Our Required Family Fundraising is easier than ever!
Shop and earn for everyday items!
All purchases starting May 1, 2019 go towards 2019-20 Required Family Fundraising amounts
Saint Mary Academy has teamed with UnitedScrip Company to make your required family fundraising easy and fun – with NO added expense to you and with no door-to-door sales!
Scrip? What’s that?
Scrip is a Latin word that means “anything used instead of money”. When you buy scrip from Saint Mary Academy, you’re purchasing gift cards from national retailers. Instead of thinking about buying them to give as a gift, consider using them just like cash. You can use scrip to purchase everyday budgeted items like food, clothing, and other essentials and, with every purchase, you earn profit for your required family fundraising amount and SMA.
Can I just buy the gift cards at the store? How does it work?
UnitedScrip purchases gift cards on behalf of churches, schools and other non‑profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores,local vendors, department stores, and restaurants. Because the scrip is purchased in large volume, in cash, participating retailers offer a substantial discount. Saint Mary Academy buys the scrip cards from UnitedScrip at a discount and re-sells the certificates to families like yours for full face value. The discount ‑ from two to fifteen percent or more – is your family’s required fundraising revenue!
Scrip is “making every purchase” count for Saint Mary Academy
Scrip is a ‘no brainer’ when it comes to fundraisers because families don’t have to sell anything. NO DOOR TO DOOR SALES! 2019-2020 Scrip Fundraising goals is to keep the cost of your child’s tuition down by bridging the gap between the cost of educating our students and our tuition rate. Utilizing the Scrip Program is one of the main and easiest ways to reach your required family fundraising amount. After you reach your required family fundraising amount ($350/$175), SMA will divide the proceeds with you in July after the close of the fiscal year. National retailers including those that offer groceries, movies, clothing, toys, restaurants, chocolates, shoes, gasoline, catalog items, and more – can be purchased with scrip.
Ways to obtain Scrip Cards:
- Come to the school office and purchase in-stock cards or place an order for pick up.
- Set-up an online kiosk account at scripzone.com using the group ID # 603742SMA follow instructions to link your bank account or use a credit card.
- Download the Benefit App on your smart phone by going to the app store and searching for Benefit (Benefit Mobile INC). Download the app and create your profile and “My account” then follow instructions and link to your bank account. (More information here.)
We encourage you to take advantage of the wonderful benefits offered through this ongoing fundraiser and United Scrip. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at [email protected]. Help us achieve and exceed our goals, and thank you in advance for your support!