Meals, gifts, travel, and more! 
Shop with Scrip and support St. John's this holiday season!


What is Scrip?


Scrip is fundraising using gift cards.  They are the same gift cards you would normally purchase from a retailer at your local retail stores, and they work the same way.  You'll find cards you can use at grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, home improvement stores and at almost any business that accepts gift cards.

How does Scrip work?

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish purchases gift cards at a discounted amount.  Our school and parish families purchase these gift cards for the full face value and St. John's keeps the difference.

Sounds great!  How can I get started!

to buy scrip at st. john's:

To make it easy to purchase Scrip, St. John's carries a wide variety of gift cards that are included on the Scrip order form.  You can make your purchase by:

  1. Visiting the Welcome Desk before or after weekend Masses.
  2. Visiting the parish or school offices during the week.
  3. Using a King Soopers Reloadable Card. Make just an initial purchase of a $10 King Soopers gift card through the St. John's Scrip program. Reload additional funds on that gift card at the King Soopers store for any amount up to $500 and St. John's Parish receives a rebate check from King Soopers for 5% of every amount reloaded to that gift card.


to place a SPECIAL ORDER

You do not have to have an account with Shop with Scrip to place special orders.  If there is a gift card St. John's doesn't regularly carry, we may be able to special order it for you.

  1. View the catalog of retailer gift cards on
  2. Write your special order in the blank spaces on the Scrip form.
  3. Return the Scrip form after weekend Masses or to the Parish/School office during the week.  Include payment.
  4. The card(s) will be special ordered for you.  Delivery may take up to 2 weeks.



Through our national vendor, Great Lakes Scrip, you can place an order on-line where gift cards for over 500 vendors are available.  You must first set up an account at "". To set up an account, contact our scrip coordinator via email to get an enrollment code, then visit and register using the enrollment code provided by the scrip coordinator

After placing your on-line order, print a copy to submit with your payment and your order will be ready for pick-up within 10 days (your order will be available immediately if you request an eCard).

Additionally, scrip is available to buy in the form of an eCard or eGift delivered to your email account through the ScripNow program.

NEW: Sign up for PrestoPay to pay for scrip, eCard, eGift or to reload a gift card using your bank debit card ($.15 fee charged for each order and additional fees may apply, read terms and conditions on the Shop with Scrip website).


How does the school tuition rebate work?

If you have students who attend St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, you can get a rebate on tuition.  Some families who actively utilize the Scrip program find that they earn enough for a free month's tuition payment or more!

Every time a gift card is purchased through the St. Johns scrip program by a school family, a percentage of that fundraising profit is calculated as a tuition credit. For example, a $100 Safeway card with a 5% profit would earn $5 with 50% ($2.50) of this profit accumulating as a credit. This credit is posted to your school family account on a quarterly basis for the school year beginning July 1st through June 30th of the following year. Receive even more tuition credit by getting your family and friends to buy scrip in your name.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't hesitate to ask us any questions not addressed here.

Can my King Soopers reloadable gift card be reloaded at the fuel center?

Yes, just go to the window of the gas kiosk and it can be reloaded with check, cash or credit card before fueling.

How safe are scrip/gift cards?

Gift cards are the same as cash, so your identity is safeguarded with the use of a scrip/gift card.

How can I check the balance of my gift card?

On the back of most gift cards is a toll free number to call to check your balance. You'll need to have the card number available. Some stores allow you to check balances on-line. You would need to register on that store's site and obtain a user ID and password to access your card balance online.

Can gift cards be used to make online purchases?

Yes, most merchants allow you to use a gift card to pay for your online purchases, just by entering the card number. Some of these merchants include, Barnes & Noble, Target, Land's End, Walmart, Staples.

Are some of the gift cards good at more than one store or restaurant?

Many of the scrip/gift cards are through national chains. That means that one gift card is valid at a multiple of different stores/restaurants and can be used anywhere in the country. So you can purchase a gift card and send it as a gift to someone in another state.

Why can't I use a credit card to buy scrip?

St. Johns as the merchant would have to pay a credit card fee on each transaction of up to 3%, practically eliminating any profit made through the scrip fundraising program.

Who do I contact if I have a question about the scrip program?

The St. Johns Scrip Coordinator is Tara Kirkpatrick and she may be contacted by email at