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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.


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VENDOR NEWS:

New Voucher Vendor!
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Conceirege level planning services at no extra cost! Visit www.magicwithaplan.com  or call  1-844-364-2539. Brochures are available at TRIP Office.
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New! Blimpie is now available in a reloadable $10 card (order a week ahead) and ScripNow e-cards. 11% rebate!

Lower denomination gift cards are now available to order (a week ahead) for a limited time. Great for teacher appreciation and graduation gifts!
     $5 cards available:  Barnes & Noble, Panera, Starbucks. 
     $10 cards available: Amazon, Applebee’s, CVS, Olive Garden, Outback, Home              Depot, Target, Meijer, Red Lobster, IHOP, Walmart.

Toys R Us and Younkers gift cards are no longer available. If you have any cards on hand, please use them AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Both companies are in bankruptcy and area  stores are scheduled to close in the very near future.

Cabela’s and Bass Pro gift cards now have an 8% rebate. Either card may be used at both stores.

TRIP CREDIT FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TUITION:
If your youngest student is finishing up at GRCS, you can still purchase TRIP gift cards and earn credit to apply to Christian college tuition! Calvin College, Hope College and other Christian colleges currently participate. Just continue to shop at Eagle-TRIP and accumulate TRIP credit in your own account. Two times per year, when TRIP credit is distributed, contact Tim Stapert at GRCS Student Billing, provide him with your college student's name and tuition account information and the funds will be sent to that account.

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

WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY!
If school is cancelled in Grand Rapids on a Wednesday, we will be open for gift card sales that week on Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm. If school is cancelled or delayed in Rockford on a Tuesday, there will be no gift cards sales at RCS that week.

STATEMENTS:
TRIP credit earned between 11-1-17 and 4-30-18 will be distributed on May 1 and applied to your May tuition payment. Statements will be  available to pick up at the TRIP Office in early May. For special arrangements or any questions about how TRIP credit is applied to your tuition account, please contact Tim Stapert (GRCS Student Billing) at tstapert@grcs.org or 574-6006.

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DISCONTINUED Retailers: Toys R Us, Macaroni Grill, Bedandbreakfast.com, Hyatt Hotels, Fossil, Gordman’s, 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:

GR CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(Iroquois Campus - north entrance)
Wednesdays
7:30am - 5:00 pm

 

ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Tuesdays
8:00am - 10:00 am
 

          

You  may also contact us at the TRIP Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (hours vary)

 


IMPORTANT NOTES

  • 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.