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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TRIP credit earned between 5-1-16 and 10-31-17 will be distributed on November 1. Statements will be available to pick up at the TRIP Office in early November. For any questions about how TRIP credit is applied to your tuition account, please contact Tim Stapert (GRCS Student Billing) at or 574-6006.


New Beltline Bar $25 card in stock! Also accepted at The Omelette Shoppe, Red Geranium, Sundance Grill, Rockwell Republic, Grand Coney, Flap Jack Shack and Prime Time Pub. We will continue to carry the paper $10 certificate, which also includes Michigan St. Bagel Beanery..

Please note that Red Lobster is no longer part of the Darden group (which includes   Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse). We now carry separate Red Lobster $25 cards (8%). If you have a Darden card with Red Lobster still listed, you may still use it at Red Lobster restaurants, but you are encouraged to use it up soon.

Due to popular demand, we now carry Amazon $25 and $100 certificates in stock

Gymboree and Crazy 8 are again available to order! We do not have them in stock, but you may order plastic cards (reloadable) a week ahead, or download ScripNow instant e-cards. Since they are still going through bankruptcy proceedings, please use any cards on hand as soon as possible!

Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy. At this time, you may still order plastic cards a      week ahead, or download ScripNow instant e-cards. We recommend you use any          cards on hand as soon as possible. Local stores remain open at this time.

Kingma’s has opened a 2nd location at 444 Ada Dr. in Ada!

Topper’s Pizza has opened a 2nd location 2675 East Paris, SE, Grand Rapids!

Good news for users of the Benefit Mobile app! Benefit has added new retailers and increased the rebate for a number of retailers. More information about the app on our Online Ordering page.(Please note that rebate percentages and retailers vary from our in-stock and ShopWithScrip brands).        


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 - north entrance)


7:30am - 5:00 pm

Open ALL DAY on Wed. 10/18
(CEA Convention week)



8:00am - 10:00 am


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



  • 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.