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Information for Businesses

Hundreds of businesses participate in the free Wildcard Advantage program, which provides special discounts and offers for Northwestern-issued ID Card holders.

Benefits of the Wildcard Advantage program

Requirements and Application for Businesses

Please note: Any new applicants must have a physical location near Northwestern's Evanston or Chicago campus. We are not currently accepting online businesses unless they have a store in close proximity to either the Evanston or Chicago campus, including the Medill Chicago Newsroom at 303 East Upper Wacker Drive.

How to join: Fill out the Wildcard Advantage Application Form and join today.

Identifying a Northwestern-issued ID Card

There are multiple versions of Northwestern-issued ID Cards, which you may see when students, faculty, staff, spouses/partners, part-time/temporary employees, or contracted workers use your discount. View images of the different types of cards.


Contact Wildcard Advantage

For information specific to the Wildcard Advantage program, please email

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