SGA discount cards return
After receiving positive feedback from the student body, the Student Government Association will be re-printing discount cards that provide Towson students savings to a variety of local restaurants.
“They were so effective that when [SGA President] Brandy Hall and I were first putting together this year’s SGA budget, she made sure that we set aside some money to be used for the cards,” SGA Treasurer Ben Mendelsohn said. “Both of us were in SGA last year and passed out a great number of cards. I saw many eyes light up when they found out that they could use this card an unlimited number of times to save money on their favorite foods.”
Some of the restaurants on the card include Qdoba, Pasta Mista, Burger King, Season’s Pizza and Pizza Hut.
Students can use any deal on the card an unlimited amount of times until the card’s expiration date.
Last year’s cards do not expire until Dec. 31.
Senior Cailin Shanahan said she frequently uses her discount card.
“I use it almost daily for my Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee,” she said. “And every time I order food I check my card to see what I can get. Especially this year when I’m being more money conscious and saving whatever I can, my discount card is the best.”
Freshman art education major Abbey Drechsler said she thinks the cards are beneficial for off- campus businesses.
“They make me more inclined to visit businesses, leave campus, and explore the area,” she said. “Plus it means cheaper ice cream at Uncle Wiggly’s.”
Freshman Ashley Woozley said she has not used her discount card so far.
“Most of the places are off campus and I don’t leave campus often,” she said.
The SGA produced the cards through collegediscountcards.com, who contacts the businesses in the area and negotiates a deal.
Mendelsohn said the SGA was fortunate to secure 23 partnerships last year with local businesses.
“The cards allow us to help students save money. With all of the costs that being a university student brings, it is nice to give some relief to students, even if it is only a few dollars at a time,” he said. “Ultimately, the card’s success is up to the local restaurant’s willingness to join. We were able to get a lot and hopefully we’ll be able to get more now that people have seen how successful it has been.”