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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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The Georgia Institute of Technology is now accepting Bitcoin for student dining and shopping on campus.

Georgia Tech’s BuzzCards, can now be topped up with the digital currency at the BuzzCard Center, the university’s card office. The proposed integration is significant as student BuzzCards can be used at some 200 locations around the Atlanta-based campus where students to pay for meals, parking, recreational facilities and tickets for various sporting events.

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Students at Slippery Rock University are questioning the installation of credit card reader on campus vending machines, along with the added fees they will carry.

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ID.me has acquired student discount platform Perkla in an announcement at Fashion Digital NY, a fashion and e-commerce centric event for start-up companies. The acquisition intends to protect retailers from fraud, while helping them reach student shoppers in a more personal and direct manner.

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St. Edward’s University, like many other institutions, uses student ID cards for physical access to campus buildings as well as to make purchases on campus. These functions are in place as a safety measure and St. Edward’s is making sure to stress this to its students.

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