Just what is TRIP?
Trip is an opportunity for us to have our tuition reduced simply by using gift cards from participating retailers. Instead of paying for your purchases with cash or credit card, you use gift cards that you purchase through the TRIP program.
What is the difference between SCRIP and TRIP?
SCRIP is the name of the company who runs the program. It is typically a fundraiser for the organization who is offering the program. TRIP is a Tuition Reduction Incentive Program. Almost 100% of the rebates from the retailers go directly towards YOUR CHILD'S tuition bill. The only amount deducted is the amount to run the program. IT IS NOT A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL.
IT IS A PERSONAL TUITION REDUCTION VEHICLE.
How does it work?
Pick your favorite participating retailer from the list of over 700. There is a handy list at www.shopwithscrip.com . The list shows the percentage amount the retailer returns to you in the form of tuition reduction. Some are as high as 16%. You buy the gift cards through our program at www.shopwithscrip.com and either send a check to school with your student on Monday morning, or you pay online via your SCRIP PrestoPay account. SCRIP will deduct the amount from your checking account.
Our school order is placed with SCRIP Monday morning by volunteers, and the cards are sent back to school and are sorted by Friday of the same week. You can choose to have the cards sent home with your student, or pick them up in the school office on Friday.
SCRIP keeps track of your rebates. At the end of the school year you'll get a note telling you how much will be taken off next year's tuition.
How do I get started?
Fill out the Enrollment/Waiver form on the right. Return it to school and we'll get you signed up. You'll get an email when your enrollment is complete, and you can start shopping.
Do I always have to wait for the order week to get my cards?
No. Many retailers offer "scripnow" where you can buy giftcards online and receive them almost instantly online. More retailers are signing up for this option.
Is it worth the trouble?
YES!! You're spending the money anyway on gas, groceries, clothes, gifts, toys, and vacations. Why not get the rebates?
Is there anything else I should know?
Many retailers offer a "reloadable" card, so you don't need to wait for your order, and is the more environmentally friendly option.
It is surprising how many retailers participate in this program, and how quickly the rebates accumulate.
Retailers are being added constantly, so check back if you don't see one that you use regularly. Also, many retailers run specials where their rebates are increased for a period of time. Be sure to check www.shopwithscrip.com for details.