The TRIP program of Grand Rapids Christian Schools is administered by Eagle-TRIP LLC. Eagle-TRIP purchases gift certificates at a discount and sells them at face value. The discount earned is credited to individual tuition accounts. Eagle-TRIP retains an administrative fee of 15% of total credit earned to cover the program’s operating expenses.
All families, friends and future families of Grand Rapids Christian Schools may participate. To get started, please complete a registration form and return it to the TRIP office. An account number will be assigned to you. Please use this account number, along with your complete first and last name, on all orders. You may designate your TRIP credits to be applied to your own tuition account, another family’s tuition account, a church’s Christian education fund, or a tuition assistance fund. If you do not yet have a child enrolled, your TRIP credits will be retained in your GRCS tuition account until needed.
GIFT CARD SALES: Physical gift cards and certificates for many popular vendors are available for immediate purchase weekly at two GRCS campuses. When school is in session, and selected weeks during summer break, gift cards take place on Wednesdays at the TRIP office (Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School Iroquois Campus), and on Tuesdays at Rockford Christian School. We accept cash or checks payable to Eagle-TRIP. Debit and credit cards are not accepted. Current hours of operation, summer schedules and closings are available here. If school at the Iroquois campus is canceled on a Wednesday, gift card sales will take place on Thursday that week. If Rockford Christian School is canceled on a Tuesday, or experiences a 2-hour delay, there will be NO gift card sales at Rockford that week..
WEEKLY ORDERS: Many additional vendors, denominations and larger quantities are available by placing a weekly order. Orders may be placed at either TRIP location during operating hours or mailed into the TRIP office. Orders received with full payment by 5:00PM on Wednesday will be available for pick-up at Instant TRIP the following week.
ONLINE ORDERS: You may sign up for an online shopping account at RaiseRight.com. Contact your Coordinator for an enrollment code. We require that you set up a payment method (linked bank account or credit card) to pay for online orders. Online orders for physical gift cards submitted by midnight on Wednesday will be available for pick-up the following week. If you choose the Reload option, funds will be available on your gift card either immediately or overnight, depending on the retailer. E-gift cards will be available to use within minutes.
RETURNED CHECKS: Any check returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds (NSF) will incur a $20 fee. Failed online transactions will incur a $30 fee. We have the right to hold all future orders until the NSF balance has been cleared. If necessary, accumulated TRIP credit will be applied to the outstanding balance.
TRIP CREDIT DISTRIBUTION: TRIP credits earned for each participating family’s account will be accumulated and remitted to GRCS two times per school year. Account statements are available upon request. The GRCS Business Office applies TRIP credit to the next payment due, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. The GRCS Business Office will also send funds to outside Christian schools and universities, upon request.
SNOW DAY POLICY: If Grand Rapids Christian Schools are cancelled on a Wednesday, we will have gift card sales during regular hours on Thursday that week. If school is cancelled again on Thursday, there will be no TRIP gift card sales that week. If there is a delay or cancellation at Rockford Christian School on a Tuesday, there will be no TRIP hours at RCS that week.
ALL GIFT CARDS/CERTIFICATES ARE THE SAME AS CASH! Neither Eagle-TRIP nor Grand Rapids Christian Schools will be held responsible for any lost or stolen cards or certificates.
PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK ALL ORDERS! Gift cards and certificates cannot be returned or exchanged. If we make a mistake in filling an order, however, please notify us as soon as possible and we will do our best to correct the error right away.
GIFT CARDS/CERTIFICATES ARE PURCHASED AT YOUR OWN RISK! Please read all terms printed on the card/certificate. We suggest that they be used in a timely manner. Eagle-TRIP is not responsible for unused cards/certificates from a retailer that has gone out of business or a card/certificate that has expired. When using paper certificates, do not expect to receive change back.