NOTE:The TRIP Office will be CLOSED Oct. 19-21, since schools are closed for the CEA Convention. There will be no gift card sales at GRCES on Wednesday, Oct. 19
New Gift Card Vendors!
VISA gift cards are back! $50, $100 and $250 cards (1.25%) may be ordered a week ahead. Get 5% back on the card at selected retailers!
Biggby Coffee $10 (12%) cards are now available in stock! (Valid only at 8 participating locations listed on the card).
Fossil $50 (12%) - order a week ahead (also available in ScripNow instant e-cards)
Tom+Chee $10 (4%) - order a week ahead. Grilled cheese and tomato soup in Grandville (44th St. near Cabela’s)
Jos. A. Banks $25 (10%) - order a week ahead.
New Voucher Vendor:
Alger Family Law - 15% of the value of estate planning services
Joel B. Helder, Attorney
Logan’s - no longer available. Please use cards on hand ASAP!
The Meijer Community Rewards program has been discontinued by Meijer, Inc. effective June 30, 2016. We will continue to offer Meijer gift cards at a 4% rebate (3% for special-order reloadable cards). For more information, visit meijer.com/rewards.
Maximize your TRIP credits! Retailers frequently offer special bonus credits. Click here for current specials.
Need to purchase TRIP on-the-go? We have 2 mobile options: MyScripWallet is the new, mobile-optimized version of our online shopping site, ShopWithScrip.com, for Apple and Android devices. If you already have a ShopWithScrip account, just sign in at www.MyScripWallet.com to purchase, manage and redeem your Reload and ScripNow e-cards. If you haven’t signed up yet for ShopWithScrip, see “Online Ordering” below to get started. MyScripWallet offers electronic access to more than 300 brands with the same TRIP credit you’re used to.
Benefit Mobile is a convenient mobile app (for Apple and Android phones) which allows you to instantly purchase and redeem electronic gift cards to earn TRIP credit! Download the Benefit Mobile app from the iTunes app store, type in 49506, and select Grand Rapids Christian as your supported school. When asked “Who are you supporting?”, enter your TRIP account number. Benefit allows you to use credit cards for your purchases, for a reduced credit percentage. Please note that Benefit Mobile retailers and percentages very from those offered at Instant TRIP and ShopWithScrip.
To get started:
1) Make sure you have turned in a TRIP Registration form (available to print here).
2) Contact us to set up a User Name to sign in to your ShopWithScrip account,
3) Sign up for PrestoPay. This is required to pay for online orders. After your bank account information has been verified, contact us with your 4-digit PrestoPay approval code as the final step in the set-up process. Remember that the set-up process can take 1-2 days to complete.
There are 3 options for ordering online (not all retailers offer all 3 options; visit the retailer’s shopping page):
ScripNow! Download and print instant e-cards for more than 100 retailers in minutes! This is a great way for out-of-town family and friends to help you earn more TRIP credit. You can even use ScripNow! to send eGifts (electronic gift cards) instantly to others through email, personalized with your own message. Click here for more information about ScripNow! and a list of participating brands.
Reload: More than 70 retailers gift cards can be reloaded through ShopWithScrip. Just purchase your initial card through the TRIP program, register it online, and add funds to it anytime. Generally, funds ordered and paid for online M-F by 3:30PM will be available on the card the following day. Brands with the Reload Now designation add funds to your existing card instantly! Click here for more information and to find out which brands are reloadable.
Plastic Gift Cards: Online orders for plastic cards placed at shopwithscrip.com by midnight on Wednesdays will be available to pick-up at Instant TRIP the following week. (If your order is received after midnight on Wednesday, we will fill the items we have in stock and order the remainder for pick-up the following week).
When will my online order be ready to pick up?
Online orders for physical gift cards placed by midnight on Wednesdays will be filled and available to pick up the next week. Online orders placed AFTER midnight on Wednesdays will be filled only with in-stock items. Ordered items will be available to pick up the following week.
When the TRIP Office is closed, please be aware that orders for physical gift cards are not processed until AFTER we re-open, so allow extra time for online physical gift card orders to be filled and available for pick-up.
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT RELOADABLE MEIJER & SPEEDWAY CARDS!
Reloadable cards for Meijer (3%) and Speedway (4%) may be special-ordered; funds can be added to the cards through your ShopWithScrip account (select the Reload option). If you want to order a reloadable Meijer or Speedway card online, be sure to select the non-GRCS card. (Meijer and Speedway cards listed at ShopWithScrip.com that have the GRCS designation are NOT reloadable).
NOTE: Reloadable Meijer & Speedway cards offer a lower % TRIP credit. We will continue to sell NON-reloadable Meijer cards at 4% and NON-reloadable Speedway cards at 5% the TRIP Office.
OUR WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CANCELLATION POLICY:
If GR Christian Schools are cancelled on a Wednesday, we will have regular TRIP hours on Thursday that week. If school is cancelled again on Thursday, there will be no TRIP hours that week. If there is a delay or cancellation at Rockford Christian School on a Tuesday, there will be no TRIP hours at RCS that week.
DISCONTINUED Retailers: Aeropostale, Old Country Buffet, KFC, Crystal Flash, Olga’s, Premier Hair Designs, Family Christian Stores, Pietro’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Spinnaker’s, Sweet Mellisa’s, Radio Shack, Marriott, Coldwater Creek, Pooh’s Corner, J.Jill, Quizno’s, Brann’s, ServiceMaster, DSW, Duthler’s, Forest Hills Foods (may use D&W/Family Fare cards), Chop House/Mainstreet Restaurants, Baskin-Robbins, American Airlines, Perkin’s, Kay Jewelers, Omni Hotels, Dots, Borders, VISA Prepaid cards