TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)

Trinity Lutheran Ministries participates in the National Great Lakes Scrip program

We refer to our program as TRIP: Tuition Reduction Incentive Program. The fundraising program that works while you shop.

Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers.  They’re the same gift certificates that you buy at the store.  Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Meijer, Sam’s/Walmart, Polly’s, Shell, Mobil, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster and many, many others. 

You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money.  It’s simple -- scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount.  Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our organization keeps the difference as revenue.  And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins:

  • The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business…
  • Trinity gets a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling
  • Our organization gets a regular source of revenue for our scholarship program
  • You get a Tuition Reduction/Youth Trip Cost Reduction based on the cards you purchase!

The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money without spending a single additional penny.  Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores/businesses that participate in the scrip program!  And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

We have select gas/shopping/dining "Pay & Take (On-Hand) Cards available for purchase every Friday morning 7:40-8:00am at Trinity Lutheran School and Before or After Services at our Trinity Lutheran Church Location on Saturday and Sunday. These cards are available on a first come first serve basis.  If you would like to purchase from the large additional listing of gift cards available, you can place an order (by Thursday at 3:00pm) for additional cards (not sold on hand) that will have a 7 day turn around (available the following Friday at 7:40am).  Shop with Scrip also has Reload Now and Scrip Now purchasing available through their online program.  Simply sign-up online and create a presto pay account for these additional services.  (See the form listed below for more information.)

The Trinity TRIP Program promises to be a simple and effective fundraising program.  We are excited to have you participate and help further Trinity’s Ministry!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!


Deborah Schultz  &  Linda Ekong

TRIP Program Co-Coordinators                                   


Participation Form & Sign Up Instruction

Listing of On-Hand Cards we Carry

Full Order Form 


For a complete listing of Available Gift Cards, to view Reload Now and Scrip Now options and to sign-up and place orders visit the TRIP Site at:


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  Jackson, MI 49201
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  Trinity Lutheran School                                                           
  & Early Childhood Center               
  Infants through 8th Grade
  4900 McCain Rd.
  Jackson, MI 49201
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