Join Colonel's Dining Rewards and start earning rewards today!

How do I join Colonel’s Dining Rewards?

It’s easy! Just download the Dining Sidekick app and you’ll see Colonel’s Dining Rewards there. You’re automatically enrolled and will begin earning points on your next meal purchase through the app. If you’ve already downloaded the Dining Sidekick app, you’re all set. Just place your next order and purchase through the app to earn your points!


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How do I earn points?

You’ll earn 20 points for every purchase through the app at any participating on-campus dining locations. The Dining Sidekick app works with your debit or credit card and Dining Dollars, but keep in mind your meal must be at least $5 to earn points. You’ll see the participating dining locations where you can earn Colonel’s Dining Rewards points in the Dining Sidekick app. Just place your mobile order, purchase it through the mobile app, and you’ll earn 20 points.

Want to earn points faster?

If you are a premium meal plan holder who has upgraded from the base meal plans, Residential 5-Day All Access and Commuter/Faculty & Staff $300 Dining Dollar Plan, you’ll earn 30 points for every purchase through the app at any participating on-campus dining location.


What are the Base Meal Plans?

  • Residential 5-Day All Access
  • Commuter/Faculty & Staff $300 Dining Dollar Plan

Any upgrade from these base meal plans qualifies you as a premium loyalty member.


Can I earn points if I order in-restaurant?

You must order and pay for your meal through the Dining Sidekick app in order to earn points. In the future, we may expand the Colonel’s Dining Rewards program where you can earn points for in-restaurant purchases, but for now, you must order and pay for your meal in advance through the app. Now, if you want to do that in the restaurant, that’s up to you. You just have to order and pay through the app to earn the points.

How do I redeem my rewards?

For every 300 points you earn, you’ll automatically get a one-time $5 valued coupon loaded to your Dining Sidekick account. The coupon will be automatically applied to your next mobile order of $5 or more placed at a participating Colonel’s Dining Rewards dining location. How easy is that?!

Can I use multiple Rewards in one order?

Not currently. You can use one reward per order. But don’t let that stop you from racking up those rewards!

How do I keep track of my points and rewards available?

The Dining Sidekick app provides you with your current points earned (not redeemed for a reward yet), and points remaining to your next $5 Reward. The app also highlights available rewards you’ve yet to redeem. Keep in mind that your Rewards will be automatically applied to your next mobile order of $5 or more with a Colonel’s Dining Rewards participating dining location.

Do points or rewards expire?

Yes. All good things must come to an end.  Points and rewards expire at the end of the Eastern Kentucky University’s Fall Semester– December 12th, 2021.

How long will Colonel’s Dining Rewards be available?

Great question. Colonel’s Dining Rewards is a trial program. We will be getting your feedback, making adjustments, and evolving the program to improve it and make it even more rewarding for you.

Who can I contact if I have more questions or comments about Colonel’s Dining Rewards?

The fastest way is to reach out through the Dining Sidekick app anytime 24/7.

Is there fine print?

There’s always fine print. If you want to check out all the details our lawyers thought you might want to know about Colonel's Dining Rewards, check out the Terms & Conditions.