WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: When GRCS schools are cancelled on a Wednesday, Instant TRIP is closed, but will be open Thursday from 7:30am-5pm. If school is closed again on Thursday, there will be NO Instant TRIP that week. When RCS is closed or delayed on a Tuesday, there will be no Instant TRIP at RCS that week.

Maximize your TRIP credits! Retailers frequently offer special bonus credits. Click here for current specials.

Office Max cards may now
be used at Office Depot as well (in-store and online)!  We stock Office Max $25 cards (5%) and can order $100 cards.

Subway has permanently increased their rebate to 6%.  We stock $10 Subway cards and can order $50 cards.  Instantly reload Subway cards with your ShopWithScrip online account. 

Pizza Ranch $25 (8%) - new restaurant now open on 28th St. SE (between Lake Eastbrook and East Paris). Order a week ahead.

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

ULTA $25 (4%) gift cards now IN STOCK!

STATEMENTS for TRIP credit earned from May 1, 2014 through Oct. 31, 2014 are now available to pick up at the TRIP Office. TRIP credits are applied to your November tuition payment.

Mobile TRIP: Need to purchase TRIP on-the-go? We have 2 mobile options:  MyScripWallet is the new, mobile-optimized version of our online shopping site,, for Apple and Android devices. If you already have a ShopWithScrip account, just sign in at to purchase, manage and redeem your Reload and ScripNow e-cards. If you haven’t signed up yet for ShopWithScrip, see “Online Shopping” 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. Please note that Benefit Mobile retailers and percentages very from those offered at Instant TRIP and ShopWithScrip.

To get started, make sure you have turned in a current TRIP Registration Form. Then, contact us for the enrollment code. Now you’re ready to register at (If you get a message that your email is already in use, contact the TRIP Office for a User Name). Finally, 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. Please allow 1-2 days for set-up. There are 3 options for ordering online (not all retailers offer all 3 options; visit the retailer’s shopping page):
Plastic Gift Cards: Online orders for plastic cards placed at 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).
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.
ReloadMore 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.

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 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: 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


INSTANT TRIP is available at:

(Alexander St. entrance)


Wednesdays 7:30 am - 5:00 pm





Tuesdays 8 - 10:00 am



  • 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 20% of total credit earned as an administrative fee to operate and maintain our program.