FAQs

What is Princeton Perks?

It’s a discount card fundraiser that began in 2021 by the elementary school Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) of Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook, Riverside, as well as Princeton Unified Middle School, Princeton High School and Princeton Charter School.


How does it work?

Discount cards are available for purchase for $25. The card gives you a 10% discount at participating retailers and restaurants until December 31, 2021. Some restrictions and limitations may apply.*


Why did we create this?

Our PTOs faced big funding gaps this year since we weren’t able to hold in-person events. At the same time, we saw businesses struggling and wanted to encourage people to shop local.


Who benefits?

Students and teachers benefit from the sale of the discount cards. Businesses benefit because cardholders are motivated to support local businesses throughout the year.


Do I get 10% off at every participating business?

Most businesses offer 10% but some have restrictions on certain days of the week or on specific items. Visit the Deals + Details page for the latest updates.


Who can buy a Princeton Perks card?

Anyone can buy a card! They make great gifts for family members, business clients and partners.


How can I buy a card?

Cards are available for purchase at the Buy Online page through 4/30/21.


What if I forget my card?

Unfortunately, discounts cannot be honored without your card.


Can my friend borrow my card?

No. Please do not share cards with those outside your household. It’s unfair to the businesses that have agreed to offer discounts and to the schools selling them. Some businesses may ask to see identification and check the name on the back of the card before honoring the discount.


Which businesses are participating?

Many are listed on the back of the Princeton Perks card, but the complete list is only available on the Deals + Details page. You can also look for the Princeton Perks logo in storefront windows or near the register.


Why aren't all Princeton businesses included? How did we decide on which to include?

Any business that is either owned by a resident of Princeton or is physically located in Princeton is eligible to join. We reached out to many businesses and now there are nearly 70 participating. Some businesses have chosen not to participate.


Can more businesses join Princeton Perks?

Yes! Any business interested in joining can email princetonperks@gmail.com. Participation is free.


Do the participating restaurants and retailers offer contactless pickup or delivery?

That depends on the business. Please contact them directly.


What if I lose my card?

Replacement cards will be available for purchase by emailing princetonperks@gmail.com.


Can more businesses join Princeton Perks?

Yes, any local business that is either physically located in Princeton or is owned by a Princeton resident is welcome to participate. There is no charge to participate. For more information, please contact princetonperks@gmail.com.


Can participating businesses change their discount offer?

Occasionally a business may have to alter their discount. All changes will be updated on the Deals + Details page.


What else can I do to help local businesses?

Besides buying local as much as possible, you can write positive reviews. It’s easy, free, and can make a difference!


*Princeton Perks Discount Card Terms & Conditions: Offers are valid through December 31, 2021. The discount is only for specified locations and cannot be combined with other offers. Merchants may apply additional restrictions or change offers occasionally.