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 (purchased through GR Christian Schools), 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, Regular TRIP orders must be placed and paid for 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.  By using PrestoPay, you are able to reload some cards and/or order ScripNow products. 


A drop box is available outside the school office window for TRIP checks and/or orders.  Cash is not permitted.  If using the drop box, please make sure your check is deposited before 7:30 a.m. on TRIP processing days.   If after 7:30 a.m. on processing day, please bring your payment inside the school.


We also offer Instant TRIP  during the school year on Thursday and Friday mornings on a first-come basis, while supplies last, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  For Instant TRIP, we offer the following vendors and denominations:


Dick's Market ($50 only)

Marathon ($25 only)

Meijer ($50 only)

Speedway ($25 only)


The TRIP schedule during the summer months is completely different than during the school year.  Check online each spring for our schedule or call the office at 616.877.4688 for the schedule to be emailed to you.  Summer TRIP is a rotating schedule of Regular TRIP, Instant TRIP, and a No-Processing Week.  


SUMMER TRIP SCHEDULE

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.