What is SCRIP?

Scrip is a nationwide fundraising organization that offers members the ability to purchase gift cards for America’s most popular retailers through Great Lakes Scrip Center® (GLSC) and use them for their everyday purchases. A percentage of each gift card value is credited in the form of a rebate back to the our organization; the band passes most of the savings directly to families through reduced fees. With over 300 participating companies, including the country’s biggest brands in grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels and home improvement, GLSC has something to appeal to every family. If you're going to shop anyway, why not earn some money towards your band fees?

Several YouTube videos are available to provide an overview:  Or, go to and find great information on how to use the program.

Getting Started

Send an e-mail to the Scrip coordinator, Sarah Martin, at with your name and the name of your band student.  Once your involvement in the program can be verified, the Scrip coordinators can then provide you with the enrollment code.  This step is required to protect the band account.

  1. REGISTER: Once you receive the enrollment code, register by visiting and clicking “Join A Program”.  You will be prompted to enter the band enrollment code that was provided via e-mail.  You will specify your student's name to ensure fee reductions are properly credited.

  2. ORDER PLASTIC CARDS: Once you register, check out the participating companies and place an order for plastic cards. You will need to pay for your order with cash or check prior to receiving your cards. Orders for plastic cards are placed about once a month to save on delivery fees. It takes about a 3-5 business days for the cards to be ready for delivery.  The Scrip coordinator will contact you when the cards are ready.  The availability of so many e-cards reduces the need to order plastic cards more often.

  3. PRESTO-PAY: If you would like to have more flexibility to order and receive on demand (in many cases), you will need to enroll in PrestoPay.  This YouTube video might help:  Enrollment in PrestoPay will allow you to buy e-cards called ScripNow!.  It is safe and secure to connect your checking account to your Scrip account: Future Scrip orders of e-cards will then require a 4 digit PIN to pay using PrestoPay.  You may continue to pay for plastic cards with a check or choose PrestoPay.

  4. E-CARDS: Once enrolled in PrestoPay, you can now order ScripNow! e-cards at any time and redeem them using the mobile app or through printing at home.  For online ordering and redemption of an e-card, you can simply copy and paste the e-card number when checking out.

  5. RELOADABLE CARDS: A note about reloadable cards - you must first purchase a reloadable plastic card from shopwithscrip (e.g. Meijer) but can reload any time.  Some vendors require overnight processing and others reload immediately.  Walmart reloads immediately while Mejier requires overnight processing.  Each vendor varies.

  6. PAYOUT: The Scrip coordinator creates reports each month that provides the Student Accounts coordinator with specific fee reduction amounts for each student.


Contact your Scrip Coordinator, Sarah Martin, via e-mail at

Kroger note: When you link your Kroger card to the band (enrollment details below), Kroger Community Rewards directly benefits the general Band fund. The Scrip program does not offer Kroger gift cards.
Amazon Smile note: Amazon Smile also directly benefits the general band fund (enrollment details below). However, you may purchase Amazon Scrip cards to directly credit your student’s account.

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Volunteer at Ruoff Summer Concerts

New and Returning Volunteer Training starts soon! For those of you who signed up, please make sure you know day and time of your training.

I am sure everyone has heard of the concerts coming to Ruoff this summer. I have put together a Signup Genius for the concert list. It will be released shortly. There are currently 31 shows with a potential of 35 to 38 shows throughout the summer into September.

If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact me at

Thanks, Teresa Bromm

Please note the following:
You will need to have a liquor license (Volunteer Employee Permit) through the state of Indiana.  This will be needed prior to working first concert.
Last year, individuals made on average between $20 and $100 a concert.  Depends on sales and tips.
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Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..

all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Enroll at the link below:



Choose your AmazonSmile Charitable Organization

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.

To change your charitable organization:

Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Select a new charitable organization to support.

Hamilton Southeastern Royal Guardians, Inc.

Location: Fishers, IN | Year Founded: 1995

Mission: HSE Royal Guardians help financially support and promote the band programs at Hamilton Southeastern High School.

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to