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Fundraising and Scrip

To help pay for directors, costumes, music, scholarships, tuition reduction, staging materials, lighting and sound equipment, etc. Sound Company members and their families engage in fundraising efforts. Below find information about current fundraising efforts.

Shop at smile.amazon.com, and a portion of your purchase will go directly to Sound Company. It doesn't cost you anything! You can even use ScripNow! for Amazon to pay for your purchase and earn tuition credit as well.

Scrip has now gone mobile for ScripNow and Reload orders!
Go to myscripwallet.com on your mobile device, then add the app to your home screen. This app makes it easy to purchase Scrip now in the store once you know your approximate total.

Finally, a fundraiser that you will like!!

  • What would you say if I told you that you could not only help raise money for Sound Company, but you could also earn credit toward your child’s Sound Company tuition? Starting to get interested?
  • What if I told you that you could accomplish this without peddling food or other merchandise?
  • Or if I told you that you wouldn’t have to spend any extra money?
  • That you can raise these funds simply by spending the money you usually do on household items, dining out, travel, or filling your car with gas?

Are you interested now?

Sound Company is pleased to continue the “Scrip,” the fundraising program that works while you shop.

Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, Scrip are gift cards from national, local, and online retailers. They are the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in the Scrip program including JCPenney, The Gap, Belk, Target, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty, PetSmart, Panera, Maurice's, CVS, Walgreens, Subway, Amazon, iTunes, Academy, Shell, BP, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Kroger, Food City, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Cinemark, and many, many others. You can also get Visa, American Express, and Discover prepaid gift cards that can be used anywhere and to pay bills online. There are over 700 participating stores and online retailers.

How does Scrip work?

You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. It’s simple -- Scrip
participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to the Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount. Member
families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, which they redeem for full face value, and Sound Company earns the difference as revenue. Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:

  • The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business.
  • You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling.
  • Our choir gets a regular source of revenue (Sound Company will keep 25% of the money earned to pay for shipping of the cards, needed updates in music, equipment, costumes, scholarship, etc.)
  • Participating families earn tuition credit with the other 75% of the rebate earned. (If the full cost of tuition is covered through your Scrip earnings, families can choose to apply it toward the next year's tuition, or donate it to Sound Company. No checks or cash will be issued as refunds/rebates to participants.) You can order for yourself and for other friends and families. Your friends and families can also buy for themselves and the rebate will apply to your account.

The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for Sound Company and credit toward tuition without spending additional money. Just spend your regular shopping dollars to purchase gift cards through Scrip, then use them at participating vendors and online retailers! Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, travel, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

How to place an order?

I bet you are screaming, “How do I start? Sign me up now!” That process is relatively easy too.

Setting up an Online Scrip Family Account


Setting up a Scrip family account at www.shopwithscrip.com is easy.

Note: Once you have your family account set up, you can also set up PrestoPay to utilize the instant gratification of ScripNow! ScripNow! is Scrip that you can print out at home and take with you or pull up on your smart phone at the store. You can also use PrestoPay to take advantage of Reload, which simply puts more money on a card you already have in your wallet.

Please note that credit/debit cards cannot be used to purchase Scrip gift cards.

To cut down on costs, Scrip cards are only sent to the organization (except for ScripNow!). The organization distributes them. Our plan is to distribute Scrip card orders on Mondays during rehearsals (5:00-5:30). There is a time delay to allow for fund transfer verification and shipping, so only orders submitted prior to Monday at 8pm will be available the following Monday for distribution.

  1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on the blue ‘Register’ button, then click "Join a Scrip Program." 
  2. Enter Sound Company's unique enrollment code: 9BCD2A7434L83. Click Register. (This code allows the ShopwithScrip system to link your account activity with Sound Company.)
  3. Follow directions to fill in the required fields on the form and accept the terms and conditions of the site.You will also put in your child's name to ensure the credit is applied to the proper tuition.
  4. For even easier access to ordering and to take advantage of ScripNow! and Reload, activate PrestoPay. (Click on Learn, then Family Ordering and Pay Online with PrestoPay (video) to get started.)
  5.  Now you are ready to start shopping and submit an order. You can put your order together for physical cards online without activating PrestoPay and give Traci Roth the check to pay for the cards during rehearsals. The cards will then be ordered and given to you at the next rehearsal.

What about friends and family that are not local or are not Sound Company families who want to utilize Scrip to support Sound Company?

  • Family and friends that do not live in the Oak Ridge area can also take advantage of this program. They can create an online account using the enrollment code (9BCD2A7434L83) and print any ScripNow! purchased using PrestoPay. If they want other cards, they can submit an online order. Sound Company will distribute the card to the local Sound Company member, who can then send them to their long distance supporter.
  • Know someone locally that would like to support Sound Company this way, but does not have a child in Sound Company? They can utilize Scrip the same was as long distance supporters, or stop by Grove Theater/High Places Church during rehearsals to place and/or pick up orders.

Please note that families that have bounced checks and declined PrestoPay™transactions will be charged a $30 bank fee in addition to the amount of the purchase.

Simply put, you just need to:
  • Think about where you regularly shop, where you will be making other purchases in the near future, or gift cards you would like to buy as gifts.
  • Order the vendor gift cards through Sound Company during Monday rehearsals (by 5:30), or online using PrestoPay (by 8pm Monday).
  • Pick up your gift cards at rehearsal (Mondays 5:00-5:30 pm).
A little forethought saves you money and helps out Sound Company.

You can also check out Shopwithscrip on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip.