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Why Parents Like The Red Card Meal Plan

529 Plans

  • 529 Plan college spending accounts can be used to fund the Red Card Meal Plan.
    • Have your financial institution send us a check directly (make sure the student’s name is displayed on the check) or email to request a receipt for reimbursement.


  • Assurance that “food money” is being spent as intended—only on food
  • Prevents spending food allowance on the wasteful items so easily purchased with cash, and debit or credit cards
  • Purchase of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited

Ease of Use

  • Conveniently manage and monitor meal plan account and transactions online
  • Automatically add funds to your student’s account every 1, 2, or 4 weeks with our “Recurring Allowance” feature
  • Carry over account balances from semester to semester and year to year—no money is wasted
  • Students can order food from local restaurants through Red Card’s online ordering partner, EatStreet.


  • Notifies you automatically via email when your student’s balance drops below $30

Financial Responsibility

  • Helps your student budget his or her food money and avoid costly ATM fees, finance charges, and credit card debt

Why Students Like The Red Card Meal Plan


  • Exclusive cardholder discounts
  • Weekly & daily promotions


  • Around-the-clock options for buying groceries, dining in, taking out, and food delivery
  • The Red Card app allows you to pay with your phone
  • No more running to the ATM
  • Order delivery through EatStreet, Red Card’s official online ordering partner, and pay with your Red Card on the site


  • Every type of cuisine imaginable is available
  • More than 90 student-favored restaurants to choose from
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