What is SCRIP?

St. Mark SCRIP is, simply put, gift cards for everyday use.  Here is how it works:

  • SCRIP sales are conducted through the St. Mark SCRIP Coordinator.
  • You order gift cards at full face value, through
  • The St. Mark SCRIP committee purchases gift cards at a discount from Great Lakes SCRIP and local merchants.
  • You shop everyday using your SCRIP gift cards for your groceries, gas, retail shopping, entertainment, and dining out. Also, use SCRIP for gift giving. Over 600 merchants are available.
  • The difference between the face value and St. Mark’s purchase price, called a “rebate” amount, is the profit earned for St. Mark Parish School, from 1.5% to 20% for each gift card sold.
  • Learn more in our SCRIP Information Booklet, or visit (see box at left).

Place your orders online 24 hours a day at There are four options for delivery, depending on the gift cards ordered:

  • SCRIP-to-Go: Gift cards are held in inventory at our school, and are available for pick up at school or after weekend masses.
  • Scheduled Orders: Pre-order through Great Lakes SCRIP. The St. Mark SCRIP committee will purchase these gift cards on select Mondays for delivery by Thursdays, available year round.
  • ReLoad Program: Allows reloading of select merchant gift cards online.
  • ShopNow! Program: Offers eCertificates to be sent directly to you or a gift recipient.  

Parent Involvement Opportunities

  • Buy SCRIP
  • Invite family, friends and parishioners to purchase SCRIP
  • Volunteer on the SCRIP committee. Volunteers are needed to fill orders. Contact the coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

Goals for SCRIP

In 2011-2012, St. Mark SCRIP saw a significant increase in profits, raising over $13,500.  Funds raised supported the Music Program portion of the school budget. In 2012-2013, the St. Mark SCRIP goal is to continue to increase our profits to reach at least $15,500.  Our goal can be reached when all school families "Get Involved Today" by purchasing SCRIP.  Our new Standing Order program is the easiest way to regularly support SCRIP.  Join the program today by completing the Standing Order section on the paper order form. Just like any other fundraiser, school families can invite friends, family, and parishioners to join this fundraiser to support your family's Faithful Steward SCRIP commitment requirement.

How Do I Purchase SCRIP?

  • Order SCRIP any time online at Register for your free and secure account. Please contact Marion Hogle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the St. Mark Enrollment code.
  • Learn more in our newsletters (at left), or visit

When are my gift cards available for pick up?

After placing your order, four options are available for pick up:

  1. SCRIP-to-Go gift cards are the in-stock inventory for St. Mark SCRIP.  Place orders 24 hours a day at Orders will be filled on Mondays and Thursdays for student delivery, OR school office pick up; OR pick up after weekend masses.  Learn more in our “SCRIP-to-Go” Newsletter.
  2. Scheduled Orders are gift cards available from Great Lakes SCRIP, over 600 merchants, which must be pre-ordered,  Orders placed by 9:00 AM on select Mondays will be available by Thursdays for student delivery; OR school office pick up; OR pick up after weekend masses.  Learn more and view the order schedule in our “Scheduled Order” Newsletter.
  3. ReLoad program allows you to reload your gift cards purchased from our SCRIP program, available from over 30 merchants at  Learn more in “ReLoad and Scrip Now!” Newsletter.
  4. ScripNow! eCertificates sent directly to you or a gift recipient, purchase at Learn more in “ReLoad & ScripNow!” Newsletter.

What does this fundraiser support?

SCRIP has been designated to support the school budget. In 2012-2013, SCRIP invites all members at St. Mark to "Get Involved Today" in supporting SCRIP and raising funds to support our school budget. SCRIP is one of three fundraisers which support the school budget.

How easy is it to raise funds for St. Mark Parish School with our SCRIP program?

  • SCRIP is most successful when families purchase gift cards regularly throughout the school year.  Purchase just $100 in grocery gift cards every week during the school year, and the profit adds up to $200.
  • Add retail shopping, entertainment, coffee, gas, and restaurant gift cards to these purchases and families can earn over $400 in a single school year for our school.
  • Add gift purchases and vacation purchases, such as hotel and airline gift cards, to add up to even more for our school!


Category Purchase Rebate Purchase Profit
Safeway, Albertsons, etc.
$100 5% Weekly $200
Starbucks $25 7% Weekly $70
Restaurants such as Red Robin $100 9% Monthly $90
Retailers such as Macy's $100 7% Monthly $70

If each school family purchases $100 in grocery gift cards each week during the school year, we will earn $25,000 in profit for our school!

Learn more about the SCRIP program in our informative newsletters..

I am a Business Owner. How can I support St. Mark SCRIP?

  • St. Mark SCRIP program contracts with local businesses to sell gift cards for your business. St. Mark SCRIP purchases your gift cards at a discount, and sells them to our customers at full face value.
  • Participate in our Voucher program. The Voucher program allows your business to donate a portion (or set amount) of a sale at your business from our school families, friends, or parishioners directly to our program.
  • Purchase gift cards from our program to offer to your clients or employees.  For example, dentists may offer a Blockbuster Single Movie gift card for clients who experience a long wait time.

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Contact Suzanne Reed or Kathy McVickar,
SCRIP Coordinators, at
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