WHat is T.R.I.P?    (or more simply, TRIP)

Tuition Reduction Incentive Program is a method to assist both current and future MCS families by giving them the opportunity to accumulate tuition credit. Through this program, each time you order gift certificates/cards from participating merchants (i.e. grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc.) through ShopWithScrip, a percentage of your order will be applied to your tuition account (or accumulated if you are a future MCS family).   Don't forget to check the list of vouchers and miscellaneous merchants, VIP vendors, and Dining Concepts for other ways to save!


Tuition Credit is applied to your account quarterly in September, December, March and July.


Looking for a deal?  Be sure to keep a close eye on any bonus percentage increases throughout the year to get the most for your money!

Who participates?

ANYONE!   That's the short answer. 


The great thing about this program is that not only can current and future MCS families participate, but  friends and family can participate as well.   Each family must register online to create an account.  You will also need to call or email the office for our school's enrollment code.


Purchases made by your registered friends and family members will be credited to your tuition account.   Ask your friends and/or family members to call the office to get the information needed to get them started so their purchases will be associated with your tuition account.   


Why?

Historically, MCS families who participate in TRIP can earn hundreds and even thousands of dollars in ShopWithScrip credit to apply toward their tuition!


By purchasing gift cards/certificates before you buy gas, clothes or eat at a restaurant, you earn credit.  TRIP is a change in spending which requires you to spend differently by planning ahead.

when?

During the school year, orders need to be placed by 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning  on days when school is in session.  However, if you are ordering online at www.shopwithscrip.com and using PrestoPay, you may order at anytime.


A drop box is available outside the school office window for TRIP checks and/or orders.  If using the drop box, please make sure your order and/or check is deposited before 7:30 a.m. on TRIP processing days.   


In addition to Regular TRIP (RT) order days, we also offer Instant TRIP (IT) days during summer months.  On IT days, you can physically come to school and buy from a limited selection of available gift cards/certificates.   Be aware that you will have a larger selection of choices available online than you will on Instant Trip days.    


Dick's Market certificates ($50 denomination only) are available as Instant TRIP from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. each Thursday and Friday when school is in session.  Available while supplies last.  

 

SCHEDULE:

Summer 2017 TRIP Processing Schedule


Regular TRIP (RT) processing is every Monday during the school year EXCEPT: 

  • December 18 and 25
  • January 1
  • January 15
  • February 19
  • April 2
  • May 29

Where?

Order online at your convenience!  When you create a PrestoPay account, you have access to reloadable cards  and ScripNow which can save you driving time and time since you don't have to wait for gift cards to arrive!  


If you prefer not to create and use a PrestoPay account to pay for your certificates, you can place your order online before 7:30 a.m. or fill out a paper TRIP form and then just drop off a check/form to school before 8 a.m. on Monday morning.


Orders are ready for pick up on Thursday of that same week (weather permitting i.e., no snow days).  If you are unable to pick up the order yourself, you can contact the office to designate who may bring your order home to you.


Using TRIP electronically?  A help sheet is available.