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Georgia school discounts vending purchases for campus card users

Thursday, November 8, 2012

To ease the pain of a price increase on vending machine itesm, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, is offering a five percent discount on all vending purchases made with the student’s campus card.

The discount was put in place at the beginning of the fall semester to help offset its first price hike on snacks and drinks in four years. Drink prices increased by 25 cents and snack items went up from five to ten cents per item.

The school is now trying to get the word out since many students are unaware of the new promotion. The university is placing signs on the vending machines to notify students of the discounts.

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