T.R.I.P. News

The updated TRIP Registration Form for 2017-2018 is available on line under Downloads, please complete and return the Registration Form each year to keep our records up to date. Our Check and Carry order forms and our favorite “Long Pink Form” have been updated to reflect current availability and current rebate percentages, please be sure that you have the latest forms for your paper orders. The Revision date on the Check & Carry form is 2/12/2018 and is 3/24/2017 on the Long Pink Form.

About T.R.I.P.:

What is T.R.I.P? It is a Tuition Reduction Incentive Program. When you purchase gift cards and certificates from participating businesses (through the school) a percentage of the money is given back to help reduce the cost of tuition.

Who benefits from the program?

  • Participating in TRIP can significantly reduce your family's tuition costs.  Families with student in Young Explorers Preschool through 8th Grade are eligible to participate in the program.
  • If you have been blessed enough to not need this program for yourself, please consider donating your earnings to another family that may be struggling to meet the cost of Christian education.
  • You can choose to have your TRIP earnings go directly to the Financial Aid Fund to help offset the cost of Christian education for all families
  • Businesses who participate in the program benefit from your business. We can support the businesses in our community that choose to support Christian education through TRIP.

Ordering T.R.I.P.:

Ordering TRIP gift cards is simple and available in several ways - use whichever one is most convenient for you:

  • Check and Carry method - this is available in the office at anytime the office is open.  You may purchase gift cards and certificates at face value and receive them right away.  This is the method for you if you prefer not to wait a week for your gift cards. 
  • Online ordering - Go to shopwithscrip.com, complete the registration in less than two minutes and begin ordering! (Use GHCS enrollment # 71L9397L145).   Any orders received by 8:00 AM on Monday mornings will be processed and available to you by the following Monday at 9:30 AM. Many retailers offer ScripNow, which is essentially TRIP that is available in moments rather than days.
  • Paper ordering - The TRIP box across from the office holds pink paper forms that may be used for ordering - just fill out the form, insert check and deposit in the TRIP box.  Any orders received by 8:00 AM Monday will be available the following Monday at 9:30 AM.

This program has the potential to earn significant dollars for GHCS.  There are NO extra costs to you as the purchaser - all gift cards are purchased at face value.  The free money that we receive is donated by the vendors who choose to support Christian education through the program.

Together - Young Explorers Preschool through 8th grade at GHCS, the community and YOU - can SHINE through using TRIP!  Let's not waste the opportunity to use the money generated by TRIP to enhance the Christian education at GHCS for all of our kids!

Call Amy Miedema with any questions you may have at 616-402-5764, or contact her by email at trip@grandhavenchristian.org.