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How It Works

  1. Create an account online and load any dollar amount you would like. Click here to sign up by check (PDF)
  2. Download the Red Card Meal Plan App for iPhone or Android from the iPhone App store or Google Play by searching “Red Card Meal Plan”. Log in using the Username and Password you created during online signup and you are ready to start paying with your phone!
    1. There is no card printing fee for students paying solely with the app .
    2. Android users MUST be running Android Software 5.0 or higher for the app to function
  3. If you need a physical card, stop by our office at 100 State St. (above Ian’s Pizza) in Madison to pick up your card, which you can use instantly. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. There is a $10 card printing fee for users who need a physical card.
    1. Note: You can use just the app, just the card, or both.
  4. Shop for groceries, dine in, or take out from any of our participating merchants.
  5. Present the Red Card app (or your card) as payment and the exact amount will be deducted from your account balance.
  6. Manage your account online. Add value, view transactions, check your balance or suspend a lost card any time. Account balances carry over from semester to semester and year to year.
  7. Save money through exclusive discounts and deals.

* CLICK HERE to see all the ways that you can add value to your Red Card Meal Plan account