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?
- 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?
A: You can place an order by dropping it in the collection basket on Sunday or you can E-mail your order to SHOP-SES2011@Comcast.net
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