SCRIP is a fundraising program that supports St. Ludmila Church. SCRIP is an acronym for Savvy Catholics Raising Impressive Profits! This is how it works –
- The church purchases gift cards from local and national retailers at an agreed upon discount. The discounts (rebates) range from 1.5% to 20%.
- You purchase the gift cards at the scrip table at full face value.
- The difference between the discounted wholesale price and the price you pay, comes back to the church as profit.
One popular scrip option is the Darden gift card, which can be used at Cheddar’s, Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden. This scrip retailer offers an 8% rebate, which means the church pays $92 for $100 in Darden gift cards. When parishioners purchase $100 in Darden gift cards, the church earns the $8 profit.
An $8 profit might not seem like a lot, but think of the possibilities if everyone used scrip to purchase the things we’re buying every day! For example, most of us purchase gas each month and Kwik Star has a 4% rebate. If every St. Ludmila family purchased $50 in Kwik Star gas cards each month, the annual profit for the church would be $26,400!
SCRIP is available most weekends after the 4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass and between the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday. We have scrip cards from approximately 25 different retailers in our cash and carry inventory, ranging in value from $5 to $100. There are more than 700 retailers that participate in the scrip program! For a full list, visit https://www.shopwithscrip.com and click on Retailer List at the bottom of the page.
If we don’t have in stock exactly what you need, we are happy to order it for you so that you can pick it up the following weekend. Need something quickly? Many retailers offer ScripNow, which is an electronic gift card that can be emailed to you the same weekend you order it. ScripNow can be used online or in a store.
Some retailers also offer reloadable gift cards. To make a gift card reloadable, just ask us to register it in our account when you purchase it. Add funds to your card by paying at the scrip table with cash or check.
Scrip Gift Certificates are available for purchase at the scrip table. They’re a great option if you want to thank someone for a job well done or acknowledge a special occasion, but you’re not sure what to give them. The recipient brings the gift certificate to the scrip table and uses it to place an order or purchase scrip from our cash and carry inventory.
If you have additional questions about the scrip fundraising program, please stop at the scrip table. We’re here to help you!
Click here for a Scrip order form.
Please contact Paula Fries by clicking here to send an e-mail with any questions.