Ziggy Points

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ziggy Points?
Where can I find a list of the upcoming Ziggy Points events?
When I attend a Ziggy Points event, what do I need to do in order to earn my points?
What happens if I attend an event, but forget my BG1 card?
Where do I go to redeem my rewards?
Where can I see how many Ziggy Points I have earned?
When will the Ziggy Points I've earned at an event be visible to me?
What should I do if I believe that my Ziggy Points total is incorrect?
If I redeem a reward, will my Ziggy Points total return to zero?
I am planning to graduate in December 2013; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points?
How do I win a grand prize?
I am a student at BGSU Firelands; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points?
I am a part-time student at BGSU; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points?

 

What is Ziggy Points? 
Ziggy Points is a program designed to reward BGSU students for their engagement in campus events. More than fifty Ziggy Points events, hosted by twenty seven different areas on campus including academic colleges, university athletics, and areas of student affairs, will be held each semester. By scanning your BG1 card at these events, you will earn Ziggy Points. At each of six pre-determined point levels (Level F, Level A, Level L, Level C, Level O, and Level N), you will earn a BGSU reward, and beginning at level L, you will earn grand prize raffle tickets. Attend fun events, earn cool rewards!

Where can I find a list of the upcoming Ziggy Points events? 
A current listing of events is available on our website. (link to www.bgsu.edu/ziggypoints) You can also view upcoming events by logging in to your MyBGSU account and selecting “Ziggy Points” from the Student tab. (when the portal is live, it would be good to confirm this). Ziggy Points events are noted on the University Calendar with a “ZP.” View the University Calendar here. (link to the university calendar)

When I attend a Ziggy Points event, what do I need to do in order to earn my points? 
At most Ziggy Points events, there will be a designated place to scan your BG1 card in order to earn your points. Look for the Ziggy Points sign or a Ziggy Points staff person. At some events, we may be using a different check-in method; for example, at a home football game where BG1 cards are already scanned for student entrance, you will not need to scan your card twice. Keep your eyes peeled for signs with the Ziggy Points logo with instructions.

What happens if I attend an event, but forget my BG1 card? 
If you forget your BG1 card, you can visit the Ziggy Points check-in location and notify a staff person. You will then have 3 business days to visit the Office of the Division of Student Affairs in 107 Conklin North with your BG1 card in order to confirm your identity and earn your points.

Where do I go to redeem my rewards? 
You can pick-up any rewards that you have earned at the Bookstore located in the Bowen Thompson Student Union. The Ziggy Points Redemption Center is located near the back of the store on the first floor; follow the Zippy Points Redemption Center signs. Be sure to bring your BG1 card.

Where can I see how many Ziggy Points I have earned? 
You can view your current point total by logging into your MyBGSU account and selecting “Ziggy Points” from the Student tab. From the portal, you can see your current point total, any rewards that you have redeemed, and upcoming events.

When will the Ziggy Points I've earned at an event be visible to me? 
Please allow 3-5 business days for event data to be uploaded. 

What should I do if I believe that my Ziggy Points total is incorrect? 
You can reach the Division of Student Affairs at (419)372-2147 or ziggypoints@bgsu.edu. We want your total to be accurate and are happy to look in to any error. Please note that the point totals available online are not updated the instant that your ID card is scanned at an event. Please allow up to 3 business days for Ziggy Points totals to be updated following an event.

If I redeem a reward, will my Ziggy Points total return to zero? 
No. Every student that reaches level F will receive an ID Card Holder; every students that reaches level A will receive a pair of sunglasses, etc., Continue to attend events and your Ziggy Points total will continue to grow for the duration of the academic year.

I am planning to graduate in December 2013; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points? 
Absolutely! Every BGSU student is eligible to participate in the program.

How do I win a grand prize? 
Beginning with level L, each reward level that you reach will also include a designated number of grand prize tickets. When the grand prize drawing occurs in April 2014, you will have an opportunity to choose for which grand prizes you would like to be entered to win. If your grand prize ticket is selected, you will win that prize. Click here for a complete list of the Ziggy Points Grand Prizes available this year. (Link to the grand prizes information)

I am a student at BGSU Firelands; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points? 
Absolutely! Every BGSU student is eligible to participate in the program.

I am a part-time student at BGSU; am I still eligible to participate in Ziggy Points? 
Absolutely! Every BGSU student is eligible to participate in the program.