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Voluntary Block Plans

buy now Your life is, work, activities.  Dining on campus is an easy choice that fits into your lifestyle.  We offer two dining plans to fit your needs and out dining location are open long hours to meet your busy schedule.

Our Voluntary block plans are available to all commuter students, faculty and staff.  Dine with us in in the conveniently located Sparky's Place or Sparky's Express.  One swipe provides you with access for one meal period - all-you-care-to-eat.  Available seven days per week during the academic year.  By purchasing a block plan, you save more than 30% off the cash door price.  As you run low on meals, you may re-enroll in a block plan throughout the year.  

Block Meal Plan are purchased in the Merrimack Dining Services Office

Merrimack Voluntary Block Plans 

How to purchase Block Plans

Block Plans can be purchased with your Mack Card through the Merrimack Dining Services Office Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Payments can be made with Cash, Credit, Debit, or Personal Check (payable to Sodexo).  Purchased meals do not expire and will carry over each academic year.  All purchased meal plans are non-refundable, nor transferable. Arrangements can be made to purchase meals after 4:00 p.m. Please call or email ( Shannon Kelley in the Dining Services Officer for more information at (978) 837-3584.

Mack Bucks vs. Bonus Points

What is the difference between Mack Bucks and Bonus Points?

"Mack Bucks" is money which you can add to your Student ID anytime. "Bonus Points" is money that is added to your Student ID when you sign up for a meal plan.

Where can I use Mack Bucks and Bonus Points?

Mack Bucks and Bonus Points can be used in Sparky's Place, The Warrior's Den, or Zime. Bonus Points may not be used for the purchase of alcohol. 20% of your Bonus Points may be used at Dunkin Donuts. Mack bucks may be used to purchase food in Spark's Place, The Warrior's Den, Zime, Dunkin Donuts, Momentum Bookstore and Concessions.

How can I purchase additional Mack Bucks and Bonus Points?

Additional Mack Bucks may be purchased through the Mack Card Office or online through the Blackboard System:

Bonus Points can not be purchased as they come with your meal plan.

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Important Info

Do you have particular dietary needs?

Please let us know! Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact Karen VanAvery, General Manager at (978) 837-5291.

Dining Procedures

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
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