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5 Hacks for the Football Season

Nothing says “fall” like football, and with the season well underway, you might be just a little bit exhausted! Football parents have to tackle so many chores, from doing laundry that’s never ending, to carting kids to and from practice, and packing snacks. Sitting at the games is really your only time to “relax.”

Emily Anderson
By Emily Anderson
on 9/20/17 11:00 AM

Using ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow

Emily Anderson
by Emily Anderson on 8/15/17 11:30 AM


How great would it be to receive an item you’re purchasing as soon as you click “order”? In this mobile-focused age, having the items you ordered delivered without a long wait is always ideal. Gift card fundraising with ShopWithScrip offers you just that with the convenient products, ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow, so you can always spend with a gift card and earn on-the-go!

Whether you’ve been fundraising with scrip for a while, or you’re still on the fence about starting, ShopWithScrip’s virtual products, ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow, make it easy to earn. They’re convenient, fast, and you don’t have to wait for more gift cards to be delivered, making scrip one of the only fundraisers that really fits with your lifestyle.

What is ScripNow?

Physical gift cards are delivered to your organization in the mail, but a ScripNow eCard is delivered right to your ShopWithScrip account minutes after ordering. Plus, in most cases, you can select an amount for ScripNow more precisely than buying a gift card with set denominations.

To view retailers that offer ScripNow, go to the Shop page on ShopWithScrip and choose ScripNow under the Card Type filter. You can order ScripNow for over 350 retailer brands and receive your card instantly if you checkout with PrestoPay

This convenience comes in handy if you’re ready to checkout at the store and realize that you don’t have a gift card. You can pull up on your phone, order a ScripNow eCard, and then show the cashier right on the phone. You will have raised money and you didn’t even have to wait to pick up a physical gift card from an organization order.  

You can also use ScripNow when you’re online shopping. Just copy and paste the eCard code and PIN if the eCard has one into the gift card field on the checkout page.

Watch this video to learn how to order ScripNow:  

What are Reload and ReloadNow?

If you already have a physical card you purchased from ShopWithScrip, you can reload your card instead of purchasing a new one if it’s reloadable. Reloadable cards are perfect for those days when you’re driving home from work and need to make an unexpected stop at the grocery store. You can see what cards are reloadable on our Shop page. When reloading your card, retailers can either offer Reload or ReloadNow. The only difference between the two is when funds will be added to your gift card. Reload orders process overnight, but ReloadNow orders will process within minutes when you use PrestoPay.

Reload and ReloadNow can save you a ton of waiting time when you use your scrip. You just add funds to your gift card when you need to, and with MyScripWallet, you can do it right from your phone. There is a threshold for how much money you can put on a gift card, so just keep that in mind when you’re ordering so the reload doesn’t fail.

Here is more information on ordering Reload and ReloadNow:

Paying for ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow

It’s been touched on a little bit, but when you purchase a gift card or virtual product from ShopWithScrip, you can pay by PrestoPay or by check. It is recommended to use PrestoPay because you receive the funds much faster, and there’s no hassle of dropping off checks at your organization. Take, for instance, paying for a reload. If you use PrestoPay, the funds will be on your card the next day. But, if you pay by check, you have to wait until your coordinator releases your order, and then the funds will be available the day after that.   

PrestoPay is linked directly to your bank account through the safe and secure ACH payment process. To put your mind at ease, you also create a unique PIN when you enroll in PrestoPay that you use every time you make a purchase with ShopWithScrip and pay with PrestoPay.

Ordering ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow on MyScripWallet

Life is easier when you can order ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow on your phone. With MyScripWallet, you can raise money on-the-go and get into the habit of ordering a ScripNow eCard on all of your last-minute purchases whether it’s a dinner out or an unexpected shopping spree at the mall. All you have to do is visit the mobile site, reload your card or order a ScripNow eCard and you can use your scrip right then and there. 

Having ScripNow, Reload, and ReloadNow available allows you to continue to use your gift cards without having to take time to order and wait for your physical cards to be shipped. With electronic gift cards, and being able to reload your previously purchased cards, you’ve got fundraising at your fingertips®.

Next Steps:

  • Have you used MyScripWallet before? Learn more about our mobile site by watching this video!
  • If you want more information on scrip fundraising, download our starter kit.

Download the Nonprofit Scrip Fundraising Starter Kit

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Emily Anderson
Written by Emily Anderson
Emily is a junior at Grand Valley State University studying Advertisement and Public Relations. As an intern at Great Lakes Scrip, she's enjoying being involved with social media advertising. When she’s not interning, she enjoys being a social media influencer.

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