February certainly flew by! If you are interested in participating in Scrip this month, use the convenience of Presto Pay or please have your check in the Blue Band box by March 19th!
If entertaining for Easter, gift cards to local grocery stores will help earn band dollars while purchasing groceries…. Shopping for Easter outfits? Gift cards to retail stores will come in handy as well.
Spring is here and the trips to Home Depot will begin again – stock up now to ensure you are ready…
And Spring Break is coming- Save big bucks on hotel fares, food, gas and many more things to help with your travel plans!
Have you checked out the Scrip program out yet? It has something for everyone….gift cards for clothes, sporting goods, pharmacies, gas cards, movies, restaurants, flowers, groceries, fast food, etc. If you are spending the money anyway….why not help yourself out at the same time. Different vendors offer different percentages. If you have never checked out Scrip.com before, go on line and check it out? You will be amazed at how fast the credits add up!
We have more band parents using PrestoPay – this is a program where you order Scrip cards and once you sign up for PrestoPay, the money is taken directly out of your checking account – removes the worries of your child remembering to get the check in the band box. Presto Pay also allows you to shop throughout the month – some vendors require you to print off the paper document and others allow you to download to your smart phone. All purchases throughout the month will be captured in the reporting process and credited back to your child’s band account. Half of the credit goes into your child’s account and the other half goes toward the band.
Winter Guard Families - SCRIP is a great fundraiser to help you pay participation fees, banquet tickets or anything else band & guard related. You can even carry over credits for next year's participation fee. You order online and usually place your check in the in the blue band box at the high school...since winter guard does not practice at NHS we suggest using Presto Pay so you do not have to drop off checks. You an also contact Kris to mail a check or meet her. Please contact Kris with any questions!
Word of caution using Presto Pay –
Double check your order prior to processing as it is not easy to reverse a payment. When ordering Big Y or Caraluzzi gift cards there is a minimum of $500 for Big Y and $1,000 for Caraluzzi. Please place your order separately for these vendors and include a separate check. This way if the minimum is not met, we can easily return the check to you.
Visit our SCRIP page.
The Newtown High School Band Parents Corp maintains this blog. Contact us for more information.