Iowa State nixes drink punch cards

Instead of the rewards program, which gave students a free beverage after nine purchases, daily specials will be offered

AMES, Iowa — Coffee drinkers on campus should look for a new rewards system from the campus cafes.

As of Aug. 10, all of the on-campus cafes feature a new beverage rewards program that offers special deals on Mondays and Fridays of every week. The previous program was a beverage club cards system.

Before the card program ended, students with beverage club cards could get a punch on their cards for every drink they purchased and would get a free drink after getting nine punches.

“Any student could participate as long as they had their card,” said Selena Woodson, student manager of the Memorial Union Market & Cafe. “Any card would work at any store, so you could use it anywhere you wanted.”

As of the switch on Aug. 10, all cards and unredeemed punches are void, meaning they can no longer be used when purchasing beverages.

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