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Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers. If you do not find the answers you are looking for please call or e-mail the Rebate Coordinator, Lisa LaBue at (814) 375-4805 e-mail:  lal27@psu.edu

  1. Is this a Fund Raiser?

  2. How much will it cost me to participate in this program?

  3. Why is this also referred to as SCRIP?

  4. What merchants are participating in this program?

  5. Will there be more local companies’ participating in the program?

  6. How does the money go toward my families’ tuition?

  7. What if someone does not have a student attending Penn State, can they buy certificates and have the rebates go toward my families’ account?

  8. Who do we call and where do we buy the scrip’s that we want?

  9. What happens when Thursday is a holiday or if school is not scheduled?

  10. Does this program run all year or end in the summer?

  11. Will the rebates earned in this program affect my financial aid?

  12. Can I use this rebate toward “Dual Enrollment” classes?

  13. Does this program really work?

  14. Is it really FREE MONEY?

  15. Can I buy certificates without placing an order?

  16. What is the DuBois Educational Foundation?

  17. How do I receive information about the program?

  18. Who do I call with questions?

 

  1. Q: Is this a Fund Raiser?

    1. No! This is a program designed to help reduce your. This is not a fund raiser and you will not be asked to sell anything.


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  2. Q: How much will it cost me to participate in this program?

    1. Nothing! You don’t have to buy anything extra, you don’t pay a penny more, and you can make your purchases whenever YOU choose. The reason for its effectiveness is simple: families receive the rebate by making purchases that they would make anyway, for groceries, clothing, gas, etc.


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  3. Q: Why is this also referred to as SCRIP?

    1. Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When we purchase scrip, we are purchasing negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash.


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  4. Q: What merchants are participating in this program?

    1. A list of merchants both locally owned and national companies are available for your review. You will see the company name, the certificate amount and the percentage that will be the “rebate” that you will receive.


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  5. Q: Will there be more local companies’ participating in the program?

    1. We hope so! If you own a company or know someone that does and would like to participate, please ask for a business packet. The business packet will contain necessary forms and information. It is a win/win situation for the retailers and your family. The retailers receive their money up front and your family receives a rebate on the tuition cost.


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  6. Q: How does the money go toward my families’ tuition?

    1. When you purchase your scrip (or gift certificates), the percentage goes directly into your families account. For, you purchase $100.00 worth of grocery scrip (you pay the face value of the scrip), your account is credited with between $3.00 and $5.00 depending on the percentage offered. An administrative fee of 10% will be retained (shipping, supplies, etc) on all orders from the total rebate earned on your account.


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  7. Q: What if someone does not have a student attending Penn State, can they buy certificates and have the rebates go toward my families’ account?

    1. Yes, they may purchase certificates and designate the money to anyone’s account. This is a great opportunity for grandparents and other family members to help with your families’ cost of college. The easiest way for your family to receive the rebate is to include their certificate order on your order form. Then no additional paperwork will be required.


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  8. Q: Who do we call and where do we buy the scrip’s that we want?

    1.   Order forms are available in the Rebate Office and on the school’s web page. All completed order forms are due by Thursday at 10:30 am to the Rebate Office. No late orders are accepted, but can be held for the next order week.

      Orders are processed every Thursday and will be available the following Wednesday during the semester. If you are unable to pick up your order at the designated time, please call the Scrip office at 814-375-4805 or email Lisa at lal27@psu.edu . When you receive your order envelope, a new order form will be included so that the process can begin again. If you need an extra order form, please download it from the school web site or pick one up in the Rebate Office. The Rebate Office is located on campus in room 115 of the Hiller Building. 

       


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  9. Q: What happens when Thursday is a holiday or if school is not scheduled?

    1. The program will not run that week.  Unless we can have a full week of school, we will be unable to run the program.  We will then offer walk-in hours where you can walk into the Rebate Office and purchase certificates that we have on hand.


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  10. Q: Does this program run all year or end in the summer?

    1. The rebate program runs throughout the summer, watch the "Alerts" section of the online ordering program or your emails for program updates.


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  11. Q: Will the rebates earned in this program affect my financial aid?

    1.   All rebates earned with this program will be transferred to the Bursars office as a payment on your account and will not affect your financial aid.


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  12. Q: Can I use this rebate toward “Dual Enrollment” classes?

    1. Yes! Rebates can be used for your Dual Enrollment classes.


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  13. Q: Does this program really work?

    1.   Yes!  We have sold over 1.3 million dollars worth of certificates and families have accrued over $70,000 towards their tuition.


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  14. Q: Is it really FREE MONEY?

    1. You are spending money at the grocery store and need to put gas in your car. Every time you buy certificates from us your account earns money. If you order $100 worth of certificates, you receive $100 worth of certificates, but your account has earned money, FREE MONEY.


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  15. Q: Can I buy certificates without placing an order?

    1.   Yes!  We have walk-in hours available so that you can stop in and purchase certificates that we have on hand.  We usually have the grocery stores and gas certificates available.  You do not need to fill out an order form, we have those in the Rebate Office. This method of receiving certificates is called “Advance Orders”, you receive rebates for these orders just like when placing a regular Thursday morning order. So if you forget to order, or just run out of certificates because you miscalculated what you needed, you can stop into the office and purchase the certificates that we have on hand. Please check the Rebate calendars for a schedule of walk-in dates.


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  16. Q: What is the DuBois Educational Foundation?

    1. The Foundation is organized for the purpose of supporting, promoting and fostering education and of furthering the advancement of learning in arts, sciences and occupations at the DuBois Campus of the University. The DuBois Educational Foundation is responsible for distributing monies accrued in this program to support Penn State DuBois and Penn State students.


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  17. Q: How do I receive information about the program?

    1. We have several methods for you to stay up-to-date: the weekly newsletter; the online ordering system (www.shopwithscrip.com), the school web-page (http://www.ds.psu.edu/rebate); or you may email Lisa at lal27@psu.edu


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  18. Q: Who do I call with questions?

    1. Lisa LaBue is the Penn State DuBois Rebate Coordinator, you can call the office directly at:

      (814) 375-4805

      or

      Email her: lal27@psu.edu

       


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