What is Scrip?
Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that enables families to raise money for EAS school fees. Think of Scrip as another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards (physical or eCards via email) in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.
You purchase gift cards from your organization at face value and your coordinator orders those cards from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for your family. It's really that simple!
Great Lakes Scrip Center offers more than 700 of the country's biggest retailers, including grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. It's time to put your shopping dollars to work!
How do I set-up a Scrip account and place an order?
Detailed instructions for setting up an account and ordering Scrip are located under the Scrip Links box on this page.
When can I place an order?
EAS places a Scrip order once per month - see Scrip Order Deadlines & Delivery Dates for details. Scrip will arrive at the end of the week in which it is ordered and will be distributed in person.
What happens with my Scrip balance at the end of the school year?
If your child is not leaving the school (or if you have another student entering the school), your balance is carried over each year. For tax reporting purposes (on both sides) rebates are intended to be used for school related expenses paid through the school or companies hired by the school to facilitate payment. Balances are carried over each year in your family account and can be used for each child you have entering the school. Any unused accumulated balance will be donated to EAS PTO upon leaving the school. All families are encouraged to use rebates towards school related expenses during the current year.