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DalCard Accounts Explained

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About your DalCard Accounts

Account How it works
DalDollars The most flexible account – you can deposit money to DalDollars and spend anywhere that accepts DalCard. DalDollars will not expire as long as your account remains active. Use DalDollars for Bookstore purchases both online and in-person.
FoodBucks If you have a meal plan, you have FoodBucks. Use your FoodBucks at on-campus food vendors, and participating off-campus vendors. FoodBucks expire at the end of the April exam period annually. 
5% Back (Food) Participating vendors offer 5% back on your food purchases paid for with DalDollars. These funds are deposited every Monday into your 5% Back (Food) account and can be used at any on-campus vendors selling food and off-campus vendors participating in the 5% Back (Food) program. 5% Back funds will not expire as long as your account remains active. Note that you will not receive 5% back on purchases made with FoodBucks.
Bookstore Dollars Make a deposit to Bookstore Dollars to be able to make purchases only at the University Bookstores in-person. If you are planning to make online Bookstore purchases, deposit funds into DalDollars instead. Bookstore Dollars will not expire as long as your account remains active. 
5% Back (Bookstore) The Bookstores offer 5% back on purchases paid for with your DalCard. These funds are deposited every Monday into your 5% Back (Bookstore) account and can be used for your next Bookstore purchase. 5% Back funds will not expire as long as your account remains active.