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SCRIP Program

Purchase gift cards for everyday expenses, and earn credit towards your child’s tuition and St. Paul Lutheran Church and School.


Our SCRIP program is one of the fundraisers that supports SPS. Please consider helping SPS, while at the same time earning some tuition rebates! A little bit can go a long way and all you have to do is start purchasing your gas and groceries with SCRIP Cards instead of using cash or credit cards.

  • What is SCRIP?
    SPS purchases gift cards from retailers at a discount and then sells them to SPS supporters at full face value. Families buy the gift cards at full face value and redeem them for full face value. The goal is for you to purchase SCRIP and use it in place of money when you go shopping. You can use SCRIP to pay for everyday expenses like food, clothing, gas and other essentials. SPS gets the difference as revenue. The discount amount varies from 2%-25%, depending on the retailer. This also generates support for tuition assistance and other school programs. SCRIP is a way to earn credit towards a student’s SPS tuition or lunch account. You can support school programs and cut tuition costs without spending a penny more than you normally would!
  • What will happen to the proceeds?
    The income generated by the purchase of SCRIP will be split 40/25/25/10: 40% of the revenue will be applied to a current SPS student’s family account of your choice or to the General Tuition Assistance Fund, 25% of the revenue will be given to the school, 25% of the revenue will be given to the church, and 10% of the revenue will be used for administrative costs of the program. ​Example: The revenue from the use of Joe Smith SCRIP is 4%. The purchase of $100 of Smith SCRIP will generate $4 in revenue. $1.60 would be credited to the participating account holder’s tuition account or the other school fund, $1 would be designated to support the school, $1 would be designated to support the church and $.40 would be designated for the administrative costs.
  • How do I enroll in the program?
    Call the school office at (515) 955-7208 or email us at so we can supply you with the SPS SCRIP Enrollment Code. Set up an account at using the SPS SCRIP Enrollment Code. Fill out and return the SPS Scrip Program Enrollment Form to the school office. All of these steps need to be completed before any credit can be applied to a specific student’s tuition account.
  • When are orders due?
    All orders are due Mondays at 8:00 AM
  • How do I place my order?
    After you have enrolled, go to the website, select the cards you want to purchase and follow the prompts to place your order.
  • How do I pay for my order?
    Pay with cash or check – when using this option, please print a receipt after placing your order online. The payment and receipt must be dropped off in the school office by 8:00 AM on Mondays. Pay using a secure electronic checking withdrawal service called Presto Pay and the payment will be taken directly from your checking account. You can set up your Presto Pay account on the website. (Please sign up for Presto Pay at least one week before you plan to place your first order to allow time for the verification process.) PrestoPay™ families that have access to online payments can choose to pay for gift cards with credit cards. Important details about this new payment option: Credit card types: Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.
  • When and how will I get my order?
    Orders will be ready for pick up/delivery every Friday by 3:00 PM. Preference of delivery and signature authorization must be completed on the enrollment form. You can have orders sent home with a specified student (PreK-8th Grade) or pick up your order in the school office. There are also many retailers that allow you to enjoy ScripNow, which will deliver ecards to your account in minutes, or you have the option to reload cards that you have already purchased.
  • Can relatives and friends order online and help reduce my child’s tuition costs?
    Yes, they just need to follow the two steps of enrollment listed before. However, SCRIP orders will not be mailed, so arrangements have to be made for pick up/delivery of orders.
  • Can I use SCRIP to make payments on a store’s credit card?
    Kohl’s is presently the only store that allows you to use SCRIP to pay off the balance on your Kohl’s credit card.
  • I have a question about the SPS SCRIP program, who do I contact?"
    Please send an email to
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