“Otter Bucks” is what we call our scrip program. Not familiar with scrip? It is an easy, profitable fundraiser for our school and the best news is that it costs you nothing to participate! Otter Bucks cards (gift cards) are purchased by the View Ridge PTA at a discount (between 1 -18%) and sold at face value. Last year we raised over $7,000.
How do you participate? It’s easy! Pick-up an order form that you can use to order Otter Bucks gift cards from retailers like Metropolitan Market, PCC, QFC, and many more. Order forms can be found once a month in kid-mail or you can pick one up at the Otter Bucks table open Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:25-9:45am. Purchase these cards at face value, use them when you shop, and View Ridge will earn a percentage from each card you buy. The order form includes details on which retailers allow you to reload cards or order ScripNow e-cards online.
SCRIP NOW – REGISTER AT GREAT LAKES SCRIP CENTER
By registering at GLSC, you can purchase Scrip Now from hundreds of retailers such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Target while earning a percentage back for View Ridge. You can also reload existing Otter Buck cards such as Safeway, Starbucks, and Target. Just think – all of the existing advantages of using Otter Bucks but without the wait for cards to arrive. Look at your order form to see which retailers offer Scrip Now (labeled SN) or cards you can reload (labeled R) or log on to www.shopwithscrip.com to find hundreds of other retailers.
To register online:
- Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on “register”
- Click on Join a Scrip Program
- Enter enrollment code LEB4BF445L84
Once registered, just click on “Shop” and search for the retailer you are interested in that offers reload or Scrip Now options. Once you place the order send payment (check made out to “View Ridge PTA”) by dropping it off in the office or at the Otter Bucks table when it’s open. Once payment is received, I will process the order. Please put payment into an envelope or stapled to a piece of paper addressed to Scrip or Otter Bucks.
WANT YOUR ORDERS FASTER? PAY ONLINE WITH PRESTOPAY!
To get your orders faster, order and pay online by setting up a PrestoPay account! For a small convenience fee of $0.15 per order you can securely order and pay for your ShopWithScrip orders online. PrestoPay conveniently links your bank account to your ShopWithScrip account to make fundraising for View Ridge easy. To get signed up log on to: www.shopwithscrip.com/Support/ordering-scrip-for-families/pay-online-prestopay.
Also, remember when you make orders from Amazon, consider linking Amazon Smile to View Ridge Elementary PTA and making your purchases through Amazon Smile to earn additional money for our school. You can find more information about Amazon Smile here. You can also order Amazon scrip anytime on www.shopwithscrip.com.
Please contact me with any questions and thank you for helping support the Otter Bucks and E-Scrip program – a great way for the school to make money without having to dig into your household budget!
Heidi Whalley – Otter Bucks Chair