Accepting Bulldog Bucks at your location is a great way to reach students, faculty and staff at UGA. Participating merchants also recieve on-campus advertising through the Merchant Spotlight of the Week program. This program gives merchants the main slideshow banner on the Bulldog Bucks website, a featured coupon, 30" x 40" sidewalk signs in the UGA Tate Plaza, signage in the Bulldog Bucks office, and postings on the Bulldog Bucks Facebook page. 

Merchant FAQs:

  • Bulldog Bucks is a debit based system that is a convenient, secure, widely-accepted way to pay for day-to-day expenses as a UGA Student or Faculty/Staff member.
  • Account holders make deposits to their account and then spend that money using their existing UGACard much like a debit card.
  • Currently, there are over 32,000 active Bulldog Bucks account holders.
  • We are currently operating in over 350 locations on and off campus.
  • Bulldog Bucks processed 3 million student financial and privilege transactions in the Fiscal Year 2013.

Participating merchants gain an edge over their competitors by accepting Bulldog Bucks.

On other campuses nationwide it has been shown that sales increase anywhere from 10 - 60% after acceptance of the campus card program.

While other companies are paying thousands of dollars to market to college students, Bulldog Bucks provides a low to no cost outlet for your company's marketing efforts.

Merchants interested in participation must take the following steps:

Complete the Merchant Application package and be approved for participation by the University.

Purchase a Verifone VX520 from Bulldog Bucks or from a vendor of your choice.

Purchase and have our technician install and set up the required software to accept Bulldog Bucks as a form of payment.

Have an IP connection available at the desired location of the VX520 for connection and installation.

For more details, please send us an email to bbucks@uga.edu and we will send you an information packet as to how to become a Bulldog Bucks merchant.

You will be able to accept Bulldog Bucks approximately 4-6 weeks after the agreements are signed and approved.

Our standard reimbursement schedule is monthly or weekly.

No. We will email a daily sales report at the end of every business day. When reimbursement is due, a reconciliation report will be sent via email for that accounting period.

No. Our agreement prohibits marking up products purchased with Bulldog Bucks.

All merchants accepting Bulldog Bucks are:

  • Listed on our website with:
    • Address
    • Telephone Number
    • Link to Merchant Website
    • Map to Merchant Location
  • Offered our complimentary customized coupon promotions on the Bulldog Bucks website.
  • Offered our complimentary Merchant of the Week program spotlighting one merchant per week with:
    • Flash animation on Bulldog Bucks home page
    • Featured coupon available online
    • 30" x 40" signs centrally located in the UGA Tate Plaza
    • Additional signs inside Bulldog Bucks office
  • Promoted via our Facebook page.

Call (706) 54-Bucks (542-8257) and ask for Merchant Support or email bbucks@uga.edu.

Call (706) 54-Bucks (542-8257) and ask for Accounting or email bbucks@uga.edu

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