WHAT IS SCRIP? Scrip is a gift certificate exactly like those issued by participating businesses. We have gift certificates available from approximately 75 businesses. You purchase the gift certificate from our school and use it instead of cash where you already shop or eat. Our school is able to purchase these certificates from the businesses at a discount. It is that discount that is our profit.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SCRIP? To provide a third source of income for our school to help keep the cost of tuition and the parish subsidy from rising.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? It is hoped that every family will participate to some extent. Everyone buys groceries, gas and clothes. Many eat out frequently. Using Scrip is just a matter of anticipating where you will spend money during the next week and then purchasing Scrip in advance to use instead of cash.

WHAT DOES IT COST? IT COSTS YOU NOTHING. If you purchase $50.00 in Scrip you receive $50.00 in a gift certificate at the business of your choice. You receive dollar for dollar what you spend. Every time you use Scrip you are essentially getting a sale price. The business sells the certificates at a discount. That discount goes back to our school which then splits the discount with you on a 60/40 basis. Your 40% goes into an account to be applied to your tuition when you choose to use it. When Scrip is consistently used at the businesses where you already shop, the profit accumulates into a tidy sum for you and the school.

HOW DO I BUY SCRIP? During the summer months you have two options. Scrip is sold after all masses on the weekend or Thursday mornings from 8-8:30 in the church hall. During the school year, order forms are sent home twice a month. Complete the order form ane return it to school with your check on the following Monday. Your Scrip is available for pick up or delivery Wednesday afternoon or thereafter. Scrip can also be purchased after every mass every week-end in the church basement or outside the main church entrance. We don't keep Scrip for every business in stock. If we don't have what you want in stock, we can order it for you. Just fill out an order form and leave a check with the workers and the Scrip will be available for pick-up after the following Wednesday.

T.R.I.P. ACCOUNTS St. Joseph School families can set up a TRIP account (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) where 40% of the profit they bring to the school is applied to their children's tuition. Grandparents, other family members, friends or neighbors can designate that 40% of the profit they bring to the school through purchasing Scrip be credited to the account as well.

Call the school office for additional information.


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