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SCRIP: The easiest way to bring down your band account balance!

posted Jul 15, 2017, 7:59 AM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 8:00 AM ]
Our monthly GREAT LAKES SCRIP ORDER order will be placed WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th! Please have your order ready by midnight that day. The order should be ready for pick up by the Tuesday July 25th Band Parent Meeting. Scrip cards (and grocery cards) are the only band fundraisers that put your everyday spending dollars to work - FREE MONEY!!!  If you aren’t familiar with the Scrip Program and how it can positively change the balance on your band account, read on and be sure to stop by our booth at the Booster Fair on July 25th. 

CURRENT SPECIALS:  In addition to offering great contributions on every day gift cards, Scrip runs specials and flash sales on a regular basis.  For example, today Scrip is running a special with Hotels.com.  Scrip is also planning Back To School Bonuses from more than 40 retailers 
beginning on Saturday, July 22.  These bonuses can help you get a head start on all your back-to-school shopping including clothes, supplies, or other gear for the new school year.  Even if you don’t “need” anything right now, it’s a good time to set up your account so that you can start receiving the email alerts for active specials.  Check out the "What's New" tab to see all the recent listings.

  • WHAT IS SCRIP?  Great Lakes Scrip Center offers gift cards to 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 purchases, you can easily bank money to your student band account. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work! A complete listing of participating companies is available at www.shopwithscrip.com.
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?  Scrip cards are regular gifts cards that you purchase at face value.  The retailer then gives a rebate, usually between 2%-14% of the face value, directly into YOUR band account.  For example, if you purchased a $100 Belk gift card, you pay $100 for the card and have $100 to spend at Belk, then Belk donates 8% ($8.00) to your band account.  Free Money!  You will be amazed and astounded at how quickly it adds up simply by spending money “differently” through Scrip
  • WHAT TYPE OF GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE?  Scrip has three different options for purchasing gift cards.  Many companies offer all 3 gift card options but the options available vary by company.
  1. Physical Gift Cards:  We order these as a Band group once a month.  You order these cards online any time during the month then a Band group order is submitted, typically a week before our monthly band parent meetings.  You can either pay for your cards at the time of ordering using the PrestoPay service or by delivering a check prior to the group order placement.  See below for details on payment methods.  You will receive an email about one week in advance of order placement as a reminder.  A few days later we receive the group’s gift cards and distribute them to you, usually at the monthly Band Booster meeting.  Physical gift cards are great for gifts or for planned (and controlled) spending.
  2. ScripNow E-Card:  Make purchases online or at a physical store or have a meal at a restaurant but hop over to the Scrip website before you pay.  Buy a ScripNow gift card with PrestoPay to use as payment for your purchases.  These cards are available for you to use within minutes of purchase.
  3. Reload:  With re-loadable physical gift cards, you have the flexibility to add money to the gift card anytime using PrestoPay!  These gift cards work well for places you regularly shop.
GETTING STARTED:  Set up your own personal account at www.shopwithscrip.com and link to the Athens Drive Band Boosters with the enrollment code 3BDECC2F2L1L.  Feel free to call me if you have problems and I will help you through the process. 


PrestoPay:  This is the preferred and easiest method of payment.  It is Scrip's secure service to purchase gift cards by using funds directly from your checking account.  Set up PrestoPay from your Scrip account.  Allow 2-3 business days to set up prior to your first scrip order.
Check:  Make your check out to ADHS Band Boosters and deliver it to me before the order date to be included in the monthly order
Any questions or queries, please send to scrip@athensdriveband.com 
Happy Shopping!
Carol Moore  & Jean Burroughs