Buy “Scrip” Cards @ UUFR
How UUFR’s Scrip Fundraising Program Works
Step 1: UUFR members and friends buy “scrip” cards through UUFR at full face value (for example, a $25 or $100 Whole Foods card). Choose from nearly 300 popular retailers, including department stores, dining, and travel. A Scrip Fundraising table will be set up in Founder’s Hall during coffee hour during the first Sunday of each month staffed with a knowledgeable fundraising team member who will be happy to answer your questions and accept your order along with your check or cash for the cost of the cards you order.
Step 2: UUFR buys the cards you’ve ordered at a reduced cost and keeps the difference between the face value of the card and the amount that the Fellowship pays for the card–between 1% and 17% of face value depending on the retailer–and uses the money to support the Fellowship’s programs and activities. For example, UUFR “earns” $5 when it pays $95 for a $100 scrip card purchased by a Fellowship member or friend.
Step 3: UUFR delivers the scrip cards to purchasers. Cards can be picked up on Sunday afternoons after the service the following month of the order. Purchasers are able to use the full face value of the cards in place of cash, checks, or credit cards for groceries, gas, dining, or other goods and services.
Reloadable cards can be re-loaded with funds. You can pay for the reloads with a check or by setting up an online account which debits directly from your checking account. Orders will automatically be reloaded as soon as they’re approved by staff and payment is received.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I order gift cards online?
A.Yes. You can set up an account, browse for the cards you want and order online. The cards will be sent to the church and you can pick them up on the first Sunday of the month.
Q. Can I download an order form?
A. Yes. Use this link to download your scrip order form, then print it, complete it, and drop it off or mail it to UUFR along with your check.
Q. Can we add more grocery stores to the program?
A. So far, the only grocery store in our area that participates in the scrip program is Whole Foods. We’ll let you know if that changes.
Q. How long will it take to receive the cards I’ve bought?
A. We order cards every month (to minimize processing costs), except for the month of November when we will be accepting orders every week in anticipation of the holidays.