More than meal halls

Living in residence? Take your Food Bucks off-campus

If you’re living in residence this year, you’re only getting away without a mandatory meal plan if you’re one of the lucky few living within LeMarchant Place.

Having a meal plan is not all disadvantages – you never have to worry about Tuesday night line-ups at the Atlantic Superstore or doing your dishes.

Yet, while year-round ice cream is definitely a bonus, sometimes it’s nice to get a break from the meal halls.

This is where Food Bucks come in.

All meal plans have a certain amount of money you can spend on restaurants both on and off-campus.

The options on campus are somewhat limited – Tim Hortons, Second Cup, and Subway being some of the most frequented.

Off-campus partners offer a bit more variety, with restaurants ranging from sushi to Boston Pizza to frozen yogurt.

Sobey’s (Queen Street location only), Atlantic Superstore, the Jubilee Junction convenience store and Nova Pharmacy/convenience store also take Food Bucks, and also offer 5 per cent cash back when you pay with your Dalcard.

Remember that meal halls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on weekdays (with the exception of Shirreff, which is open until 8 p.m.), and from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends, so it’s probably a good idea to know what places to call for takeout if you’re planning on some late night studying (or, more likely, Netflix-binging before midterms start).

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