What is Scrip?

Seton purchases gift certificates, or scrip, from popular retailers at a discount, which the retailers are happy to give because they're guaranteeing themselves customers and some goodwill advertising. Parents then buy the gift certificates from the school at face value. The difference in price is kept by the school. Parents spend the scrip at the retailer, where it's worth the full face value; they haven't spent an extra dime to help the school, nor have they had to change stores.

Say a family with a child at Seton spends $100.00 at the local participating gas station or food store. If the company sells their card to Seton for $97, the school gets to keep $3 (a 3 percent discount on that retailers' scrip). Now consider what that same family might spend on pizza and gas and toys, items with typically higher discount percentages. And don't forget holiday shopping. Seton's school earnings can add up really fast. 

Scrip is sold at the school office or after Mass at St. Patrick's and St. Mary's on alternating weekends. We do keep cards on hand, but if we don't have them available, please fill out the form below and turn it in.