August 30, 2011

Diners Club Bonus Day - This Friday

Welcome Back to Campus!

Blugold Dining is excited to announce that a University Diners Club Bonus Day is set for Friday, September 2, 2011!

Deposits can be made in person at the Blugold Card office or online!

Open a new account, or deposit $100 or more into your existing University Diners Club account on Friday, September 2 and get a 20% bonus—that’s double the regular 10% bonus!

    • Make a $100 deposit – Get a $20 Blugold Dining Gift Card!
    • Make a $250 deposit – Get a $50 Blugold Dining Gift Card!
    • Make a $500 deposit – Get a $100 Blugold Dining Gift Card!

Plus, University Diners Club members receive a 10% discount in The Terrace, Riverview Café and The Dulany, and they receive weekly members-only discounts! Also, deposits carry over semester-to-semester until you leave the University.

Remember, in order to get the 20% bonus, you must make your deposit on Friday, September 2 and bonus funds must be claimed within seven days of your deposit in the Blugold Dining Office—Davies Center, Room 227.

To receive your bonus gift card, bring either of the following to the Blugold Dining Office:

    • Your signed deposit voucher or receipt from the
       Blugold Card Office
    • A printed receipt of your online deposit showing the
       deposit amount and date

Call the Blugold Card office at 836-4070 or Blugold Dining at 836-5261.

August 22, 2011

Sodexo Eases Move-In Day with Fill My Fridge™ Events

Families can enjoy the rite of passage instead of driving off campus for supplies!

During college move-in day, parents at Sodexo-served campuses will be able to shop for their students' favorite items from nutritious snacks to thirst quenching beverages without having to leave campus. Sodexo is offering its second Fill My Fridge™ event at more than half of the 650 campuses it serves from Hawaii to New England–including UW-Eau Claire!

"Move-in day can be chaotic and filled with mixed emotions," said Tom Post, president Sodexo Education – Campus. "Sodexo is offering Fill My Fridge™ events for the second consecutive year because it creates the kind of exceptional experience that makes move-in day a lot easier for parents and students alike." Post came up with the idea after experiencing a frustrating move-in day with his son, followed by an hour's drive to a box store to get dorm-fridge supplies.

During resident hall move-in day (and throughout the entire year), Blugold Dining's Hilltop Center Food Court is an area where parents can purchase goods to stock their students' small refrigerators with dry goods, refrigerated goods, beverages and more!

Sodexo researched favorite resident-hall food of 18-to 24-year-old students and worked with suppliers, which included engaging local farmers and produce companies to provide local fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and bread. Sodexo is working closely with its vendor partners to help stock the fridges in residents halls.

Partners Pepsi and Coke will both offer contests for campuses that host a Fill My Fridge™ event, including a grand prize of $4,000 in the Fix Up My Room contest from Coca-Cola and a Text to Win contest from PepsiCo.