Saint Margaret School -Home and School SCRIP Program Description
SCRIP Card Purchases
SCRIP are gift cards you can buy and use to make purchases at local merchants while at the same time earning a rebate for yourself and fundraising for H&S. When you buy SCRIP you pay the full face value of the gift cards. Purchases of SCRIP provide benefits which the H&S Association shares with you, the buyer, 50/50. The major local grocery stores support the SCRIP program, as do many other merchants including Wawa, Sunoco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and the Penn Valley Pub. See the list below for SCRIP cards normally in stock at the rectory. Many other merchants are also available by special order—inquire at the rectory.
SCRIP may be purchased at the Saint Margaret rectory any workday from 9am to 4:30pm. For faster service, you may email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call-in your order to the rectory (610-664-3770) and Nicole Bazis or Teresa Myers will prepare your order for pick-up in a day or two.
For SMS families SCRIP also may be purchased by sending in your SCRIP order to the school in the returned Thursday Family Envelope on Friday morning along with a check made out to Saint Margaret H&S for the amount you have ordered. Your SCRIP cards will be available for pick-up or sent home with your child on Friday afternoon.
You can also buy SCRIP gift cards on line at shopwithscrip.com . Your physical cards will be mailed to the rectory and sent to you via the family envelope, or you can instantly buy e-gift cards or add value to cards you have. As with SCRIP physical gift card purchases, the benefit is shared with you and the H&S Association 50/50. Use the code 6EL64A3F6L55 to create your online account. ShopWithScrip offers an app for your smart phone which makes ordering or recharging e-gifts cards easy, and even allows you to pay at a store using your phone. See https://www.raiseright.com/ .
When you buy your SCRIP you will receive a white receipt slip from H&S indicating the amount you will be credited based on that purchase. Save these white receipts, as you will need them to redeem your credits. If you purchase e-gift cards online, the H&S SCRIP coordinator will send you quarterly a statement itemizing your credits and providing your accumulated credit balance.
SCRIP Credit Redemptions
Redemptions of SCRIP credits require a completed redemption form and the original white receipts you received when you purchased the SCRIP gift cards. Blank redemption forms are available at the rectory, the school office and online on both the church and the school websites. Turn in the completed redemption form, with receipts stapled to the form and totaled, to the rectory office or the school office. Indicate on the form where you want your credit applied. (Cash may not be given.) The minimum redemption is $50, except during special redemption periods (January and May). During the special redemption periods, you may redeem any amount.
To redeem SCRIP credits for e-gift card purchases, complete the redemption form. Then send the hard copy to the rectory or school office. Your credit redemption will be acknowledged by email and the credits will be removed from your online account credit balance with the H&S Association.
Redemptions can be applied (only) to:
-Tuition at Saint Margaret School
-CARES or Extended Day fees at Saint Margaret School
-PREP fees at Saint Margaret Church
-the spring Teacher Bonus collection at Saint Margaret School
-a donation to Saint Margaret School
-a donation to Saint Margaret Church
-with prior approval of the Parish Business Manager, to tuition at certain local Catholic High Schools. Call Cliff at 610-664-3770 to check if your high school qualifies.
NOTE: After January 31, 2020, any credits dated in 2018 or before will no longer be honored for redemption. Please clean out your drawers and redeem whatever old outstanding credit slips you have! Expired unclaimed credits will be deemed a donation to Saint Margaret Home and School.
SCRIP cards – Normally in stock at the rectory
|Merchant||% for buyer||Denominations|
|Giant||2.0%||$25, $50, $100|
|Shop Rite||2.5%||$25, $100|
|Barnes and Noble||4.0%||$10, $25|
|Bath and Body Works||6.0%||$10, $25|
|Bed Bath & Beyond||4.0%||$25, $100|
|Domino Pizza||4.0%||$10, $25|
|Kohl’s||2.0%||$10, $25, $100|
|Pub of Penn Valley||5.0%||$25|
|TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods||3.5%||$25, $100|
Note that the rebate percentage is subject to change based on the decision of the merchant. The percentages noted above are current as of October 2021.
During the Christmas gift-buying season SCRIP gift cards for many additional merchants will be made available with about a one week delivery time. For more information, contact the rectory or go on the internet to <https://www.shopwithscrip.com/shopwithscrip-retailers> for a list of participating merchants.
Date: October 2021