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What’s New with Food For Thought

Have any FFT Tips or Tricks?

Home & School is looking for your best Food for Thought tips and tricks to share with the community. Remember, the more we use the program, the more our students benefit from the resources it funds.

Don’t stop at your minimum! More participation means more opportunities and bigger rebates for your child. Send your tips to news@olmctempe.com. On behalf of the OLMC community, thanks for sharing your success!

How to Add ShopwithScrip to Your Mobile Device

Are you ready for summer? You can fund raise for our school all summer long by purchasing ecards while you shop through ShopwithScrip. Sign up today and you’ll have access to the MyScripWallet mobile website which works like an app, accessible from your mobile device home screen. See the video below:

Want to know how it works? Learn how to use the ShopwithScrip program with info sessions this May. Stay tuned for dates. Questions? Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, at 480-967-5567, ext. 2.

How FFT Helps our School: Scholarships and Tuition Rebates

Cost should never prevent a family from pursuing Catholic education. At OLMC, we strive to inform and educate our school parents of the best opportunities to make Catholic education affordable. One of the ways we do this is by providing tuition rebates for families who meet their $175 Food for Thought minimum.

OLMC’s Tuition Rebate Incentive Program (TRIP) has enabled so many families to ease their financial burden, in some cases funding annual fees and/or tuition payments. Along with our parish festival, the FFT program keeps our tuition costs about $400 dollars lower, making OLMC one of the least expensive schools in the diocese.

After a family reaches their minimum $175 profit level, half of the profit they earn goes toward a tuition rebate. Programs like Fry’s Community Rewards, in which friends and family can participate on the behalf of an OLMC student, go directly to their profit level and tuition rebate. Last year, families received over $24,900 in rebates, the largest total reaching almost $1,000! Even better, families earned these rebates with minimal effort and at no additional cost.

FFT also funds scholarships to families with the most need. The only limit to your rebate is how much you want to participate. Having friends and family participate on your behalf increases your rebate exponentially. The beauty of FFT is that it fits into any budget. There are no fees above and beyond what you regularly spend, however much or little that is. No cookie dough or magazines to sell. No money or time goes to waste. And the best part? The school (and your individual student) reap the benefits.

Want to know more? Contact our FFT coordinator, Cindy Younger, for more information.

Summer FFT Hours

FFT will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the school office June 1st through June 27th.

FFT will be closed June 29th for audit. You can also order online for pick up after weekend masses. Online orders must be placed by Friday at noon for weekend pickup.

Have you signed-up for Shopwithscrip.com? Access scrip instantly in store/restaurant all summer long from your smartphone! Contact Cindy Younger at 480-967-5567, ext. 2 for more details.

Dennis In-Store Event – Jul. 20th

FFT representatives will be present at a special Dennis Uniform Night:

Thursday, July 20, 2017
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
at Dennis Uniform

This in-store event is where you can pick up new uniforms for the 2017-18 school year. Our FFT representatives will have their full stock of FFT gift cards so that you can get your total and buy just the FFT you need at purchase! Dennis scrip is 8% profit. While you’re there you can stock up on other FFT scrip you may need for back-to-school shopping, last minute summer getaways, or grocery store gift cards for those breakfasts/lunches on the go.

Questions? Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, at 480-967-5567, ext. 2.

Travel and Gifts with ShopwithScrip

Traveling this summer? ShopwithScrip has Choice Hotels scrip for 9% profit:

  • Quality Inn
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion Hotel
  • Comfort Inn
  • Cambria Suites
  • Mainstay Suites
  • Comfort Suites
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotels
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Ascend Collection Hotel
  • Econo Lodge

There’s also Hilton hotels for 7% profit:

  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Canopy
  • Curio A Collection
  • Double Tree
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Tru
  • Homewood Suites
  • Home 2 Suites
  • Hilton Grand Vacations

Browse Hyatt hotels (13% profit)!

  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Hyatt House
  • Hyatt Place
  • Park Hyatt
  • Andaz
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Hyatt Regency

For even more hotels, visit the ShopwithScrip site to browse through all the options. Ask us about our new bonus/overstock items. Need a last minute grad gift? Why not pick up a Harkins free popcorn t-shirt while supplies last? Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, for more details.

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