Below are four ways you can earn money for Westwood Charter while you shop!
1. Buy SCRIP Gift Cards For Your Everyday Shopping
SCRIP gift cards are a simple way to raise money for our school without spending any extra cash--use gift cards on your weekly runs to grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants, and you can be donating hundreds of dollars to our school--anywhere from 1.5% to 50% of your purchase.
We encourage you to choose retailers where you regularly shop, and use SCRIP gift cards in place of cash or credit card. About to make a major purchase like furniture at Pottery Barn, a new appliance at Best Buy, or new suits at Bloomingdales? Think about how easy it would be to make a significant donation to our school with just a little forethought. The cards also make excellent gifts for birthdays, the holidays, and the end of the school year.
For your convenience, SCRIP gift cards will now be available for purchase three ways:
a) Monthly pre-orders - In an effort to minimize paper usage you can find a link to the SCRIP gift card vendors (SCRIP vendors) and order forms here (Order form). If you need another form, please stop by the office or email us at email@example.com.
b) Monthly in-person sales - we will be selling gift cards in front of the school monthly from 8AM-8:30AM and 2:30PM-3PM.
- Sept. 28th
- Oct. 19th
- Dec. 3-7 (for holiday season)
- March 18th
- May 27th (for end of school and teacher gifts)
c). Frequent sales - We can continue to meet more frequent requests please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We prefer cash or check, but will take credit cards for orders over $300. SCRIP is a final purchase. No returns or exchanges.
2. Register Your Ralphs Rewards Card Online
Ralphs has a “Community Contributions” program that donates part of your purchase to Westwood Charter. First, you need to register your Ralphs rewards card online and then enroll in the program, choosing Westwood W.I.S.E. as the beneficiary. For detailed instructions on signing up with Ralphs, click here. Please register again even if you signed up last year – Ralphs won’t renew automatically for us.
A New Way to Sign Up for the Ralphs Community Rewards Program!
If you are having trouble signing up online, there is a new print out which you can take with you next time you shop at Ralphs.
3. Register Your Vons, Pavilions, or Safeway Cards Online
“Escrip” is an electronic SCRIP program. Vons, Pavilions, and Safeway Card can be registered with www.escrip.com. The ID number for Westwood is 136559363. Once you register online, a portion of purchases you make with your card(s) will be donated to Westwood.
4. Register Your Target Credit Card
Register your Target credit card with www.target.com/tcoe. A portion of your purchases will be donated to Westwood. The ID number for Westwood is 32979.
(Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What is SCRIP?
SCRIP consists of gift cards and gift certificates available from many popular stores, restaurants and retail establishments nationwide. To see a current list of available SCRIP, please click on this link.
2. Why should I buy SCRIP?
This is a fundraising effort that everyone can participate in and it doesn't cost YOU anything extra. Why? If you buy $100 worth of SCRIP from Westwood W.I.S.E., you get to spend that exact same $100 at the store, restaurant, or retail establishment. Your additional cost of buying and using SCRIP is zero. At the same time, Westwood W.I.S.E. makes money for our school!
3. How does SCRIP make money for the school?
Westwood Charter W.I.S.E. buys SCRIP at less than face value from a SCRIP wholesaler and directly from some grocery stores. W.I.S.E. profits by selling this SCRIP to the community at FULL face value. Our school makes money on the difference between what we pay for SCRIP and what we sell it for.
4. How much of my purchase price goes to the school?
Westwood Charter makes anywhere from 1.5% to 50% from SCRIP. The list of available SCRIP has the profit percentage next to each participating retailer and restaurant.
5. Do you accept credit cards as payment for SCRIP?
We prefer payment by cash or check, but will accept VISA or MasterCard for purchases over $300 and from vendors that offer us a profit of 3% or more.
6. Can I use SCRIP gift cards to shop on-line?
Generally, yes. Just check with the vendor or on the gift card to make sure.
Thank you very much,
Michelle Whelan and Gina Coletti, SCRIP Chairs
Questions? Please contact Michelle Whelan or Gina Coletti or email them at email@example.com.