Discounts for UTC students

By Kelly Barker

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UTC/The Loop) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has valuable resource that will help students save money around town.

Students can go to the welcome center and admissions office of UTC and ask for a packet that lists money saving tips that range from local establishments that give student discounts to free activities available in Chattanooga.

There is a brochure that gives a map of the route for the free shuttle bus that runs through downtown.  It also gives a price guide for merchants from downtown to Lookout Mountain.

Also included is a flyer for the Chattanooga Market, which is every Sunday at the First Tennessee Pavilion.  With free admission, you can enjoy musical entertainment and local goods for purchase.

Click here to listen to Emily Makismowicz talk about UTC student discounts.

There is also a list of over 50 establishments in the Chattanooga area that offer a student discount with a Mocs Card.

“I didn’t know about a lot of these businesses offering a discount” UTC professor Mary Fortune said, “But now that I do know, I will be asking if I can use it.”

Like Mrs. Fortune, many students are unaware of the student discount.

UTC senior Emily Makismowicz said business should make it more known to customers that they participate in the discount program.

“Oh, are you a student? You get a discount here” Makismowicz said “That would help out a lot if business kind of advertised themselves.”

Students have a lot of saving opportunities if they are aware of the businesses that give student discounts.  You can recognize these businesses by the Chattanooga “C” in their window.

Copyright 2011 The Associate Press

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