Scrip Fundraiser

Thanks for supporting the choirs of Joyful Noise, Inc by participating in SCRIP fundraising!

 

To get started:
1. Visit www.ShopwithScrip.com

2. Click “Create Account” button

3. Enter family account information-
4. Accept the terms
5. Answer two challenge questions
6. Enter the ENROLLMENT CODE: L37ED34137L57

* REMEMBER: YOU MAY SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

To place an order:
1. Shop online at www.ShopwithScrip.com
2. Place your order online and use PrestoPay or pay by check by contacting our Scrip representative, Jennifer Zordan (jenzordan@me.com)
*Please note: Unpaid orders, including online orders, will not be filled!

USUALLY, YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR ORDER ONE WEEK AFTER YOU PLACE THE ORDER

Orders for physical gift cards will be shipped to our organization. Our coordinator, Jennifer Zordan, will be able to tell you when you can expect to receive your order. ScripNow® and ReloadNow® products will be delivered as soon as payment is received, Reload orders submitted by 3:30 PM Eastern time Monday through Friday will process the next morning by 10:30 AM Eastern.


SCRIP TIPS ARCHIVE

SCRIP TIP #1: START SMALL

The best way to get started is to buy something small, like a $25 card for someplace you shop weekly…Stop&Shop, Target, or Starbucks, for instance.

Use your card instead of paying with cash or credit. When the balance is zero, you can go online and RELOAD your card for next time without having to order a new one!

(Note: In order to reload a card, you will need to register for PrestoPay. Not all Scrip retailers offer reloadable cards, although the list grows every month!)
SCRIP TIP #2: USE SCRIP TO HELP YOU BUDGET

1. Does your budget get busted when you eat dinner out more than you’d like? Each payday, decide how many times you’ll eat dinner away from home during that pay period. Have the family help you to decide where you’d like to eat on those nights, and put those plans on your family calendar. Buy Scrip gift cards for those restaurants, and you’ll be more likely to stick to your plans!

2. Do your children bust your budget by asking for money for things like fast food, gas, makeup or clothes? Pre-plan how much you’ll give your kids by buying him/her a Scrip gift card for gas each week (or each payday), a Scrip gift card for his/her favorite fast food place, a Scrip gift card for his/her favorite store once a month. When the card is empty, your child will have to wait till the next week, payday, or month.

3. Do you bust your budget by spending more than you’d planned on coffee? On breakfast or lunch out? Online shopping? Over-gifting for holidays? Pre-plan your own spending by buying Scrip gift cards for Starbucks, dining, and over 700 national retailers!

4. Make a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly grocery and gas budget, and help your family stick to it by buying Scrip gift cards for your gas and groceries each payday. Remember that some cards are reloadable or available as ScripNow, so if you have a PrestoPay account, you can get your Scrip immediately!

5. If you use an “Envelope System” for budgeting, you can put your Scrip gift cards in your envelopes instead of cash.

Scrip Tip #3: Make a List; Check It Twice!

The best way to use Scrip to your fullest is to know which retailers offer Scrip Gift Cards!

Step One: Download the list of retailers that offer Scrip

To see a list of most (although NOT ALL) retailers that offer Scrip cards, follow this link: http://www.shopwithscrip.com

Step Two: Browse the list of retailers that offer Scrip

Once you’ve found the form, print it out and get some different colored highlighters (or crayons will suffice!).

  • Color One: Read through the list and start highlighting all of the retailers that you’ve made purchases from, either in store or online, in the past year. Guesstimate how much you’ve spent at each retailer over the past year.
  • Color Two: Put a star next to the retailers you make purchases from regularly.
  • Color Three: Highlight all retailers for which you’ve bought Gift Cards to give as birthday, wedding, holiday, etc., presents over the past year.
  • Color Four: Highlight all retailers to which you might consider giving a Gift Card as a present in the upcoming year.

Step Three: Make a list

Choose the 5-10 retailers where you’ve spent the most money in the past year. Which ones are retailers you use on a regular basis? Which ones are retailers you’ll probably use in the next 12 months?

Step Four: Make a plan

Prioritize your list of 5-10 retailers. How much will you spend at each of your top retailers in the next week, two weeks, month? Get your calendar out and start plotting out which cards you’ll buy each week. Put your plan on your calendar so that you’ll remember to place your orders!

