The Scrip Program

The scrip program has been helping to raise money for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School for many years. In a typical year, we raise at least $10,000 — sometimes much more!

Put your shopping dollars to work!

What is Scrip?

Scrip is a fancy word for gift cards — just like the ones you might buy as a birthday or graduation gift. We offer scrip that’s good at local grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, big chain stores, online retailers, and most shops you find at a mall. When you buy gift cards from Our Lady of the Lake, you are simply paying up front for purchases you were planning to make anyway.
Because we buy these cards in bulk, we get a discount on them. We sell them to you at face value, and the profit goes straight to the school’s bottom line. Every scrip purchase you make, no matter how big or small, benefits the school.

How do I buy Scrip?

The scrip team places an order every other Tuesday. Your scrip will be available on Friday. You can either pick it up in the school office or have it sent home with your child.
Here’s how to order:

  1. Click here for the Scrip Order Form or pick one up at the school office
  2. Complete the form and submit it to the scrip team either by:
  • Dropping it off in the school office, along with your check
  • Sending it and your check to school with your child
  • Shooting an email to, and sending a check to the school office separately the next day

Orders are placed Tuesdays by 10 am and orders are filled on Friday afternoon.

Need Scrip right now?

More and more families are using scrip to make online purchases. You can always use a gift card online, but when you can’t wait for your plastic to arrive, it’s convenient to use “instant” scrip — a code that you enter at checkout. To access this instant scrip, called ScripNow, you’ll need to sign up with our vendor, ShopWithScrip. Here’s how:

  1. Visit Shop with Scrip
  2. Click "Get Started" and then click "Join Your Existing Program"
  3. Enter Our Lady of the Lake's enrollment code (please contact Scrip Coordinator via email or phone to receive the code)
  4. Click "Register"
  5. Set up a PrestoPay account (linked to your checking account). It's a secure way to pay for your ScripNow.

Think Big

Grocery store scrip is our bread and butter — Our Lady of the Lake profits greatly when you use scrip for your everyday shopping instead of a debit or credit card. But consider buying scrip when you have a major purchase on the horizon, like a trip, or a remodeling project. We offer scrip from rental car companies, airlines, and big box stores (think appliances, tools, paint, carpeting, etc). 

And our order form is just the tip of the scrip iceberg! We can order gift cards from virtually any business that offers them. Browse the full list of retailers and restaurants at Shop with Scrip.


For more information, please email us at or call Sarah Morris at (503) 577-8702.