Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports

When you shop with your S.H.A.R.E.S. card, UC Merced benefits.


Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports (S.H.A.R.E.S.) in our community is an easy way to support UC Merced while you shop.

The S.H.A.R.E.S. card is a fundraising tool that allows you to earn points for UC Merced every time you shop! Each time your card is swiped, S.H.A.R.E.S. points are issued to UC Merced's account, and we will receive a quarterly check for the amount earned.

How can you be a S.H.A.R.E.S. Swiper?

  1. Fill out our contact information form online and tag the box next to "S.H.A.R.E.S. Swiping." The Alumni Office will mail your S.H.A.R.E.S. card to the address provided. (Or attend a UC Merced alumni event and pick up your card in person.)
  2. Present your S.H.A.R.E.S. card to your cashier before your purchases are totaled at any Save Mart or affiliated stores, including Lucky Supermarkets, FoodMaxx and S-Mart Foods.
  3. Check your receipt to see how many points were issued to UC Merced because of your transaction.
  4. Repeat steps 2 through 4 as often as you'd like.

There is no cash value to the S.H.A.R.E.S. card; they are used only to capture your purchase value.

Click here to see a list of non-qualifying S.H.A.R.E.S. purchases.

Thank you for your support of UC Merced! Every swipe counts!