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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 hundreds of flavor combinations, including over 70 low, or no, calorie options while keeping disposable cups, lids and straws out of the landfill. The durable bottle is BPA-free and has a carbon-neutral footprint.
  • Put an end to single-use plastics. Reusable stainless straw sets are available for sale in all dining locations. 

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/or Plan?

Summer Promo 2019

  1. Purchase a semester plan and receive summer months FREE!* Offer expires 8/11/19. 
    1. Do you already have a sustain-a-bottle? Recharge by purchasing a new plan. Includes unlimited fills for $39.95 plus tax.*
      1. Plans are active now and expire 12/20/19. 
      2. You may pay with Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, cash, credit card, Apple or Android Pay.
      3. You may transfer a plan (purchased now through August) to a new bottle. Bottle is sold separately.
We are sold out of the original sustain-a-bottle. New stainless canteen bottles are coming ths August! 
  1. Purchase a bottle for $12.50 plus tax at a campus dining location. Bottle comes with 2 free fills.* 
  2. Purchase a fall semester plan. Includes unlimited fills for $39.95 plus tax.*
    1. Plan begins on 8/12 and expires 12/20/19. 
    2. You may pay for a plan and/or bottle with Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, cash, credit card, Apple or Android Pay.

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)
  • Bosley Cafe (Valley Fitness Center)

*Program details subject to change. Current prices valid through 12/19.