Parents will purchase “Scrip” (similar to gift cards or gift certificates) from the Band Boosters for the face value of the card and spend it with retailers where they get credit for the full face value.
The Band Boosters receive a discount from the retailers at the time the purchase of the Scrip Card is made. For example, you buy a $100 Randall’s gift card through the Scrip program, you pay $100 for it, and it is worth $100 when you use it to shop at Randall’s. The Boosters get a 9% discount on the card, and the $9 saved is applied 100% to your child’s band trip account. The discount varies by retailer, so check the Scrip retailer list for that rate. Some retailers also run “specials” from time to time where cards purchased that month will have a higher discount rate than normal.