Fundraise While Shopping for Everyday Family Purchases
Scrip Fundraising through Great Lakes Scrip Program
The Cutters Soccer Club has become a member of the Great Lakes Scrip Program. By using the Great Lakes Scrip Program Cutters’ families can earn money toward Cutters fees and team expenses by making their regular household or gift purchases. But instead of paying with cash or credit, they use gift cards or certificates from America’s favorite and most trusted retailers.
The Purchase Discount is deposited into the Families’ Cutters Account. The Great Lakes Scrip Program provides scrip programs for schools, churches and non-profit organizations by offering discounted gift cards and certificates for members’ everyday purchases. Cutters members purchase the retailer gift cards at face value through the Great Lakes Scrip website or through the Cutters Scrip Coordinator, Pam Wilson. The amount of the purchase discount is then deposited in the Cutters Scrip account. The Cutters Scrip Coordinator will then deposit the member’s share into their personal Cutters account. Each members Cutters account can then be used for payment of Club or team expenses. Every purchase is discounted. The value of discount will vary depending upon the retailer and the particular discounts that they may be offering at a given time. Typically, the range is from a low of 2% to as much as 15%. The retailer’s discounts are always displayed at the Great Lakes Scrip website, www.shopwithscrip.com.
The Scrip Program has Agreements with over 500 of the Country’s Biggest Brands. The attractive feature of the Great Lakes Scrip Program is that it has agreements with over 500 of the country’s biggest brands and retailers, many of which are in the Bloomington area. Please see the Scrip Brand List at the following link: http://cutters.suso.org/wp-content/uploads/Retailer-List.pdf. You’ll find cards you can use at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, movie theaters, home improvement stores, and almost any business that accepts gift cards. Virtually anywhere you shop will accept some form of Scrip. The Club has established individual agreements with Bloomingfoods and Marsh grocery stores. Marsh and Bloomingfoods will be administered by Pam Wilson. The Club currently has an agreement with Kroger through the Kroger Cares Program, administered by Anne Veldman.
The Operational Aspects of the Scrip Program are defined. The Club will institute a trial program during the upcoming holiday season. Families may open scrip accounts beginning 29 November 2013. Please see the flowcharts listed below that describe the operational aspects of the Great Lakes Scrip Program for Cutters’ shoppers.
Shop with Scrip Flowchart: Overview
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : New Family Signup
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : Order Product
Shop with Scrip Flowchart : Cutters Program Coordinator processes
What are Club and Family Earnings? We are proposing that initially the earnings from the Great Lakes Scrip Program be split 30% to the Club and 70% to the member family from the Travel or Community Soccer program making the purchase. As more members use the program to make purchases, the percentages will be adjusted in favor of the families. We will evaluate the program at the conclusion of the test run (probably January 2014) to determine its future utility. No changes will be made to the Kroger Cares Program. This program has significant potential so we hope Cutters families will try it and give it serious consideration!
Retailer Discount Fundraising Coordinators:
Great Lakes Scrip Program Coordinator: Pamela Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-619-6750
Kroger Cares Program Coordinator, Anne Veldman, email@example.com, 812-327-8339