Matthew’s Money

Great Lakes Scrip (GLSC)

Matthew’s Money and ScripNow is a year-round fundraiser at our school.    This fundraiser is a profit-sharing program with a 50/50 division between school and families.  A family may also use the program to obtain volunteer hours or donate their portion of the profit-sharing back to the program. The program’s office is in the Spirit Shop (hours here) on the school’s campus.  For any questions about this program, please contact the program coordinator, LaDonna Sinsabaugh.

Purchasing Matthew’s Money or using ScripNow is an easy way to help the school. Use Matthew’s Money for everyday purchases like groceries, gas, department store purchases, and restaurants. It is a great way to budget! By using Matthew’s Money for your everyday purchases, the school receives more money, and you increase your chances to reduce your tuition.

Using this program is easy, budget-friendly, and a win-win for both the school and our families.  Utilizing the program’s online resource, ScripNow, increases family rebates substantially. Signing up for an account allows families to reload their gift cards purchased through the program, print some retailers gift certificate codes from home (such as Amazon & iTunes) then plug them right into their accounts.

Download the order form here: MATTHEW’ S MONEY ORDER FORM 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “I don’t always know where I’m going to be shopping.”

A: “You’re going to need groceries, and you’re going to need gas. Do you like to go to Starbucks® for your coffee? Do you grab lunch at SUBWAY® restaurants or Panera Bread®? Those are all good places to start earning.”

Q: “I’ll have to give you this week’s grocery money for next week. What about my budget?”

A: “Why don’t we start small? Try ordering half of what you need until you get the hang of the program. Order a reloadable card or ScripNow to cut your wait time even more.”

Q:“I like earning rewards with my credit card. Why can’t I use it to pay for scrip?”

A: “Since credit cards charge processing fees, it costs our organization quite a bit to accept credit card payments. Those free airline miles come at a big cost! In the end, you can earn more by using scrip fundraising. Credit card rewards usually average out to about .5% or 1%, but scrip averages 5.5% in rebates!”

Q: “Why bother for a 2% rebate? It’s not worth the hassle.”

A: “It might not seem like much, but the rebates really add up fast. By regularly using scrip for weekly purchases, a single family can easily earn $600-$1000 or more in just one year!”
Q: “I don’t like to order online.”

A: “Ordering online is actually just as easy as using the paper order form, plus you can order from home whenever you like! You don’t have to worry, because your transactions are completely secure. I can even walk you through the simple steps on the website to help you get familiar with the process, or set up your account for you and give you the login information.”

Q: “I don’t like the idea of paying online.”

A: “Paying for your order online is completely safe as PrestoPay uses the same Automated Clearing House (ACH) process used for millions of transactions, including payroll direct deposit and Social Security. The information required to register for PrestoPay is the same information plainly visible on the bottom of every check; so by using PrestoPay, your banking information that would have been exposed to other people on a regular check is electronic and kept private. Additionally, all of your online transactions are regulated, and GLSC has the latest computer network security protocols to keep you and your money safe.