Purchasing SCRIP can seem overwhelming when you look at the info and the sheet of all of the stores. What do all of those percentages mean? How do I order? How do I make this fit into our budget?
Marty and I have four daughters who attend Stella and I can tell you we had those questions and much more. We learned quickly that this was an easy way that we can help contribute back to the school. It requires a little asking and planning.
Asking? Yes – asking! We ask our family members and co-workers to let us know if they are looking to purchase any gift cards, as we can help. This is an easy “ask” during the holidays for us. We have family members who like to give gift cards as gifts, who buy for churches for their food baskets, and who buy for those in need. We take their order and funds by Thursday morning, and have their cards by Tuesday afternoon. We have ordered over hundreds of dollars in gift cards before the holidays just by asking family members! Dollar for Dollar – they get exactly what they pay for, and a percentage of that goes back to Stella Niagara!
With four kids, trips include all of us heading out on the open road in our trusty Honda Odyssey…We plan our trip in advance and purchase gift cards all school year long to plan for the trip – Chevron, Sunoco and Mobil gas gift cards are stockpiled all year long! Before you know it, we have our gas paid for! We have also learned to plan ahead and purchase TOPS gift cards in the amount we spend our groceries on. This has been an easy way to stay on budget when shopping! Again – dollar for dollar you are getting exactly what you paid for – but helping Stella in the meantime! Not only that but you can choose Stella Niagara as the school of choice when registering your TOPS card online!
It takes a tiny bit of planning, but every percentage that goes back to Stella Niagara Counts! The range in $% varies – as you can tell from the listing, but it adds up quickly. Raising $100 through the SCRIP program can be easy! Feel free to stop me during drop off/pick up, or swing by the String Club room to ask me questions! I’m happy to help!
~Jennifer & Marty Pauly – Parents of Hannah, Ava, Elle and Emme
PS: Only 3 weeks left to buy Scrip before Christmas! Here is this week’s order form.