What is scrip?
“Scrip” is a synonym for “gift card.” It’s just like what you find at retailers and at various supermarkets (the stand with all those plastic gift card options on it).

How is buying scrip beneficial to Or Chadash?
When you buy scrip, you get the full amount of what you bought. For example, you pay $100 for a $100 gift card. Or Chadash benefits by receiving a percentage of what you spent from the Great Lakes Scrip Center.

What percentage does Or Chadash get?
The percentage that Or Chadash receives depends on the retailer; they are all different. For example, ShopRite gives 4%, while L.L. Bean gives 16%.

Do I have to sign up to place orders?
You have 2 options. You can sign up online anytime. It is open enrollment year-round. Or you can place orders using our paper forms available in the Or Chadash office.

How do I sign up online?
Signing up is easy:

  1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com
  2. Click on the grey “Register” box up top, and then click on “Join a Scrip Program.”
  3. Designate Or Chadash as beneficiary by giving our specific Enrollment Code. Get the code from Christine Berg. You only have to do this once.
  4. Create your account. Remember your user name and password. (The scrip coordinator does not have access to your private information.)

How do I place an order online?
Login at www.shopwithscrip.com. Click on the “Shop” tab up top to find lists of participating retailers. Click on the retailer. Click on the scrip product by amount. Enter quantity. Add to cart, and click checkout.

How do I place an order with a paper form?
Pick up a paper form in the Or Chadash office. Indicate your selections from the retailers listed on the form, or write in a retailer. (Check shopwithscrip website to make sure it is a participating retailer.) Enclose a check made payable to “Or Chadash” with “scrip” in the memo. Put your order form and check in Christine Berg’s mailbox in the Or Chadash office so that she has it before the 15th of the month.

How do I pay for an online order?
You have 3 options.:

  1. The easiest way to pay for scrip is to link your checking account. This way, you can make a purchase and have the amount debited from your account the same as if you were writing a check. To link your account, you sign up for Presto Pay.
  2. You can pay by credit card. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. There is a 2.6% fee added to your total.
  3. You can pay by check. Submit a check to Or Chadash, made out to “Or Chadash.”

What is Presto Pay?
Presto Pay is a convenient way to pay for scrip online. Great Lakes Scrip Center will debit your account on the day you make your order for the face value of the order, plus a 15 cent transaction fee. If you enroll in Presto Pay, you can also purchase “ScripNow.”

How do I sign up for Presto Pay?
You can enroll at www.shopwithscrip.com. You’ll need your bank account number and routing number, along with the account holder information. In 1-2 days, you’ll see two small deposits in the account for verification. Log back in to ShopWithScrip and enter those two small amounts and create your PIN, then your PrestoPay account will be activated.

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. You can pay using a Visa or Mastercard.

What if I don’t want to pay electronically?
You always have the option of paying by check. You would place an order online, and select to pay your organization by check. Make a check payable to “Or Chadash.” Submit it to the office before the scrip order deadline.

When can I order scrip?
You can place an order at shopwithscrip.com at any time. You can place an order with our paper forms any time.

What does the deadline mean?
When you see an email indicating a deadline by which to order, that is the date that the coordinator will submit the group orders to the Great Lakes Scrip Center. Currently, the order deadline is always the 15th of the month.

When do I get my scrip cards?
You will receive your scrip cards approximately 2- 3 days after the deadline date. You will receive an email that the order is in with times and options for getting it from Christine Berg.

Can the Scrip Center mail me my scrip?
No. At this time, Great Lakes Scrip Center mails the scrip cards to the coordinator for the coordinator to distribute.

Does scrip expire?
Scrip never expires. You can carry a balance on a scrip card, just like a gift card.

What is ScripNow?
ScripNow is instant scrip that you can order and print within minutes. Not every retailer offers ScripNow, but there is a long list of participating retailers on the scrip website. You place your order. You must pay with Presto Pay. Within minutes, you receive an email that your printable certificate is available in your Scrip Wallet in your account.

What is “reload”?
You can buy reloadable scrip cards. You can find the list of reload retailers, and choose this option when you order. You must buy a scrip card from this scrip program; then you can register it and name it to be able to reload funds onto it. The funds are reloaded overnight when you pay with Presto Pay or by credit card. The funds are reloaded after the order deadline when you pay by check.

What does Or Chadash stand to earn?
If members can purchase scrip regularly, Or Chadash stands to earn thousands of dollars every year. Consider: $400 of ShopRite scrip earns Or Chadash $16. If 50 families purchase $400 of ShopRite scrip each month for a year, Or Chadash will make: $9,600. We don’t spend any more than we might otherwise, while Or Chadash earns significant sums from our combined fundraising efforts.

Who do I contact with questions?
Contact Christine Berg at cberg3@comcast.net or 908-238-9967.