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Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Have fun and save money

Local businesses may offer discounts for Mercer students

The stereotype of poor, college kids is one that holds a lot of truth. It wouldn’t be a surprise if three-quarters of all the pantries here on campus were filled with cup noodles and value packs of Cheez-Its. That’s great for snacking, of course, but in order to get something with substance while eating on a budget, one can make use of student discounts. Luckily for Mercer Students, there are a number of different venues around town that offer student discounts. On top of that, there are more services than just food. Many places offer student discounts on fun things to do around town.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
One food option that a lot of students are familiar with is Moe’s Southwest Grill on Vineville Ave. What could be better than walking into a restaurant and being greeted with a hearty “Welcome to Moe’s!” right before being greeted by the smell of hand-prepared burritos? How about getting all of that paired with a 10% discount at the cash register? Simply flash your Bear Card, and enjoy the immediate benefits of your education.
The Bear’s Den
The Bear Den on Oglethorpe St., is a cafe-style restaurant that offers an upbeat environment to enjoy a nice meal. If you’re in the area, stop by and give it a try. Again, mention that you’re a student, and ask about what sort of discounts they offer.
If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex food with a bit more atmosphere, you may be interested in Acapulco, on the corner of Cherry and Third. Set in a historical Macon hotel, Acapulco has been open since 1997. At the time of this writing, they have only offered a 10% discount to students for a little over a week, and are hoping to see a lot more customers from the campus. Check it out sometime, and maybe play a free game of billiards in the lobby.
La Berry Frozen Yogurt
So, you’ve stuffed yourself full of food already from the above restaurants, and are looking to put the proverbial “cherry on top.” Be sure to check out La Berry on Forsyth Ave., and receive a 5% discount off their Fro-Yo.
Macon Grand Opera House
Why not go for dinner and a show? Keep an eye on the Macon Grand Opera House on Mulberry St. for upcoming shows. They offer quite generous student discounts on a number of different events, so stay in the loop.
Cox Capitol Theatre
If you’re an avid theater-goer, also look at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Second Street. Although they don’t have discounts for every show, many shows feature lessened prices for Bear Card holders, or will even let Mercer Students in for free.
Cherry Street Hookah
Maybe you’re looking more for a place to relax and just enjoy yourself. Cherry Street Hookah is a nice place with a good atmosphere where Mercer students can receive 10% off a number of different snacks and services.
Cherry Street Cycles
While you’re on the square, check into Cherry Street Cycles on Cherry St. Although the discounts vary depending on service and product, they are very willing to work with Mercer students. They are involved with the bike rentals here on campus, and are very in-touch with the school.
Designer Tan
Right in Mercer Village, Designer Tan is a great place to grab some rays. With various discounts for Mercer students, they’re definitely worth stopping by to see.
William Alexander Salon
Also in Mercer Village, the recently relocated William Alexander Salon is the place to go in order to get a trim, cut your nails or simply enjoy a nice massage. With a Bear Card, students can receive a variety of different discounts, including $10 off select haircuts.
Overall, students can enjoy themselves in a number of different ways, and can also support local business. Some of the listed locations see Mercer students daily, and love having them there. Go out and enjoy yourself, while still keeping at least a few dimes in your pocket for a rainy day.


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