GeniUS reward scheme

The GeniUS reward scheme can be used in any of our cafes and bars across campus and at the residences. Account top-ups can be made on the go and the best news is, it’s available to any University of Sheffield student and staff.

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How the GeniUS Reward Scheme Works

  1. Download the GeniUS app to enable you to redeem points and take advantage of special offers and vouchers
  2. Register your account through the app or online
  3. Add cash - credit your account with as much or as little cash, as frequently or as infrequently as you like – it's GeniUS.
  4. Earn points! For every £1 you spend, you'll receive 5 points, each point is worth 1p!
  5. Redeem! Spend your points on food and drink across campus

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    GeniUS Rewards

    The GeniUS reward scheme give you 5 points for every pound you spend. With each point worth 1p, you’ll soon save up enough points for a well-earned treat.

    The GeniUS reward scheme is a great way to collect points and ease those hunger pangs all at the same time. It’s available to all students and staff and can be used in any GeniUS venues across campus and in the residences.

    Whether you’re after a bacon butty to kick start your day, a hearty home cooked lunch, or a freshly made fruit smoothie to put a zing in your step, our fantastic venues are a great place to catch up with friends and colleagues over lunch or grab a quick coffee on the go.

    Keep your eye out for offers and discounts available exclusively for GeniUS reward scheme holders throughout the year, including two free hot drinks on your birthday!

    GeniUS Cash Account

    For super handy cashless payment at any of our outlets, you can add cash to your GeniUS account, and you'll earn points on everything you spend!  Your parents can even add cash to your account for you! To add cash to your GeniUS account, just login and follow the instructions to use your GeniUS app/card for cashless payment.

    GeniUS hospitality for staff

    The GeniUS Hospitality Card comes in handy when arranging to buy refreshments for guests and meetings. Your Hospitality Card can be loaded up with any amount of money by contacting our team on +44 114 222 8999. It’s perfect if you’re often out and about on campus.

    To buy a GeniUS Hospitality Card, please contact the gUSto team via the contact us page on the withUS website.


    Frequently asked questions

    What is the GeniUS reward scheme?

    It is a food and drink rewards card that packs three benefits in one pocket-sized masterpiece; 5p for every £1 you spend, top it up to use as a cash card and receive exclusive offers and discounts open only to registered GeniUS Cardholders – It’s GeniUS.

    How does the GeniUS reward scheme work?

    Whenever you spend at any of our outlets across campus you can earn points. Every £1 you spend will get you five points, this is equivalent to 5p.

    Simply tap your card or scan your mobile app at the till when making your purchase to earn your points.

    You can collect points straight away but you will need to register your account before you can spend them.

    Not only can you earn points whenever you spend but you can also top up your card with cash and earn exclusive vouchers.

    How do I register my GeniUS account?

    Head over to our GeniUS registration web page and fill in your details, it's as easy as that.

    Once you've registered you'll receive an email with a link to open which will validate your account. Validate your account and you're good to go.

    How do I spend my points?

    When you are at the till simply tap your card or scan your app when prompted.

    You'll be able to see how many points you've got available and the staff member will ask you if you'd like to use them. You don't have to use your points and they don't expire so you can save them up for a special treat.

    Can I use my GeniUS reward scheme anywhere on campus?

    You can use your GeniUS reward scheme across any of our cafes, coffee shops and bars. Certain outlets located within the Students’ Union are run independently.

    Can I use my GeniUS points on anything?

    Almost. You can use your points across campus on anything you wish except for alcohol or cigarettes.

    How do I get vouchers and can I use them?

    You will receive vouchers on your account throughout the year. You'll get a couple of free coffee vouchers on us for your birthday as a little treat and you'll be able to earn others through special offers and giveaways.

    To redeem a voucher just scan your card or mobile app at the till and, much like with your points, the staff member will be able to let you know if you have any vouchers available and ask if you want to use them.

    Some vouchers will have an expiration date on them so make sure you don't miss out.

    How can I check what vouchers I have available?

    You can log into your GeniUS account to view your vouchers, there is a vouchers tab on the left-hand side.

    This will detail what the voucher is, how many you have and whether it has an expiry date or not. You can also view your available vouchers on your mobile app.

    Can I add money to my GeniUS account?

    You can top your GeniUS account up with money and use it as a cash card in any of our outlets. You can spend your money using your card or your mobile app. You can add money by logging into your GeniUS account or through your mobile app.

    Can I top up my students’ GeniUS account as a parent/carer remotely?

    Yes. Simply login to the account using the set up login details and password and follow the on-screen instructions. You can do this as little and as often as you wish.

    What if I lose my card?

    Don't worry, just log in to your account or your mobile app and mark the card as lost. This will prevent it from being used if somebody finds it.

    You don't need a GeniUS card to use the scheme, you can do everything with the GeniUS app. We are no longer issuing replacement cards as standard as we move to a plastic free scheme. If you don't have a phone that supports the app, then you are able to pick up a card from any GeniUS outlet across campus and add it to your account.

    You don't need to register again, just log in to your current GeniUS account and add the new card number, this is located on the back of the card in the bottom corner.


    Terms and conditions

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    1. The value is used to purchase food and drink items, which are individually priced.

    2. Cash cardholders are responsible for registering their card against their account before it can be used to purchase items. Cards will not work until they have been registered.

    3. Accounts will be automatically credited on a weekly basis for students on the catered package. (This applies to residence contract holders in Carrisbrook, Jonas and Stephenson). The catered week runs from Sunday to the following Saturday.

    4. Any allowance remaining at the end of each week will roll over to subsequent weeks.

    5. Catered accommodation allowances are only applied during term time (31 weeks in total). There is no allowance over Christmas or Easter breaks.

    6. The reward scheme can be used while ever you are at the University as a registered student, or a staff member.

    7. We cannot accept cancellations to the packages unless a student is leaving the university. Should this be the case, please notify us in writing at the address below as soon as possible.
    a. There are no refunds for any unspent balances for catered accommodation. For catered students the Genius Reward Scheme will only be cancelled in line with the Termination Policy of The Residences Contract.
    b. Cash balances (ie where accounts have been topped up directly, not catered accommodation allowances) may be refunded less an administration charge of £10.

    8. The card or app must be presented for all transactions; the provision of items will be refused without a valid card and you will be required to use an alternative payment method for any purchases made.

    9. The card or app may not be used for purchases of alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco, event tickets, laundry, and room bookings. Other exclusions apply.

    10. The card has a microchip embedded in it. Please take care not to damage the card – it should not be bent, punctured or defaced in any way. Do not attach your card to a key ring.

    11. If you lose your card you must block it via the web portal. You are liable for its use until you have blocked it. You can then register a replacement card via the same portal.

    12. The University will not be responsible for any losses incurred on lost or stolen cards.

    13. Cards are not transferable and must only be used by the registered cardholder. Misuse of the card will result in disciplinary action being taken.

    14. The University retains the right to block cards not being used by the registered cardholder.

    15. If you withdraw from the University you must return your card with your room keys.

    16. The University accepts no liability if unable to accept card payments due to technical problems.

    17. Cards are only valid in outlets managed by Accommodation and Commercial Services and UNICUS Sheffield Ltd. Cashless cards cannot be used at Halifax Hall Hotel. Other exclusions may apply.

    18. The University of Sheffield shall not be held responsible, or deemed to be in breach of service, by being unable to provide meal services in any catering outlet due to force majeure or any other cause beyond the University’s control.

    19. GeniUS card replaces the eatwithUS brand. eatwithUS branded cards can still be used, and these Terms and Conditions apply to them.

    20. Terms and conditions are subject to change

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