FUNDRAISE FOR ST. GREGORY THE GREAT ACADEMY
WHILE YOU SHOP!
We were excited to launch a new Online Scrip Fundraising Program beginning July 1, 2015! Scrip fundraising enables our parish families to raise money for the Academy by purchasing gift cards for hundreds of online and local merchants. This online program will replace our existing Supermarket Certificate Program.
You can use Scrip for everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials. With every Scrip purchase, you earn money for SGG Academy at no additional cost to you. The vendor gives the parish a percentage of money from each gift card purchased, from two to thirteen percent of the purchase price. You get to use the entire amount that you purchased. Every penny of it!
Even better, you place your order and pay online through Great Lakes Scrip Center. The cards will be shipped once a week to St. Gregory’s.
Scrip offers over 300 of the country’s biggest brands, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using Scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work!
Here are just some of the examples of Scrip gift cards you can buy:
Getting Started is Easy!
HOW TO SIGN UP TO SHOP WITH SCRIP
To participate, create an account at the Great Lakes Scrip Center website, www.shopwithscrip.com. All ordering and payment transactions will happen via the GLSC website.
All orders will need to be prepaid using the PrestoPay service on the GLSC website. PrestoPay is an online payment purchasing system that debits authorized payments from a checking account. PrestoPay will be the only accepted method of payment for the St. Gregory the Great Academy Online Scrip Program. The system uses the same Automated Clearing House (ACH) system as the banks use to process a paper check. There is a $0.15 transaction fee each time that you place an order and use PrestoPay, regardless of the transaction amount. Thus, if your order total is $500.00, PrestoPay will charge you $500.15.
In order to enroll, you must first go to the GLSC website, www.shopwithscrip.com, and create an account. In order to do this, please click the gray button on the top right of the page labeled “Register.” This will take you to a registration screen. Next, please select the blue button which is labeled “Join an Existing Scrip Program.” You will then be prompted for an enrollment code. Please enter 679F1E8844392 into the box. You will then be prompted to enter various pieces of user information. Please be sure to record what you enter here.
Once you create your account, sign in. You will now need to configure PrestoPay. To do this, click on the word “Dashboard” on the top right side of the screen. Various functions are listed; please select “PrestoPay.” You will need to click on the green “PrestoPay” box that lists “Family Registration” on it. Once you do this, please follow the prompts to enter the relevant banking information.
Once this is complete, there are two things that must happen before you can begin ordering. First, within a few days, GLSC will make two tiny deposits into your checking account of a few cents each. You will need to monitor your checking account online to watch for these deposits. Once you see the deposits, you need to sign in to the GLSC website and return to the Presto Pay section. You will then need to enter the exact amount of each of the two tiny deposits. This process verifies that you are, in fact, the owner of the account from which you have directed the automatic debits to be made. Second, Dr. Jason Briggs, Academy Principal, will activate your PrestoPay account in the Academy’s profile once you complete the verification. We can only activate accounts for people who are known to the Academy or the Parish, so please email Dr. Briggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have completed your PrestoPay verification.
Once all of these steps are complete, you are ready to begin ordering scrip. Orders placed by Wednesday evening will be available for pick up at the Academy the following Wednesday after 12noon.
PLEASE NOTE: when checking out, the GLSC website will present you with the choice to either use PrestoPay or to send in a check. You MUST select the Presto Pay option.