Get involved with an exciting fundraiser that does not involve selling!
FOPBSS is pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for our school that does not involve selling! It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop. 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. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Starbucks, Vons, JCPenney, The Gap, Shell, Pizza Hut, and many, many others. This is different from the eScrip program that many of you already participate.
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.
There are two simple ways to order your gift cards, either ordering online, or by downloading the order form, completing and dropping it at the PBMS office with payment by the 20th of each month. Or you can simply submitting your order on line with the choice of paying with your credit/debit card through Prestopay or you can also drop your payment off at the PBMS office. Payments received after the 20th of the month will be submitted with the following months’ order. Orders take approximately 10 days to process and ship and should be available for pick up at the PBMS office the first of each month. You will receive an email when your order is in. Another great feature of this program is that once you order a gift card you can reload it online, and each time you do, our school gets money.
To get started, print out the order form or go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com and register.
Our enrollment code is 67A219AL4L597 or simply type in Pacific Beach Secondary Schools. Got questions? Email Dawna Deatrick at email@example.com.