Scrip Program

Help the school earn money when you make everyday purchases like gas, groceries, clothing, gifts, movies, and more.

St. Francis de Sales Scrip Program

Scrip Order Form Same Day Order Form

What Is Scrip?

Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn money for your child’s education.

Why use Scrip as a fundraiser?

Because families don’t have to sell anything! St. Francis de Sales earns profits from the regular household purchases you would make anyway. Groceries, gasoline, clothing, dining out, toys, gifts, apparel, movies and … even your Kohl’s credit card account can be paid with scrip.

How does it add up?

Based on per week expenses and an average of 4% earnings, the chart below shows how we can reach our goals over the period of one year.

Number of
Average Weekly Scrip
Purchase per Family
Amount Earned for
St. Francis Scool at 4%
196 $250.00 $101,902.00
196 $300.00 $122,304.00
196 $350.00 $142,688.00


Scrip is accepted at over 100 restaurants.

  • Applebees
  • Bob Evans
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boston Market
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Chili’s Bar & Grill
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Denny’s
  • Dominoes Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Landry’s
  • Macaroni Grill
  • O’Charley’s
  • Olive Garden
  • P.F Chang’s
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Fridays

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What businesses are available?

There are hundreds of retailers available with profit percentages between 2% and 18%.

  • Acme
  • Giant Eagle
  • Sam’s Club/WalMart
  • Speedway
  • Circle K
  • i tunes
  • Target
  • Lowes
  • Old Navy
  • Wendy’s
  • Olive Garden
  • Regal Cinema

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Our main supplier will be Great Lakes Scrip Center. You can check out their website at and get a complete list of available gift cards/certificates. Although it is not offered on the website, Acme is also available.

As the Scrip program expands, we will look for opportunities to make purchasing cards readily available. As it stands, cards may be purchased the following ways:

BY ORDER: Order forms will be sent home in a Thursday folder. Enclose cash or check with the order form in an envelope marked “Scrip” and send it with your student to school, or drop it off at the parish office. Orders turned in by 10:00am Friday will be available the following Friday.

SAME DAY MONDAYS: Prepaid orders turned in for Acme and Giant Eagle, and an expanded list of other retailers, will be accepted and filled on Mondays. These orders will be returned to you that same Monday by your student.

ONLINE OPTION: Scrip orders will be placed online and paid electronically using Presto Pay. The amount of your order will be deducted from your checking account.

RECTORY: You may purchase a wide variety of gift cards in the Rectory any time between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each weekday.