Originally Posted by mehtaad
Hey guys, I'm just wondering how exactly a meal plan works. I've chosen the full small plan and wont be cooking much for myself, and was wondering if maybe I should get the regular plan instead but first I need to know...how exactly does it work?
Do you get an allotted amount of money to spend on food every day or every weeek or something like that? Are there a lot of choices (hopefully healthy) for food? What kind of food places can you go to get food with your card?
Thank you guys so much!
You can add money onto your meal card whenever you start getting low. The only difference between the meal plans is the amount of Freedom/Flex dollars you have (These get rolled over every year), the basic account is the same for all the plans (These expire at the end of the year). When you add money you add to your Freedom/Flex accounts.
It's just one huge pile of money, it's your responsibility to budget your money (if you have/want to).
(Locations for the different choices on campus as well as off campus).
Originally Posted by J. Dorey
Apologies to the OP, but I can't help out with this question, but I do have one of my own. Is there meal plans available for off-campus students? If so, how do I go about getting one?
Yes. http://hospitality.mcmaster. ca/mea...offcampus.html
If you plan on eating on campus every day (most likely more than 1 meal I think), best to get the term plan (Save more money, I think you save all the taxes). It does expire when the term is done though. I'll leave you to do the simple math of how much would be needed for an 8 month term and how much you would need to spend per day.
Otherwise just get the Freedom plan. It rolls over and you can add more money whenever you want. I usually just put 100$ on it and refill it when it gets to like 10-15$. You only save 5% though.