FAQs

How do I win free tuition?

Free tuition is one of our year-end prize giveaways.  Each event you attend gives you one entry into the year-end prize drawing, therefore, the more events you attend, the better your chances to win!  Year-end prizes are given away at Flashfest, the university's year-end concert and celebration.  

 

How do I earn points?

Points are earned by presenting and swiping your FlashCard with a designated FLASHperks employee. These employees are typically located at the entrance of the event and will inform students entering the event that they are swiping for FLASHperks points. You must have your FlashCard present and be registered at the time of the event to receive points.

 

Does it cost me anything to enroll?

Enrolling in FLASHperks is FREE to any Kent State University student. In order to receive your points at designated FLASHperks events, you must present and swipe your FlashCard with a FLASHperks employee.

 

Can I earn points without being a registered FLASHperks member?

No. You must be enrolled in the FLASHperks program to receive and accumulate points to qualify for prizes.

 

How long can I continue to accumulate points?

As long as you are enrolled as a Kent State University student, your points will not expire from your account. They will be rolled over from year to year to help you maximize your points to achieve higher prize levels.

 

If I claim a prize, do my points reset?

No.  If you claim a prize, your points DO NOT reset.  Your points will continue to accumulate year after year, as long as you are enrolled as a Kent State University student.  So, feel free to claim each and every prize you earn!

How do I collect my reward once I have reached a certain level?

Once you have reached a prize level, just stop by the Center for Student Involvement office to claim your prize! The CSI office is open 8:00am-5:00pm and is location in room 226 of the Kent Student Center.  Make sure you bring a photo ID so we can look up your account.  

 

If new point levels are added after I exceed that level, can I get those prizes too?  

Unfortunately you are not eligible to receive those prizes. For the 2014-15 academic year, three new prize levels were added (1,000, 2,500 and 7,500). Prize redemption is not retroactive for new prize levels; meaning if you had already surpassed one of the new prize levels coming into the 2014-15 academic year, you are not able to claim that prize.

 

What if my points are not updated after attending a FLASHperks event?

As long as you are registered, your points should accumulate automatically. Please log in and be sure to check your user point summary. If your points are not updated, please email flashperks@kent.edu and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

 

Can I receive two of the same prize?

No, you can only receive one prize per point level.

 

Who can request a FLASHperks event?

Anyone can request a FLASHperks event! We encourage all faculty, staff and students to participate in the FLASHperks program.

 

How can I make my event a FLASHperks event?

Simply click on the "Events” tab on our website, fill out the required information and click "Submit.” You will be informed if the event is accepted as a FLASHperks event. We do require at least a week’s notice in order to accommodate your event requests.