Scrip is a voluntary fundraising program for St. Michael school families. It is a way to raise money for the Parent Group and the participating families (by way of tuition vouchers) for purchases that you would make regularly during the year. The program consists of two parts: grocery stores and retail/gas/restaurants. Depending on where and how you shop you can earn $200 in tuition credit for groceries each year and / or $85 in credit from gas purchases by simply spending $100 each week on groceries and $50 each week on gas. Some families have earned over $400 in tuition credit. It is not uncommon to have several families earn between $200 - $350 each year in credit.
How it Works
Start with an order form and a Scrip Program Agreement! The order form lists popular cards available for purchase and the percentage of the value of the card the school receives as a discount. You may also "write in" any additional gift cards not listed on our school order form that are available from Great Lakes Scrip. You can claim up to 80% of your rebate as credit toward a tuition voucher. These gift cards look like gift cards you would purchase at a store and make great gifts - plan ahead for Christmas, birthday's etc. Many families have planned large purchases using scrip cards and benefit from the percentage back (examples... appliance purchases, home improvements, kitchen remodels, vacations, etc). If you are affiliated with a business that needs to purchase gift cards for employee/customer incentives or gifts, please use scrip - your order still goes toward your tuition voucher! The Scrip Agreement allows you to choose how you want your credit back. Options include a tution voucher, donation to the St. Michael Parent Group, donation to Sr. Carolyn's Tuition Assistance Fund, a donation to St. Michael Church, or cash back.
Orders can be placed, usually on Mondays, any week during the school year where there are at least 4 days of school. Orders are sent home or available for pickup in the school or Rectory on Fridays. Check payable to St. Michael Parent Group should be sent in with your order form. Orders can be sent into school with your child, dropped off at the Rectory (in person or through the drop box on the porch), or in the offertory basket at weekend Masses.