Tuition Reduction Incentive Program

T.R.I.P. stands for Tuition Reduction Incentive Program and is offered to current and future Calvin families to help earn money toward individual tuition bills.  The program sells “scrip,” gift cards or certificates to be used just like cash.  The scrip is issued by the national and local retailers where you and other Calvin families already shop.  These merchants want to support non-profit organizations like Calvin Christian School, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with scrip at their stores.  You can use scrip to purchase everyday items like food, clothing, gasoline, and other essentials.  With every purchase, you earn revenue to pay directly toward your tuition bill.

How T.R.I.P. generates revenue for you:

Calvin Christian School purchases scrip through brokers that act on our behalf to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers.  Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount.  Calvin buys the scrip from a broker at a discount and then re-sells the certificates to you for face value.  The bulk of the discount – from 2-15% or more – is retained in an account for you and is posted directly to your tuition statement in the fall and spring.

Here is how you can get started:
  • Go to www.shopwithscrip.com to create an account.  You will need Calvin's enrollment ID to create a username and password. The enrollment ID can be found on ParentsWeb, or you may email the coordinator to receive the code: trip@calvinschool.org. Then securely enter your personal information.
  • Sign up for Presto Pay: a safe, secure payment procedure that will allow you to choose which banking account you’d like the funds to come from.  You will need your bank's routing number as well as your personal account number.
  • ShopWithScrip will issue you a verification code you will email to trip@calvinschool.org to complete the final step in the verification process.
  • Congratulations!  You are now able to use ShopWithScrip to purchase gift cards, reload previously purchased cards, instantly get certificates available through scripnow and/or purchase them from our local retailers such as Walt's and South Park Hardware.

If you would like to have others (grandparents, family members or friends) help you reduce your tuition, you may share this information with them!  They will need to go to ShopWithScrip.com and use the same enrollment code, but when they email their verification to trip@calvinschool, they will include the Family Name of the family to receive the tuition credit.

If you have any questions, please email them to trip@calvinschool.org or call the school office at (708) 331-5027.

Orders for plastic cards are processed every other Thursday (1st and 3rd of the month) at 9:00am, and available for pick-up at school the following Wednesday by 3:00pm. ScripNow certificates are available immediately.

Please note: ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATION regarding Calvin's TRIP must be sent to trip@calvinschool.org.

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