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What is SCRIP?

Scrip is a way for families to receive cash rebates and also help their school. Scrip is gift cards to various retailers. The school purchases the gift cards at a discount and sells them to families for full face value. Families buy them at NO extra cost and can be used as cash at the various stores. There are hundreds of retailers available: Acme, Giant, Safeway, Shoprite, Macys, Sears, Gymboree, Payless Shoes, Kohls, Supercuts, Home Depot, Lowes, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michaels, Petsmart and most restaurant and hotel chains, rent a cars, etc. Check out all the retailers at

How does SCRIP benefit the school? How does SCRIP benefit you?

Because retailers sell SCRIP to the school at a discount and the school then sells the SCRIP at face value, the difference is the profit to the school. The profit percentage would be split 50/50 whereby the school would automatically keep 50%. The other 50% would be granted to families (distributed to each family in the form of a check or gift cards at the end of the school year). This is not another fundraiser. Families use SCRIP as they would cash where they normally shop.

How do I enroll?

1. First request our enrollment code by emailing

2. Then go to or for mobile phone access and setup your username and password

3. Browse and shop online or via the mobile app or at St. Thomas. 

ONLINE: Some retailers offer the ability to reload an existing physical card.  When you reload a physical card the money is immediately available to use.  Some retailers also offer immediate access to your card amount online (SCRIPNOW) so if you don't remember until you are in the store you can still make your purchase!   You can also print out the barcode on your printer at home.  When you're ready add items to your shopping cart to complete your purchase.  

STA: Stop by STA lobby Friday mornings or sometimes after mass in the Church narthex to purchase physical cards

4. Pay by check, debit card, or credit card

DEBIT CARD: Purchase using PrestoPay (registration required; automatically debits your checking account).  $0.15 transaction fee applies

CHECK: Place order and check out selecting “pay with check”.  Send check payable to STA Scrip to school in envelope marked “Scrip”

CREDIT CARD:  Higher fees apply. 

5. All orders and payments for physical cards received by end of day on Monday will be delivered to your child on Friday of that week (or you can choose to pick them up in the school office).  Orders received after Monday afternoon will go in the next week. Rebates will be recorded for purchases made in person too.