One of the top three requests from our customers related to dining plans is the ability to use it anywhere on campus.
With that in mind, we developed The Tiger Plan for off-campus students. The Tiger Plan was designed to provide a ton of value combined with flexibility of dining anywhere on campus. Dining plans give the maximum value at our four all-you-care-to-eat facilities and we recommend using The Tiger Plan 50% of the time in all-you-care-to-eat facilities.
Each student on The Tiger Plan will have a unique experience depending in which facilities they choose to dine. With discounts off the cash price up to 63%, we wanted to give you a few scenarios on how you can maximize The Tiger Plan.
Scenario 1: Use only at all-you-care-to-eat facilities
The Tiger Plan Plus costs $1470 and provides $650 in flex dollars. That equates to 159.70 meals in an all-you-care-to-eat facility. Our door rate at all-you-care-to-eat facilities is $11.00 for lunch. If you pay with The Tiger Plan, you’ll receive 63% off the door rate which equates to $4.07.
159.70 meals * $11.00 door rate = $1756.70 total plan value.
$1756.70 – $1470.00 = $286.70 added value on The Tiger Plan Plus.
Scenario 2: 50% at all-you-care-to-eat facilities and 50% at a la carte facilities
The Tiger Plan Plus costs $1470 and provides $650 in flex dollars. If 50% of those are spent in all-you-care-to-eat facilities, you will receive 77.39 meals.
$650 flex * 50% = $325.
$325 / $4.07 = 79.85 meals.
79.85 meals * $11.00 door rate = $878.37 value.
$325 / 50% = $650 value.
$878.37 + $650 = $1528.37 total plan value.
$1528 – $1470 = $58.37 added value on The Tiger Plan Plus.
How to Maximize The Tiger Plan Value
Knowing that, we wanted to give students a few tips on how to maximize their value with The Tiger Plan.
- Add the additional $100 in flex. This immediately adds more purchasing power at all of our facilities. That $100 is $200 at restaurants, $120 at Mizzou Markets and $270 at all-you-care-to-eat facilities.
- Eat at all-you-care-to-eat facilities 100% of the time. $945 total value on The Tiger Plan and $1702 total value on The Tiger Plan Plus.
- Eat at all-you-care-to-eat facilities 50% of the time. The extra value covers the base cost.
- As a dining plan, students do not pay tax (7.975%) on food purchases using The Tiger Plan. This is another value-added feature.