You can purchase gift cards from your favorite food or retail chains though the CCS SCRIP program and earn up to 15% of the card's value in tuition credit! You can reduce your tuition at NO cost to you. The details of the program are outlined below in a question and answer format.
Frequently Asked Questions about SCRIP
What is SCRIP?
SCRIP is a term that means, “substitute money”. When Community Christian School families purchase SCRIP, they purchase a gift card that is used just like cash. The national and local retailers issue the SCRIP where many families already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with SCRIP at their stores. CCS families can use SCRIP to purchase everyday things like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn money for tuition.
How does SCRIP generate tuition credit for me?
The Great Lakes SCRIP center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations to purchase cards from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. There are many local stores and restaurants that participate. Please refer to the order form for the current list of participants, or visit www.shopwithscrip.com for a complete listing. The credit percentages range anywhere from 2% to 18%.
How do I purchase SCRIP cards?
SCRIP participants will complete an order form that can be done online or return a hard copy to the CCS Office. A check payable to CCS for the full amount of your purchase must be included with the order. Scrip orders are typically available for pickup on Thursday of that same week. SCRIP orders can be picked up personally, or you can sign a disclaimer releasing Community Christian from responsibility and have your order sent home with one of your children. Each family participating will need to complete the SCRIP REGISTRATION FORM.
Can I purchase SCRIP online?
Yes! Create an account on the Great Lakes SCRIP site. Place your order online and choose from three payment options. You may make a credit card payment (2.6% fee) , connect to your bank account ($0.15 fee), or bring a check to the CCS Office. Your order will be submitted on Monday with the rest of the CCS orders after payment has been received. You will need the CCS enrollment code from the office as well as have the SCRIP REGISTRATION FORM on file to get started online!
Is there an even EASIER option for ordering?
Yes! Download the RaiseRight app on your mobile device and create an account. Through this app, you can purchase physical cards or e-cards which are stored in your "wallet" within the app and are accessible immediately. You will need the CCS enrollment code from the office as well as have the SCRIP REGISTRATION FORM on file.
Are there restrictions on what can be purchased with the gift cards?
No. The cards are the same as cash; you can buy anything in the store that you would normally buy with a check, cash or credit card. You may also use coupons as you usually do.
What are the benefits of the program to CCS?
CCS itself will benefit with 10% of the credit earnings from the SCRIP program. The money you earn (90%) is applied directly to YOUR tuition. CCS has been successfully running the SCRIP program for several years and many families have benefited. Families who participate in SCRIP may also encourage grandparents, neighbors and friends to purchase SCRIP cards designated for their family's account.
Who may participate?
SCRIP is open to parents, grandparents, school association members and anyone in the community who wishes to participate. Participants may designate their funds to the tuition account of a current CCS family, a future CCS family, or to the General Fund of CCS, which benefits ALL families of CCS.
Who runs the program?
Pam Westling is our SCRIP Coordinator. She collects and places orders every Monday by 5 PM. If you have any other questions, contact Pam, and she will be happy to answer any of your questions.
What if I have a defective card?
Call the number on the back of the defective card to determine if there is a balance. If there is a zero balance, speak to a live person at that number to determine where the card was spent.
What if I lose a card?
SCRIP is just like cash and when it leaves CCS, it is no longer the responsibility of CCS.
When do I get credit?
Credits will appear as a credit memo every month on your tuition statement.
How do I get started?
Contact Pam Westling in the CCS Office and she will get you set up to start shopping TODAY with SCRIP!