ShopWithScrip Blog

ShopWithScrip Blog

7 Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings

Posted by Cara Murphy on 8/25/16 2:00 PM

When your kids hit the snooze button one too many times, and their usual morning routine becomes a mad dash to make it out the door, a healthy breakfast is often the first thing sacrificed. Consistently eating a balanced morning meal has been proven to set kids up for academic and behavioral success. Skipping breakfast to save time isn’t worth missing out on its benefits.

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Topics: Parenting, Recipes

Raise Money While Shopping for Back to School

Posted by Cara Murphy on 8/18/16 2:00 PM

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again! While your kids may be dreading the end of summer, they might perk up at the prospect of picking out shiny new school supplies and gear for the coming school year. You might be dreading your kids going back to school too, for another very good and expensive reason: you’re footing the back-to-school shopping bill.

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Topics: Fundraising, Tips

Reduce Pay-to-Play Expenses for Your Family

Posted by Cara Murphy on 8/11/16 2:30 PM

If you’re preparing to write yet another check to your kid’s school before this coming fall sports season, you’re far from alone. A majority of public schools in the U.S. charge fees for students to participate in school sports. 60%, to be exact, implement this pay-to-play system according to research performed by University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s hospital.

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Topics: Sports Fundraising, Budgeting, Tips

The Olympics of Fundraising

Posted by Louise Fletke on 8/5/16 9:00 AM

The opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games is today. Whether you’re a devoted fan who has the schedule of events printed out and ready to watch or if you’re one to casually check in during the 31st modern day summer Olympics, everyone can appreciate the spectacle the Olympics provide.

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Topics: Fundraising, Humor

Back-to-School Open House Ideas for PTO

Posted by Louise Fletke on 8/2/16 2:00 PM

Although it feels like the summer just began, the start of school is in sight. August is here, and between the back-to-school shopping and the last-ditch efforts to have a summer getaway, you have another event on your plate: the back-to-school open house.

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Topics: PTO Fundraising, PTO

7 Car Games for Family Road Trips

Posted by Cara Murphy on 7/28/16 3:00 PM

It's likely that your family will be spending some travel time in close quarters before this summer road trip season comes to a close. Maybe you have an exciting family vacation planned for the end of summer, or you’re looking to pack up the car for a spontaneous weekend getaway.

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Topics: Parenting, Summer

Coping with the Summer Slump at Church

Posted by Louise Fletke on 7/26/16 3:00 PM
The summer slump. There’s no doubt your church has experienced this or is in the midst of one right now. As August approaches, the less-crowded pews have become the norm as families are traveling and vacationing almost every weekend.
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Topics: Church Fundraising, Summer

GLSC Update: We're on Pinterest!

Posted by Louise Fletke on 7/21/16 4:00 PM

Are you on Pinterest? If you're not, you might want to give it a try. "The world's catalog of ideas" launched in 2010 and currently houses 100 million users. With over 50 billion pins, Pinterest is the place to go to find DIY projects, life hacks, recipes, or really anything you could ever need!

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Topics: Social Media, Tips, GLSC

11 Ways to Protect Against Credit Card Fraud

Posted by Cara Murphy on 7/19/16 3:30 PM

Unsettling reports of credit card breaches continue to appear in the media, and they show no signs of stopping. Just a few weeks ago, more news broke about an attack on the popular fast food chain, Wendy’s.

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Topics: Budgeting, Tips, Fraud

Firecracker Hot Dog with Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Posted by Louise Fletke on 7/14/16 2:00 PM

Whether you're cooking for your family, or entertaining friends, firing up the grill for an outdoor dinner is always a special treat. From grilled chicken and kebabs to hamburgers and hotdogs, it's hard to beat classic summertime meals.

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Topics: Recipes, Summer