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Shopping Cart FAQs
Q: What is the Shopping Cart?
A: The Stanley Shopping Cart is a program that allows you to buy gift cards through the PTO to use for everyday spending.
Q: How does it work?
A: The PTO buys gift cards at a discount and then sells them to families at face value and keeps the difference. For example, we earn 4% on Dunkin Donuts cards. So the PTO buys a $10 card for only $9.60. When you buy the $10 at face value, then the PTO gets to keep that extra $0.40. It may not seem like a lot, but every bit counts and it adds up quickly!
The true power in the Shopping Cart is realized as more families start to use scrip to do their daily shopping.
Q: How much can the school earn?
A: There is no limit to the amount we can earn through the Shopping Cart. The more families we have participating on a regular basis, the more we earn! This simple example shows how $200 per month of your household budget could generate a large portion of our annual budget.
Q: What retailers participate?
Literally hundreds of retailers nation-wide are part of our Shopping Cart. Most of the local ones are listed on our customized order form and you can find a full list at Great Lakes Scrip. If you would like a Cart Card from a retailer that is not on the form, simply write it in.
Q: What is "double-dipping"?
A: You can "double-dip" by using your Shopping Cart dollars with retailers who contribute to non-profits in other ways. Here are just a few examples:
Q: How do I place an order?
A: There are two ways to place an order in the Shopping Cart. You may fill out an order form and send it in with your child along with full payment in the form of cash, check or money order (made out to the Stanley PTO).
You may also place your order online using shopwithscrip.com. This easy ordering system keeps track of what you have ordered in the past, and greatly helps the scrip coordinators by automating the order process. You may choose to pay for your online order by sending payment in with your child (along with a copy of your order), or by using the convenient PrestoPay service. If you use PrestoPay, your checking account will be debited that day, but your order will not be placed until the Cart Coordinator places the order.
Q: When will my order come?
A: Orders usually arrive at the school three business days after the order is placed with Great Lakes Scrip. For example, if an order is placed on Monday morning, it will arrive at school on Thursday and you will have your order that day or Friday. You may choose to have the order sent home with your child, or make arrangements to pick it up in person. Once the program is up and running, it is likely we will have regular, scheduled pick-up times.
Q: What is the Stanley School account number when I am setting up my shopwithscrip.com account?
A: Our account is 4EF21DD117L75.
Q: Can I take a tax deduction?
A: YES! The IRS has recently ruled that the earnings on scrip that is kept by a 501(c)3 non-profit organization can be claimed as a tax deduction under charitable contributions. To read the ruling, click here.