October 2021

Your Mason ID Card and its Benefits

Do you know all the benefits of your Mason ID Card?  There are plenty and we have outlined a few popular ones below.

 Access to Patriots Perks 

  • All faculty and staff have access to discounts offered by local businesses as noted on the Patriot Perks website. Discounts range from 10% to 20% at eateries and salon and spas, on entertainment, and at other retailers and services. 

 Convenience of Mason Money 

  • Mason Money is a prepaid declining balance account accessed with your Mason ID Card. It provides a fast, safe, and convenient way to make purchases on and off campus. Make deposits, check balances, deactivate lost cards using Mason Money Online.  Businesses such as Whole Foods and Ornery accept Mason Money as a form of payment. We refer to these businesses as Mason Merchants and a full list is available online. 

 Discount at Bookstore 

  • Mason faculty and staff receive a 10% discount at the George Mason Bookstore on all merchandise except textbooks, gift cards, class rings, graduation products, computer software, computer hardware, periodicals, health and beauty aids, food, and beverages. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotion. This discount is only available in person. 

 Faculty/Staff Byte Meal Plan 

  • Mason faculty and staff have access to exclusive meal plans to be used at all dining halls. Plans are as low as $7.40 per meal swipe.  Check out the three Byte meal plans available and learn how to secure them. 
  • Mason Faculty and Staff can join the Mason Club at a membership fee of $25 per semester. You can sign up for a membership via Mason’s Marketplace. 

 Reduced Prices at Men’s Basketball Games 

  • Mason faculty and staff are eligible to receive a reduced price of $208 per ticket + Patriot Club Seat Requirement (if applicable) for up to four men’s basketball season tickets. During regular season weekday games, faculty and staff can receive 50% off on reserved or upper reserved single-game tickets. 

 Half off Subscriptions to Performing Arts 

  • Mason faculty and staff save 50% off subscriptions to the Great Performances at Mason (Center for the Arts) and Hylton Presents (Hylton Center) seasons. Subscriptions are packages of three or more performances. For the 2021-2022 season, subscriptions are available beginning October 12, 2021 for performances in the Spring 2022 semester. Present your Mason ID to the Ticket Office to claim your discount. 

 Free Cue Bus Rides 

  • Mason faculty and staff have access to free rides on the CUE Bus.  The CUE Bus provides transportation to Mason, shopping centers and other locations within the City of Fairfax, as well as the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station. Learn more about the transportation option and schedules. 

We hope you enjoy the value of your Mason ID Card and take full advantage of all its benefits!