HOW IT WORKS
Choose an educational discount to offer students. Example: 25%
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The larger your discount, the more marketing, students and sales you receive

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With each $1 in discounts you provide, we add $2 to your advertising credits, keeping your monthly ad spend at $0
Limited to pre-approved qualified businesses.
To have your business reviewed for possible inclusion, apply here.

To get started, choose your educational discount (Example: 25%) and send it to your Merchant Care Representative.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services are you offering?
We promote your business to the student body on campus, bringing you a steady stream of new customers at no cost to you.

We only ask that you provide an educational discount of your choosing to our students.
How much of an educational discount do I need to provide?
It's completely up to you.

For every $1 in discounts you provide to our students, we add $2 to your promotional budget that will be used to promote your business. Therefore, the larger your discount, the more promotions and new customers you'll receive.

Typically our merchant partners find that discounts in the 25% to 35% range are optimal for their business.

You are free to modify your educational discount at any time from your Cares.College account.
Do I have to pay out of pocket for this service?
There is no cost to you for this service.
How is this different from advertising or marketing on Google or social media?
Getting results from Google and social media generally requires a great deal of time, effort and expense to monitor and optimize.

And purchasing advertising will almost always cost you more than the revenue you'll generate from that advertising.

With our service, we do all the monitoring and optimizing for you, so you can stay focused on what you do best.

And since there's no cost to you, with our service you always end up ahead.
How do I get started?
Simply choose your educational discount, and then we'll send you a care package to get started.

We'll have you up and running, and receiving customers, in about one week.
Who is eligible to receive an educational discount?
Any university student, faculty or staff member.
What if I already offer other discounts?
No problem! There is no contract for you to sign, no exclusivity, and no commitment when you partner with us.
Why should I use your service when I already have other marketing campaigns that are working?
We are focused on bringing you new student customers as they arrive to the area, often from other parts of the state, country or world.

That means that our service will provide you with a steady stream of new customers that other marketing vehicles are unable to reach or bring you.

In addition, our service is complimentary (free) and won't add costs to your marketing budget.
Are you affiliated with the university?
We are not affiliated with the university, rather, we affiliate directly with the students, staff and faculty members.
    How do you promote my business?
    We run a network of web sites and pages that students use for communications, so we have a ton of promotional inventory and ad space that we use to promote your business.
      How long will you promote my business for?
      This is an on-going service for your business as there is a continual stream of new students coming to campus. However, there is no commitment on your part.
        How do I know how much I've earned in promotional credits?
        Your promotional balance will be emailed to you weekly and can also be found in your Cares.College account.
          Are you selling my data?
          Your data is protected and never sold or shared.
            Can I change my discount level?
            Yes, you can change your discount level at any time.
              How long am I committing to this program? What if I want to do stop participating?
              There is no commitment on your part. Simply let us know you'd like to stop and you can exit the program.
                Is there a minimum discount?
                There is no minimum discount, however, the larger your discount, the more new customers you'll receive.

                For every $1 in discounts you provide to our students, we add $2 to your promotional budget that's used to promote your business.

                When you go with a larger discount, 2 things happen:

                • Your business gets promoted more because of your larger promotional budget

                • Those promotions are more effective at bringing you new customers, because students are attracted to the larger discounts
                Most merchants find that educational discounts in the 25% to 35% range are optimal for their business.
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