How Scrip works -
MQH purchases its Scrip from a company called Great Lakes Scrip. GLS buys the gift cards in bulk from various vendors. It's because of GLS' purchasing power they can negotiate a lower original purchase price with the vendors. For example: A parishioner orders Scrip in the amount of $25.00 for which the vendor and GLS have negotiated a 10% reduction in the original purchase cost. The parishioner pays the full amount of $25.00 and $2.50 of that purchase price will remain with MQH.