What is Scrip?
Scrip is a fundraising program we use at OCS through which the school purchases gift cards and certificates at a discounted rate and sells them at face value. Our school keeps the difference, called a rebate. We use the funds we raise from scrip to help families offset their out of pocket tuition costs, the OCS general budget and OCS needs-based tuition assistance.
The Scrip program is designed to fund raise on everyday purchases. With numerous, wide-ranging local and national retailers participating, you are able to purchase and use gift cards and certificates at places you already frequent. This is money you are spending already! Every purchase you make will mean 70% of that purchase will go toward your tuition rebate. If you purchase a $100 card at 5% then you will have just earned $3.50 to go toward your rebate. That may not sound like a lot of money initially, but it’s important to remember, every little bit adds up. Think about it; groceries, gas, clothes, utilities, dining out, some medical expenses, vet bills etc… We keep cards in stock for most of the places you are spending money and shopping at already, both locally and nationally.
Not only are you earning money back by buying scrip, you also limit your personal information from data breaches and credit card fraud by using these gift cards at retail stores and for online purchases – a real concern in today’s world.
To get started earning, visit the Scrip Office located within the OCS Central Office at the rear of Owensboro Catholic High School under the green awning. Our wonderful volunteers can talk you through the ordering process and offer some tips and tricks to help you make the most of the rebates available. Once in the habit, we think you will find buying and using scrip couldn’t be easier!