There are three scrip programs that the El Dorado Union High School District participates in. They are:
- eScrip: Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Program & The On-Line Mall
- Food4Less/Nugget Markets Scrip Program
- Benefits Mobile
You can participate in one of these programs or all if you choose. Remember to ask family and friends to sign up too. The more people you have participating in these programs the higher your family’s earning potential becomes for scrip credits.
Please Note: Many of these merchants also support some of our school’s parent booster programs. These programs are not a part of the District Scrip Program. When you sign up under one of these “booster” programs your student’s account will not be credited. The purpose of these programs is to raise money for their specific sport, club or program. For Example: Sober Grad Night, Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters, etc
eScrip: Save Mart/Lucky's/Benefits Mobile/On-line Mall
eScrip is a scrip company that manages the scrip programs for numerous merchants including hundreds of on-line merchants too. For a complete list of participating eScrip merchants visit the eScrip web site at www.escrip.com. Beginning August 1, 2015 Safeway will no longer participate in the eScrip program but has now joined the Benefits Mobile Program.
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE eSCRIP Program: Beginning April 1, 2016 The Save Mart family of markets has joined the eScrip family.
Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S Program: New to the eScrip family is Save Mart and their family of markets. Save Mart will offer their Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S scrip program via the eScrip program. If you do not have an eScrip account go to www.escrip.com and set up a new account. Once you have your account set up, click on Merchants, and scroll down to Save Mart. On the right side of column you will find add phone number or cards. You can choose to add your phone number here or your Save Mart Save Smart card number if you are a member of their rewards program. Whichever you add here you will want to use at the cash register when you purchase your items.
eScrip On-Line Mall: The eScrip website also offers a program called the eScrip On-line Mall. This program allows you to earn scrip credits for internet purchases made with participating merchants. Use the eScrip On-line link anytime you are planning an internet purchase and you can add to your scrip earnings. Internet Merchants like Amazon, Eastbay, QVC, Old Navy, Pac Sun, JCPenney, Kohls, AppleiStore, Travelocity, Expedia, plus hundreds more.
Benefits Mobile: Also new to the eScrip family is Benefits Mobile. Learn more about using your smart phone to earn scrip credits by logging in to the eScrip website and clicking on the “A new way to Fundraise” icon. This new smart phone app allows you to buy and redeem electronic gift cards instantly which will earn you scrip credits for your student’s scrip account. Merchants like Amazon, Whole Foods, WalMart, Kmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Red Robin, Safeway, Starbucks, Regal Cinemas, plus many more all participate. How does it work? Cashier will ring up your items, while waiting for a total, log in to your Benefits Mobile App, once cashier gives you a transaction total you purchase and electronic gift card for the amount you need, show the cashier the gift card code. The cashier will enter the code into the POS and you have just instantly redeemed your electronic gift card to pay for your purchases. You can also use the program to pay for online purchases if you would like. It is very easy to earn. You can link to a credit card or a checking account. Linking to a checking account in most cases doubles your earnings. (No credit card charges to be paid by the merchant) Note of a caution there are a few merchants in the area that do not have the electronic capabilities to accept the bar code via your smart phone. In this case you would be required to print out a copy of the electronic gift card prior to using it. Safeway and Home Depot in our area fall into this category.
Scrip credits earned through eScrip are posted on a quarterly basis according to the information on your Scrip Program Account Set-up Form. The eScrip On-Line mall program donates to the district based on different percentages offered by each of the participating vendors. To view your earnings potential you can visit the eScrip website. eScrip charges a monthly 15% administration fee which is deducted from each individual account. [Example: $15.78 (scrip credits earned) minus $2.37 (15% administration fee) = $13.41 (scrip credits posted to the account].
Fork Lift/Food4Less / Nugget Markets Scrip Card
Nugget Market the parent company of Fork Lift markets offers a scrip program that requires the use of a scrip card. Scrip Cards are available at the District Office for those who shop at Fork Lift and Nugget Markets. Cards can be scanned at both markets. Fork Lift and Nugget Markets use an increasing payment scale of 1-4% of total qualifying purchases. The more you spend the higher the percentage you can earn. When you receive your scrip card you will need to activate the card at www.f4lscrip.com. Choose the school your student attends as the beneficiary. Do not choose a Parent Booster Program if you want your student’s scrip account to be credited with your earnings. Fork Lift /Nugget Market will provide the district with a monthly contribution report every quarter based on your family’s monthly qualifying purchases. Nugget Markets pays every quarter. Multiple cards can be registered under one family member so that cumulative monthly purchases will earn a greater percentage! ( Food4Less cards can be used at Fork Lift and Nugget Market.)
Please Note: If you have been earning scrip through eScrip or Nugget Markets for an elementary school or other organization, you will need to edit your scrip accounts so that the scrip you are earning is going to the high school of your choice.
eScrip Website is www.eScrip.com
Nugget Markets Website is www.nuggetmarket.com/community