SCRIP is a gift card fundraising program where an organization buys gift cards at a discount and then sells them to families at face value. Think of this program as donating some of your "points" on credit cards to MQP. Instead of using your credit card to purchase groceries, clothes, etc., you purchase the retailers cards at face value in advance. The retailer sells cards to us at a discounted price from 2-12%. The difference is ours to keep! If you normally use your debit card or check when buying, then you just purchase the retail card in advance.
You may also purchase SHOP cards online using a credit or debit card. (Keep in mind, we benefit most when a debit card is used to purchase scrip cards.) Place your order online and indicate whether you would like to pick up your SHOP cards in the school or parish office or have them delivered directly to your door. You may pay online using Visa, Master-Card, American Express, Discover, or by a direct debit from your bank account. If you are picking up your cards at the school or parish office, simply show your emailed receipt or bring a printed copy. Happy online SHOPping!
We keep many cards on hand:
Dierbergs $25, $100
Shop N Save $25, $100
Walmart/Sams $25, $100
Walgreens $25 and $100
Panera $10, $25
GFS $25, $100
Whole Foods - NEW!!! - $25, $100
There are MANY other retailers that we can special order in for you. Feel free to browse the retailers and the % contribution at the website: Raiseright.com
If you shop at Schnucks and have their escrip card (we can get these if you'd like one), designate MQP as your organization recipient and we will automatically receive the percentage those stores give each month.
The cards are always available to purchase at the rectory or school office during normal business hours.
Below is an example of how your money helps. Money from purchases using SCRIP cards has paid for new Chromebooks for our 7th and 8th graders at Mary, Queen of Peace school. Thank you!