hey_thereScrip is Fundraising While You Shop®. This amazingly successful fundraising program works for our church and school! Scrip turns everyday shopping into an enjoyable way to donate to St. Mary’s Church of Paris. In this way, families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (like gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works well for our fundraising goals or year-round programs. Great Lakes Scrip Center® has helped thousands of organizations earn more than 500 million dollars over the last 20 years.

Pay for what you need and earn money for a good cause at the same time?

Retailers who participate in the Scrip program want to help organizations earn money through rebates. The cards work just like credit, debit, or gift cards and they are a dollar-to-dollar redemption. Twenty five dollars in cash buys a twenty five dollar gift card. When Scrip cards are purchased, retailers will send the church a rebate for the purchase of the gift card. The amount of the rebate varies by retailer. There are more than 700 different types of gift cards available!

The potential success of the Scrip program is endless. With a little preplanning, you have the ability to make a HUGE difference!

So what are the next steps?

  1. Enroll your family on ShopWithScrip.com for a convenient way to order your gift cards online. You can place your family’s order any day at any time from any internet connect computer or device. It’s as easy as that! There’s no cost to register. Just visit ShopWithScrip.com. Follow the simple steps to set up your new account in minutes. Our enrollment code is listed below.
  2. While you are there, go ahead and sign up for PrestoPay! When you use PrestoPay, your order payment is transferred securely via electronic debit. You won’t have to drop off checks to the school!

Presto Pay is not a credit card system, because credit cards charge fees that are costly for our scrip program. Instead, PrestoPay uses the same electronic payment transfer used by direct deposit systems. It’s easy to use and easy to get started! Simply log into your ShopWithScrip® account, click on the PrestoPay link in the left navigation column, and enter your checking account information. Complete the steps to verify your information, and you will receive a secure approval code to share with your scrip coordinator.

That’s it! You will then be able to choose the PrestoPay option when you check out on ShopWithScrip.com and have your payment securely transferred from your checking account right to our organization. A small $0.15 convenience fee will apply to each order. So, go ahead and sign up below. Contact us if you have any problems or questions.

For first-time sign-ups, your enrollment code for St. Mary’s Church of Paris is:  ???

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