What is the Flatiron Meal Plan?

The Flatiron Meal Plan is a prepaid dining and discount card that allows students to purchase meals and shop for groceries at over 100 of their favorite Boulder merchants. Students select their food, present their Flatiron Meal Plan as payment, and the exact amount is deducted from their account. You can start a Flatiron Meal Plan card with any dollar amount, and remaining account balances carry over from semester to semester and year to year – so there are never any wasted dollars.

The Flatiron Meal Plan is a great way to help your student budget his or her food money, and avoid costly ATM fees, overdraft penalties and interest charges. Parents are assured food money is spent as intended, and student dining dollars are stretched as far as possible through exclusive cardholder coupons, deals & discounts.

Where can I use my Flatiron Meal Plan?

Use your Flatiron Meal Plan at over 100 local dining hot spots, for dine-in, pick-up or delivery. Flatiron Meal Plan members may also use their cards for groceries at Safeway and Sprouts Farmers Market. Our growing list of participating restaurants covers every type of cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Is your favorite restaurant missing from our list? Click here to recommend a new merchant.

How do I use my Flatiron Meal Plan at participating restaurants?

After enjoying a meal at one of our participating restaurants, present either your Flatiron Meal Plan photo ID or the the barcode in the Flatiron Meal Plan app as your form of payment. The cost of the meal is deducted from your meal plan balance. When paying with your Flatiron Meal Plan, always hand your meal plan card to the cashier or scan your app on the scanner labelled with a Flatiron Meal Plan sticker. You cannot swipe your meal plan card or scan your app on the merchant’s credit card terminal, or through self checkout at the grocery stores. Log in to our web site at any time to view your current balance, transaction history or to add value to your meal plan.

How much money should I put on my student’s Flatiron Meal Plan?

Every student’s situation is different, and the Flatiron Meal Plan can be customized for your student’s unique needs. You can start a Flatiron Meal Plan with any dollar amount, add money throughout the semester as needed, and remaining account balances carry over from one semester to the next.

We created our preset meal plan options to give parents and students an idea of how much it costs for a student to eat out a certain amount of times each week, based on a 16-week semester and an average cost of $10.00 per meal. These meal plan options are just a framework, however, and when a student pays with their Flatiron Meal Plan, the exact amount of the purchase will come off their available balance. Whether you select one of the preset meal plans or deposit a custom amount, there are no restrictions on the frequency of card usage, meaning students can use their Flatiron Meal Plan as much or as little as needed.

Can I save money with the Flatiron Meal Plan?

Yes, the Flatiron Meal Plan is more than just a card for food purchases – it’s a discount card, too. Each week of the semester we feature a different restaurant where Flatiron Meal Plan members receive a 25% discount. Our members receive dozens of digital coupons each semester through the Flatiron Meal Plan app, with our back-to-school coupons and our deposit bonus coupons (you receive additional coupons with each deposit of $250 or more to your meal plan). We also offer one-day deals and steals, where Flatiron Meal Plan members have access to free or extremely discounted meals at specific merchants. Finally, with our Random Acts of Kindness program, we pick up the tab for unsuspecting Flatiron Meal Plan members throughout the semester. If you go to pay with your Flatiron Meal Plan and get a Random Acts of Kindness card back from the cashier it means your purchase was on us!

What if I lose my Flatiron Meal Plan card?

Simply cancel your lost card online or over the phone then pick up your replacement card at our local office on the Hill.

What if I want to modify my meal plan?

No problem. Just give us a call at 303.415.0067, and we’ll be happy to make any changes. Add more money to your meal plan balance or alter your meal plan option at any time to suit your needs.

Do meal plan balances carry over from semester to semester?

Yes. All meal plan balances carry over from semester to semester, and even year to year. Our program offers 100% value; you pay only for what you eat.

I want to become a Flatiron Meal Plan member now! How do I sign up?

It’s easy. Choose or customize a meal plan to meet your needs and sign up via our web site, telephone, or mail. Swing by our office (conveniently located on The Hill, right next door to The Sink) during regular business hours and we’ll make you a photo ID card on the spot. Your card is effective immediately – so go ahead and treat yourself to a bite to eat as soon as you leave our office!