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Coffee-Shop

Provide discounts to clever students
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Based on a students ability to answer a question, a discount is provided as an insentive to hang out at the coffee-shop (as opposed to lectures).
Marky, Feb 07 2002

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       is this to even up the lack of learning in any one year-group? Wouldn't it be a little more grown-up to provide a books discount to the ones that hung out in the coffee shop if they go to lectures; proportional to the amount of money they saved on all that coffee, so they end up saving twice as much moolah?
sappho, Feb 07 2002
  

       Baked after a fashion in bars in the form of quiz machines and pub quizzes, which provide money or ethanol-based beverages in exchange for question answering.
pottedstu, Feb 07 2002
  

       Back to spelling class, Marky. It's spelled "incentive."
TeaTotal, Feb 07 2002
  

       I don't get the connection. Why would a coffee-shop (please rename your idea to something more descriptive, by the way) want to give discounts to students who can answer a question? What's the benefit to the shop?
waugsqueke, Feb 07 2002
  

       [waugs] In many universities, the Coffee shop is just part of the Catering service, and is just a budget centre of the entire place. So if they could prove that the students with the coffee discounts were really going to more lectures, and raising the average standard of the class, thereby raising the status of the university (yes, V tenuous!), the decrease in profit of the coffee shop could be offset against a budget for the long-term development of the university as a whole.
At least, that's how I would explain it if I was the university's consultant on student coffee habits. Which I'm not.
sappho, Feb 07 2002
  

       StarBucks had a distributor arrangement of some sort with the game "Cranium", which does has a trivia component. They ran a promotion for a while where you could win free coffee by answering a trivia question from one of the "Cranium" cards.
jutta, Feb 09 2002
  

       Wasn't there a scheme with McDonalds to reward students who went to school or did well in exams with prizes of free lifespan-shortening unhealthy foodstuffs?
pottedstu, Feb 09 2002
  

       Never having had anything lower than a 4.0 myself, I say that sounds good to me!
horselover66, Dec 08 2002
  
      
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