The Scrip Sales fundraiser is an easy way for you to add money to your child’s account by purchasing regular pre-paid gift cards from nationally-known retail stores. The only difference is that you purchase them through a distribution center and part of the profit is returned to the students and band.
When placing an order you are ordering pre-paid gift cards from nationally-know retailers. You can buy the pre-paid cards for yourself to use or give them away. The real benefit is a percentage of the amount goes to you child’s band account. Ordering scrip (gift) cards can easily add money to your child’s band account to help out with all your band costs, including the Spring Trip. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Scrip fundraising is a year-round, no-selling program that allows families to raise money for their Student Accounts and also benefits the Band Program. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. The giftcards work like this – you can buy a $25 iTunes card that has a rebate of 5%. The rebate is sent to the band and is split 75/25 between Student Accounts and the Band. In this example $0.94 of the $1.25 rebate will go to your child’s Student Account, and $0.31 goes to the Band. The rebate varies among retailers, from 1 to 2% up to more than 15%…..and occasionally higher when specials and promotions are going on.
Physical gift cards — like you can purchase at the grocery store and elsewhere — will be ordered in the October / November timeframe, so as to insure delivery in time for holiday gift giving.
Electronic gift cards are available for purchase year-round. This is accomplished by using the ScripNow portion of this program.
The benefits of this program add up. Case in point: one of our Tabb Tiger Band families raised enough money for their Student’s account to fully cover the activity fee for the next year (!!!). They did it by purchasing electronic gift cards and physical gift cards for places they were going to anyway (e.g. AMC theaters, Starbucks, Chipotle, iTunes, PapaJohns,Target, etc) as well as for teacher / graduation / holiday gifts.
How to get started:
1) Go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com/
2) Click on REGISTER in the upper right-hand corner
3) Click on “Join a Scrip Program” at the bottom left of the page
4) Enter the Tabb Tiger Band Parent enrollment code (5132D44B95L9) or scan this QR code, which will take you directly to step #5:
5) Create your registration – username, password, Account Information, email address and security questions
After that, your account is set up and the Scrip Coordinator will receive notification that you are registered.
If you want to order the electronic gift cards (ScripNow), then it is recommended you sign up for PrestoPay. This is a service just like PayPal and IS VERY SECURE. This will allow you to order and receive eCards without any waiting. Otherwise, in order to receive your eCards, you will have to get a check to the TTBP treasurer and she will notify the Scrip coordinator that a check was received and it is unknown how long that will take.
PrestoPay registration is available once your ShopWithScrip account is set up. Follow the links on the dashboard once you have logged in and it will walk you through the process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Scrip Coordinator: Faith Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.