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Pitt-Plus Discounts: Where to Save Money

By Christy Walters

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From Amazon Student to discounted auto insurance, it seems like student discounts can be found around every corner. What Bobcat nation might not know is Pitt-Greensburg’s Pitt-Plus program, sponsored by the student government association, gives UPG students their own special set of discounts in the Greensburg and Latrobe regions. “The program has been around for four or five years,” said student activities director Al Thiel. “This is my third year here and it was around before I came along.” This year, the program has partnered with 53 businesses in the area to help students save money on everything from meals to clothing to Sam’s Club and YMCA memberships.

“We were able to gain a lot of new partners this year. Our numbers are up from 39 partners last year and 17 partners the year before,” said Thiel.

While not a Pitt-Plus discount, Thiel also said Carmike Cinema behind Westmoreland Mall, and all participating Carmike theaters, offer $7 student movie tickets with a student ID.

The following is a full list of businesses and organizations that participate in the Pitt-Plus program:

Food

  • Abie & Bimbo’s Pizza–1017 Highland Avenue, Greensburg–15 percent off order (may not use with cupons, but eligible for day specials)
  • Arby’s–800 Greengate Center Circle, Greensburg–10 percent off
  • Auntie Annes Pretzels–Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg–10 percent off. One meal per student, $10 limit
  • Buffalo Wild Wings–6215 Route 30, Greensburg–10 percent off (food only)
  • Denny’s–200 West Drive, Greensburg–10 percent off check
  • Domino’s–801 North Greengate Road, Greensburg–25 percent off unless combined with another offer (1 large pizza and medium one topping regular crust for free)
  • Falbo’s Pizzaria–1606 Broad Street, Greensburg–10 percent off total purchase (pickup or delivery)
  • Getty’s Grill–21 North Main Street, Greensburg–10 percent discount (must show ID)
  • Ground Round–5306 Route 30, Greensburg–15 percent off food purchase (discount can’t be used with any other offer, alcohol, tax or gratituity)
  • Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse–1261 South Main Street, Greensburg–Free drink with purchase of entrée or sandwichJioio's Logo
  • Jioio’s Family Restaurant–939 Carbon Road, Greensburg–5 percent off food purchase
  • KFC–5299 State Route 30, Greensburg–10 percent off
  • Kings Family Restaurant–6297 Route 30, Greensburg–$1 off any sliders (valid at Hempfield Point Kings only)
  • Long Horn Steakhouse–807 Highland Avenue, Greensburg–Free fountain drink, tea or coffee with purchase of an entrée
  • Madres Mexican–Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg–15 percent off total purchase
  • Mister Bones Bistro & Brew Hub–640 North Main Street, Greensburg–15 percent discount on food (must show ID)
  • Mister Toppins–5274 State Route 30 #3A, Greensburg–10 percent discount
  • Orange Julius–Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg–$1 off any medium or larger smoothie or original drink
  • Peking Garden–5126 Route 30 Suite 310, Greensburgh–10 percent discount
  • Primanti Brothers–830 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg–10 percent off
  • Red Lobster–5080 Route 30, East Greensburg–Free Soft Drink, Coffee or Teas with purchase of lunch or dinner
  • Subway–1020 3 Towne Square, Greensburg–10 percent off
  • Szechuan Garden–660 E Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg–$2 off a $20 order
  • TGI Friday’s–6220 US Route 30, Greensburg–10 percent off total bill (does not include alcohol)
  • The Chocolate Shoppe–118 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg–15 percent off purchase of $5 or more
  • The Ice House Creamery–10 Union Avenue, Greensburg–10 percent discount
  • The Meadows–660 Mt. Pleasant Road, Greensburg–10 percent off
  • Vallozzi’s–855 Georges Station Road, Greensburg–15 percent off (dine-in and food only)

Sports

  • American Adventure Sports Store–125 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg–15 percent off (does not apply to bikes/electronics) Free attendance to clinics, group runs/rides
  • Glengarry Golf Links–168 Lentz Road, Latrobe–$18 off 18 holes with cart ($18 weekday, $28 weekend) weekdays and weekends after noon
  • Greensburg YMCA–101 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg–Waive joiners fee (value of $25, must show ID)Hillview Lanes
  • Hillview Lanes–829 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg–Half off regular price of bowling and shoe rental
  • Kirk S. Nevin Ice Arena / Ice Skating Rink–520 New Alexandria Road, Greensburg–$1 off public skate session (does not include skate rental)
  • Play It Again Sports–6041 State Route 30 Suite 65, Greensburg–10 percent off total purchase

Entertainment

  • Art-Tech Supplies Inc.–135 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg–10 percent discount
  • Family Video–531 South Main Street, Greensburg–Free $1 movie with each new release rental
  • The Vault–274 Route 30 Westmoreland Crossing Suite 16, Greensburg–10 percent off (does not include TCG Packs and Singles)

Automotive

  • Zappines–720 Mount Pleasant Road, Greensburg–10 percent off on all parts and labor (oil changes are set price)

Beauty and Hair Care

  • Bun Lines Tanning Salons–4639 Pennsylvania 136, Greensburg–$30 off unlimited tanning. 10 sessions (within 6 months) $27.50
  • Fantastic Sams–660 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg/1056 Mt. Laurel Plaza, Latrobe/1400 Greengate Centre Circle, Greensburg–$5 off haircuts, $10 off color services
  • Lavish Salon + Spa–619 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg–10 percent off services + BYOB painting classes with ID (not good with other discounts)
  • Sports Clips–6207 US Route 30, Greensburg–15 percent off any service
  • Sun Dawg–41 North Main Street, Greensburg–$2 off every $20 spent (savings can stack)
  • Tan Around the World–433 New Alexandria Road, Greensburg–10 percent off student rates

Clothing and Jewelry

  • katwalkBeeghly and Company–401 South Main Street, Greensburg–10 percent discount (some exclusions). Free Pitt charm with the purchase of any engagement ring.
  • Katwalk–100 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Greensburg–10 percent off regular priced items
  • New Attitude Dress Salon–439 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg–15 percent discount
  • Plato’s Closet–1800 Greengate Centre Circle, Greensburg–10 percent off

Miscellaneous

  • Joseph Thomas Flower Shop–201 South Main Street, Greensburg–10 percent discount
  • Sam’s Club–6211 Route 30 Hempfield Plaza, Greensburg–$15 gift card with purchase of college membership

Christy Walters is writer and the assistant editor of The Insider.

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