Why Buy Scrip?

Scrip is a fund-raising program that enables you to support St. Mary’s  through the purchase of cards from stores and other local and national vendors. A percentage of sales – anywhere from 2 to 50 percent, depending on the vendor – comes back to the parish.

For example, if you order a Tops scrip card with a value of $100, 5 percent of the proceeds – or $5 – comes back to the parish. The card then acts like a debit card, with the full value of $100 coming back to you. You can use it towards groceries, gas, prescriptions, and whatever purchases you make at Tops.

You also can purchase scrip to be used as gift cards.

St. Mary’s boasts the largest scrip program in the Buffalo Diocese. From March 2014 through March 2015, the total scrip rebate earned by St. Mary’s was $42,100.

Parents and grandparents of students at St. Mary’s Elementary can earn tuition credit as a result of their scrip support.

You can order scrip and track your rebates online, as well as take advantage of the following benefits:
• Check your account activity.
• Create a personalized favorites list.
• Reload scrip cards that you already own.
For more information, go to www.shopwithscrip.com or contact Amanda Argentieri at (716) 683-2112, extension 312 or SCRIP@smeschool.com.
Here’s a partial sample of participating scrip vendors:

Applebee’s, Bravo, Burger King, Cheesecake Factory, Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Outback Steak House, Panera Bread, Red Lobster/Olive Garden, Restaurant.com, Starbuck’s, Subway, Tim Horton’s and Wendy’s.

Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Build-A-Bear, Cabelas, CVS Pharmacy, Home Depot, iTunes, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Lands’ End, LL Bean, Lowe’s. Macy’s, Marshalls/TJMaxx, New York Store, Office Depot/Office Max, Payless Shoes, Rite Aid, Sears, Talbot’s, Target, Toys/Babies/Kids R Us and Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club.

AMC Theatres, Auto Zone, Delta Sonic, Family Video, Great Clips, Hyatt Hotels, Mobil, Regal Entertainment, Simply Certificates and Sunoco.