FVHS Scrip Fundraising Program
Administered by the Fountain Valley Royal Regiment (FVRR)
What is Scrip?
Scrip is just another term for gift cards. Scrip fundraising is an easy, no-selling program that allows families to raise money for FVHS activities by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases.
How Scrip Works
Families buy gift cards at face value from the FVHS Scrip Fundraising Program (administered by the Fountain Valley Royal Regiment), and FVRR purchases the scrip for less than face value through Great Lakes Scrip Center and other local retailers. FVHS/FVRR keeps the difference, and that’s how money is raised.
For each card purchased, the rebate credit is calculated (the rebate percentage varies by retailer – see current list of retailers), and is split 75% to your program or student account, and 25% to FVRR for administration. As an example, for each $100 of Albertson’s scrip purchased, the 4% rebate (or $4) is split $1.00 to FVRR, and $3.00 to your program or student account.
Rebates can add up quickly for regular monthly living expense such as gasoline, groceries, restaurants, home maintenance, entertainment, etc. Popular retailers include Target, Walmart, Amazon, ARCO, Shell, Starbucks, Albertsons, Stater Bros., Chipotle, Jamba Juice, Kohl’s, and more! Large expenses like the purchase of a new refrigerator or countertop or flooring from Home Depot add up really fast—$1000 in Home Depot scrip at a 4% rebate is a share of $30 to your program or student account! Don’t like Home Depot? We also have Best Buy, Lowes, Sears, and other retailers from which to choose (check out this categorized list).
Own a small business or work for a small company? See what monthly purchases can be done using scrip and the rebates can add up quickly. Scrip includes companies like Dell Computer, so those new computer systems you need to purchase can earn you rebates without costing your company a dime!
FVRR Rebate Credits to Student Accounts
FVRR credits the 75% rebate credit share directly to your FVRR student account to offset contributions, instrumental rental, trips, transportation, etc. So the more scrip you purchase, and the more you can get your family and friends to purchase, the less you will owe in contributions.
Rebate Credits to Other FVHS Booster Clubs and Activities
Several FVHS sports and on-campus activities like Aquatics, Baseball, Basketball, Water Polo, Theater, and Dance participate in the fundraising opportunity scrip has to offer as well. Each booster club has its own policies with respect to how the 75% of the rebate credit is applied, whether to the general fund (which keeps your student contributions down) or to the individual student accounts, so ask your booster club treasurer for more information.
When are the Rebate Credits Issued?
Scrip credits are sent to the FVRR and/or booster club treasurers once a month.
When Can I Purchase Scrip?
There are a few ways to purchase scrip depending on what is most convenient for you:
- In person at Scrip-to-Go on Saturday mornings 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in room 310. The scrip program has a wide variety of gift cards in stock, called Scrip-to-Go, and others which can be pre-ordered and picked up the next week. The current order form for the Saturday morning Scrip-to-Go program, shows what is generally kept in stock each week. The complete list of retailers available shows everything available in the program for purchase (some of these retailers are regional so make sure you know what you’re purchasing). Stop by room 310, fill out your form, write your check, get your scrip, and you’re on your way.
- Online you can purchase scrip several different ways depending on how comfortable you are with using a computer and making purchases electronically. There are options for printing scrip from your home computer, reloading scrip cards you already have, and other ways to purchase scrip when it’s convenient for you. For more information and to get set up to purchase online, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain the process and help you get your family account up and running.
Check the FVRR calendar for the scrip schedule. We sell all summer too, so you can start build up credits!
- E-mail: email@example.com (Jeanne Baker, Scrip Treasurer)