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What is Scrip? 

Scrip is a way for you to earn credits for your individual tuition account simply by doing your everyday shopping with pre-purchased gift cards or certificates. You won’t need to buy anything different or sell anything to your families and friends. Just “shop with Scrip” for all of your purchases and both you and Sacred Heart Academy earn money. Eighty percent (80%) of the earnings go into your individual tuition account, while 20% go into the SHA general fund.  You may purchase Scrip on-line by clicking here.

How does Scrip generate revenue?

The Great Lakes Scrip center acts on behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations 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. Sacred Heart buys the Scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to SHA families for full face value. The bulk of the discount - from two to fifteen percent or more - is retained by you and Sacred Heart as revenue.

For example, if you purchase $100 in Home Depot gift cards, you pay $100. Home Depot has a discounted rate of 3%, Sacred Heart pays only $97 for the $100 gift card. You get $100 in Home Depot gift cards. The 3% discount equals $3 which is split between your tuition account that gets 80% ($2.40) and the general fund that gets 20% or 60 cents.

See a complete list of local and national retailers by clicking here


Example of some local scrip participants:


Available Increment
Discount Rate

Camille's on the River



Cheers/Blue Gator/Midori






Gray’s Furniture

Any amt.


Gray’s Appliance

Any amt.


Inspired Concepts (formerly LaBelle's) 



La Senorita Restaurant



Max & Emily's $20


Mission Pharmacy



Mountain Town Station



Ric’s Food Center



All Scrip participants must have a program registration form on file before placing an order. The registration form indicates where you want your credits applied (i.e. your own tuition account, someone else’s tuition account, Religious Education, parish, etc.). It also indicates how you plan to pick up or receive your gift certificates and/or gift cards. Click for Scrip enrollment form.

Weekly orders for Scrip may be turned into the school or administration office any time during regular office hours. All orders turned in by Monday at noon will be processed for that week. Certificates and/or gift cards will be available for pickup at the Administration Office Thursday after 12 noon. Regular office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Summer hours on Friday are 8 - noon. Orders may also be sent home with your student if you choose. Please place all orders in an envelope clearly marked Scrip.  Scrip notices are placed in the bulletin, elementary newsletter, website and RenWeb.

To start earning your credit today, please fill out the program registration form. Return it along with your order form and check or money order. Remember that it is very possible to earn hundred of dollars in credit just by doing your everyday shopping. Earn even more by having friends and relatives purchase Scrip too. Don’t forget to use Scrip if you have any household projects you may be completing (i.e. Home Depot, Menards, etc.).

It’s easy! Once you have enrolled in the Scrip program, you may place orders online following the steps below:

  • Go to and create an account.
  • Use our school enrollment code to associate your orders with SHA. If you do not know it, email
  • Once your account is created, use your username and password to log in and shop online
  • You may choose to pay by check or have the amount electronically debited from your checking account using Presto Pay for a small handling fee of 15¢ per transaction

Orders placed online may be picked up at the Scrip Office or sent home with a student following the regular order fulfillment schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact the Administration Office at 772-1385 or email the Scrip coordinator, Tracey Natke at

Limited Time Offer

The following merchants are offering low denomination gift cards for a limited time. Great for stocking stuffers, teachers, babysitters, etc.

  • Amazon— $10
  • Applebees—$10
  • Barnes and Noble—$10
  • CVS—$10
  • Olive Garden—$10
  • Home Depot—$10
  • IHOP—$10
  • Meijer—$10
  • Outback—$10
  • Panera—$5
  • Red Lobster—$10
  • Starbucks—$5
  • Target—$10
  • Walmart—$10

Other merchants offer $10 denominations but they are always available. These are special offers.