Step Five: Start shopping

Choose one or two (or ALL!) of your top retailers, and order the lowest denomination available for that retailer (most retailers offer a $25 card; some offer cards as low as $10!). As you become more and more comfortable with ordering and using Scrip, and with planning your spending, increase your card amounts (or the number of cards you order). Ideally, you will continue to develop and revise your plan until you are using Scrip (and earning rebates) for as much of your spending as possible!


SCRIP TIP 4: Prepare for your Holiday Shopping Now
You can use Scrip to make your Holiday purchases. Here’s how!
1. Start making your Holiday preparations list. What kinds of food will you need to purchase? What kinds of decorations will you need to buy? What about gift wrap, tape, and trimmings? Decide now on your food & decorating budget. Then, help yourself and your family STICK TO THAT BUDGET by purchasing Scrip for the retailers you’ll use to buy your holiday foods and decor. Remember that Scrip retailers include the major discount and department stores, home improvement stores, and home goods stores…pretty much anyplace you’ll shop for your holiday food and decorations. If you buy the Scrip in October and early November, you’ll be better able to avoid putting everything on your credit cards when it’s closer to the Holiday Season!
2. Start making your Holiday gift list. What do your recipients hope for? Electronics, clothing, housewares, sporting goods, toys, health & beauty items, and even specialty items such as candy and gift baskets can be purchased using Scrip gift cards. If you buy a few cards each week or each pay period, you can reduce your last minute spending. Just use the cards you’ve been collecting to do your holiday gift buying once the sales start. How much more fun to do your shopping with money you’ve already spent, instead of putting your shopping on credit cards that you’ll have to pay off once the holidays are over!
3. Having a big Holiday get-together at home or at work? Use Scrip cards to pay for catering your party. With retailers such as Honey Baked Ham, Olive Garden, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera, Chipotle, and Sam’s Club, along with hundreds of other retailers, you’re sure to find just the right place to cater your holiday party!


SCRIP TIP #5–Give Scrip Gift Cards as Holiday Gifts

Not only can you USE Scrip to buy gifts, you can GIVE Scrip AS your Holiday gifts!
Think $10 cards as STOCKING STUFFERS. Gift cards to favorite dining spots or specialty retailers as CORPORATE GIFTS. Gift cards to spoil your SECRET SANTAS. Gift cards for NIECES, NEPHEWS, GRANDKIDS, AND OTHER RELATIVES across the country. And reloadable gas cards for the CADET WHO DRIVES YOUR CHILD TO PRACTICE!
 
Scrip Gift Card ideas for the older kids:
  • iTunes
  • American Eagle
  • Aeropostale
  • Starbucks
  • bd’s Mongolian Grill
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Gander Mountain
  • Icing
  • Radio Shack
  • Best Buy
  • Sephora
  • ULTA
  • Under Armour
  • Guitar Center
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Gamestop
  • Journey’s
  • Wet Seal
  • Nike
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Speedway
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Panera
Scrip Gift Card ideas for the younger kids:
  • American Girl
  • Build-a-Bear
  • Toys R Us
  • Journey’s for Kids
  • Claire’s
  • iTunes
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Children’s Place
  • Crazy 8
  • Gymboree
  • Disney
Scrip Gift Card ideas for HER:
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Macy’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Elder Beerman
  • West Elm
  • Pier One
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Body Shop
  • Sephora
  • ULTA
  • Williams Sonoma
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Container Store
  • LL Bean
  • J. Jill
  • Coldwater Creek
  • Land’s End
  • Pottery Barn
  • Michael’s
  • Merry Maids
  • Old Navy/Gap/Piperlime/Athleta/Banana Republic
  • Olive Garden/Red Lobster
  • Starbucks or Caribou
  • The Limited
  • Cheesecake Factory
Scrip Gift Card ideas for HIM:
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Pep Boys
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Sears
  • Lowe’s
  • Home Depot
  • Menards
  • REI
  • LL Bean
  • Land’s End
  • Cabela’s
  • Gander Mountain
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Best Buy
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Men’s Warehouse
  • Nike
  • Under Armour
  • Radio Shack
  • Starbucks or Caribou
  • Container Store
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Amazon

