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"Bear Bucks" SCRIP

Help Your School and Pay Tuition for Your Children ... for Free

Scrip may be picked up and dropped off at River's Edge (year-round), Bishop Garrigan (year-round, limited summer hours), and Seton Grade School (school year only).

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Local Scrip Order Form (.pdf file)


Frequently Asked Questions


If you have trouble with any scrip cards, download our report form (MS Word .doc Version - Adobe Acrobat .pdf Version).
Return the report with the problem card to the scrip problem, and we will investigate the trouble and try to resolve your problem.

Now, with almost every purchase you make, locally and around the country, you can provide tuition assistance to students at Seton Grade School and Bishop Garrigan High School.   This will happen if you use "Bear bucks" scrip to make your purchases.  Scrip is a term that means "substitute money.  When you purchase "Bear bucks" through the Bishop Garrigan Schools, you're purchasing gift certificates in $1, $5, and $10 amounts that can be spent just like cash.  You can use scrip at participating businesses throughout the area for everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials--at no extra cost to you.  The retailers pay a dividend, 75% of which will go toward providing tuition assistance for Garrigan and Seton students.

Patrons can either earmark their purchases for a certain student or designate the money for a general tuition assistance fund.  People with children too young to attend school can "bank" the assistance money they generate for up to five years for a specific student-to-be.  Shoppers don't have to have a child in the Catholic school system to be part of the Scrip program.  All are welcome to take part in this program and help with tuition assistance.   Bishop Garrigan High School will be the site to trade in cash for Scrip coupons, or "Bear bucks".

Local businesses that accept either Scrip gift cards or "Bear Bucks" scrip include:

  • Casey's
  • Kum & Go
  • Crossroads Cenex
  • Chrome Truck Stop
  • Buscher Service Center
  • K&H Coop Oil
  • Hy-Vee
  • Hager Foods
  • Dairy Queen
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Pottsie's Bar & Grill
  • Sum Hing Chinese Restaurant
  • KFC
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Algona Country Club Restaurant
  • Emerald's
  • Nettie's Ice Cream
  • Bloom
  • River's Edge Gifts
  • Motor Inn
  • Innovations Salon & Spa
  • Allure Salon
  • L'Marie's
  • Styles Salon
  • Salon III
  • Sheri's Salon
  • K-Mart
  • Originals from the Heart
  • B & B Handmade Products
  • Party, Party:  The Party Store
  • Algona Movie Theatre
  • Algona Vehicle Accessories
  • Frideres Auto & Truck Repair
  • Kollasch Repair
  • The Market
  • Algona Eye Clinic
  • Drs. Klepper & Trainer
  • Extreme Embriodery & Design
  • Kemna Auto Center
  • Billie Jo's
  • Spa De Da 
  • Cafe Boutique
  • Thistle Do
  • Fareway
  • Diamonds
  • Spirited Styles
  • Furniture Barn
  • Osweiler's
  • Bomgaar's
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics
  • Mary Kay (Penny Bollinger)
  • Tastefully Simple (Tescha Wykoff)
  • Chrome Country Inn
  • Subway
  • Kemco Tires
  • Tangles
  • Trends Salon
  • Tupperware by Denise Kollasch
  • Wine and Spirits on Phillips St.
  • Chocolate Season
  • Oakcrest Funeral Home
  • Geving Chiropractic
  • Pampered Chef (Stephanie Menneke)
  • threads (formerly Weavers) - Tricia Garry

.. and more to come

ATTENTION, LOCAL MERCHANTSWe are continuously updating our list of participating area businesses.  If you would like to be part of the "Bear Bucks" scrip program, contact Barb Stence or Jill Book at, or phone BGHS  at 515-295-3521 for more information.

Scrip also features certificates and gift cards accepted at participating businesses nationwide--such as ...

  • Wal-Mart
  • Kohl's
  • J.C. Penney
  • The Gap
  • Foot Locker
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Dillard's
  • Dell Computers
  • Sears
  • Best Buy
  • Home Depot
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Build a Bear Workshop
  • Crate and Barrel
  • ShopKo
  • Comfort Inn/Choice Hotels
  • Starbuck's
  • Disney Store
  • Land's End
  • Sam's Club
  • Aeropostale
  • Lowe's
  • Red Lobster
  • Pizza Hut
  • KFC
  • Burger King
  • Hardees
  • Applebees
  • Cub Foods
  • Best Western
  • Kwik Trip/Kwik Star
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Macy's
  • American Airlines
  • Panera Bread
  • Gordman's
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Banana Republic
  • Cabela's
  • JoAnn Fabrics
  • Bed, Bath, & Beyond
  • Claire's
  • Staples
  • Old Navy
  • Walgreens
  • Younker's
  • L.L. Bean
  • Culver's
  • Fazoli's
  • BP
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Target

... and hundreds more!

More information and a complete list of merchants is available at

The "Bear bucks" scrip program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program that involved no selling and no cost to you.  Thanks for your support.  We'll look forward to seeing you at our meetings!