During the school year, SCRIP selling hours are on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. in the school office when it is a school day. During the summer, SCRIP is sold in the school office on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. (and not in the afternoons). SCRIP is sold on Sundays from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and 10:00-10:30 a.m. from the church Gathering Area all year long.
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is gift certificates from national and local retailers like Kwik Trip, Piggly Wiggly, Kohl’s, etc. These retailers agree to sell the certificates to St. Peter School at a discount. St. Peter members buy the certificates for full face value, redeem them for full face value, and St. Peter keeps the difference as revenue. 60% of that revenue is returned to school families as a credit on the next year’s tuition statement. 40% of the revenue is kept by St. Peter to pay for the expenses of the program and/or directed toward the St. Peter Tuition Fund and the St. Peter/Core Building Fund.
What percentage of the certificates’ face value is returned to St. Peter as revenue?
Percentages range from 2-13%.
How will St. Peter’s portion (40%) of the returned revenue be used?
First, expenses will be paid (e.g. $7.75 weekly shipping charges, supplies, etc.).
Surplus money will be used for the St. Peter Tuition Fund and the St. Peter/Core Building Fund.
Who is eligible to purchase SCRIP?
Anyone may purchase SCRIP after filling out an enrollment form. Participants will be asked to choose whether their SCRIP earnings will be credited toward the tuition of their child, credited to another family, or directed to the St. Peter Tuition Fund and the St. Peter/Core Building Fund.
Who are the retailers that I can purchase SCRIP from?
A complete listing of retailers is listed on the www.shopwithscrip.com website. Or you may just pick from the retailers listed on our order form. The retailers with an “S” in the left margin have cards in stock. SCRIP for the other retailers will be ordered for you.
How do I purchase SCRIP?
Fill out an order form found in the School Office or in the Gathering Area of the new church. Order forms may also be found on the 922church.com website. Return your completed form to a SCRIP volunteer during SCRIP selling hours or to the SCRIP drop boxes located on the wall by the Main Entrance in school and in the Gathering Area of the new church. You may also order directly from Great Lakes Scrip on their website: www.shopwithscrip.com. Your order will be shipped to St. Peter for you to pick up. Payment can be made by check (dropped off at St. Peter) or by “Presto Pay.” Presto Pay is an electronic withdrawal from your checking account. Money will be deducted from your checking the day you PLACE your order. You can sign up for Presto Pay on the www.shopwithscrip.com website. You may also reload certain Great Lakes SCRIP cards or purchase “SCRIP Now” on that website. “SCRIP Now” can be purchased from your smart phone or home computer and be used within 30 minutes if paid with Presto Pay! There will be a $.15 charge when ordering with Presto Pay.
When can I purchase SCRIP?
Orders can be placed with a SCRIP volunteer in the Church Gathering Area on Sundays 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. year-round. During the school year, you may also purchase SCRIP in the school office on Monday and Friday from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. or 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. During the summer, SCRIP is sold from the school office on Monday and Friday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Orders (along with payment by cash, check or money order only) may also be placed in the box by the School Main Entrance or Church Gathering Area anytime. After you have been enrolled, you will have an account set up and be able to order online from: www.shopwithscrip.com.
When can I pick up my SCRIP order?
On hand SCRIP certificates will be available to be picked up at the time the order is placed. However, depending on the supply and demand of particular certificates, some SCRIP may be back-ordered and will be available for pick up later. If SCRIP certificates are not currently in stock at St. Peter, one weekly order will be sent in electronically or called in for local pick up to ensure delivery by the end of the next week.
How can I pay for my SCRIP order?
The St. Peter SCRIP program will accept cash, personal checks (made out to “St. Peter SCRIP”) or money orders. Payment must accompany the order form. When ordering online, you may also use the electronic “Presto Pay” option for a small $.15 charge per order.
When will school families receive their tuition credit for their SCRIP earnings?
On June 1, the amount of a person’s SCRIP earnings from the past school year (June 1-May 31) will be calculated and applied to tuition bill of their oldest child enrolled at St. Peter for the upcoming year. Tuition statements that reflect your SCRIP credit will be sent out mid-July.
What happens to my rebates if my youngest child is currently in eighth grade?
If your youngest child is in eighth grade and will be attending FVL the following year, we will send FVL a check to cover the rebates you earned while attending St. Peter their eighth grade year. We ask that you purchase SCRIP from FVL once your child is attending classes in that school.
Can I start earning tuition credits for a child not yet enrolled at St. Peter Lutheran School?
Yes. Your tuition credits will be rolled over each year until your child (or grandchild) begins school.
Is there a minimum amount of certificates that I have to order?
There is no minimum order amount.
Can I use scrip to pay department store charge account balances?
A few retailers allow you to pay charge account balances with SCRIP, but generally speaking, most do not. Kohl’s department store is one local business which allows customers to pay on charge card balances using SCRIP gift cards but payment must be made at the stores.
If I have further questions on opening a SCRIP account, who do I contact?
St. Peter’s SCRIP Coordinator is Rhonda Van Vreede (phone: 920-740-3428) or you may email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.