Old Abe Scrip

FAQs



Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for Memorial High School Bands AND your Band student. Scrip is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks, and credit cards.

You purchase gift cards from MHS Band at face value, and our MHS Band Scrip Coordinator orders those cards from Local Retailers and the Great Lakes Scrip Center at a reduced price (a percentage established by each retailer). The difference is shared 50-50 between your Band Student and MHS Band. It’s really that simple!

When you use scrip gift cards at your favorite retailers, you’re fundraising while you shop. Great Lakes Scrip Center offers more than 700 of the country’s biggest retailers, including grocery, department stores, gas statons, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. Several local retailers offer an even higher percentage! Just by using scrip to pay for your normal weekly purchases, you can easily raise $500 or more per year. It’s time to put your shopping dollars to work!