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ASU Program Offers Up Big Retail, Dining Discounts for Students

Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2011 17:12

Cadillac Ranch

College Times • Ryan A. Ruiz

Students kick it at Cadillac Ranch in Tempe.

For most college students, saving a dollar can mean the difference between a hearty meal and a pack of stale ramen. Thankfully for them, businesses across the Valley have partnered up with ASU to provide discounts to students through the Use It Here program.

Eateries, hangouts, galleries and shops surrounding all four ASU campuses give special deals to students who show retailers their ASU ID cards when making a purchase.

When looking for food, students can drop by Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace. Cadillac Ranch offers both afternoon and nighttime discounts for ASU students that show the school ID. ASU card holders get 20 percent off for lunch, and 10 percent off for dinner daily. Furthermore, those showing their student ID cards will get VIP admission without having to wait in line or pay cover.

Use It Here discounts also come in handy for out-of-state students. Sending packages across state lines can get expensive, which is why the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center on University Drive and Rural Road offers a 20 percent discount on all services for those showing their student identification card.

Other discounts can be found in retail. Instead of charging full price for clothing options, many Valley shops are offering lower rates for students. G by Guess at Tempe Marketplace gives students 20 percent off on their purchase, while Bunky Boutique in downtown Phoenix offers contemporary clothing and accessories at a 10 percent total purchase discount.

Aside from the essentials, students can also pamper themselves at a good number of local spas offering fair deals. Jon Ric Salon & Spa at Tempe Marketplace takes $5 off customers' total if they show an ASU ID card, while students near the ASU West campus can enjoy a 30-day free pass at Pure Fitness. 

New deals and businesses offering discounts are continuously added to the Use It Here program. Check their website for additional details.






• Axxio Pizza, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1230, 2 giant slices plus 20 oz drink for $6.50.

• Cadillac Ranch, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 2105, 20 percent off lunch, 10 percent off dinner. 

• California Pizza Kitchen, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 215, 20 percent off any purchase.

• Coffee Bean, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1158, 10 percent off purchases.

• Darcy McGee's Irish Pub, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1220, 15 percent off meals.

• Greek Pita, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1229, 10 percent off meals.

• Mojo Yogurt, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, 10 percent off.

• Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 454, 10 percent off.

• Teriyaki Experience, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1146, 20 percent off.

• Sweet Cakes Café, 21 W. Main Street, Mesa, 10 percent off purchase.




• DownEast Basics, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite H4, 10 percent off purchase.

• FedEx Office, 933 E. University Drive, 20 percent off services.

• G by Guess, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite G1, 20 percent off purchase.

• Jon Ric Salon & Spa, 2040 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 105, $5 off.

• Mood Swings Salon, 520 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 205, 10 percent off service and products.

• Payless, 1900 E. Rio Salado Parkway, 10 percent off purchases.

• OrangeSlyce,, 25 percent off design projects.

• Pit Stop Wheels, 3220 N. Scottsdale Road, 10 percent wheel and tire packages.

• Preferred Collision Shop, 8355 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 140, 10 percent cash back on repairs and detailing services.

• RSP Insurance Specialists, 2234 E. McClintock Drive, 5 percent off insurance rates for ASU students.

• Urban Angels, 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1063, 10 percent off purchase.

• Wicked Wicker Gift Baskets,, 20 percent of purchase of $50 or more.


Downtown Phoenix




• 1130 The Restaurant, 455 N. Third Street, Suite 1130, 10 percent off.

• A Touch of Yogurt, 2 N. Central Avenue, Suite A105, 15 percent off purchases.

• Alice Cooperstown, 101 E. Jackson Street, 10 percent off purchases.

• Athenian Express, 814 N. Central Avenue, Free drink with purchase of entrée.

• Baja Fresh, 50 N. Central Avenue, 20 percent off meal.

• Chill Out Gelato Café, 610 E. Roosevelt Street, 15 percent off purchase.

• Coney Island Grill, 16 W. Adams Street, 10 percent off purchase of entrée.

• Coldstone, 455 N. Third Street, Suite 120, 10 percent off purchase.

• Daily Grind, 1 N. Central Avenue, 20 percent off hot and cold beverages.

• Fair Trade Café, 1020 N. First Avenue, 10 percent off purchase.

• Ichi Ban, 2815 N. Central Avenue, 10 percent off dinner.

• Majerles Sports Grill, 24 N. Second Street, 20 percent off meal.

• Matador Restaurant, 125 E. Adams Street, 10 percent off food bill.

• Mi Amigos Mexican Grill, 455 N. Third Street, Suite 150, 10 percent off meal.

• My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, 455 N. Third Street, 20 percent off meal.

• Networks Bar & Grill, 122 N. Second Street, 20 percent off meal.

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