About School Cents

HEADS UP: Our school name on the site is Foster, not Stephen Foster.

What Is School Cents?

Stephen Foster PTA has the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 again for our school from the School Cents Program. Simply submit your receipts when you shop at Lakewood Center, Los Cerritos Center, and Stonewood Center and you’ll earn points for every dollar spent.

Receipts will be accepted throughout year here.

HEADS UP: Our school name on the site is Foster, not Stephen Foster.

How Do We Earn Points?

Help Stephen Foster earn up to $10,000! Submit receipts at School-Cents.com to earn five points per dollar spent (one point for Lakewood Costco receipts) at Lakewood Center, Los Cerritos Center, Stonewood Center, and Cerritos Auto Square.

Lots of shopping options! Shop in-store, order online and pick up in-store or curbside, or order by phone for pick-up. When you’re hungry, you can dine-in, order takeout or curbside pick-up, or utilize delivery services (including third-party apps). Please check with the mall business regarding their purchase, pick-up and delivery options.

Bonus Points Opportunities

There will be opportunities in the future to earn bonus points. So be sure to subscribe to our email and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the know.


Earn points from shopping at the following locations.

Lakewood Center

500 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA 90712

(562) 531-6707

Restaurant Row

The restaurants on Candlewood Blvd. between Clark Ave. and Lakewood Blvd. also count.

Los Cerritos Center

239 Los Cerritos Center
Cerritos, Ca 90703

(562) 402-7467

Stonewood Center

251 Stonewood St.
Downey, CA 90241

(562) 904-1832

How To Submit Receipts

We highly encourage you to take 30-45 seconds to submit your receipts through this link; however, you may also turn them into the office and we will submit them for you.

HEADS UP: Our school name on the site is Foster, not Stephen Foster.

Purchases and Receipts Accepted

Photos or scans of original paper receipts
Photo or scan of your summary page when you purchase or lease a vehicle (new or pre-owned)
Screenshots of receipts sent via email, text or app
You may submit long receipts by fan-folding them to show the store name, location, date and total
Online purchases that you pick-up in store
In-store orders that are shipped to an address
Third-party delivery services such as Postmates, Grub Hub, Instacart, Uber Eats, etc.

Purchases and Receipts Not Accepted

Photocopied receipts
Credit card or bank statements (unless to document a monthly automatic withdrawal)
Payments made to your retailer’s credit card account
Online orders that are not shipped to the store

What Amount Do I Enter?

Enter the total purchase amount, including sales tax and gratuity.

Submit Receipts Quickly Through Your Mobile Phone

Save time and add the receipt form to your mobile device home screen.


Click on the box with up arrow at the bottom of your screen and choose Add To Home.


Click on the three dots on the top right of your screen and choose Add To Home Screen.

What Can Stephen Foster Win?

Every school wins! Based on total points accumulated, each school will receive checks, based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Place $10,000
  • 2nd Place $8,000
  • 3rd Place $6,000
  • 4th Place $4,000
  • 5th Place $2,000
  • 6th – 10th Place $1,000 each
  • 11th – 15th Place $800 each
  • 16th – 20th Place $700 each
  • 21st – 25th Place $600 each
  • 26th – 30th Place $500 each

In addition, the school with the most receipts logged each month will receive a $250 bonus prize. Based on the most dollars logged each calendar month, limit one $250 bonus prize per school.

Need Help?

You may email the School Cents program at info@school-cents.com if you have any questions about submitting your receipt.

If you have any other questions, please ask us via Messenger here.

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