SCRIP TIP #6–Use Scrip for your BLACK FRIDAY Shopping

Start planning NOW for all those great BLACK FRIDAY sales! If you use Scrip to buy make those great Black Friday purchases on electronics, housewares, and other holiday gifts, you’ll not only save big bucks, but also earn great rebates that will help support the Joyful Noise mission/
Another great advantage to using Scrip for your Black Friday purchases is that you will pay NOW, avoiding high interest rates on credit cards!
You can start thinking now about where you usually do your Black Friday shopping and get a head start on buying some Scrip cards for those retailers throughout November. Then, if you’ve activated your PrestoPay account, you can get ScripNow for some retailers after you get the Thanksgiving ads, and the Scrip will be sent immediately to your email so you’re ready for the DOORBUSTERS!
While you’re planning your Day-After-Thanksgiving Shopathon, remember that you’re going to get hungry! Plan ahead by getting some Scrip for your favorite mid-shopping eatery. And don’t forget that you’re going to want to load up on some caffeine before you bust through those doors–Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts offer Scrip to get your Black Friday started!
You may also want to stock up on some Scrip for Regal, AMC, or Cinemark Theaters, or Chuck E. Cheese to keep the kids (and maybe some of the adults) entertained while you shop till you drop.
Some of the perennial BLACK FRIDAY favorites to consider:
  • Walmart
  • Kmart
  • Target
  • Meijer
  • Best Buy
  • Radio Shack
  • Toys R Us
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Menard’s
  • Sears
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Macy’s
  • JC Penney
  • Elder-Beerman
  • Old Navy
  • Kohl’s
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Foot Locker
  • Tanger Outlets
  • CVS
  • Finish Line
  • Sam’s Club
  • Michael’s
  • Disney Store
These retailers offer ScripNow!
  • Walmart
  • Sears
  • JC Penney
  • Old Navy
  • Lowe’s
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • CVS
  • Home Depot
  • Best Buy
  • Kmart


SCRIP TIP #7–Use Scrip AND coupons to maximize your money!

I receive coupons and promotional codes all the time…in the mail, in the newspaper, in my email, in those Reach magazines, in my Entertainment book. If you’re like me, you save the ones that you think you may use before they expire, and then when it’s time to buy gifts, go out for dinner, or make some other purchase, you look through these offers to see if you can save some money.
Well, what’s really cool about Scrip is that you can use it ALONG WITH your coupons and promotional codes! If you have a Scrip Gift Card for Steak & Shake, Arby’s, Pizza Hut or Olive Garden, for instance, and you have a coupon from the newspaper, you can use your coupon to reduce the cost of your dinner and then pay for dinner with your gift card. If you receive an email code allowing you to take money off a purchase at Kohl’s, Old Navy, Eddie Bauer, or Dick’s Sporting Goods, you can make your purchase (in the store or even online), using the code to reduce the price and then using the Scrip Gift Card to pay for the purchase.
This week’s challenge: 
  • Look through your coupons, special offers, and promotional codes.
  • Identify the ones that you’ll probably use before it expires.
  • Go to www.ShopWithScrip.com to see which retailers offer Scrip Gift Cards.
  • Choose one retailer and purchase a Scrip Gift Card for that retailer.

SCRIP TIP #8: HAPPY THANK-SCRIP-ING DAY!

ThanksgivingScrip

Put on an extra pot of coffee and exercise those clicking fingers!

Are you gearing up for extreme Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping? ScripNow™ is making it even better this Thank-Scrip-ing Day! Selected retailers, along with their jaw dropping, one-day-only rebates for ScripNow purchases ONLY will be announced at 12:01 am EST on Thanksgiving Day. Watch for the email, or go to http://bit.ly/SP8RkQ at midnight to see details on participating retailers and some unheard of bonuses.

Get up early and order your ScripNow before you stuff the turkey, or wait until the last of the plates have been cleared and dishes washed. Just remember, you have 24 hours to take advantage of these incredible rebates. Be sure to place your order between 12:01 a.m. and midnight EST on Thanksgiving Day. All you have to do to get ready is make sure your ShopWithScrip® account is squared away and get your clicking finger ready! If you register for PrestoPay™ and pay for your order online, you can print your ScripNow eCards in minutes. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call our awesome Customer Support Team (1-800-727-4715 opt. 3)!

Please note: you must have an active PrestoPay account to receive your ScripNow purchases immediately! If you haven’t set yours up yet, do so now, so that there’s time to get it activated.