Robert Mavrinac says he uses the UwinCARD almost every day.
“I buy my coffee with it when I’m on campus,” says Mavrinac, a network technician in the School of Computer Science. “It’s a convenient feature and I’ve found it’s helped me to budget my daily purchases.”
He was one of three members of the University’s staff who reaped the rewards of using the card’s payroll deduction feature, winning the October prize draw by the UwinCARD office.
The payroll deduction program allows faculty and staff to use their UwinCARD to charge food or bookstore purchases and have the cost deducted from their next paycheque. In an effort to encourage its use, the office has started monthly prize draws.
Besides Mavrinac, custodian Tim Kenney and residence admissions secretary Gayle Clarke collected the prize of U of W apparel from the Bookstore kiosk in the CAW Student Centre.
Mavrinac says he will continue to use the card: “Being rewarded is just an added bonus.”
Sign up for the payroll deduction program—and maybe become one of next month’s winners—in the UwinCARD office, room B104, CAW Student Centre.
— Matthew Kirby