Scrip FAQs

What is Scrip?

Scrip is a fundraising program in which OCS purchases gift cards and certificates at a discounted rate then sells them at face value. We use the funds we raise from scrip to help our families offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs and adds to the OCS needs-based tuition fund. Despite being a fundraiser, there’s no additional spending for you. Scrip is designed to raise money on everyday purchases.

How do I start?

For new families, it’s best to come in to the Scrip Office to begin. Visit the Scrip Office in the OCS Central Office at the rear of the high school building, 1524 W. Parrish Avenue. We can talk you through the ordering process and ensure you have a username, an active email address and an OCS household number in our system.

What’s the enrollment code for ShopWithScrip.com?

We prefer you not register into ShopWithScrip.com on your own with our enrollment code. To guarantee you receive your tuition rebate, we assign an OCS household number for all our families. Before you’re able to “Sign In” to ShopWithScrip.com for the first time, you need to give us a username and active email address by emailing a username to [email protected] or by coming into the Scrip Office.

What is the annual goal for each family?

There is no goal! Scrip is a voluntary program available for our OCS families to help reduce their tuition while making everyday purchases. The rebate is the discount given by the vendors. The higher the rebate percentage offered, the more you may reduce your tuition!

How long do I have to earn tuition rebate?

The earning period of each scrip year is from May 1 to April 30. The tuition rebate will be applied to the tuition of that fall’s start of the school year.

What scrip gift cards do you have in stock?

All vendors listed on our order form are the cards we keep in our inventory for both local and national cards.

So these are the only cards you can get?

No, we are able to purchase most national brands from our supplier at no additional cost. So if you’re heading somewhere out-of-town, or have a gift you want to send, place your order with us by noon Thursday and we typically have it the following Monday.

I can’t easily make it to the Scrip Office. How am I supposed to earn my tuition rebate?

We understand that not everyone can get to our office during business hours. So we have volunteers that pick up scrip orders from each of our school locations on Tuesdays and Fridays. Send a completed order form and payment with your child on these days and we will fill the order and return them on the same day. In addition, Great Lakes Scrip Center offers their PrestoPay service which allows you to order electronic gift cards from your computer or phone 24-hours at www.ShopWithScrip.com.

When are you going to sign up my favorite local business?

We’re always looking expand our list of local vendors! Let us know of whom you’d like to see join the program and we’ll work with their management to try to make it happen!