Scrip Gift Cards

    We’re pleased to continue the Scrip Gift Card program that has been very successful the last few years. The Scrip program is a fundraising program that works while you shop.

    What Is Scrip?
    Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue for the Arcola PTA.

    How scrip generates revenue for Arcola…
    The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Arcola PTA buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount - from two to fifteen percent or more – is the PTA's revenue.

    Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising”
    Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. Arcola Families and Friends produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including The Gap/Old Navy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pottery Barn, Panera Bread, iTunes and many, many others.

    You can purchase scrip for yourself or to gift to others.

    The Arcola scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.

    Thanks for your support! 
    * Checks should be made out to "Arcola Elementary PTA." 
    We are still looking for a Scrip Gift Card Coordinator! Please e-mail arcolaptapresident@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering for this role. 
    Enrollment Code: BE93BB6C29986*

    * At this time, we are not participating in the online ordering option. Orders will be done via order form and payments are done by check or cash only.

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Last Modified on September 13, 2018