Gift Card/SCRIP Program

Overview

The Center Grove Trojan Band Boosters offer the following two rebate programs to help families earn money to pay for student band fees.  Under both programs, families purchase gift cards (physical cards / e-cards) at face value.  The vendor then returns (or “rebates”) a portion of the face value of the card to the band program.  This is a great way to earn “free” funds for your student on purchases you already make.

The money earned from both rebate programs is held in trust by the CGTBB Treasurer. In the Finances section of Charms, the rebates earned for each student is posted as soon as administratively possible. The rebates earned can be used to offset band fees as well as other items available for purchase from the band program.

Note> The rebates are not available to make purchases outside the band program (i.e. ISSMA tee shirts, food at events, trip fees (travel and lodging).

Program # 1 – Meijer Gift Cards (physical cards)

Meijer gift cards are available for purchase in the following denominations:

  • Meijer – $100
  • Meijer – $25

These gift cards earn the student 2.5% of the face value of the card. These cards can be purchased from:

  • During Marching Band season, cards can be picked up from the program administrator (Jennifer Watson) at Thursday evening rehearsals between 8-9pm in the football stadium.
  • Non Marching Band season, cards can be picked up from the program administrator (Jennifer Watson) on Thursday evenings between 8-9pm at Jennifer’s home (see below for contact information)

Program # 2 – SCRIP Program (physical, re-l0adable, & ecards)

JOINING OUR SCRIP PROGRAM

What is Scrip?

Scrip is fundraising while you shop®. You buy gift cards for over 750 retailer brands you already shop at and earn a rebate on every gift card you purchase at face value. That rebate goes right to our organization.

How it Works

We run our scrip program through ShopWithScrip.com, who has worked with over 48,000 nonprofit organizations over the course of 23 years. You’ll need to sign up and create an account to order online.

Creating an Account

  • You register online by going to www.ShopWithScrip.com and clicking Join a Program.
  • You’ll need to enter our enrollment code which will link your account to our organization.
ENROLLMENT CODE:               7FE7961B39L64
  • Once you’ve entered the enrollment code click Register. You’ll answer two challenge questions and provide answers.
  • Then you’ll be ready to order online and earn!

Potential Earnings with Scrip

For your first order, you might just purchase scrip for your gas and groceries. Once you get used to it, though, you can earn on every section of your budget, including: dining out, shopping, home improvement, and travel and vacations.

Look at what you could earn:

ITEM AVERAGE REBATE SPENDING PER MONTH EARNINGS PER YEAR
GROCERIES 4% $335 $160
FOOD OUT: CASUAL AND FAST FOOD 8% $250 $240
GAS 3% $175 $60
ENTERTAINMENT 5% $240 $140
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES 9% $150 $170
HOME IMPROVEMENT 4% $150 $70
VACATIONS 6% $330 $240
TOTAL   $1,630

per month

$1,080 per year!

Numbers based on national averages for a family of four

Scrip Products

Physical Gift Cards — These are the same gift cards you get at the store. Use them instead of cash or a credit card.

Reload and ReloadNow® — Some physical gift cards are available for either Reload or ReloadNow. Register an eligible gift card you purchased from ShopWithScrip and add funds to it when the balance is running low. Funds will be added overnight for cards that offer Reload, and instantly for ones that offer ReloadNow when you pay with PrestoPay™.

ScripNow® — ScripNow is an eGift card that you can buy and receive instantly. You can print off an eGift card, or redeem it on your mobile device for certain retailers. They are immediately available when you use online payments.

Online Payments (PrestoPay™) — Enroll in Online Payments (PrestoPay) to conveniently pay for orders by linking your bank account to your ShopWithScrip account. For a small $0.15 convenience fee per order, you’ll receive eGift cards and ReloadNow funds immediately. Plus, you won’t have to drop off any checks.

To enroll, log in to your ShopWithScrip account and follow these steps:

  • Click on the Payment Types link under Family Functions on your Dashboard
  • Choose whether you want to instantly link your bank account or manually enter your banking information and follow the steps for each.

— Manually entering your information will take 1-2 business days to process

— Please note, you can’t link a credit card as the fees would take away from your rebate earnings.

  • You’ll be ready to pay for your order with Online Payments (PrestoPay)

MyScripWallet™ — MyScripWallet is ShopWithScrip’s mobile website that you can use to order physical gift cards, ScripNow eGift cards, Reload, and ReloadNow products. It’s perfect for adding funds to your gas card or for ordering an eGift card during an unexpected dinner out.

With MyScripWallet, you can pay by check, or enroll in Online Payments so you can receive your eGift cards and ReloadNow products instantly.

You can even add MyScripWallet to your home screen:

  • Google Chrome: open the options menu    , then select Add to Home Screen
  • Safari: Click on the bottom of the screen, then Add to Home Screen, then Add

Next Steps

Want to learn more about our scrip fundraiser? Contact our coordinator, _Jennifer Watson__, at _317-752-2378 or CenterGroveBandsScrip@gmail.com.

Have a question for ShopWithScrip? Give them a call at 1-800-727-4715, option 3, or send them an email at shopwithscrip@glscrip.com.

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