Local businesses offer discounts to QU students

We all know that times can be tough while you are in college. Sometimes life can feel rough and at times you feel broke. When you put all that together, you become the classic broke college student. Nobody wants to be broke, but everybody wants a discount. As a student at Quincy University, there are plenty of places in the town of Quincy, Illinois that will offer you a discount just for being a Hawk! All you have to do is present your QU identification card to whatever business you are at. 

Many students at Quincy University have cars on campus, with a car comes car troubles. Car troubles can get expensive, but lucky enough there are many places in town that will offer you a discount. 

Delta Tire & Custom Wheels located at 1000 Broadway St. offers 10% off all parts and labor, except tires and a $5 off of full lube and oil filters. 

Quincy Lube and Oil located at 3900 Broadway offers $3 off oil changes to students. 

“Every time I need an oil change while I am here, I go to Quincy Lube and Oil. The service is great and the discount is nice,” Brendan Fahey said. 

Spring Street Automotive located at 1701 Spring St. offers 7% off parts and labor as well as a deal on oil, if you buy 4 you can get 1 for free. 

Summy Tire, Inc. located at S. 36th St. offers a 10% discount on tires and parts. 

If you are interested in booking a hotel room for the weekend there are many places in town that will assist you just for being a Hawk. Fairfield Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Microtel Inn & Suites, Atrium Hotel, Quincy Holiday Inn, Stoney Creek Inn and Town & Country Inn & Suites are all locations that will offer you a discount as long as you are a student at Quincy University. 

The toughest thing about being away from college may be your food situation. Maybe your school’s cafeteria doesn’t serve food you enjoy or maybe you just miss your mom’s cooking more than anything. There are plenty of restaurants in town that offer a QU discount as long as you show them your school ID at checkout. 

Applebee’s located at 3827 Broadway St. offers college students half price appetizers after 9 p.m. 

Culver’s located at 2442 Broadway St. will give you 10% off your purchase. 

Fatback’s Smokin’ Racks located at 901 N. 24th St. will also give you 10% off your purchase. 

Panda Express located at 3136 Broadway St. will also give you 10% off your purchase. 

“Panda has always been my favorite fast food restaurant, now that I am a Hawk and get a discount I cannot be more excited,” Matthew Brunken said. 

Qdoba is located at 415 N. 32nd St. and will give you 10% off your purchase as well as a free drink. 

“The Qdoba discount is great. I love going after practice and getting an awesome meal for eight bucks. I did not know about this deal my freshman year but I am glad I know about it now,” Christian Czarny said. 

Papa John’s Pizza located at 1828 Broadway St. offers college students one large one topping pizza for $6.99 after 9 p.m.

Tiramisu located at 137 N. 3rd St. is one of the finer restaurants in town yet they still offer a discount to college students, you can get 10% off your purchase from Monday through Thursday. 

If you are in need of a quick vacation and are looking for a train ticket out of town, Amtrak offers a 15% discount to all college students nationwide, for more information call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

If you know of a business on this list that no longer offers a QU discount or if you know of a business that does offer a discount please contact Quincy University’s Office of Student Affairs at 217-228-5320.

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