Education Technology

Solution 28270: Differences between the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) Proof-Of-Purchase (POP) and the Technology Rewards Program (TRP) Point Symbol.

What is the difference between the old POPs and the new points?

In September 2007, Texas Instruments announced the transition of the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to the Technology Rewards Program (TRP). Along with the name change, a change in the redemption process was also announced. In July 2008, the Technology Rewards Program (TRP) was implemented.

A transition period of July 2008 to December 2010 was given for educators to redeem any remaining POPs they possessed and to begin collecting the new TRP point symbol. As of December 31, 2010, the Technology Rewards Program stopped accepting POPs as proof of purchase.

Educators must now submit the TRP point symbol as their proof of purchase. POPs, also known as the UPC barcodes from retail purchases of TI educational and graphing handhelds, will no longer be accepted as proof of purchase. The new point symbol is separate from the bar code. The following are labeled images of the old VPP POP and the new TRP point symbol.

Below is the image of a POP from a retail purchased handheld. After December 31, 2010, this will no longer be accepted for redemption through TRP.

This image is of the new point symbol from a retail purchased handheld. Collect this symbol to participate in TRP.

More information is available on the Technology Rewards Program page.