Hope Lutheran Church & School Scrip Program
What Is Scrip?
A fundraising program that turns everyday shopping into cash for Hope Lutheran Church and School when members/families use purchased retail gift cards and/or e-gift cards instead of usual credit/debit cards or cash.
It’s fundraising with nothing to sell…
How does it work?
Members/families purchase scrip (gift cards or e-gift cards) valid at over 300 storefront and online retailers through a Hope account with Great Lakes Scrip. Great Lakes Scrip sells the scrip at a discount of 1-14% (retailer dependent) to Hope. The average rebate is 5%. The difference is the revenue generated for Hope Lutheran Church and School.
Example: Land’s End 16%; Home Depot 4%; Target 2.5%; Walmart 2.5%; Starbucks 7%; Walgreen’s 6%; CVS 6%; Cabela’s 14%; iTunes 5%; Nike 12%; Under Armour 11%; Chipotle 10%; Dick’s Sporting Goods 8%; Subway 6%; View Complete List of Retailers
Members/Families go to shopwithscrip.com and set up an account registered with the Hope Lutheran Church and School account. From the website they can order and pay online for hard merchandise cards (real plastic cards, delivered to school weekly) or e-gift cards delivered to their email.
How will the money be used?
Members/Families will have the opportunity to designate how they would like to have their discounts/revenue applied.
- Tuition Account at Hope Lutheran School for <specific child>
- Applied to the Tuition Assistance Fund at Hope Lutheran School
- Applied to the Hope Lutheran Church Endowment Fund
- Applied to the Hope Lutheran General Fund
Note: 15% of the rebate will be retained by Hope for maintenance/growth of the Scrip program (shipping costs, printing costs, growth of inventory for future on-site sales).
How real are the potential earnings?
Family A – 6-month example:
(back to school/sports gear)
(family dinner out)
(after school event dinner x 2)
|10%||$20 @ two times||=||$4.00|
With a little pre-planning and knowledge of how to capitalize on Scrip usage members/families can generate hundreds of dollars annually to reduce tuition costs or support other Hope Lutheran Church and School ministries.