What is the benefit of using Gopher GOLD/Flexdine on the U Card over cash/credit card?

Having Gopher GOLD value gives students access to print things from computer labs/libraries (it is the ONLY way to print). Gopher GOLD is the only way to make purchases all over campus by using a U Card. We also offer various discounts for Gopher Gold throughout the year, so students can save $ by taking advantage of these. FlexDine is tax free, but can only be used at UDS owned dining locations and C-Stores. Both of these accounts are available on the U Card automatically. You do not need to open either of these accounts.