Posts Tagged ‘scrip’

Scrip Fundraising with Gift Cards

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

While we at GiftCard Partners are familiar with scrip fundraising, it occurred to us that many still don’t know about this popular fundraising program. Scrip fundraising allows shoppers to purchase gift cards to hundreds of different retailers, not to mention many GiftCard Partners gift card brands, at full price and a portion of that payment will go towards their own organizations. The fundraising program works great for any school, church, team, club or non-profit.

So how does it work? Great Lakes Scrip lays out the process for you.

The Basics of a Scrip Program*

  • Your members buy retail gift cards through your scrip program at face value.
  • They choose from nearly 400 national retail stores where they already shop. Click here for a full list.
  • Your organization buys the gift cards at 1-13% less than face value (varies by retailer).
  • The difference between face value and what your organization pays = your organization’s earnings.
  • Your fundraising has begun!
  • Check out an example
*Great Lakes Scrip website, How Scrip Works

Below is an example of how much one family can earn from using scrip for all of their shopping in a year.**

**Great Lakes Scrip website, Scrip Explained

2013 Consumer Gift Card Attitudes Survey

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Gift cards are a hot topic when it comes to corporate rewards, employee incentives, customer loyalty, fundraising programs and more. Still many are asking, “Are gift cards the right choice?”

The Retail Gift Card Association answers the question with the strong YES, according to the findings in their most recent survey. The survey asked over 1,000 consumers about their attitudes, behaviors and preferences when it comes to both receiving and giving gift cards. Here are a few interesting statistics that encompass the over feeling towards the plastic money gift:

  • 28.6% plan to give newlyweds a gift card to a home improvement store this summer, which is a higher percentage than spa/leisure, restaurant, retailer or online gift cards
  • 73.2% prefer to give a retail gift card when giving a gift from a group of people
  • 50.9% like GIVING retail gift cards because they are convenient, and 64.3% like they can be assured the recipient will be able to purchase what they prefer
  • 84.6% like RECEIVING retail gift cards because they can purchase what they want 

Check out more findings from the survey here.

Gift cards are a great tool for a large number of programs, from employee motivation, customer loyalty, sales incentives, and much more. And that’s not even the best news. Gift cards are a popular choice for gift card recipients, offering the flexibility and convenience that cash just lacks, but using gift cards can also save an organization money. GCP’s top retail and merchant gift card brands offer volume discounts so buying AND saving can be a stress-free process.

Looking to learn more about ways to save?

Top 5 Reasons Why The Children’s Place is Perfect for Scrip

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Your Scrip purchase decision makers use a wide variety of gift card brands for their participants. Whether they are fundraising or using gift cards for budgeting purposes; they want brands that they shop for on a regular basis. Here are the top 10 reasons why The Children’s Place (TCP) is a perfect Scrip choice.

  1. TCP gift cards are re-loadable, making it easier for participants to keep using the Scrip
  2. Not all retailers accept their gift cards online, however TCP cards are redeemable at all their locations and online at www.childrensplace.com

    The Children’s Place Scrip Gift Cards

  3. Over 977 stores across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico offers wide regional appeal
  4. Founded in 1969, TCP has a long history as the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America
  5. With sizes newborn to 10 years, the size and price is right for fundraising families

 

 

 

 

Gift Card Donations Offer Back to School Expense Relief

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Every once in a while I’ve got to blog a gift card feel-good story. In Indiana, the Worth County Development Authority is offering students in the county a $75.00 gift card to help with pricey back to school expenses. The non-profit organization is donating more than 1,300 gift cards, that’s more than $100,000 worth. Back to school can be a stressful and expensive time for families; it’s nice to see this creative use of gift cards.

For the entire story, Students are Getting Help with Back to School Expenses, click here. OR watch the video below:

 

From our eNews: Step-by-Step Fundraising

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

GCP publishes eNewsletters focused on health and wellness and incentive topics (sponsored by CVS/pharmacy) and we also publish partner sponsored eNews, which includes research, editorials and aggregated news stories to keep you informed on innovative gift card programs, legal and legislative issues and cutting edge gift card technologies. Fundraising and Scrip is a core program use for our gift cards. Check out this Fundraising eNews story:

Step-by-Step Fundraising: What is Scrip?

Scrip has been around for some 15 years; learn how this fundraising method has earned an estimated half billion dollars for charities nationwide. It’s simple to raise money by shopping with gift cards for everyday purchases like clothing and dining. Learn more about gift card fundraising with Scrip.

These cards are great choices
for Scrip programs

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Announcing our newest client: Nutrisystem

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

We’re happy to announce our newest client – Nutrisystem. FOR Health & Wellness Program Incentives, Weight Management, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Fundraising Programs, Loyalty Incentives, Sales promotions and Gift with Purchase Programs. Check out our Nutrisystem website for gift card information & ordering. Also, see what WebMD has to say about Nurtisystem…they are a great brand for GCP to offer!  Click here for WebMD on Nutrisystem.

CVS Gift Card eNewsletter

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Who’s Leading the Pack in Digital Gift Cards? The Answer May Surprise You

CVS Caremark ranks high in the best of the best as the in-store to web spend shift accelerates. A leading research company along with CashStar analyzed the various digital gift card offerings of the Internet Retailer Top 100 online. The findings will surprise you! Read the full story

How do Small Businesses Feel About the Healthcare Overhaul?

One third of small business owners NOT currently offering healthcare benefits say they will be more inclined to start offering those benefits this year.  The tax credits now available to small businesses offering healthcare to their employees is making a significant impact on how small business view their benefits packages and how they will offer them in the future.  Read the full story. 

HR Speak: What will You Gain from a Health & Wellness Incentive Program?  Are they Worth it?

Employees of small businesses across the country are receiving rewards for healthy behavior both in and out of the office.  With the implementation of wellness programs in offices across the country, healthcare costs are decreasing for employers, and some of the saved money gets distributed to employees for healthy behavior.  Learn more about how your business could save money & how to make your employees healthier. Read the full story.

Implement the Latest in eGift Cards from CVS

Gift Cards have been taken to a new level of convenience with CashStar’s Mobile Gift Card App.  Using the CashStar app allows eGift Card recipients to redeem their gift cards directly from their phones in retail locations, including CVS!  The app creates a bar code with the value of the gift card allowing the cashier at the location to simply scan the bar code to apply the gift card.  To learn more about this secure, innovative and convenient technology, read the full story.

About CVS/pharmacy Gift Cards

  • Generous discounts on corporate bulk orders 
  • Redeemable at over 7,000 locations nationwide … including Hawaii  (at Long’s Drug Stores) 
  • Can be used on thousands of items including prescriptions and co-pays
  • Fast fulfillment and free shipping
  • Denominations available from $5 to $500

For more information about GiftCard Partners and the brands we represent, visit: www.giftcardpartners.com

To view the full eNewsletter, visit: http://www.giftcardpartners.com/cvs/enews/1101/email.htm