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Scrip - Looking for a great way to bring down your band account balance?

posted Jul 15, 2016, 9:09 PM by Athens Drive High School Band   [ updated Jul 15, 2016, 9:09 PM ]
Our monthly GREAT LAKES SCRIP ORDER order will be placed WEDNESDAY, JULY 20th! Please have your order ready by midnight that day. The order should be ready for pick up by the Tuesday July 26th 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 26th. 

CURRENT SPECIALS:  In addition to offering great contributions on every day gift cards, Scrip runs special and flash sales on a regular basis.  For example,Scrip is planning   Back To School Bonuses 7/23 through 8/5 on JC Penny6%-Target 4/5%,Old Navy 19%,Belk 10%,Staples 7% and more. 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 and "Specials" to see all the recent listings.


  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 sold to us at a discounted rate and the difference between the face value and discounted amount is credited to YOUR band account.   For example, if you purchased $100 Belk gift card, you pay $100 for the card, but Belk donates 8% ($8.00) to your band account. Free Money! And 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?  Script 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).  Either pay for your cards at the time of ordering by presto-pay or deliver a check prior to the group order placement (see details below).  The group order will be placed once a month (you’ll receive an email about 1 week in advance of order placement as a reminder).  In a few days, we’ll 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. Scrip Now E-Card:  Make purchases through your phone/computer/tablet and these cards are available usually within minutes of purchase.  Your account must be set up for presto-pay (debit from your checking account) to purchase Script Now cards.  These are perfect for those unplanned restaurant dinners or if you don’t like keeping money tied up in physical gift cards! 

3. Reload:  Order a re-loadable physical card and once your card arrives, you have the flexibility to add money to the card anytime!  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. 


You can pay with your presto-pay account (preferred method-allow 2-3 business days to set up prior to your first scrip order)  or with a check to ADHS Band Boosters. If paying by check, please deliver your payment to me before the order date to be included in the order
Any questions or queries, please send to scrip@athensdriveband.com 
Happy Shopping!
Jean Burroughs  -  adhsbandmjb@cj4m.com
Susan Harrell   -  harrell4band@nc.rr.com