The concept of Scrip is that the band purchases gift card certificates, or Scrip, at a discount from a company that provides gift cards to popular retailers (like Starbucks, Chili's, and Home Depot). Parents order the gift certificates at face value. The gift card is then spent at the retailer, where it's worth the full face value. No extra money has been spent and your Fair Share just made a profit. The difference between the discount and the face value goes directly into your student's Fair Share account. Hundreds of retailers are available. It will be an ongoing opportunity.