Worcester County has a program designed to expand your horizons. The WOO card supports local institutions and brings awareness to the city’s vivacious lifestyle offerings and a variety of enjoyable activities.
Card holders receive discounts and special offers at more than 60 local areas and earn loyalty points while doing so. As users acquire WOO points they become eligible for fantastic prizes. These include restaurant and retail gift cards, passes to various museums, and tickets to The Hanover Theater. The best part is, WOO cards are free to college students, and they never expire.
The WOO card was launched as a means of enhancing the cultural experience for Worcester’s 35,000 college students. Thus, the card is free for every enrolled college student in the Worcester area. Whether you are from WSU, Anna Maria, or WPI or any other school, you can get a WOO card by visiting this site: http://www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/woo-card/get-a-woo-card/college-woo-card,
Once on the site, fill out the basic information. The card will come to you in the mail. It’s as simple as that.
No longer a college student? No worries. There is a public Woo card for adults as well. The deals and discounts are exactly the same, however, there is a $20 fee. Student or not, you can be WOOing in no time.
Whether you’re looking for a five-star dining experience or a quick bite to eat, WOO cards cover restaurants that suit every taste. From American to Italian, Middle Eastern or Mexican, Worcester is sure to satisfy all palates. With a WOO card, the discounts for these desirable destinations are endless. Some of the most popular eateries in the area are Nuovo, Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, and Nu Café.
Yet one of the sweetest deals can be found on Highland Street—a local college student favorite—at Wooberry. These are but a few of the many stops you can make on an empty stomach. Having a WOO card merely makes it that much more worthwhile.
WOO card points and privileges are not limited to food purchases. Locations such as the Ecotarium, Worcester Art Museum, and Worcester Historical Museum offer significant discounts on admission. Entertainment centers in downtown Worcester, such as the DCU and The Hanover Theater, offer discounts on select shows as well. Local sports teams are not exempt from WOO’s cultural collaboration either. The Sharks and the Bravehearts are but two teams that support WOO card holders.
Need a bit more convincing? Say no more. WOO away with these wonderful deals:
- Nuovo-10 percent off of entire food bill
- Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern-$5 off any entrée of $15 or more
- Nu Café-$1 off any purchase of $7 or more
- Wooberry-One free topping
- Eric’s La Patisserie-Buy one sandwich, get one free
- Flying Rhino-Free appetizer with a purchase of two entrees
- Worcester Art Museum-$2 off admission for up to four adults
- Worcester Sharks-$10 tickets to Friday and Saturday night games all season long
*Visit, http://www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/woo-card/how-it-works for a complete list of WOO discounts
by Jesenia Sanchez