Please explain the Basic vs. Flex dollars

BASIC - used for all food purchases in Hospitality Locations including Gryph’s on-campus full-service restaurant. These purchases are HST exempt when applicable. When you spend your BASIC FOOD DOLLARS on campus, you contribute directly to the fixed overhead cost of maintaining our student dining facilities. We return the fixed overhead cost to you at the register via a 30% Discount. 

FLEX - used for vending machines, food purchases in the Brass Taps, Bullring and Eastside Café & Grocery, grocery items, health and beauty products, dining at off-campus restaurants, delivery orders and Taxi Service. These purchases are taxable. 
 You can learn more about our various meal plans on our meal plans website page.