Need to Know Benefits

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WYSU members have access to a wide array of special events, business discounts thanks to the Need to Know Card, a unique range of premiums, and a bonus one-year subscription to several different magazines.

Arms Family Museum of Local History

The Arms Museum is a local historic house, featuring local history exhibits regarding Mahoning Valley History, as well as housing the local historical society's archival library. 

648 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

Buy 1 admission, get one free (of equal or lesser value). 10% discount on items from the Museum Shop and historic photograph reproductions.

Bailiwick Framing and Art

Custom framing and art services. Convenient, friendly, & affordable. 

1024 Mahoning Ave
Youngstown, OH 44509

10% off any framing order.

Bombay Star

The area's first Indian restaurant, features a lunch buffet daily. The menu features more than 100 options ranging from appetizers to vegetarian to chicken specialties. 

813 Boardman-Poland Road
Boardman, OH 44512
330.965.1111, 330.965.5877

$1 off lunch buffet. 15% off dinner.

Business Journal

Widely regarded by the business community as one of the most valuable and credible sources of commerce news. Regular features include insightful industry, and market reports, company success stories and updates on economic development initiatives. 

25 E. Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44501

$27 for a one year subscription to The Business Journal, a $15 savings. When ordering, mention code 18750 to receive your discount!

Butler Institute of American Art

The first museum of American art, whose mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Butler is known worldwide as "America's Museum". Memberships in the museum are available and affordable! Please contact the Membership Office for more information.

524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502
330.743.1107, 330.743.9567

Purchases from the Museum Shop with receive a 10% discount. Excludes sale and consignment items.

Campus Book and Supply

Proudly serving the Youngstown State University community since 1985. Located across the street from Jones Hall on Lincoln Avenue. As your off-campus bookstore, we ride ourselves on meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations regarding service and value. We offer low price textbooks, student study aids, school supplies, general merchandise, fax services, and color copies for a low price. 

23 Lincoln Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503
330.743.1101, 330.743.0869

5% off textbooks. 10% off apparel and supplies. Not valid with any other offer.

Collections Cafe at the Butler

Located inside the Butler Institute of American Art, offers breakfast and lunch. Featuring Starbucks coffee. 

524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

Free cup of coffee with any purchase.

Edward's Florist Shop

Retail florist.

911 Elm St.
Youngstown, OH 44505

20% off of entire order; cash and carry only.

Ferrante Upholstering and Carpeting

Serving Western PA for generations for all of your home comfort needs. 

3384 State Route 18 North
Wampum, PA 16157

10% off regular prices; not valid on sale items.

First Night Youngstown, Inc.

A family-friendly, alcohol free New Year's Eve celebration of the arts presented by First Night Youngstown, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. 

25 E. Boardman Street, Ste 405
Youngstown, OH 44503

Buy one $10 admission button, get one $10 admission button free.

Flaming Ice Cube

Part Cafe/Part Shoppe, The Flaming Ice Cube is all about positivity-Compassionate Cuisine, eco-friendly and artistic gifts, essential oils and aromatherapy items, jewelry, exquisite yarns and knitting/crochet classes- Peace and Deliciousness! Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

1449 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH 44512

10% discount on most items in the shoppe and cafe. May not be combined with other discounts, coupons, or specials.

Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, our mission is the furtherance of charitable and financial support and volunteer services to and for chronically and/or terminally ill children. It is dedicated to the education, research, and charitable centers across the Mahoning Valley providing grants and other services to terminally ill children, and aims to support local charities who share in our common goal. 

PO Box 733
Youngstown, OH 44501

$3 discount on Game of Hope tickets.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

The HIFA is a regional arts center and museum housed in two 1917 mansions bridged by a glass enclosed sculpture walkway. An annual schedule of art exhibits, classes, workshops, school programs, after school programs, concerts, festivals, and more are offered to "learners of all ages". Daily admission is free. Membership is affordable and extends numerous discounts. Call for more information. 

124 E Leasure Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101
724.652.2882, 724.657.8786

5% off gift shop purchases under $50. 10% off gift shop purchases over $50.

Idora Park Institute

Video tapes, limited edition prints, historic photographs, posters, and note cards featuring Idora Park.

P.O. Box 3061
Youngstown, OH 44511

10% discount on all purchases.

