Scrip is a year round fundraiser at Fairview Christian School.
FCS works with a company called Great Lakes Scrip that buys gift cards from businesses at a discount. We purchase the gift cards for their face value and the school receives a percentage of the sale from the vendor for directing business their way. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for FCS. This percentage varies from 2% to up to 20%. The families who buy scrip do not spend anything extra, they simply make a slight change in their method of purchasing the things they were already going to buy. Visit www.glscrip.com for a list of participating businesses and their percentages.
Q. How do I place an order?
A. By using a paper order sheet that you can obtain from the office or by ordering online at www.shopwithscrip.com. The enrollment code for FCS is 5E8BE67728558. Additionally, we encourage you to sign up for a Presto Pay account so that you can also pay online. It is similar to PayPal in that the money comes directly from your checking account. There is a $.15 fee per transaction. However, those who use it feel it is well worth the nominal fee.
Q. When do I get my cards?
A. Orders need to be placed in the office on Monday and will be available for pick-up on Friday each week. Many businesses offer ScripNow! certificates that are available to print immediately if you are signed up for Presto Pay. Many others also offer a reload option on your cards that are available within hours of your purchase when you use Presto Pay.
Q. How much money can we really make from these small percentages?
A. A LOT! For many schools Scrip is their highest producing fundraiser totaling in tens of thousands of dollars raised each year. These dollars pay for teacher salaries, academic programs and extracurricular activities not otherwise offered by the school. What would you like to see Fairview do with that money?