Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
Are you wondering how you can make an LCS education a reality, or simply trying to save money? Imagine saving money simply by spending money on what you normally buy. TRIP is a program where you purchase gift cards or online vouchers that spend just like cash. By purchasing these through TRIP, the store or online shop who provides the gift card pays you back a portion of your purchase for free!
Here is a quick example. Say you’re at you’re at your local hardware store looking at new siding. You pick it out, but before paying, you login to your online TRIP account and buy a store credit for the amount you plan to spend. You show your phone to the cashier, who scans the code, and you check out as you normally would. The hardware store, who has an existing relationship with TRIP, pays your TRIP account a predetermined percentage back as a tuition reimbursement. That new siding not only makes your house look great, you save money on tuition at the same time.
Many of our families earn more than $1,000 per year utilizing the Tuition Reduction Incentive Program. Through TRIP, families earn between 2% and 20% on purchases made from many grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, and other retailers. Nearly 2/3 of LCS families utilized TRIP last year and they earned more than $47,000 in tuition credit! Download the information packet to the left, or contact Sedona Brown for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-438-8855).
What is TRIP?
TRIP is simple. Order gift cards or gift certificates for many places you shop already and a percentage of what you spend goes right to your student’s tuition. The TRIP program at LCS works with the Great Lakes Scrip Center to order and process gift cards to over 1500 retailers across the country. Check out “What Is Scrip?” for a great explanation of the program and how it works.
Set-up a TRIP Account:
Setting up your TRIP account and ordering online is easy! Print out these step by step instructions to get started.
TRIP Office Ordering, Hours, & Pick-Up Information:
- All online orders MUST be placed by 8 a.m. on Monday morning to be included in that week’s TRIP order. If you would rather order using a paper order form please contact Sedona Brown in the Central Office. Her direct line is (517) 438-8855.
- Order Drop-Off: Mondays: 8am – 9am (Paper orders & checks may be dropped off at this time. Online orders must be done by 8 am on Monday.)
- Order Pick-Up: Thursdays between 3pm – 4pm. Fridays between 7:30am – 4pm (also includes online card orders).
- For gift card pickup, in-person orders, or questions, the TRIP Office is located in the LCS Central Office, between the high school and Christian Family Centre entrances.