Q: Why Scrip?
A: The Scrip program has been developed as a Temple fundraiser. We have participated in raffles, concerts, art auctions, car washes, etc. in the past and none of these were as effective in raising funds as this program.
Q: What is the benefit to the Temple?
A: The Temple is credited with a percentage of the face value of each certificate purchased (from 2.5 to 18%). See our merchant list.
Q: What is the benefit to me?
A: You receive full face value in benefits without any additional cost to your purchase. Your support of the program will help defray future Temple expenses.
Q: Can I order Scrip online?
A: Yes, go to shopwithscrip.com and use the Temple's enrollment code to direct your order to Temple B'nai Israel. (Please contact the office for the enrollment code.) You can reload funds onto a card you already have or print your own eGiftCards when you order with PrestoPay.
Q: Can I use cash or checks to buy Scrip?
A: Yes, we prefer cash or check because it maximizes the return to the Temple.
Q: Can I use my credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) to purchase Scrip?
A: Yes, for most retailers. Credit card usage is limited to merchants rewarding our Temple more than 3% and only if the credit card is brought into the Temple to put through the charge (no phone charges are accepted).
Q: Can I pick up and order Scrip at the Temple?
A: Yes, on all days except for Shabbat. Please call ahead during the week to make sure Tamara is in the office or purchase anytime Sunday morning.
Q: Can I order Scrip over the phone?
A: Yes, but the payment needs to be dropped off to the office before the order is put through and we ask that you charge in person, at the Temple office (service fees are less).
Q: Can I have Scrip sent to my home?
A: Yes, but at your own risk.
Q: Is there a minimum purchase?
A: No, but the certificates come in different face values depending on the retailer.
Q: How often can I buy my Scrip?
A: Grocery stores (Jewel/Osco, Woodman’s, Dominick's, and Prisco Foods) anytime. All other certificates are ordered monthly. Special orders are possible.
Q: How long from the day I order can I receive the certificates?
A: Some certificates are available all the time (see answer above). All others orders are placed by the 2nd Monday of the month and ready for pickup within 4 days.
Q: If I lose my certificates, who is responsible?
A: You are.
Q: Can I purchase Scrip for joyous events?
A: Absolutely for bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, gifts, kids going off to college, etc.