This archived article was written by: Ashley Stilson
Think your USU Eastern ID card only gets you discounts at the Golden Grille? Think again.
Students must take a few minutes to grab $10 and scoot up to the computer lab in the Reeves Building to get ID cards for this academic year (and if you haven’t, that is how.)
Sophomores can use the same cards from last year, and freshmen are staring confused at their new pass. What to do now? Here’s the big secret: that piece of plastic in your hand is a reusable discount. C’mon, what college student doesn’t want a discount?
Living in a college town means your ID card can get you deductibles in all sorts of places. Like at the Price Wave Pool: Thursdays are student nights, and if you bring your ID card, you can get in for only $1.50 instead of the usual $4.
Little Caesars offers $.99 Crazy Bread for any student that presents an ID Card. Taco Time and KFC give 10 percent off your total bill. Decker’s Bicycle offers 10 percent discount depending on your bike and what needs to be fixed.
In the off chance that you have lost your card, you can get 10% at Cold Stone just by wearing something USU Eastern on Fridays, no card required.
Off-campus possibilities are great, but there’s no need to travel far to use the benefits of an ID card. It doubles as an on campus library card. It functions like a ticket at theatre events and sporting activities. It will let you order a meal, a side, and a drink for one swipe at the Golden Grille. And of course it works in the dining room.
So even if you think your picture is rotten, be sure to hold onto your ID card. It’s more important than you think.