Scrip: Or how to help AANI without really trying!
What is Scrip?
It’s a very easy way to help raise money for the school! Basically, you can buy prepaid cards to places you would normally shop and part of the proceeds go back to the school. So you’re not spending any more than you normally would, just anticipating where you might shop. There are hundreds of places (stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc) from which to choose!
We will also be setting up a system in the next few months so you can also designate AANI as the beneficiary at local grocery stores such as Hiller’s, Busch’s or Arbor Farms (more info forthcoming) but we wanted to get the program sooner rather than later. How do I participate?
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account. Then under ‘My account’, choose ‘Manage Non-profits’ and enter the following enrollment code (email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the enrollment code) so that your orders will start benefiting AANI. You can designate other organizations too if you have their enrollment code. Then go shopping (the ‘Shop’ tab)! It’s just that easy! When you click on a retailer, you’ll see what percentage of your order will go back to the school.
If you are not comfortable creating an online account, please let me know so we can help you order cards a different way (but we encourage you to use the online system, which is simpler for both you and us as organizers!)
What stores can I shop?
100s! So if you tend to shop at the same stores or are looking for gift cards for your friends & family (especially since the holidays are coming up), please use Scrip! Some of the categories & main stores (there’s lots more):
Books & Music: Itunes, Barnes & Noble, Best Busy, Amazon
Children & Teens: Babies R Us, Children’s Place, Chuck E Cheese, Disney, Gap
Clothing & Accessories: Burlington, Gymboree, J Crew, Kohl’s, Old Navy…
Department Store: Bed Bath & Beyond, TJ Maxx, Target, JC Penney, Marshalls.
Dining: Applebee’s, Taco Bell, Bob Evans, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s…
Discount Store: Wal-mart, Sams Club, HomeGoods, Tanger Outlets
Electronics & Office: Best Buy, Office Max & Depot, GameStop, Radio Shack
Entertainment: AMC/Regal/Cinemark Theatres, Target, Itunes
Gas & Auto: Auto Zone, Circle K, Speedway, Exxon, Marathon, Mobil,
Grocery: Whole Foods, Safeway
Health & Beauty: CVS, Body Shop, Great Clips, SuperCuts, Rite Aid
Home Décor: Crate & Barrel, Michaels, Pier 1, Pottery Barn,
Home Improvement: Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards,
Online & Catalog: Groupon, Shutterfly, Overstock, Amazon
Service: Jiffy Lube, Merry Maids, Cool Cuts
Specialty: PetSmart, Sephora, Zappos, ToysRUs, Jo-Ann, Cracker Barrel, Dell
Sporting Goods: REI, Champs, Dick’s Sporting Goods,
Travel: Budget, Best Western, Hilton, Comfort Inn, Hyatt, Marriott,
Utility: AT & T Prepaid Card
How Do I Pay & Get the Cards?
You can pay in one of two ways: By Check: Make it payable to AANI, with Scrip in the memo, leave it in the treasurer’s box PrestoPay: Enter your checking account info on the site, and your order amount will be debited from your checking account (plus a 15 cent charge). If you set this up, you can still choose to pay by check every time you check out.
Once payments are made, the amounts will be verified with what you ordered online and your cards will be ordered and delivered to the school so you can sign for them.