Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) is a program which enables families to reduce tuition by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates—at no additional cost—for goods and services they purchase every day. A percentage of the gift card purchase is credited to the family’s TRIP account. Questions? Email GCCS TRIP.
GCCS purchases certificates at a discount then sells the certificates at face value to participating families. The difference is then used to offset tuition expenses.
Anyone in the community may participate including GCCS families, future GCCS families, grandparents, and friends, and then designate their TRIP earnings to the account of a presently enrolled family, or anyone enrolling in the future.
The percentage of credit earned will vary from store to store, but a typical percentage will range from 2% to 20%. A complete list of participating businesses and percentages offered is available at ShopWithScrip.
The certificates supplied through TRIP are the stores’ actual gift certificates and can be used to buy anything that you would normally buy with cash, check, or credit card. Some stores will allow you to use certificates to make payments on charge accounts. A small portion of credits earned is retained and given to the Parent Club to be used for expenses that are not part of the normal operating budget (such as playground equipment and classroom improvements).
The amount you earn will appear on your yearly statements issued by TRIP. Contact us for TRIP Policy details.
To begin participating in this program, pick-up a new family packet in the Business or GCS office, contact Jenn De Jager (616.531.7375 ) and/or Anne Van Doeselaar (616.805.1695) or email TRIP.
SHOP WITH SCRIP ONLINE – Our online ordering system that allows you to order TRIP anywhere at anytime.
VOUCHERS – TRIP vouchers are available. Just present a preprinted TRIP Voucher Form to a participating business (voucher partner list posted here) at the time of purchase. The participating business sends the credit amount to our GCCS TRIP office and it is then applied to the customer’s TRIP account.
VIP (Vendors in Partnership) – Certificates are generic gift certificates in $5 and $25 amounts. They are accepted at a wide variety of local businesses and offer a 5% credit.
Thank you for supporting Grandville Calvin Christian TRIP!