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Student Savings & Discounts

Many business in the Hamilton community offer special discounts and savings, specifically for McMaster students. Here you can find many premier vendors and the incentives they offer.

On campus, there is no better value than TwelvEighty, The Grind, and Union Market. Managed by the McMaster Students Union, these locations are specifically run for the benefit of students, offering the best food, lattes, crepes, and quick food/beverage options, always for the the lowest prices!

On-campus student-priced venues:

Check out TwelvEighty’s 2GO takeout menu and order online!

The Grind:
Located inside TwelvEighty, accessible at the bottom of the stairs nearest Union Market, The Grind is a fabulous café, serving premium coffee, tea, espresso, lattés and cappuccinos – all made with 100% Arabica beans. The Grind also features a great selection of both sweet and savory crêpes, made fresh to order.

Union Market:
Located on the main floor of the Student Centre, UM offers the best prices on bagels, snacks, sandwiches, juice, and chocolate milk, making it a one-stop-shop for everything you need to get through your day. It has fair trade coffee and chocolate bars to choose from, as well as organic chips, pretzels, gluten-free snacks, and granola bars.

Off-campus student savings and discounts:

Find a business or restaurant near campus that offers a special discount for McMaster students.
Please be prepared to show a valid McMaster student card to receive a student discount.

Grocery / Pharmacy


Specialty Foods:

Homewares / Retail