Kravitz Delicatessen

A restaurant, bakery, and catering service with 2 locations in Liberty and Poland. We are the oldest deli in the Youngstown area, now offering Jewish, Mediterranean, and vegetarian dishes, as well as tradition menus.

3135 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505

Free fountain drink with sandwich purchase.

Offer also valid at the Poland location:
311 South Main Street
Poland, OH 44514

Lemon Grove Cafe

110 Federal Plaza West
Youngstown, OH 44503
330.74.GROVE, 330.744.7683

15% off food purchase.

Maggies Magic Muffins

With two area locations (Boardman and Austintown), Maggies Magic Muffins offers muffins, scones, gourmet coffees, espresso and cappuccino, lunch sandwiches, soups, and gift baskets. Find us on Facebook!

7932 Southern Boulevard
Boardman, OH 44512

Buy one Cappuccino, get one half off.
Buy one sub sandwich, get one half off.

Offer also valid at the Austintown location:
5416 Mahoning Avenue
Austintown, OH 44515

Massage for Everybody

Enjoy a stress relieving mini-vacation regularly! Gift certificates for all occasions. By appointment only. 


$5 off one hour massage appointments.

Meadowbrook Nursery and Landscape

7273 State Rt. 164
Lisbon, OH 44432

10% discount on retail nursery purchases

Oakland Center for the Arts

Providing a resource facility where diverse expressions of creativity by and for the community can occur. The Oakland is dedicated to the premise that theater, film, music, literature, dance, and the visual arts will find both a voice and an audience at the center. 

220 West Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44501

$1 off any regular admission (does not include special productions) or $5 off any Season Flex Pass.

Opera Western Reserve

Providing first-class professional opera productions to the citizens of Youngstown and the rest of the Western Reserve. 

1000 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504
330.480.0693, 330.480.0775

$5 off Orchestra/Balcony level tickets

Park Vista Retirement Community

More than just a beautiful campus in a great location- it's a family of residents, employees, committed volunteers, and donors. Park Vista enjoys a sterling reputation earned through our commitment to the be the best we can.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact Josie Polis at 330.746.2944 ext. 1550

1216 Fith Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504

Save up to $200 per month for 6 months or $2,500 off the entrance fee for Independent Living and Assisted Living. Subject to meeting admissions criteria, and currently not receiving Medicare covered services. May be discontinued at any time.

Scrapbook Studio and Training Center

Specializing in custom designed papers, ribbons, and stickers for local schools and colleges complete with mascots. Stop in and appreciate these beautiful, smooth, and vibrant papers for your next school related project!

6 Youngstown-Warren Road
Youngstown, OH 44446

Buy one class, get a second class of equal or lesser value at half price. Exclusions apply.


ShipOnSite is a full-service pack and ship center (FedEx, USPS, DHL), printing services solution, and eBay trading assistant. We also feature office services, including color and b&w copies, inbound/outbound fax service, postage stamps, notary public, passport photos, and more. Shipping via FedEx, DHL, and USPS eBay Selling Assistant. 

850 E. Western Reserve Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44514

10% off FedEx Ground and DHL shipping. 

Susan Sexton Massage Therapy

Modalities include relaxation and therapeutic massage, CranioSacral Therapy and Shiatsu. Our office also features natural allergy elimination treatments and acupuncture.

630 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44505

$10 discount off of your first massage.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society

P.O. Box 9561
Boardman, OH 44512

10% off the purchase of any McGuffey book and note cards.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

Providing a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities. The building, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in 1986, houses the museum's permanent exhibit, By the Sweat of Their Brow: Forging the Steel Valley, explores labor, immigration and urban history, using videos, artifacts, photographs, and reconstructed scenes. 

YSU History Department
Youngstown, OH 44555

$1 off of full admission price. May not be combined with other discount offers.

Youngstown Playhouse

One of America's oldest & largest community theaters.

600 Playhouse Lane
Youngstown, OH 44511

$3 discount on all mainstage productions. $2 off Moyer Room productions. May not be combined with other promotional discounts or for Youth Theater.

YSU Metro College

Offering continuing education and workforce development classes at a variety of convenient locations in the Mahoning Valley. 

100 Debartolo Place, Ste 200
Youngstown, OH 44512

10% discount on most Continuing Education classes. May not be combined with other discounts. Call for further information.