EngSoc Student Deals Program

Abdullah Bakarat - VP Finance
Posted on: November 5, 2016

Hello Waterloo Engineering!

So for this issue, I’d like to take an opportunity to discuss an aspect of the VP Finance portfolio that I believe most students have an interest in: the Engineering Society Student Deals Program. This program was established in Spring 2013 by a former and infamous EngSoc President, David Birnbaum, and the program was created to allow EngSoc members (that’s all undergraduate engineering students, unless you’ve refunded your fee) to receive deals at places in the plaza and the surrounding Waterloo area.

All you have to do is come in to the EngSoc Office (CPH 1327) and request a student deals sticker, show us your WatCard, and start saving! We currently have 9 venues that are participating in this program:

  • Vegetarian Fast Food offers 10% off cash purchases (they don’t just have vegetarian food either)

  • Molly Bloom’s offers 15% off food (WHAT?!)

  • Sweet Dreams Teashop gives you 10% off food (if they’re feeling particularly nice, they’ll even give you a discount on the bubble tea)

  • Kickoff offers a free basket of waffle fries with the purchase of two pitchers (only when Bill is working)

  • At Marble Slab Creamery, EngSoc members will now receive double stamps for every regular priced purchase

  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt offers 10% off all regularly priced frozen yogurt

  • Baba Chicken Grill provides a free milk tea with any combo (1, 2, or 3) at regular price OR 5% off food when paying by cash

  • Mongolian Grill gives you 10% off the all-you-can-eat stir-fry buffet (dine-in only)

  • Crossroads Board Game Café now offers double stamps per game purchase

All these deals can be seen on the EngSoc website at www.engsoc.uwaterloo.ca/services/student-deals/

There are two main things that this program needs: awareness and more deals. A lot of students know about the program, and have come into the Orifice to get their stickers, but at the same time a lot haven’t. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to write about the program in this issue, to get the word out there. If you don’t have the sticker, you should come get one! If you know someone who doesn’t have the sticker, tell them to come get one! If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone… you catch my drift, just get the sticker! It’s easy to do and totally worth your while.

What about more deals? We’re constantly trying to approach new places to get new and exciting deals to offer to our students. We are currently talking with a number of restaurants in and around the university area. However, we always want to know what you want to see in the student deals program. If you have an idea for a new deal, please let me know! Stop by the Orifice and we can chat, or send an email to me at vpfinance.a@engsoc.uwaterloo.ca. I’m always happy to get your feedback and see what you want out of the Engineering Society. That’s all I’ve got for this issue! As always feel free to let me know if you have any questions about EngSoc’s finances, or EngSoc as a whole!