Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)

The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.) is an exciting opportunity to accumulate credit toward tuition costs. Families who use TRIP can potentially reduce their tuition by hundreds of dollars each year by shopping at participating merchants. Through TRIP, gift certificates from grocery stores, restaurants, and many other businesses are purchased at a discount. The certificates are then sold to participating families at face value, with the discount passed on in the form of a tuition credit.

Anyone may participate in TRIP and help reduce a family’s tuition! Grandparents, aunts, uncles, church members and friends can enroll in TRIP and designate their credits to go to a specific family’s tuition account. They may also choose to designate their credits to go to a Scholarship Fund, which assists many families. At Lumen Christi, families who are planning to eventually enroll their children can also participate in TRIP by “banking” their credits. Their TRIP credits will be held until their child begins their seventh-grade year at Lumen Christi.

TRIP hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 until 3:00, and Friday, 7:30-9:00 a.m. Regular orders must be dropped off by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday for pick up the following Tuesday. A TRIP order dropped off after 9:00 a.m. will not be processed until the following week.

Be sure to come in and use TRIP because it will help to build your credits throughout the year and keep you in the “habit”… And this is a good habit! Tell all of your family and friends about TRIP and have them participate-it really is so easy!

Marguerite Jarzynka, Lumen Christi TRIP Coordinator

TRIP Office Hours

Monday-Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

What is ScripNow? Physical gift cards are delivered to the school here in the mail, but a ScripNow eCard is delivered right to your ShopWithScrip account minutes after ordering. Plus, in most cases, you can select an amount for ScripNow more precisely than buying a gift card with set denominations.

To view retailers that offer ScripNow, go to the Shop page on and choose ScripNow under the Card Type filter. You can order ScripNow for over 350 retailer brands and receive your card instantly if you checkout with PrestoPay.This convenience comes in handy if you’re ready to checkout at the store and realize that you don’t have a gift card. You can pull up MyScripWallet on your phone, order a ScripNow eCard, and then show the cashier right on the phone. You will have raised money for your tuition credit and you didn’t even have to wait to pick up a physical gift card from the office here.

You can also use ScripNow when you’re online shopping. Just copy and paste the eCard code and PIN if the eCard has one into the gift card field on the checkout page. Wow!!! this is soooo easy! Do you want to sign up for online T.R.I.P. purchasing?  Call or email me — I would love to help you!

Kroger Community Rewards

It’s time to register or re-register for the Kroger Community Rewards program. It’s a great program and even though it no longer credits your own tuition account it still benefits the school for the General Scholarship Account.

Visit Kroger Community Rewards log in page. Lumen Christi Catholic School’s enrollment code is 83106. Visit Kroger, click on “Michigan” and then click on “Enroll”. All participants must have a valid online account at and must sign up online to participate.

Amazon Smile Program

Do you shop at Amazon? If so, our Scholarship Account can earn money on each order you place at no extra cost to you!  The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping, gift-wrapping fees, taxes or service charges.

Log into and scroll down to find Lumen Christi Catholic School. Be sure to select Lumen Christi Catholic School as there are similar names.

Your purchase will be credited here in the TRIP office and the proceeds will go to the LC Scholarship Account. You can track the amount that Amazon has donated to Lumen Christi Catholic School in real time.

Thank you for shopping with the Amazon Smile Program!


    Attention Families of next Year Seniors: If your balance has been paid in full, you can choose from the following: ***Give your credits to another family of your choice. ***Give your credits to the LC Scholarship Fund. ***You can even SAVE your monies for a Future student! So… don’t stop using TRIP just because you have a senior.


3483 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49203
Phone: 517-787-0630
Fax: 517-787-1066