shop, and their online retailers generously give savings for you, plus a percentage back to your favorite school or nonprofit! Whether you want to shop the latest fashions from Bloomingdales or Nordstrom, or if you are gearing up with the latest gadgets from the Apple Store, or bargain hunting at eBay, your shopping will make a difference for the causes you care about. The Online Mall also provides timely money saving offers as an added benefit to you for shopping with them through the Online Mall.