TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) was developed by Grand Rapids Christian Schools as an easy and effective way to provide tuition assistance.

TRIP allows you to reduce the cost of tuition by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates for things you buy every day from hundreds of national and local vendors.

How does TRIP work? When you purchase gift cards at face value, a percentage of your purchase is credited to your TRIP account. Two times per year (Nov. 1 and May 1), the accumulated TRIP credits are applied as payment to your tuition account, or donated to the tuition account you have designated. See Program Overview for complete details.

>More about shopping with SCRIP

-   LOTS of back-to-school special bonus offers coming July 22! Visit or click the link under Bonus Offers below.

Payless Shoes, Gymboree, and Crazy 8 have filed for bankruptcy protection.                 Gymboree and Payless cards will no longer be available once our current supply is        gone. Crazy 8 is no longer available to special-order. Grand Rapids area stores            remain open at this time. Please use any cards on hand as soon as possible.

-   Pizza Ranch $25 cards are lno onger in stock, but may be ordered a week ahead.         The Grand Rapids location has closed, but Holland and Hudsonville locations                remain open.

-   Disney has increased their rebate to 3%! Order physical cards a week ahead, or            order ScripNow e-cards in minutes.

-   New VIP Vendor! Lidral Orthodontics has joined our VIP program. They are located        at 158 Marcell, Rockford. Visit Brieden & Miller                    Orthodontics, formerly at that location, is located at 275 State St, Sparta, and is
     also a participating VIP Vendor. Visit

-   New Gift Card Vendor! We are excited to announce that Design 1 Salon Spa 
    has joined our program. We now have $25 gift cards in stock (8%).

-   New 2 You Shoppe is now offering NEW furniture at great deals! In addition to
    our in-stock $25 cards (10%) we are now able to special-order $500 cards
  order a week ahead).

-   Amazon Prime annual membership and 3 month Gold Gift
    membership are now available with an 8% rebate! Order physical cards (a week
    ahead) or download instant ScripNow e-cards through


Maximize your TRIP credits! Retailers frequently offer special bonus credits. Click here for current specials.



DISCONTINUED Retailers: Gander Mountain, MC Sports, The Limited, 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

Purchase Gift Cards at:

(Iroquois Campus - Alexander St. entrance)


Week of 7/24     CLOSED
Week of 7/31     OPEN Tues. 9-10am @ RCS
                           OPEN Wed. 9am-5pm @ GRCES
Week of 8/7       OPEN Tues. 9-10am @ RCS
                           OPEN Wed. 9am-5pm @ GRCES
Week of 8/14      CLOSED
Week of 8/21      CLOSED
Week of 8/28      Resume regular hours


  • Cash flow considerations limit the quantities of Instant TRIP we can have on hand. The only way to guarantee that the item(s) you want will be in stock is to ORDER AHEAD. Please plan accordingly.
  • TRIP retains 15% of total credit earned as an administrative fee to operate and maintain our program.