Are you saving money on tuition by using the Scrip program at CCA?
What Is Scrip? Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use Scrip for your everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn tuition credits for your family. Some families have been able to earn up to $600 a year in tuition credit, simply by buying gift cards for gas and groceries.
How does Scrip generate tuition for you?
With each gift card purchased, a percentage of the cash value is applied to your tuition. Each retailer returns a different percentage, from two to fifteen percent. (For example, Pick N Save returns 4% of the card value, Kwik Trip returns 4% of the card value and Wal-Mart returns 2.5% of the card value.) The Scrip committee will apply your earnings to your tuition account. We encourage you to ask other family members or friends to purchase Scrip on your behalf to help you increase your savings. Many grandparents participate in the Scrip program! Scrip cards are not more expensive than the cards you purchase at the store. They are purchased in bulk by Great Lakes Scrip center at a cheaper rate. CCA is able resell them at face value and pass the extra money on to you.
Where can I buy Scrip?
Scrip is sold after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:15 (enter through the first door off the parking lot on the northeast end of the school building). It is also sold after Mass at all three parishes (excluding holidays, feast days and festival weekends). You can also place an order and your Scrip will be sent to you via carrier the following week.
We encourage all CCA families to participate in the Scrip program. If you have questions, please contact any member of the Scrip committee listed below or check out the Great Lakes Scrip website (glscrip.com).
Scrip committee members: