The SHOP-SES team is responsible for the procurement, sale and promotion of stored-value cards. Parishioners are encouraged to support the SHOP-SES program that provides FREE money for our parish. SHOP-SES stored-value cards are available on a monthly pre-order or walk-up basis. Pre-orders are encouraged to insure that the particular stored-value card you want is available. Walk-ups are only available for the most popular retailers.
WHAT IS SHOP-SES?
SHOP-SES is a stored-value card program in which the parish is able to purchase stored-value cards from over 500 retailers at a discount. By selling the stored-value cards at face value, the parish is able to generate additional funds without costing the parishioners additional money. Retail stored-value cards can be used as cash at the particular shops. All you need to do is purchase them prior to making your regular purchases.
Pre-orders are encouraged to insure that the stored-value cards you want are available. The list of over 500 retailers is available on this website. (See below)
Place your order by e-mailing your request to SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net or by dropping it in the Sunday Offertory Collection. You pay for the stored-value cards when you pick them up on the third weekend of the month in the lower level. The Knights of Columbus donate their time to distribute the stored-value cards. If you are unable to pick up your order on the third weekend, your pre-order can be picked up the following week at the parish office during normal office hours.
Walk-up sales for the most popular retailers are available on the first and third weekends of the month. Many of the local stores that are used on a daily basis are provided.
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR PRE-ORDERING:
- Review the list of available retailers.
- Determine which stored-value cards you want to order.
- If you want to submit your order on hardcopy, use the form available in the bulletin or print the form by clicking here. If you want to submit an E-mail order, list the stored-value cards, the denomination and the quantity you want in an E-Mail and send it to SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net. Orders received by the second weekend of the month will be available the third weekend of the month.
- Pick up your order on the third weekend of the month.
LIST OF AVAILABLE RETAILERS:
For a list of all vendors and their guidelines Click Here (Vendors paying SES 8% or more have been highlighted.)
Need More Info?
Phone the Parish office at (630) 416-3325 or E-mail SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net
Q: What is the SHOP-SES Program?
A: It is a fund raising program for our parish where you purchase stored-value cards at face value and the parish is able to generate FREE Money by purchasing the stored-value cards at a discount.
Q: Aren’t these just Gift Certificates?
A: No. These are stored-value cards that can be used for purchases at the retailer. They can be used as gifts, but they also can be used for regular purchases.
Q: Where can I see a list of Stored-value cards available?
A: For a list of all vendors and their guidelines click here. Vendors paying SES 8% or more have been highlighted). You can write to SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net and a list will be E-mailed to you. You can stop by the SHOP-SES Pickup table on the first and third weekend of the month and pick up a list of vendors.
Q: How do I place an Order?
Q: How much does the parish make on my order?
A: The percentage made on each stored-value card varies by retailer. The list of retailers also indicates the percentage of profit for the parish.
Q: When are orders due?
A: Orders are due on the second weekend of the month.
Q: When are orders available for pickup?
A: Orders can be picked up on the third weekend of the month or at the parish office the week following the third weekend.
Q: Do I have to pre-pay for my order?
A: No, you can pay when you pick up your order.
Q: Do I have to pre-order?
A: You do not have to pre-order. Limited selections of stored-value cards are available on the first and third weekends, but it is highly recommended that you pre-order to insure that the stored-value cards for the retailers you want are available.
Q: If I don’t place an order can I still get cards?
A: Some of the more popular Stored-Value Cards are available on the first and third weekends of the month.
Q: What if the retailer I want is not on the order form?
A: The order form only contains the most popular stored-value cards. You need to check the full list of retailers available. You can then write it on the order form or E-mail your order to SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net.
Q: What is the schedule for SHOP-SES?
A: First weekend of the month: Walk-up sales of the most popular local retailers
Second weekend of the month: Pre-orders are due to the parish by Sunday night. You can order from any of the vendors listed on the website.
Third weekend of the month: Pre-orders can be picked-up and Walk-up sales are available