SPRING BREAK: The TRIP Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break April 3 - 12. No Instant TRIP at RCS on Tuesday, April 7 or at GRCES on Wednesday, April 8.
Online orders placed AFTER midnight on April 1 will be available to pick up at Instant TRIP as follows: in-stock items only will be ready the week of 4/13; all other items will be ready the week of 4/20.
Maximize your TRIP credits! Retailers frequently offer special bonus credits. Click here for current specials.
Pietro’s gift cards are no longer available to order. They will continue to honor our Dining Concepts (5%) paper gift certificates.
Family Christian Stores no longer accepts VIP certificates. Plastic gift cards will still be honored but when our current supply is gone, we will not be able to order any more.
New Vendor -- Toppers Pizza $20 cards (8%) now available in stock! Try Toppers unique pizzas, breadsticks and wings with a variety of dipping sauces. Located at 947 Wealthy SE, GR. Order online at www.toppers.com.
Crystal Flash is back! After a short absence, Crystal Flash $50 certificates (2%) are again available to order a week ahead.
Pizza Ranch $25 (8%) - Now in-stock at the TRIP Office! New restaurant located on 28th St. SE (between Lake Eastbrook and East Paris). Great pizza and buffet!
Office Max cards may now be used at Office Depot too (in-store and online)! We stock Office Max $25 cards (5%) and can order $100 cards.
DISCOVER Universal Prepaid $100 now available to order a week ahead (1.25%)! Use wherever Discover cards are accepted AND earn 5% back at participating retailers
BENEFIT MOBILE MONTHLY PRIZE DRAWING!
Through 2015, for every $10 you raise through the Benefit app, you’ll earn an entry into their monthly prize drawing (maximum of 10 entries) for a chance to win $500 for you and $500 for GRCS. One of our families already won the January drawing -- $500 in Benefit gift card credit for themselves AND a $500 donation to GRCS! Learn more about the Benefit Mobile app below. (Reminder: Benefit Mobile retailers and percentages vary from those offered at Instant TRIP and ShopWithScrip.com).
Need to purchase TRIP on-the-go? We have 2 mobile options: MyScripWallet is the new, mobile-optimized version of our online shopping site, ShopWithScrip.com, for Apple and Android devices. If you already have a ShopWithScrip account, just sign in at www.MyScripWallet.com to purchase, manage and redeem your Reload and ScripNow e-cards. If you haven’t signed up yet for ShopWithScrip, see “Online Ordering” below to get started. MyScripWallet offers electronic access to more than 300 brands with the same TRIP credit you’re used to.
Benefit Mobile is a convenient mobile app (for Apple and Android phones) which allows you to instantly purchase and redeem electronic gift cards to earn TRIP credit! Download the Benefit Mobile app from the iTunes app store, type in 49506, and select Grand Rapids Christian as your supported school. When asked “Who are you supporting?”, enter your TRIP account number. Benefit allows you to use credit cards for your purchases, for a reduced credit percentage. Please note that Benefit Mobile retailers and percentages very from those offered at Instant TRIP and ShopWithScrip.
To get started:
1) Make sure you have turned in a TRIP Registration form (available to print here).
2) Contact us to set up a User Name to sign in to your ShopWithScrip account,
3) Sign up for PrestoPay. This is required to pay for online orders. After your bank account information has been verified, contact us with your 4-digit PrestoPay approval code as the final step in the set-up process. Remember that the set-up process can take 1-2 days to complete.
There are 3 options for ordering online (not all retailers offer all 3 options; visit the retailer’s shopping page):
ScripNow! Download and print instant e-cards for more than 100 retailers in minutes! This is a great way for out-of-town family and friends to help you earn more TRIP credit. You can even use ScripNow! to send eGifts (electronic gift cards) instantly to others through email, personalized with your own message. Click here for more information about ScripNow! and a list of participating brands.
Reload: More than 70 retailers gift cards can be reloaded through ShopWithScrip. Just purchase your initial card through the TRIP program, register it online, and add funds to it anytime. Generally, funds ordered and paid for online M-F by 3:30PM will be available on the card the following day. Brands with the Reload Now designation add funds to your existing card instantly! Click here for more information and to find out which brands are reloadable.
Plastic Gift Cards: Online orders for plastic cards placed at shopwithscrip.com by midnight on Wednesdays will be available to pick-up at Instant TRIP the following week. (If your order is received after midnight on Wednesday, we will fill the items we have in stock and order the remainder for pick-up the following week).
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT RELOADABLE MEIJER & SPEEDWAY CARDS!
Reloadable cards for Meijer (3%) and Speedway (4%) may be special-ordered; funds can be added to the cards through your ShopWithScrip account (select the Reload option). If you want to order a reloadable Meijer or Speedway card online, be sure to select the non-GRCS card. (Meijer and Speedway cards listed at ShopWithScrip.com that have the GRCS designation are NOT reloadable).
NOTE: Reloadable Meijer & Speedway cards offer a lower % TRIP credit. We will continue to sell NON-reloadable Meijer cards at 4% and NON-reloadable Speedway cards at 5% the TRIP Office.
DISCONTINUED Retailers: 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, Long John Silver’s, Perkin’s, Kay Jewelers, Omni Hotels, Dots, Borders, VISA Prepaid cards