Black Bear Bucks

Memorial Union

Take advantage of your Black Bear Bucks and get a discount!
If you use Black Bear Bucks on your MaineCard for dining purchases at the Memorial Union, Fogler Library and Hilltop Market, you will save 5% off your bill. You also won’t pay 8% state food sales tax, resulting in total savings of 13 percent.

On Campus

You can use Black Bear Bucks at all dining facilities, the University Bookstore and the MaineBound Adventure Center, as well as for copies in the library, printing in the clusters, laundry in the residence halls, Collings Center for the Arts tickets and more. You’ll always save 5%, plus the 8% state tax if you purchase your meals on-campus. Any discounts and tax exemptions apply to on-campus dining purchases at UMaine dining locations only.

Off Campus

Take your Black Bear Bucks off campus at participating merchants. We are continually expanding our partnerships with merchants in the local communities so that you can use your Black Bear Bucks at their establishments. Any on-campus discounts and tax exemptions do NOT apply to off-campus merchants participating in the Black Bear Bucks program.

Use your MaineCard at these local merchants

Adding Funds

Learn more about opening an account and adding funds by visiting the Online Card Office.

For Merchants

Are you a merchant interested in accepting Black Bear Bucks for purchases in your store? Visit our guide for off-campus merchants.


Businesses may not permit any MaineCard holder to purchase alcohol, tobacco, firearms, obscene materials, or store-value gift cards.