Great Lakes SCRIP Program

What is SCRIP?

SCRIP is a term used to mean “substitute money’. When scrip certificates (also known as scrips) are purchased, they are negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash. Scrips are issued by national and local retailers. A wide variety of retailers participate (e.g. Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Albertsons). Scrips are purchased at face value. So, if you purchase a $5.00 scrip for Starbucks, you receive a $5.00 cash card (scrip) for Starbucks.

Organization Name: DHHS Instrumental Music Foundation

Contact dhhsimf@gmail.com for Enrollment Number

Download Order Form

How does SCRIP help the program?

Scrips are purchased in advance by participating families. When our coordinator orders the scrips from the Great Lakes Scrip Center, we are able to purchase the scrips at a discount. The difference between the full face value of the scrip certificate and the discounted purchase price is the rebate/revenue to our organizations. Rebate values vary from retailer to retailer. A list of current retailers and discount rates can be browsed by category here.

 How does the process work?

You, your family, your friends, etc. will review the list of retailers offering scrips certificates. You will fill in an on-line order form (or fill in a offline scrip form) to purchase scrips in fixed denomination amounts from your chosen retailer. Purchases are usually offered in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50 or $100. You’ll submit a check (made out to DHHS IMF) for the total amount of scrips being purchased prior to the order deadline. Once your scrip coordinator submits the group order, it will take about a week to receive the scrips and distribute them.

Our scrip program is sponsored through Great Lakes Scrip Center and coordinated by a SOCSA parent volunteer. There are various other scrip organizations. Great Lakes Scrip Center teams with ShopwithScrip.com to capture individual orders on-line for each enrolled organization.

 Which retailers participate in the program?

A list of participating retailers can be found on-line. You can download a printer friendly version of the list of participating retailers in a summarized 3-column list PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the PDF formatted file. Contributions (also referred-to as ‘discounts’) back to the program vary from 2% to 17%, depending on the retailer. The average contribution/discount is around 5%. Remember – you don’t pay anything extra for SCRIP … and all contributions/discounts directly benefit the programs supported by the DHHS Instrumental Music & SOCSA Foundations.

 How do I place my order?

  • Use the online ordering system at http://shopwithscrip.com. Sign up for your own individual account using our DHHS IMF enrollment number. Submit your order online. Submit your check (and a printout of your online order) at the designated time.

Be sure to include the name of the Foundation (IMF or SOCSA) who will be receiving the revenue in the Student Name or Teacher Name slots in the ‘My Profile’ section. Otherwise, we will not know who to credit.

All Checks are made payable to DHHS IMF

Drop your order form and check into the Scrip Drop Box in the DHHS Band/Orchestra Room before the order deadline or mail it in

Mailing Address is: DHHS IMF, PO Box 3117, Dana Point, CA 92629

 Please Note : Some scrip cards are just like gift cards and come with expiration dates. A majority of the cards do NOT have expiration dates. ShopwithScrip.com will warn you about constraints prior to placing your order for that card. For example, the VISA debit cards come with some rules like if not used within the first ‘x’ months, VISA will start debiting your card ‘y’ amount. You accept all liability when you place your order.

  • Is there a way that I can pay for my SCRIP online?

Yes, now there is – using PrestoPay!

Visit website for more information about this online payment feature.

  • How often is SCRIP ordered?

The frequency of scrip ordering is currently once/month with occasional extra orders for seasonal holidays. Frequency may change with more demand and growth in number of participants. Contact the scrip coordinator to find out the specific dates.

 Where do I pick-up my order?

Orders are usually placed on Mondays and fulfillment will occur a week later. Pick-up / Distribution Scrip cards will usually be handed out to students at the end of class time. Other arrangements can be made with the scrip coordinator.

Organization Name: DHHS Instrumental Music Foundation

Contact dhhsimf@gmail.com for Enrollment Number: 

Scrip purchases are not tax-deductible

What if I have more questions?

For more information, contact the SCRIP Coordinator – Wendy Siegel at wendysiegel@cox.net, or dhhsimf@gmail.com

Please visit the website and let me know if you have any questions.  I’m here to help you get started.  If all our fine arts families participate with this effort, we can make a huge difference in the future of these programs to further enhance the opportunities available to our kids.

Wendy Siegel,
Scrip Coordinator

Dana Hills High School Instrumental Music