Scrip is a term that means substitute money. When
you purchase scrip, youre purchasing negotiable gift
certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash.
You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food,
clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you
earn revenue for the band. Scrip is available as one-time-use
gift cards, reloadable gift cards, and instant e-certificates.
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of non-profit
organizations like the Middlesex Concert Band to purchase
large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores,
and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash
up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial
discount. Once a month, the band collects orders from members
at face-value and buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center
at a discount. The discount from two to fifteen percent
or more is the bands revenue.
Scrip is a popular fundraiser because members dont have
to sell anything. Band members produce revenue by making regular
household purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing,
toys, gifts, gasoline, even plane tickets and hotel stays
can be purchased with scrip.
Through www.shopwithscrip.com, the online shopping site for
Great Lakes Scrip Center, you can add your buying power to
our members to earn even more for the band. In recent
years, scrip proceeds have enabled us to purchase a new set
of timpani and a full set of chimes. With your help, we can
make other needed purchases. See the step-by-step instructions
on the back to put your shopping dollars to work for the Middlesex
Go to www.ShopWithScrip.com
and click the Family SignUp! link to create your account.
(Ignore the optional student/teacher fields.) When prompted,
enter the band's Organization Code:
PrestoPay allows you to link a checking account to your ShopWithScrip
account so your order can be automatically drafted from your
checking account. Click the PrestoPay link on the ShopWithScrip
site to sign up.
Alternatively, you may pay by check made
out to "Middlesex Concert Band" and
PO Box 128, Wakefield, MA 01880
Once your account is set up, go to www.ShopWithScrip.com
to place your first order. Keep these ordering tips in mind:
- Check on the Dashboard for a schedule
of order dates. Cards are distributed the following week.
- If paying by check, be sure to mail it
in time to arrive by the order date (or have a band member
handdeliver it for you, if convenient).
- When using PrestoPay, your e-certificates
and reload orders are available immediately. There is no
need to wait for the monthly order to be processed.
- There are 100s of scrip options available;
browse by category to find what you want.
- Create your Favorites or use ExpressAdd
to make the ordering process quick & simple.
Cards are distributed at rehearsal
on Thursday evening the week following each order date.
- If you know a band member, you can arrange
to have that person deliver your order to you.
- You can stop by our rehearsal to pick
up your cards. (We rehearse at the First Baptist Church,
8 Lafayette St., Wakefield.)