Mercer partners with Grubhub to offer free delivery and more food options


Mercer University students, faculty and staff now have access to unlimited free delivery with Grubhub through their Bear Bucks account.

Additionally, the partnership allows students and employees to use Bear Bucks, a prepaid amount stored on their Bear Cards, to pay for food from any restaurant in the Grubhub network.

“We were looking for creative ways to better serve the campus community, and this was something that our partners at Transact (a higher education technology company) came up with to bring to us,” said Ken Boyer, associate vice president for auxiliary services at Mercer. “With Grubhub, we’re able to take our program further off campus and provide a variety of dining options. It gives students expanded hours and increased local delivery options.”

The benefits are available in any location — whether you’re in Macon, Atlanta or traveling out of state, Boyer said. In addition to Bear Bucks, other payment options, such as credit cards and PayPal, are also available.

Students and employees who join the program using their Bear Card will receive Grubhub+, which includes free delivery from GrubHub+ restaurants and other perks. Grubhub+ typically costs $9.99 per month but is available at no charge to the Mercer community.

To get started, download the Grubhub app to your mobile device and sign in or create an account.

If you’re on campus, a pop-up screen will prompt you to affiliate with Mercer, and you’ll log in using your Mercer credentials. If you don’t get the prompt, tap “Account” and then “Campus Dining” to affiliate with Mercer.

Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a $10 reward valid with your first purchase of $12 or more just for adding Mercer to your account.

“We hopefully are coming out of this pandemic, but it’s another tool to provide safe and contactless delivery and provide our campus with as much service and flexibility as possible,” Boyer said.


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