Scrip is a way to earn tuition credit by purchasing gift certificates. For example, say you need to buy a new refrigerator and decide on the $500 model at Lowe’s. Rather than heading to Lowe’s to make your purchase, you first buy a $500 Lowe’s gift card at MCA, and then use it to make your purchase at Lowe’s. Each retailer determines the percentage they are willing to donate back to MCA families and to our facility. A $500 gift card at Lowe’s, at a low 4% return, will earn you $10 in tuition credit and MCA $10! Many cards are well over a 4% return!
Do you purchase gas for your vehicle? If a family spends $200 a month on gas purchases using a Speedway scrip card with a 4% discount, that is $4 back to MCA and $4 back to the family. The money that you earn will be applied to your tuition twice a year (December and May).
That alone doesn’t sound like much, but the average MCA family saves a minimum of $100 for each posting of credits!! In today’s economy, be wise and get the most out of every dollar spent on the necessities of our daily lives.
Each retailer determines how much of a discount to offer — from 2% to 15% or more. The idea is to make a little extra revenue for MCA through purchases you would make anyway, such as food, clothes, gifts, and even fuel. You can purchase gift cards in the MCA foyer, or online for an even bigger selection of retailers. Click Here For A List Of Retailers.
It’s so easy to purchase birthday and Christmas gift cards through MCA! Place your order online, and your gift cards will be delivered back to MCA, sometimes as fast as within two days!
Making a holiday meal or hosting a special event? Purchase gift cards through SCRIP and earn tuition credit in addition to throwing a great party!