Scrip Program

2019-2020 Scrip Schedule
2019-2020 Scrip Schedule
SCRIP earnings table
"Bear Bucks"

Help Your School
& Pay Tuition for
Your Children

Now, with almost every purchase you make, locally and around the country, you can provide tuition assistance to students at Bishop Garrigan Schools. This will happen if you use "Bear bucks" scrip to make your purchases. Scrip is a term that means "substitute money". When you purchase scrip through the Bishop Garrigan Schools, you're purchasing gift certificates in amounts that can be spent just like cash. You can use scrip at participating businesses throughout the area for everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials--at no extra cost to you. The retailers pay a dividend, 75% of which will go toward providing tuition assistance for Bishop Garrigan students.

Patrons can either earmark their purchases for a certain student or designate the money for a general tuition assistance fund. People with children too young to attend school can "bank" the assistance money they generate for up to five years for a specific student-to-be. Shoppers don't have to have a child in the Catholic school system to be part of the Scrip program. All are welcome to take part in this program and help with tuition assistance.

The online service is now our preferred ordering method for all your scrip needs. While we will continue to accept paper order forms as always, we strongly encourage scrip customers to set up an account with

Why should you use

  • It's quicker and easier than the traditional order form--both for you and the school.

  • It reduces the chance of mix-ups and incorrectly filled orders.

  • You can reload existing gift cards immediately rather than waiting for a new card you ordered to arrive.

  • Some merchants allow you to print your own gift certificates immediately, rather than waiting for an order to be processed by the school.

How to do it:

  1. Go online to, and set up a free account.

  • Click on "Create Account" in the "Family Start-Up" box at the left.

  • Fill out the information. Registration is free, and your account is secure.

  • Please contact the scrip coordinator to receive the access code.

The Scrip program at Bishop Garrigan is one of the most successful programs of its type. Through the purchase of gift cards, which can be used for everyday purchases, families receive a credit toward their tuition in the amount of 2% – 20% of the card value. Parents, grandparents, and friends can all purchase gift cards that qualify for tuition rebates. From gas and groceries, to department stores, salons, restaurants, building supply stores, car dealers, and more…there are over 1000 available scrip vendors. Bishop Garrigan is especially fortunate to have a high rate of participation from local merchants.

Tuition rebates can average $500 annually, depending on the family’s participation. Rebates as high as $800 were distributed this year.

More information and a complete list of merchants is available at

The "Bear bucks" scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program that involves no selling and no cost to you. Thanks for your support. We'll look forward to seeing you at our meetings!

Contact Barb Stence or Jill Book with any questions at, or call the BG office at 515-295-3521.


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