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Scrip Is Fundraising While You Shop®

Stop Selling, Start Buying
Stop Selling, Start Buying

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Watch these videos to learn about a powerful fundraising tool that can help your non-profit organization reach your goals!

It’s fundraising while you shop, and you won’t have to ask anyone to sell anything ever again. Scrip fundraising gift cards are the same gift cards you would normally purchase from a retailer in your local retail stores, and they work the same way. And with over 500 of the country’s biggest brands, Great Lakes Scrip Center has something to appeal to every family in your organization. You’ll find cards you can use at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, movie theaters, home improvement stores, and almost any business that accepts gift cards. Virtually anywhere you shop will accept some form of Scrip.

The Basics: It’s Easy
The Basics:  It’s Easy

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More than seventeen thousand non-profit organizations all over the country are taking advantage of scrip fundraising, and you can too. Don’t use cash or credit to pay for your regular household purchases, use scrip gift cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center.

Your organization can earn up to a 15% rebate on each purchase. Any non-profit group can start taking advantage of scrip fundraising. For instance:

  • Public or Private Schools
  • Churches
  • Bands or Music Groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Scout Troops
  • Many more

Using Scrip couldn’t be easier. Your member families purchase gift cards for places where they plan to shop, and use those cards instead of cash or credit. Great Lakes Scrip Center sells those gift cards to your nonprofit organization at a discount. You sell them to your families for full face value and your families redeem the cards for full face value. Your non-profit keeps the difference as a rebate, earning a percentage of every dollar spent using the scrip gift cards. Instead of making a fundraising company rich, you can keep that money within your organization. As an added benefit, many scrip users find that they become smarter shoppers by using the gift cards and planning ahead for every purchase.

How It Works
How It Works

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When people hear about scrip, many ask, “what’s the catch?” The catch – if there is one – is that families need to plan ahead a little and do their normal shopping with gift cards.

Once your organization completes the simple enrollment process, just tell us the name of your program coordinator. That person becomes a liaison between your organization, your families, and GLSC. They collect family orders and combine them into a single organization order. The coordinator places their order with GLSC, and it is filled and shipped back to you for distribution to your families. With Great Lakes Scrip Center’s free online scrip management software tools, the process is easier than ever for both coordinators and families. Your Great Lakes Scrip Center gift card order makes its way to your non-profit organization once payment is received. You can pay by check, but most of our customers choose the convenience and speed of electronic fund transfer, a service provided by the Automated Clearing House, a trusted nationwide network of banks, financial institutions, businesses and millions of customers. When you authorize an ACH payment, the exact amount of your order is taken from your bank account on the day your order is placed.

Ordering online through Scrip couldn’t be easier. You can even use our free optional service to let your families order themselves. And you keep full control of your scrip program - ShopWithScrip also gives you full reporting, based on the date ranges you choose. You can select sales and earnings history for individual families or for your entire non-profit organization. And all reports can be exported to a text file or spreadsheet for easy customization.

It Adds Up Fast
It Adds Up Fast

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By simply planning ahead on everyday purchases like groceries, gas, restaurants, clothes, entertainment and home repair, the average family can earn over $1000 a year!

When you multiply that by the number of families in your organization, scrip can quickly become your organization’s biggest and most powerful fundraiser. For those families that hate selling, it’s painless! The earning potential for scrip fundraising is limitless. It all depends on the number of families you have signed up, and how enthusiastically they use the scrip fundraising concept. For example, an organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use scrip for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for their organization, without spending any more than they normally would.

Organizations can even decide whether the money earned goes directly to a general fund, a special savings fund, or even the families themselves. This could be used for tuition, special trips, or other expenditures related to the organization.

Equip With Scrip
Equip With Scrip

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No one offers more brands through Scrip and no one features higher rebates, more options, more fundraising potential, and no headaches. It’s like free money. What more could you ask for?

Scrip offers the ultimate flexibility. It only takes minutes a week to think about where you’ll be shopping and spending money in the days ahead, and those few minutes can add up to thousands for an organization. Every family in every organization is already spending money somewhere, so every month you put it off means missed revenue for your non-profit. Start putting that money to work for you and your kids.

How To Start Earning
How To Start Earning

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Signing up for Scrip is easy, and can be done right on this site. There’s no minimum or maximum order, no contracts, no fees, and no commitment.

Simply supply your non-profit status and bank account information to get your organization signed up, or find your organization’s code to get a family signed up. Once your registration is complete, your organization will choose a coordinator and start spreading the word to families so they can register.


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