There is one universal struggle that students know very well... being broke all year round. We've all been there, too scared to check our bank accounts out of fear of what number we're going to see. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I find that most of my money goes towards food outings with friends! I'm serious... I spend WAY too much on food. Especially at school when I have so many delicious restaurants taunting me all day.
Well, I've got just the fix for you.
There's a cool new startup that has teamed up with Universities all around Montreal so you can enjoy great meals at a great value, no matter which campus you spend your days at.
- Concordia Students - you’ll want to download the Casa Deals app.
- UQAM students - get deals and recommendations with Lunch AEESG.
- As for those who are in the Griffintown sector at ETS - download AÉÉTS FOOD.
- Not to worry, if you’re from McGill or UDEM, you can use the Spinyt app to access your campus' sales. Available for Android and iOS.
The really cool thing about these apps is that not only will they suggest cool places to eat near campus, but they're actually able to give you huge discounts, up to 75% off!
So how is this even possible? Well, restaurants around each campus will notify each app when they have empty seats. Now, in order to fill these empty seats, they will have to create a temporary discount for students! Think of it like the stock market... real time discounts based on demand. Pretty cool huh?
It’s pretty much the smartest and easiest way to decide where to grab a bite or a cup of coffee. Not only that, but it gives restaurants the opportunity to attract new customers and promote new menu items.
Simply log in and the app will suggest a list of restaurants and cafés near you, offering deals on meals. Invite your friends that you’d like to eat with and spin the wheel of available restaurants if you can’t decide where to go. Your friends can choose to agree or disagree with the choice through the app. To get the discount, simply show your coupon to a staff member on your phone.
Those frustrating decision-making days are over. Say goodbye to the age-old question of “where do you want to eat?” and leave it up to these apps to make the tough decision for you.