Welcome to the start of a new school year everyone! My name is Chara Webb and I am the Scrip Coordinator for Lakes PTO. This fabulous program has great potential to bring in good money for our school. Most fundraising programs sell “stuff.” Supporters buy the “stuff” to “help you out.” (i.e. “How little can I spend?”). With scrip, there’s no need to sell “stuff.” Scrip turns your everyday shopping (money you’re already going to spend) into cash for Lakes PTO when our families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money.
How does it work??
- Lakes families can buy retail gift cards through the SCRIP program at face value.
- You can choose from nearly 400 national retail stores where you already shop i.e. – Meijer, Target, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Lands End, Bath and Body Works, iTunes, Amazon.com, your favorite restaurants, clothing stores, sporting stores, and many more.
- As a non-profit SCRIP member, we are able to buy the gift cards at a discount (anywhere from 1-13%)
- You school the gets the difference.
It’s really that simple!!!
How to set up your account and order gift cards
Step One: Go to www.shopwithscrip.com
Step Two: Set up an account with your email address and a password.
The Lakes PTO Enrollment Code is AC427D1518629
Step Three: Click on the SHOP tab to search the database of retailers. Click on the retailer of your choice and choose an amount. Select ADD TO CART. When you are done shopping, choose payment by Check or Presto Pay (for PrestoPay to be an option you need to set up a PrestoPay account as well.) Then click SUBMIT ORDER.
Step Four: (is for check payments only): Print off the confirmation of your order. Then place the confirmation along with a check made payable to Lakes PTO in an envelope marked Scrip Order – Attention: Chara Webb. Send this in to your child’s teacher or drop off at the office before the order date is due. Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year are as follows:
Nov. 7th – Dec. 5th – Mar. 13th – May 15th
Scrip fundraising gets even better!
You now have the option to sign up for Presto Pay! Click HERE for a short tutorial and more important information.
DON’T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL ORDER DATE – USE PRESTOPAY TO GET IMMEDIATE SCRIPNOW CARDS ELECTRONICALLY OR TO RELOAD AN EXISTING PLASTIC GIFTCARD
PrestoPay™ is a convenient way for Lakes families to pay for their ShopWithScrip® orders online. Through PrestoPay, GLSC (Great Lakes Scrip Center) will debit your designated bank account for the face value of the order, plus a $0.15 convenience fee. With a Presto Pay account you can purchase ScripNow! (ecards) and reload existing plastic Reloadable cards anytime throughout the year. Yay more money for Lakes! It will take a few days to get your Presto Pay account set up, so if you are planning to use Presto Pay for the first physical gift card order date (see 2nd page) – please set your account up now.
ScripNow® – Electronic gift cards (ecards) are available from many of our retailers, and can be ordered and printed from your ShopWithScrip account. The ScripNow eCard is delivered to your account in minutes when you pay for your order with PrestoPay – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Print the certificate and redeem it in stores, or copy and paste the code at checkout to apply to an online purchase, or send the eCard as a gift to any email address! You can also order and redeem ScripNow right from your phone using MyScripWallet.com.
ReloadNow® – Add funds to an existing plastic gift card immediately for retailers that offer a ReloadNow product. The funds are available on the card in minutes when you pay with PrestoPay – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The card must have been purchased from Great Lakes Scrip Center to be eligible for ReloadNow on ShopWithScrip.
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