Shop For Ryan: Gift Cards

Shop for Ryan – It’s as Easy as One, Two, Three!

What is Shop for Ryan? Shop for Ryan sells gift cards, sometimes called scrip, as an ongoing fundraiser. Scrip is a term that means “substitute money.” When you purchase Scrip, you are purchasing gift cards, at face value, that are used just like cash at participating local and national retailers (online or in person).

The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the program. Scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

How do these stores help us raise money?

It’s simple - scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our school at a discount. Families buy the gift cards for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our school keeps the difference as revenue. For example, you buy a $100.00 Home Depot card through Scrip. You pay $100.00 and there is $100.00 on that gift card, but when Ryan purchased it we received a 5% discount, thus purchasing the card for $95.00 equaling a $5.00 donation to our school. Each participating retailer determines their rebate percentage.

Option 1 - Instant Gratification

Create a family account at and enter Ryan Elementary’s enrollment code E595AE9L338L8. Check out their ScripNow option for electronic/printable/email-able cards. Set up a PrestoPay account to pay directly from your bank account like online bill pay.

Option 2 - Seasonal Order Forms

Simply fill out an order form and turn it in to the office. Order forms are for physical gift cards to lots of participating retailers (look at to see all of the options). We will send order forms home in Thursday folders during the most in demand months - November, December, and May. You can also pay with your credit card via PayPal and still get your credit card points. Just calculate the amount you owe and type it in below via PayPal instead of a check, then turn in your order form like usual. If you would like to help defray the 3% charge we will receive for using PayPal(completely optional), you can add it to your final amount. For example, 3% of a $50 gift card would be $1.50 and 3% of a $100 order would be $3. Thanks so much!

Option 3 - Reload

Once you have your physical gift cards, you can create a family account (see Instant Gratification above) to reload most of them online as frequently as you go to Starbucks, the movies, or restaurants. Ryan benefits from every reload, too.

Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:

• The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business;

• You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling; and

• Our school gets a regular source of revenue.

Questions? Need more cards?

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More Info and Helpful Videos:

What is Scrip?




My Scrip Wallet