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Replenishing MaineCard Funds Online Now Just a Click Away

Contact: Dan Sturrup 581-1799

The MaineCard Online Office is now in service with many of the same functions and services offered by on-campus MaineCard kiosks and the Student Service Center in the Memorial Union.

Students, parents, guardians and all UMaine employees can now add funds to their Black Bear Bucks accounts from the comfort of their own computers, according to Auxiliary Services. Instead of inserting cash at MaineCard kiosks on campus or at the Student Service Center, MaineCard holders can replenish their Black Bear Bucks accounts with a credit or debit card. By using the online service, parents and guardians can easily and safely use credit cards from anywhere in the country or world to send funds to a MaineCard campus ID.

The MaineCard Online Office system will send an email notification of all deposits, and has taken every step and made every precaution to ensure the MaineCard Online Office is a safe site, where all account, financial and personal information is always secure.

The MaineCard Black Bear Bucks can be used virtually anywhere on campus for purchases, including at all Black Bear Dining halls, laundry facilities, the University Bookstore, copiers at Fogler Library, printing at various departments, MaineBound rentals and fees, tickets for Maine Center for the Arts events and athletic concessions.

Using Black Bear Bucks at any Black Bear Dining location on campus generates a 5 percent discount for the user, in addition to not paying sales tax, a total savings of 12 percent.  Though many off-campus merchants accept Black Bear Bucks, the MaineCard discount applies only at on-campus dining locations, and only students, faculty and staff are eligible.

The following area merchants participate in the Black Bears Bucks program: Old Town’s McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts (across from Hannaford), Orono’s Lissus, Orono House of Pizza, Pat’s Pizza, and Bangor’s Pizzeria Uno and China Wall. Black Bear Bucks can be used to purchase groceries — but not alcohol or tobacco products — at Bell’s IGA in Orono.

For more information on the program or to start using the MaineCard Online Office, please visit the MaineCard Services website for simple instructions.

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