Written by Bwog Staff
AskBwog: Special Double Useful Question Edition
The first of this week’s questions comes from Bwogger Maryam Parhizkar who wants to know where she can convert her loose change into dolla dolla bills, yall.
The Bank of America on 107th and Broadway has change-converter machines that are free for anyone to use, regardless of whether they have an account at Bank of America. Although, one should expect the machine to take a commission.
The second question comes from an anonymous student who wants to know if he can add Flex Points and Dining Dollars online. “Who wants to wait in line at Kent and Hartley?” Who indeed.
Well, yes and no. Luckily for Anonymous Columbia Student, both Flex Points and Dining Dollars can be added on the SSOL website. (Bwog has added Flex Points in celebration of the new Crumbs cupcakes at Ferris.) Log onto your SSOL account on go to Dining Services. It’s as easy as entering your credit card (or your parents’ credit card) number.
Unfortunately, Columbia Dining Services does not have access to the accounts of Barnard, Teacher’s College, or JTS students’ accounts, thus system is unable to allow them to add Flex/Dollars online. These students, can of course, purchase Flex or Dining Dollars, but hanging out in Hartley at Dining Services is a steep price to pay for a Crumbs cupcake.
AskBwog thanks Columbia Dining Services, SSOL, and bank-savvy Paul Barndt.