Program rewards eating on campus

Now getting full is not the only reward for eating on campus. With Sam Houston’s new program, Jam, students will get a chance to win thousands of instant prizes and some will even get their name put in for a grand prize drawing.

So, what is Jam? “The Jam Rewards program is an engagement-based loyalty program that rewards our students here at Sam Houston for eating on campus,” said ARAMARK marketing intern, Darci Mulrine “This program is designed to eventually increase students’ and faculty’s value perception of on-campus dining. SH Dining Services is wanting to create more of a positive student/campus advocacy relationship.”

There are many ways to get chances to earn prizes, from buying a meal plan to spending $5 for a snack between classes. Students can enter as many sweepstakes as they can, all they have to do is eat on campus and visit Jam online to enter.

“Participating in this program is as simple as registering on,” Mulrine said. “Students and faculty that have a transaction over $5.00 will receive a code card. Code cards are given to the purchaser every time they spend $5.00 or more in cash, credit or using Bearkat bucks.”

Then, just logon to and enter the code on the card or text in the code. By submitting this code, the customer will automatically be entered in to win the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize this semester is free meals for a semester and this will be given to four students. Twelve first prize winners will receive a $300 Best Buy gift card and weekly prizes will be given to three students and include a $200 IKEA gift card, Iomega 1TB external hard drive, and 100 song downloads from

There are also other ways to get these code cards. Jam will be hosting a variety of events throughout the semester and there will be code cards available for students and faculty at them.

Students can also earn Jam sweepstakes entries for playing online games, referring a friend to Jam, taking a survey, or opting to receive emails and text messages.

Sam Houston is just one of forty schools across the nation active in the Jam program. “Quantitative data has shown at other universities that the Jam program creates more on-campus spending and helps build community and loyalty,” Mulrine said.

With the new Jam program, a rumbling stomach might not just lead you to a tasty meal, but to prizes as well.

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