The SCRIP program is an easy way for FAST Families pay for swim fees by purchasing gift cards for the places they frequently visit. For each gift card purchase a percentage of the card’s face value is donated to the swimmer account.
You can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food,clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue to offset your swimming fees. FAST deducts 6% from your refund to cover administrative costs of the program. Please contact the board with any questions.
What is SCRIP?
This is one of the easiest and most powerful fundraising programs ever. We are all familiar with “gift cards” that have become popular around the holidays (those plastic gift cards that nearly every store has available and loaded with any denomination). This fundraising program works while you shop. SCRIP simply means “substitute money”. You purchase these certificates / cards from national and local retailers. Here is the best part – a percentage of your card electronically gets applied to your FAST account! Percentages range from 2-25% (average 10%) depending on the vendor (note – veteran swim parents claim the hotel chains have the best deals: most of them return 10-20% of your stay right back to your Raider account regardless of the hotel rate you pay - AAA, military rate, senior, etc.)
What retailers can I purchase gift certificates for?
Hundreds! The question becomes: what retailers can you not purchase cards for? Many popular retailers participate in the SCRIP Program including Lowe’s, Speedway, major chain hotels, JCPenney, The Gap, Shell, Kohl’s, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, and hundreds of others. See the retailer list by logging into the SCRIP website at www.shopwithscrip.com
The beauty of SCRIP is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money against your assessments (fees) and earn money for the swim team without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with SCRIP at the stores that participate in the program. You pre-purchase your gift certificates each month and then use them when making purchases at the selected retailers.
How long are the gift certificates good for?
Each retailer has different restrictions and expiration dates, many cards / certificates are the same as those your purchase at the store and popularized as gifts for typically given out as birthday and holiday gifts. Please review the list of retailers to see what restrictions might apply to those you wish to purchase gift certificates from. Most retailers do not allow you to apply gift certificates to credit cards for payment; however, JC Penney does allow you to do just that. Again, please refer to the retailer list on the SCRIP website at www.shopwithscrip.com
Can I purchase Scrip online?
You can place your Scrip order online at www.shopwithscrip.com. After placing your order online, you can either pay Tanya by check or you can use Prestopay through Scrip. This will take the funds owed from your checking account. There is not an option to pay with a credit or debit card, you must use your checking account. Your cards will still go to the FAST Scrip Coordinator.
ScripNow - Get your cards instantly. Print or use the code for online purchases.i
Reload & Reload Now - Reload Scrip cards you already have.
Presto Pay - Link your checking account to your Scrip account for easy online purchasing of ScripNow & Reloads.
My Scrip Wallet - Add this smartphone link and keep track of & purchase your ScripNow cards and Reloads.
The FAST online code is D4E791L74375