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USD Sustain-A-Bottle

What is it?

  • USD Dining is the first campus on the west coast to offer a Sustain-A-Bottle Freestyle program. This reusable "smart" bottle has a unique RFID chip that allows you to purchase a semester's worth of refreshment at one time. Skip the line and get your refills when and where you want them! Choose from over 70 low, or no, calorie options while keeping disposable cups, lids and straws out of the landfill. This durable bottle is BPA-free and has a carbon-neutral footprint.

How does it work?

  1. Purchase your Sustain-A-Bottle at any dining location.
  2. Go to any Coca-Cola Freestyle machine on campus. (Learn more about Coca-Cola's sustainability efforts.)
  3. Remove the entire top of your bottle and place it on the center black ring, in order for your RFID tag to be read.
  4. Select a drink and push dispenser button until your bottle is filled.
  5. The next time you need to refill, just skip the line and go directly to the Freestyle machine.

How do I purchase a Sustain-A-Bottle and Plan?

... Current Promo through Spring Semester 2019

  1. Purchase your bottle for $12.99 plus tax at a campus dining location. Your bottle comes with 2 fills.*
  2. Purchase a semester plan: includes unlimited fills for $35 plus tax* (plan expires 5/31/19). 
  3. Pay for a plan and/or bottle with Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, cash, or debit/credit card.

Freestyle Machine Locations on Campus:

  • Pavilion Dining (Student Life Pavilion)
  • Tu Mercado (Student Life Pavilion)
  • Aromas (Maher Hall) 
  • Bert's Bistro (Hill Hall/SOLES)
  • La Paloma (Kroc IPJ)
  • Missions Cafe (Valley Fitness Center)

* Pricing and program details subject to change. Current prices valid through May 2019.