Hello St. Francis Xavier School Family!
I want to introduce myself, Natalie Boothe, as the St. Francis Xavier Gift Card Program Coordinator. This is a wonderful program available year-round at our parish that earns money directly back to not only St. Francis Xavier Parish, but also to any school family who purchases a card!
As the holiday season of gift-giving, meal sharing and traveling is fast approaching, please consider utilizing our Gift Card Program. It is easy to participate and can earn you and St. Francis Xavier a significant amount of money.
How does the program work?
St. Francis Xavier is able to purchase gift cards from hundreds of retailers nationwide at a discount, which you can then buy at face value. The difference is our profit. This profit is divided evenly between you, the purchaser, and St. Francis Xavier. These are the same gift cards that you would purchase if you went to the retailer directly. By purchasing these gift cards before you shop for your everyday items – like groceries, gas, clothes, restaurants – we raise money, without you having to spend a penny extra. It’s just that simple.
What gift cards are available to purchase?
We carry cards for groceries, gas, department stores, specialty stores, home improvement stores, restaurants, entertainment, and travel. We stock cards from popular retailers that you can walk home with immediately. This includes Giant Eagle, Buehlers, GFS, Target, Wal-Mart, Speedway, Marathon Gas, Yours Truly, and many more. Please download the gift card form (click here) for a complete list of stocked cards and the profit percentage the purchase earns. Additionally, we have access to hundreds of retailers that we can special order for you. For a complete list of these retailers and the profit percentage the purchase earns, please click here.
Please note: Special orders (those cards we do not stock) that are placed by Tuesday will be available for pickup in the rectory by Thursday or Friday.
How do I purchase gift cards?
There are 3 ways to support the program and receive the benefits. Each card earns a rebate, anywhere from 2% to 20% back! You can contribute yours to the school or you can receive 50% for tuition reimbursement.
- You can go to the rectory Tues through Saturday during business hours. Sales are closed on Monday. We have a large variety in stock. You will need to fill out a Gift Card Purchase Form (click here to download) and pay at the time of purchase with cash or check only (sorry, no credit card payments are available). In stock cards are generally ready the next day, when we special order we place those orders on Tuesday. So, plan accordingly. We generally get our Tuesday order on Thursday. So, if you order on Friday, you will have to wait until the following Thursday to get your order since they are only place 1x a week on Tuesday.
- You can also create an online account at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/. Using the enrollment code 93254CDF5L24 You will create a username, password, and you will need to add PrestoPay. This involves adding you bank account information. You will be charged .15 cents for each transaction. You can also add a credit card, you will be charged 2.6% for your order, so keep that in mind. For example. My card gives me 1.5% cash back. If I buy a Giant Eagle card for that earns 5%. SFX gets 2.5% of that and I would normally get 2.5%. After using my card, I end up earning 1.4% after paying the transaction fee. You cannot choose to pay by check. We only approve the PrestoPay orders.
- You can shop online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Once you are ready to shop the site, you shop as normal. Add to your cart. If you are ordering physical cards, we will pull the ones we have in stock and order any that are special orders, you will be notified via email when they are in, then you will pick up in the rectory Tuesday thru Sunday, then sign that you received them and enjoy your cards.
They just started a new process where you can choose the ship to home option, you have to download their mobile app called RaiseRight. Shipping fees will apply, and they only you to order 16 cards.
If this is your first order, there is a spot on the form to select 50% back for tuition reimbursement. This applies to staff members, PSR and LifeTeen families. Please email me if you are using scripnow for the first time and you have never done a paper form. I will mark your family down as 50% to start earning the rebate. That applies to any family member buying cards on your behalf. If you want your family to get credit we need to know their sales are being applied to your family.
How can I best use this program?
The best recommendation I have is to try the program once. You will see how easy it is to help the church without actually spending any extra money out of your wallet on a weekly basis. In fact, you will be EARNING money on purchases you would be making anyway! Some families commit to using it for weekly gas and groceries. By even doing ONLY that, you will see your profit quickly grow. Also, please consider the gift card program for big-ticket items. If you are doing a remodel in your kitchen, if your company is buying gift cards for employees as holiday gifts, we can help you with this! I can special order large value gift cards for you to accommodate your needs. Just contact me and give me a little lead time, and I can get you what you will need in time. You can support TWO of our school’s fundraisers at once.
When will I receive my profit check?
Our calendar year for the gift card program ends in May. At that time, we add up all the profit that you have earned and will write you a check sometime in the summer (just in time for back to school shopping and summer travels!)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! Natalie Boothe, 330 -388 – 8607 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting the St. Francis Xavier Gift Card Program!