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What is SCRIP?

SCRIP is a gift card program for fundraising.

SCRIP is a term that means "substitute money".    When  you purchase SCRIP, you're purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash.   You can use SCRIP to purchase items for everyday expenses such as groceries, gas, clothing, toys, gifts and other essentials.   You can also purchase SCRIP for hundreds of restaurants to use when dining out.   With every purchase, you earn revenue for St. Joseph Catholic Church and School.  

SCRIP cards are purchased dollar for dollar, which means that if you purchase a $25 gift card, it is worth $25 in cash at the establishment for which it is purchased.  Our parish receives a percentage of each SCRIP card purchased.   When you use SCRIP gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at your favorite retailers, you're fundraising as you shop!


The way it works:

Instead of donating money to us directly, the stores sell us gift cards at a discount. We then sell those gift cards to others for the full value on the card.

The business is the one who gives us the money, not the buyer of the card. Businesses do this to bring more people to their stores and to promote their gift cards. With every purchase, you earn revenue for St. Joseph Catholic Church and School.  


When and where can I purchase SCRIP?

 Volunteers are located at the Stormont Street entrance after each weekend Mass to sell in-stock SCRIP and take orders for SCRIP not in stock.  SCRIP cards are ordered on Sunday evenings and are available for pick-up on the following Thursday.  SCRIP is also available in the school office during the school year and the parish office during summer and school holidays.  

You can also purchase SCRIP online.   Contact the the school or parish office for the use code and then visit: to set-up an account.    After you have created an account, there are three ways to order SCRIP (using Presto Pay, a service similar to Pay Pal):

  • Pay when you order online and SCRIP is sent to St. Joseph for pick-up.   
  • Scrip Now!  E-Scrip available for immediate use.   Great for unplanned purchases and restaurants.   For example:   if you decide to eat out, use your smart phone to order E-Scrip and have it available before the end of your meal to pay the bill and support St. Joseph!
  • Reload.   You can reload the plastic card you have already purchased.


Can purchasing SCRIP help with school tuition?  

Yes!   If you have a student at St. Joseph (or would like to support a student at St. Joseph), with every purchase of SCRIP, the rebate given by the retailer will be split 50/50 between the parish and the school family..  When ordering SCRIP, the buyer needs to list the school family they would like to support.  


How many retailers are available?  

There are 751 retailers participating in the SCRIP.   This is a list of the retailers we carry in stock:


American Eagle

CVS Pharmacy

Los Azteca/El Rodeo

Red Lobster


Dairy Queen


Save A Lot





Barnes & Noble

Dick Clark’s


Steak N Shake

Bass Pro Shop

Dick’s Sporting Goods



Bath and Body Works

Donut Bank


T.J. Maxx/Home Goods

Bed, Bath, & Beyond


Moto Mart

Taco Bell

Best Buy




Bob Evans

JC Penney

Olive Garden/Cheddars

Texas Roadhouse

Buffalo Wild Wings

Jo Ann Fabrics

Outback/Bonefish Grill




Panera Bread


Burger King


Papa John’s


Casey’s General Store

Logan’s Roadhouse

Pizza Hut


Cracker Barrel 

Long John Silvers