SCRIP with Colorado ACTS: All You Need to Know to Get Started!

Scrip is simply a term that means “substitute money.”  Scrip fundraising is a no-selling program that allows families to raise money for their non-pro­fit organization (NPO) by using gift cards, or scrip, to pay for everyday purchases.  It’s really that simple! When families use scrip gift cards instead of cash, checks or credit cards at their favorite retailers, they are fundraising while they shop.  Great Lakes Scrip Center has a huge variety of retailers, including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and so much more, so it’s easy to make scrip a part of any shopping routine.  Just by regularly using scrip for weekly purchases, a single family can easily generate $500 or more annually.


What is ShopWithScrip?

ShopWithScrip® makes ordering scrip cards a breeze for families.  By ord­ering online you can see a complete list of retailers carried by GLSC.  And, by ordering online you do not have to drop off the order at the theater. You can also sign up for PrestoPay and you won’t have to drop the payment off either.  It enables your coordinator to easily collect payments, submit and distribute orders.  Basically, ShopWithScrip makes ordering and management easy for both families and coordinators.  It’s a one-stop shop for all things scrip!  Why Should I use ShopWithScrip?  ShopWithScrip is so convenient to use!  It’s more accurate than traditional order forms, because discounts, products, and denominations are updated immediately by GLSC as changes occur.  You can view images of each product, and information about where and how gift cards can be used.  With participating retailers, you can Reload funds onto gift cards you already own, and print your own ScripNow!™ eGiftCards in minutes when you pay for your order  online with PrestoPay™.  You won’t have to wait for a physical card to ship – it is perfect for last-minute purchases!  Plus, you can place your orders literally any time of day or night, 365 days a year, from any internet-connected computer or device!

Pay for your scrip gift cards online with PrestoPay™, the convenient payment system available on  When you use PrestoPay, your order payment is transferred securely via electronic debit.  You won’t have to drop off­ any more checks!  PrestoPay is not a credit card system, because credit cards charge fees that are costly for our scrip program.  Instead, PrestoPay uses the same electronic payment transfer used by direct deposit systems.  It’s easy to use, and easy to get started!  Simply log into your ShopWithScrip® account, click on the PrestoPay link in the left navigation column, and enter your checking account information.  Complete the steps to verify your information and you will receive a secure approval code to share with your scrip coordinator.  That’s it!  You will then be able to choose

How Do I Get Started?

The first step is to create your free account is to visit and clicking on the green ‘Sign Up’ box.  Fill in the form and follow the simple registration instructions.  This includes entering your non-profit organization’s enrollment code, which you can get from your coordinator.  That’s all it takes to begin taking advantage of the easiest and most convenient fundraising program you’ll ever use.  Start using today.

the PrestoPay option when you check out on, and have your payment securely transferred from your checking account right to our organization.  A small $0.15 convenience fee will apply to each order. For more information about this online scrip payment system, view the instructional videos found on the same PrestoPay page on your ShopWithScrip account. ShopWithScrip and PrestoPay – the easiest way to order and pay

If you would like to begin using the SCRIP program to help pay for your Colorado ACTS classes, please send an email to The Office Manager will put you in touch with our SCRIP Coordinator, Patty Stricker.