The Rice Hedgehopper is a program aimed at encouraging students to experience Houston. Students—along with faculty and staff—can take advantage of area businesses who offer discounts with the presentation of a Rice identification card.

The program also presents a unique marketing opportunity to businesses, allowing for direct outreach to the Rice University community. Business membership for the program is rolling and participation is renewed anually unless the Rice University Student Association or a representative of the business terminates membership. Please note that as part of our updated program, there is no cost to join as the program is being moved exclusively online in order to best communicate with the Rice community and market the program as effectively as possible.

Use this form to sign up as a business!

Any questions, comments, or concerns about the Hedgehopper program should be directed to [email protected]

For an easy commute to Rice Village, you can catch the Rice Village Shuttle at any of the campus bus stops from 5:30 PM—12:30 AM, Friday and Saturday. Board the shuttle at the corner of University and Kelvin or Rice Boulevard and Kelvin to return to Rice. For more ways to explore Houston, take a look at Rice’s Passport to Houston, a program that offers free public transportation and free or discounted admission to cultural venues. Also, Beyond the Hedges provides information about off-campus food, entertainment, and housing.

 

Participating Companies

Business Discount Website Address
Amazon Grill 15% off your food purchase http://www.cordua.com/amazon-grill/ 5114 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
BlackFinn American Grille 15% discount on full price items http://www.houston.blackfinnamericangrille.com 1910 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
Bodegas Taco Shop Free 16 oz. drink with purchase of meal $6.99+ http://www.bodegastacoshop.com 1200 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
Bombay Pizza Co. 25% off food – not valid during Happy Hour or any other specials http://www.bombaypizzaco.com 914 Main Street #105
Houston, TX 77002
Christian’s Tailgate 10% discount http://www.christianstailgate.com 2000 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002
Cliff’s Grill 15% off food only http://www.cliffsmedcenter.com 914 Main Street #105
Houston, TX 77002
Bombay Pizza Co. 25% off food – not valid during Happy Hour or any other specials http://www.bombaypizzaco.com 6605 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe 15% discount on dine-in purchases http://www.desertgallery.com 3600 Kirby Drive #D
Houston, TX 77098
Freebirds World Burrito $1 off purchase of regular menu item (excludes tacos) http://freebirds.com 3745 Greenbriar
Houston, TX 77098
Gawee Fine Jewelry & Timepieces 15% discount http://www.gaweejewelers.com 2511 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Goode Company Taqueria 10% off bill (excludes alcoholic beverages) http://www.goodecompany.com 4902 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
Hungry’s Cafe & Bistro 10% off dine-in orders only, not valid on deliveries, not valid on gift card purchases or on large/private parties of 8 or more. Upstairs Bar and Lounge 10 % off Bar Bite Menu (alcohol not included) valid on large parties. http://www.hungryscafe.com 2356 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Istanbul Grill 15% discount on food and beverage only* http://www.istanbulgrill.com 2526 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Mi Luna 15% discount http://www.milunahouston.com 2441 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Pasha Turkish Restaurant 10% off http://www.epasha.com 2325 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Reggae Hut 15% off purchase http://www.reggaehutcafe.com 4814 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004
Rice Village Animal Hospital One complementary initial wellness exam and 10% off medical services and boarding http://www.ricevillageanimalhospital.com 2348 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
SpareFoot Storage Finder 15% off upon move-in of any storage unit booked @ sparefoot.com http://www.sparefoot.com/college-storage.html
Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe 10% off (weekdays only) http://www.sweetparis.com 2420 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Ten Thousand Villages Houston 15% off entire purchase http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/houston 2424-A Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Thai Village Restaurant 15% off dine-in only http://www.thaivillagehouston.com 2512 Times Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
The Bombay Brasserie 15% off dinner bill http://www.thebombaybrasserie.com 2414 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
The Chocolate Bar 15% off http://www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com 2521 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
The Houston Wave $2 off all night passes, 15% off private rentals http://www.thehoustonwave.com 1160 W. 26th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Today’s Vision Rice Village 15% off eye exams, glasses, and select contact lenses http://www.todaysvision.com/location/rice-village 2366 Rice Boulevard, #A
Houston, TX 77005
Village Cleaners 15% off dry cleaning http://www.villagecleanershouston.com 2366 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
* Istanbul Grill Guidelines for discount eligibility:
  1. 15% on food and beverage ONLY
  2. Alcohol and gratuity are not included
  3. Valid Rice identification card must be presented for discount
  4. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions
  5. Discount can be used on delivery orders of $150.00 and up
  6. Offer is valid all day on weekdays and until 5PM on weekends ONLY.