By KIEL WATSON, Student Life Editor

The maize-colored student ID that you carry around also goes by another name: the MCard.

Aside from identification purposes, it is a passport to a multitude of discounts available to students, faculty and alumni ranging from employee pricing on computers to new asphalt for your driveway.

As the fall semester is just getting started, we have put together a list of the discounts that students are eligible for with a flash of their MCard or the by following a link.


Electronics and Phones:

  • ABC Warehouse- Employee pricing in store
  • Hewlett Packard- Employee pricing online
  • Dell- Member pricing on laptops and computers
  • At&T- Discount on new and existing service plans
  • Sprint- Discount on select plans
  • T-Mobile- Eligibility for T-Mobile Advantage Program
  • Verizon-  Receive a discount on your account
  • Cable & Internet- Visa gift cards or discounts for ordering service from Dish, DirectTV, Comcast, Charter and TimeWarner



  • Cedar Point- Discount on tickets
  • Delta Airlines- Discount on tickets
  • Hertz Car Rental- Up to 15% off car rentals
  • Avis- Discount car rentals
  • Wyndham Hotels- 20% off per night at Wyndham group hotels
  • Great Wolf Lodge- 20%-30% off depending on location
  • Orlando- Discounts on admission at Disney, Seaworld, Universal Studios, accommodations and more



  • Belle Tire- 50% off installation and more
  • Chrysler- Preferred price on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles
  • Ford- X-plan vehicle pricing
  • General Motors- GM vehicle discount
  • Speedy Auto Service- 15% discount on service
  • 10% off contact lenses
  • EyeBuyDirect- 15% off online glasses purchases


Dining, Gifts and Local Deals:

  • Gift Baskets Overseas- 15% off gift baskets delivered in the US and over 180 countries
  • Proflowers- 15% discount on purchase
  • Dearborn Racquet and Health Club- $100 off initial membership and 15% off monthly
  • Detroit Zoo- Discounted admission
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra- Discounted tickets
  • PKSA Karate- 10% off martial arts classes
  • 10% off costumes and accessories
  • Olga’s Kitchen- 10% off your bill
  • Dream Dinners- Free meal with regular order


This list is just a small sample of the discounts available when showing your MCard. Students can save money on everything from beef jerky and lace curtains, to dog treats and translation services. Many businesses in Ann Arbor and other communities have offers also.

In addition to the standard MCard discounts and deals the student government has partnered with 20 local businesses to help give us deals in the community. The discount cards can be picked up from the student government office in room 1290 of the University Center, and location details and discount amounts can be found there as well.

Discount Card Offers:

  • A&W
  • Andoni’s
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • BD’s Mongolian Grill
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cool Blue Salon
  • Famous Hamburger
  • Golden Chicken Grill
  • Great Steak and Potato
  • Griff’s Gastropub
  • LA Bistro
  • La Pita
  • Lava Java
  • New Diliziosa
  • On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina
  • Pizza Place
  • Teavana
  • TGI Friday’s
  • Yogurtopia
  • Yogurtown


Don’t forget that a large number of theaters and restaurants have student discounts regardless of where you attend, it never hurts to ask. With the variety of discounts available before you spend your hard-earned money it’s worth a look at online at what’s out there– the savings can be substantial.