CornellCard

<p>Has anyone else signed up for the CornellCard service? I have "enrolled in the CornellCard program" according to the page where I signed up, however, on my To-Do List it still says "Incomplete". Shouldn't it at least say "In-Progress" or something?</p>

<p>Also, if any current/former students have any input on how useful (or not) this service is that would be great. :)</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>Interesting how you thought to ask about the usefulness of the service only after signing up for the card. In any case, I'm an incoming freshman as well and I'll second icicle's question. I realize it's only ten dollar, so I'm asking out of curiosity more than anything else. How often do students use the card? </p>

<p>Also, a security question: will anyone who finds your card be able to make use of it or does it use some sort of PIN system or some other way of restricting usage to its owner?</p>

<p>I found it really useful. My poor parents. basically it allows you to add stuff to your bursar bill instead of paying in cash yourself. so you can use it at the Cornell Store--I had to buy a lot of art supplies and specific things which our teacher let us know would definitely be available at the store so that was helpful--also if you need to get textbooks and stuff that you can't find online, or anything else. You can also use it at Nasties for things like toothpaste or paper cups, since you can only use BRBs for food items. I ended up also using it for food when I ran out of BRBs at the end of the semester. </p>

<p>I'm not sure if there's any way to restrict usage other than that you need to sign the receipt. But there's no way to restrict usage of your card for meal plans and BRB's either, which is why if you lose your card you're kind of screwed...no food! haha but if you go to RPC/Appel and tell them, they can put a hold on your card like credit card companies do, until you find it or cancel it for a new one.</p>

<p>Your Cornell ID is going to have your picture on it, so unless your evil twin steals it, nobody else is going to be using your card without getting caught.</p>

<p>^eh not really, i've used other peoples cards without getting caught, they don't always check and you can use it at vending machines (for brbs though, not cornellcard)
and not maliciously, haha, it was with their knowledge.</p>

<p>I found it not very useful because I already have a credit card that I use most of the time. If your parents pay your bursar bill every month, I suppose it would be nice to be able to put some expenses on it through Cornell Card. My parents paid for all my books my first semester, so Cornell Card was useful then. They just paid when the bill came, as opposed to me paying first and then having them reimburse me. </p>

<p>Otherwise, I don't really see any point in having one.</p>

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Interesting how you thought to ask about the usefulness of the service only after signing up for the card. In any case, I'm an incoming freshman as well and I'll second icicle's question. I realize it's only ten dollar, so I'm asking out of curiosity more than anything else. How often do students use the card?

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<p>Haha yeah I was planning on using my credit card more often instead to start building a good credit history, but my parents thought it might be a good idea to sign up for the Cornell Card too (easier than sending an allowance). I haven't read up much about it yet (besides what's on the official Cornell site), so I'm curious to hear opinions from other students. :)</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback, everyone, but does anyone else's To-Do List still say "Incomplete" next to "CornellCard Enrollment"?</p>

<p>I think the only place I have used it is the Cornell Store. one time it was really good though, because I needed to buy something rather expensive there, and we decided my parents would pay for it, so rather than spending and paying pack, I just used the Cornell card.</p>