Frequently Asked Questions
is simply another name for “Gift Certificates.” If you have ever used a gift
certificate, then you’ve used Scrip.
The program works by parents, friends, relatives, and others purchasing Scrip through your organization from the selected merchants provided by Scrip Advantage.. These gift certificates are available from many local and national merchants, which you frequent during many of your weekly activities.
can I use Scrip?
The stores themselves issue their
own Scrip. For example, a Macy’s gift Scrip is issued by Macy’s and is good
only at Macy’s. It is the exact same Scrip you would receive if you walked
into Macy’s and purchase one right in the store.
do I use Scrip?
The great part about this program
is that stores treat Scrip just like cash. This means that you just present them
for payment at the register. However, more exciting is the fact that you do not
need to use them only as gifts, if you prefer giving actual, tangible gifts then
use the Scrip as you shop. Either way, your organization wins.
does our organization make money?
Scrip Advantage purchases the Scrip
from each merchant in large, bulk quantities at discounted rates. Scrip
Advantage them makes these gift certificates available to non-profit
organizations also at a discounted rate. Your organization then sells these same
gift certificates to its families and members at face value. The difference
between the discount rate and face value is your profit.
if I don’t use the whole amount of the face value of the Scrip? Will I get
Most stores will give change back
if you do not use the entire amount of Scrip. However, each store has its own
change-back policy, so make sure you ask a store representative before you shop
if you are not sure. A good rule of thumb is to try to spend at least 80% of the
face value of the Scrip. In addition, if your purchases are more than the amount
on your Scrip, you can pay the difference with any other method convenient to
you (i.e. cash, credit card, debit card, etc.)
there a limit on the amount of Scrip I can use at any one store?
No. They will gladly take as much
money as you want to spend in their store, regardless of how you spend it.
I use Scrip to pay on my store charge card?
Yes, but only at those stores that
are designated as such on your Scrip shopping list. Also, as with the
change-back policies, the charge account payment policies differ from store to
store. If you are not sure, clarify the policy of the store where your charge
account is before you purchase Scrip.
there any geographical restrictions on where I can use Scrip?
Only if designated as such on your
shopping list. Otherwise, store Scrip is good at any location nationwide. That
means you can buy Scrip as gifts for those long, lost relatives.