Grocery Card Program

 

What is the Grocery Card Program?

Like Scrip, the grocery card program is a gift card fundraising program. Families purchase grocery gift cards from the band and a percentage of the purchase is used to pay their student’s fair share amount.  Grocery cards (valued at $100) are available from Lowe’s Food and Food Lion stores.

 

How is the Grocery Card Program different from the Scrip Program?

The grocery card program is like the Scrip program except it is only for Lowe’s Food and Food Lion stores, only available as plastic cards (Food Lion offers virtual cards as well), and can only be ordered on the band deadlines. One perk to this program though is that band families have found that they can purchase other gift cards at the grocery stores using the grocery card. Many families figure out their monthly spending for home repairs/lawn care, gas, grocery and dining and purchase that amount in the grocery card program. Then when the family shops each week, they purchase at the grocery store, with their grocery program gift card, gift cards to Shell/BP, Home Depot/Lowes and various restaurants along with their groceries. NOTE: To take advantage of the program this way, you will need to familiarize yourself with the gift cards available at each grocery retailer (Lowes Foods and Food Lion) and confirm with your local store that you can, indeed, use the store gift card to purchase other gift cards).

 

Can I purchase from both the Scrip and Grocery Card Programs?

Yes, families can purchase from both programs. Many families prefer to do this commenting that restaurants generally have a higher rebate on the Scrip website than through the grocery card program. And alternatively, that gas/home improvement rebates are generally lower on Scrip website than through the grocery card program. For these reasons, some families prefer to maximize their rebate potential through the two programs and some opt for the convenience of the Scrip’s Presto Pay and mobile features. Regardless of the choices your family makes, your family only earns by participating in these programs so get started today and reduce the amount you pay out of pocket on your student’s fair share!

 

How do I place a Grocery Card Program order?

Go to GHHS Band website log-in Hover over My Account and choose My Forms Scroll down to find the Grocery Card Order Form.  Once there, complete the online order form and check out.  You will be presented with payment options including credit card (with an extra fee) or you can submit your check payment to the green box in the band hallway by the published due dates. Rebates will be credited to your child’s student band account.

 

What are the order deadlines?

 

 

Where do I get additional information?

For Grocery Card Program questions, contact Heather Suddreth at scrip.grocery@greenhopeband.org or 919-624-8050.