WHAT IS A SCRIP?
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Over 750 retailers participate in this program.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling…
- Our school gets a regular source of revenue.
The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.
The Nell Holcomb scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program. Simply, go to www.shopwithscrip.com and sign up (it’s free) or you may fill out the paper order form that is available. Enrollment Code that you will need is: BA93B36L16237.
Keep up to date with everything via FaceBook (NellHolcombR4School) and our website www.nellholcomb.k12.mo.us.
Jill Lynn, NHS Teacher, Scrip Coordinator
Candless Campbell, PTO, Scrip Coordinator