The Scrip Program is a great way to earn money for Christus Victor projects and events without spending any extra money! Just do your normal shopping and earn money for your church activities and programs. Gift cards purchased through the Scrip Program earn rebates that may be donated to CV projects such as Missions, Social Ministries, or Endowment, or they may be used to pay for individual expenses for attending events such as retreats, mission trips, or WAPO. Gift cards are available for many businesses – Cub, Kwik Trip, and Home Depot are just a few. More details and information on how to sign up are here.
What is Scrip?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable 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 revenue for Christus Victor events and activities.
How scrip generates revenue for you
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other nonprofit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. CVLC buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center 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 CVLC’s revenue.
Scrip is “shopping cart fundraising”
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because families don’t have to sell anything. CVLC members produce revenue by making regular household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip.
Find Out More
- Download and view the WhatIsScrip.pdf presentation for a detailed description of how the Scrip Program works.
- See the participating list of retailers.
- If you have any questions, email them to the CVLC scrip coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for the Christus Victor Scrip Program! It’s Easy!
- Download, fill out, and sign a program agreement and return it to the Christus Victor office.
- Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Register
- Select “Join a Scrip Program”
- Enter the Christus Victor enrollment code: LL845C3L13141.
- Select “Register”
- Fill in the requested information
- Select “Register”
For details on using the ShopWithScrip website, log in to your ShopWithScrip account and click on “Support.”
Methods of Payment
The preferred method of payment for scrip cards is by PrestoPay. For information on how to register for PrestoPay go to http://www.ShopWithScrip.com, select “Support”, select “Family Ordering”, then select “PrestoPay”. Payments may also be made by cash or check. Checks should be made payable to “Christus Victor”.
Order and Pickup
Order scrip cards online at http://www.ShopWithScrip.com and pick up your cards at church after the Sunday service or during the week Monday thru Thursday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM. For those who don’t have access to a computer or who need help with ordering, Scrip volunteers will be available to make orders for you before and after worship on Sunday mornings. Payments made by cash or check may also be done during this time.
Using Scrip Funds Allocated to an Individual Account
To use scrip funds you have allocated to a non-tax deductible individual account, you must fill out a form requesting transfer of the funds to the desired activity (retreat, WAPO, mission trip, etc.) and return the form to the scrip coordinator. The scrip coordinator will authorize the transfer and send the form to the church office. The form may be downloaded here: funds transfer request form.