Do you know there is an easy way for you to help support our school AND and not spend any extra money? It's simple! When you purchase gift cards (dollar for dollar) through our SCRIP program, the school receives a percentage of the money you spend. Everyone has to buy gas and groceries ... your purchases can help St. Paul. All it takes is a little planning on your part. They make great and easy gifts too.
What is Scrip?
Scrip cards are gift cards from national and local retailers. They are the same ones that you buy at the store.
How does St. Paul School make money from Scrip?
Participating retailers sell us the gift cards at a discount. School families buy the gift cards for face value and redeem them for face value.
How do families get money off their tuition?
Half of the money the school earns from each Scrip card purchase is credited to the family's tuition. Each retailer returns a certain percentage of the card value to St. Paul, anywhere from 1.5% to 18%, and half of that amount goes toward the purchasing family's tuition. For example, Speedway returns 4% to St. Paul, so a $100 Speedway card returns $4. (St. Paul buys the Speedway card for $96 and sells it for $100.) $2 goes to PTL and $2 comes off the purchasing family's tuition.
What stores participate?
There are hundreds of retailers that participate with Scrip, including Meijer, Walmart, Kohl's, Speedway, Red Robin, Panera, Land's End, Gap, BP, Wendy's and many more. You can see a complete list of the participating retailers and their percentage returns at shopwithscrip.com.
How do I buy Scrip?
You can purchase Scrip in person or online. Several cards (especially gas cards) can also be reloaded, meaning that you add funds to your existing Scrip cards.
A. In person -
Scrip has a desk in front of the school office. Our hours are Monday and Friday mornings from 8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. You may purchase cards that we have on hand or place an order for a specific retailer or specific amount. Orders are placed on Monday and your cards will be available on Friday morning.
B. Online -
You may also place an order online for pick up at school or email delivery.
Does Scrip have grocery store cards?
Yes! Several stores, including Busch's, Meijer, Walmart and Target have regular Scrip cards. KROGER, HILLER'S and BUSCH'S have special instructions/programs with Scrip.
- KROGER Community Rewards - Reigster your Kroger card on line for school benefits. Even if you registered for Kroger last year, YOU MUST RE-REGISTER EACH YEAR IN APRIL. Go to krogercommunityrewards.com to sign in with an existing account or create a new account. You need to enter the following ID number for St. Paul School: 83428
- HILLER'S - Hiller's has a blank card which we have at the Scrip table. You may load and reload with any amount at Hiller's.
- Busch's Cash for Education - Register your Busch's cash for education cards online through the My Way Program. Cash for Education cards are available at the scrip desk.
Click below for further instructions on using the Kroger programs.