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NEW! - As of May 1, 2020, you must be registered at ShopWithScrip.com to purchase physical Scrip cards.

Scrip is a fundraising program designed so that a percentage of your everyday purchases turn into cash contributions made directly to our school. This program provides an opportunity for businesses to give back to the community that supports them. Our school depends on this program as part of our annual operating budget.

Scrip is one of our major fundraisers that does not cost you anything extra. You participate by purchasing gift cards from our online marketplace of over 700 retailers to use for the shopping that you are already doing. The retailers are the ones making the donation to the school.

The FAQs below should help you understand how Scrip works, how to get started and how to maximize the rebates you earn for our school. 

The school purchases gift certificates and gift cards at a discounted price, and we earn the difference between the face value (your purchase price) and the negotiated price. Each retailer establishes what percentage of purchases it will contribute (donate) back to the school. Knowing how much each retailer contributes will help you make more informed shopping choices. Some retailers will contribute back as much as 15%, others as low as 1%. It is clearly indicated at ShopWithScrip.com exactly how much each retailer is currently contributing.

Via Email (while supplies last)

We still have the following cards in-stock in the school office. Email scrip@mountcarmel.org to order:

  • Cinemark Theatres $25
  • CVS Pharmacy $25
  • Gap/Athleta/Banana Republic/Old Navy $25
  • Great Clips $25
  • Kohl's $25; $100
  • Macy's $25; $100
  • TJ Maxx / Marshalls / HomeGoods $100

Order Online

As of May 1, 2020, all Scrip ordering is done online at shopwithscrip.com. The school orders physical cards once a month (around the 20th) and they arrive approximately one week later. See "How does ShopWithScrip Work?" below for schedule details, payment methods and instructions to create an account. Scrip eCards and Reloads are available for your immediate use, so we encourage you to use them as much as possible.

RaiseRight Mobile App

Once you have created an account at ShopWithScrip.com, download the RaiseRight App and use the same login. RaiseRight app gives you the option to have your physical cards shipped to your home (shipping fees apply).

ShopWithScrip.com is the online marketplace where you will place all your scrip orders and see your progress toward your $250 goal.

It’s easy to use once your account is configured. You will need our enrollment code (271A869545L) to set up your account.

  1. Click here to register and follow the prompts.
  2. Link your bank account.
  3. Take the "Get Started" Tour in the lower left of the screen learn how to find your way around.

Paying with your linked bank account debit is fast, secure, and saves you money in the long run (nominal 15¢ transaction fee per order). Should you want to order with a credit card, there is a 2.6% merchant fee added to your order.

There are three types of Scrip purchases: Physical cards, eCards, and Reload.

Nearly all retailers offer physical cards. They look and act just like the gift cards you would purchase directly from the retailer. If you order physical cards on shopwithscrip.com, the school will place an order once a month (around the 20th) and the cards will arrive at the school office approximately a week later. You can have physical cards shipped straight to your home if you purchase them through the RaiseRight app.

Most retailers also offer eCards; some offer them exclusively. You will redeem them by entering the gift card code during checkout for online purchases. For in-person shopping, you will print the barcode, or have the cashier scan the barcode from your phone during checkout.

Many, but not all, retailers offer Scrip Reload. Reload is the best of both! If you have a physical card you keep in your wallet for in-person or online shopping, you can continue to add funds to the same card without replacing it (just make sure the cashier gives it back to you even if it's empty).

Want more info about each type?

Yes! Yes! Yes! We love it when grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, God parents, neighbors, friends, and anyone else who wants to support your child's education purchase Scrip! The more the merrier! It's very convenient for them, and we greatly appreciate their participation.

Invite them to create an account at ShopWithScrip.com (enrollment code is 271A869545L6). During the account creation process, make sure they enter your oldest student's name and grade so their purchases can be properly counted.

At the end of the school year, if you have exceeded your net profit commitment to the school of $250.00, the excess amount is split 50/50 with the school. You can choose to have your portion credited to your tuition for the following school year, or you can designate your portion to be donated to a fund of your choice (Endowment, Tuition Assistance, Technology, Library, etc.).

The two best ways to reach your $250 minimum are:

  1. Plan ahead.
    1. Know your shopping habits (groceries, gas, diapers, pet food, etc) and make sure you always have enough Scrip on hand for your regular household purchases.
    2. Pre-purchase Scrip to cover the gifts you'll need for the next few months.
    3. Look for big opportunities to cash in. Planning some home improvements? Need a new appliance? Use Scrip to fund major expenses and you'll meet your goal quickly.
  2. Shop the bonus offers.
    1. Each week there are a handful of bonus offers--retailers offering a temporarily higher rebate. You can find these by clicking Shop > Bonus Rebates at ShopWithScrip.com.
    2. Opt in to receive emails from ShopWithScrip to be notified of special "BonusFest" days and other bonus earning opportunities.
    3. Signup to receive OLMC's Scrip news. We won't send as many emails as ShopWithScrip does, so when we do send one, you'll know it's important info!

We are confident this is an achievable goal if you make using Scrip a habit. On the off chance you don't reach the minimum, you will be billed the difference between the opt-out amount and the rebates you were able to generate.

The opt-out amounts are as follows:

  • Two-parent families: $380
  • Single-parent* families: $190

* Single-parent status needs to be approved by the Principal. If necessary, please confirm your status with Beth Keelan.