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The PCS Gift Card Program
Online Purchasing Procedures

Turn your everyday shopping into financial support of your child's Catholic education!

 

Gift cards are just a substitute for money. The Pacelli Catholic Schools (PCS) Gift Card Program offers for sale gift cards redeemable at participating merchants. Gift cards can be used instead of cash or credit cards to buy food, gas, entertainment, clothing, etc., all the things you need and buy every day. And, if you buy these every day items using PCS gift cards, you can help to pay your PCS Family Fee, earn credit toward your child's tuition, and contribute to Pacelli Catholic Schools. This is because PCS can buy the gift cards at a discount (ranging from 2 - 20 %) and then sell them to you at face value, which means a "profit" that can be shared with you and the schools.

Gift Card Purchasing Procedures

Purchasing gift cards or certificates from the PCS Gift Card Program is conducted on a cash and carry basis. This means you must pay for the items you buy at the time of your purchase. No credit is extended to customers by PCS, and you must pay by either cash, check or credit/debit card at the time of purchase, when placing a special order, or ordering online (no online payment).

Because the Gift Card Office has no way to determine the value of pre-sold cards (the actual balance on cards), all gift card sales are final, and there are no refunds or exchanges.

Types of Gift Card Sales

You can buy PCS gift cards in two ways: immediate or special order.

Immediate Sale

The PCS Gift Card Office carries an inventory of the most common and popular gift cards that our families buy, mainly grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc. These card/certificates are available for immediate purchase, and you will receive them immediately upon ordering and paying for them. You must complete the Standard Order form to purchase these gift cards/certificates.

Special Order Sale

The PCS Gift Card Office also has available for purchase gift cards and certificates that are not carried in stock. These card/certificates are only available through special ordering, require payment upon ordering, and take approximately a one week for delivery. Special orders are placed by the Office on Thursday of each week and generally are delivered the following week. You will be notified when your order is ready for pickup You must complete the Special Order form to purchase these gift cards/certificates.

Delivery Options

Because gift cards/certificates are just like cash, care must be taken in transferring them from PCS to you, the customer. Lost, stolen or damaged cards/certificates, once paid for and transferred to you, can not be replace by PCS or the issuing merchants. The following, listed in order of safeness, not necessarily convenience, are ways you can receive gift cards once they are purchased.

Immediate/Direct Pick-up

 

You can buy and receive directly your gift cards from the Gift Card Sales Counter at the PCS Central Office. With this option, you will take immediate possession and can safe guard your purchase.

Send with Child

 

You can order, pay for, and then have your gift cards sent home with your child. You must sign a waiver indicating that, once your order has left the Gift Card Sales Counter, PCS cannot be help responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards while en route home with your child. You may complete a "permanent" waiver form which will be placed on file in the Gift Card Office for use with future orders (phone, fax, online, etc.)

Ordering Gift Cards/Certificates

There are several way you can order gift cards for pickup or delivery at another time. While you can place your order in these different ways, the purchasing process still requires you to use one of the payment and deliver methods outline herein.

In Person

Perhaps the easiest ordering method (for everyone) is to stop by the PCS Gift Card Sales Counter and fill out an order form. Then you can pay for and receive your gift cards immediately.

Phone Order

(No cash)

You can call in an order over the phone by calling 715-341-2445 ext. 750. It is helpful to have in front of you when placing the call a completed PCS Standard or Special Order form, which you can pick up from the Office in advance or print from the Internet. The sales counter staff will complete an order form as you place the order and process your order once payment is received. You can pay by check (mailing) or by credit card (same call or on file), and specify a delivery method.

Fax Order (No cash)

You can fax your order to the PCS Gift Card Sales Office. Fill out the PCS Standard or Special Order form, which you can pick up from the Office in advance or print from the Internet, and fax it to 715-342-2001. The sales counter staff will process your order once payment is received and notify you when it is ready for delivery. You can pay by check (mailing) or by credit card (calling or on file), and specify a delivery method.

Mail In Order (No Cash)

You can mail in your order to the PCS Gift Card Sales Office. Fill out the PCS Standard or Special Order form, which you can pick up from the Office in advance or print from the Internet, and mail it to 1301 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481. The sales counter staff will process your order once payment is received and notify you when it is ready for delivery. You can pay by check (same mailing) or by credit card (calling or on file), and specify a delivery method.

Online Order (No online payment)

You can place an order using the spacsonline.org website. Using your personal or family username and password, log in to your PCS Gift Card Online account, complete the online order form, and submit your order. The sales counter staff will be notified immediately, will process your order, and will notify you via email when it is ready for delivery. You can pay by check (mailing or in person) or by credit card (calling, on file, or in person), and specify a delivery method.

Payment Options

Cash or CheckThese are the preferred methods of payment by PCS. This is because credit and debit card companies charge fees for each transaction/sale. These fees come out of the total profit of the sale, cutting down on that earned by you and PCS to be credited toward your Family Fee, your child's tuition, or to off-set other costs of Catholic education. Make your check payable to PCS.

Credit/Debit Card

The best, safest, and least expensive way to pay by credit/debit card, of course, is in person at the PCS Gift Card sales counter. Otherwise, you can give your card number over the phone, or place it on file at the PCS Gift Card Office. But again, paying by cash or check is best, and, if you pay by credit/debit card, doing so in person is preferred.

Multiple Payment Methods

If you wish, you can pay for your order using more than one method of payment, mixing cash, check(s), or credit/debit card(s) as needed or desired.

Thank you for using the PCS Gift Card Program, making our gift card program one of the best in the nation, and for your continued support of Catholic education in our community.