Scrip is a great way to support Celebration Lutheran School (CLS) and to earn tuition or fee rebates.
You purchase or order local merchant gift cards at face value from CLS. CLS purchases them from a scrip center at a discount, half of the discount is then passed on to you in the form of a rebate on your CLS statement or can be designated directly for CLS, CCC or Faith Lutheran Church. The other half of the discount goes to support CLS. It’s that easy!
There are a few ways:
As you purchase scrip you are accumulating rebates. Rebates are calculated and credited to family accounts and donated to the different parts of the ministry three times a year (Jan,. Mar., and Aug.).
Merchant’s rebate percent and discounted price vary, but here is an example order:
|Family Purchases||% Rebate||Discounted Price||Rebate|
|$50 Grand Central Station||10%||$45.00||$5.00|
|$50 Kwik Trip||5%||$47.50||$2.50|
$11.00 for family rebate or donation
$11.00 for donation to Celebration Lutheran School
In this example the family pays $375 (face value) to CLS for their store cards. CLS only pays $353.00 (the discounted price) when purchasing from our scrip center for a total rebate of $22.00. 50% of the rebate is donated to CLS, and 50% is available for fees/tuition or to donate back to CCC, CLS, or Faith Luthern Church. If a family uses scrip to purchase their basic food, gas and department store items each week during the school year, the rebate can add up to hundreds of dollars. If you use scrip for other uses like Red Robin that pays 9% or LL Bean that pays 15% your rebate could be even bigger! There are about 75 area retailers for which we keep cards on hand, and dozens of others that we can order!
Please note: A $30.00 fee will be charged for any returned check, and you will be asked not to purchase scrip until the matter is resolved. If you have more than 2 returned checks during the school year, you will be asked to use cash only for the remainder of that year.
Call the school office (920-734-8218) with any questions.