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Employee Discounts

Find out what discounts are available to UC San Diego faculty and staff. Be sure to verify with the company that they are still offering the discount and note that restrictions may apply.

As a UC employee, you may be eligible for certain discounts.  You will need a Campus Card for many of these discounts.  If you do not have a Campus Card, see How to Get or Replace a Faculty/ Staff Campus Card.

Additional discounts might be publicized through Campus Flyers. See How to Subscribe to UCSD Notices and Flyers.


Disclaimer

As a service to the UC San Diego community, the University provides the opportunity for companies to publicize available discounts to employees. Although the university reviews all discounts posted, there may be changes or deletions without notice. The university reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to edit listings and refuse those listings it deems inappropriate for this service or which do not support the university policies. The university does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of any discount, the quality of the product listed, or the listed companies. Users of this service communicate and contract with each other individually and at their own risk. The University of California at San Diego shall not be liable for any actions occurring as a result of arrangements made between users of this service or for any errors or omissions made in compilation or print of the discounts.


Would you like to offer a discount to the UC San Diego community?

Download the Employee Discount Application (Word doc).

UCSD Athletics

Visit the UC San Diego Athletics RIMAC Arena Ticket Office for discounts like:

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball Reserved and General Admission Seating
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball General Admission Seating

In addition, all staff and faculty of UC San Diego can receive $5 off the first child's registration to the Junior Triton Club by using promo code VIP2019.

UCSD Box Office Discounts

Visit the UCSD Box Office for discounts like:

  • Area attractions admission
  • Movie theater passes
  • Gift certificates
  • Seasonal activities

UCSD Bookstore

Visit the UCSD Bookstore Web site or the campus store for:

  • Academic discounts on software and Apple products
  • Sales throughout the year (sign up to receive their once a month e-newsletter)

UCSD Sports Camps

Visit the UCSD Sports Camps website for information on our specialized sports camps and clinics available through UCSD for ages 5–18:

  • Baseball
  • Boys' basketball
  • Girls' basketball
  • Crew
  • Boys' soccer
  • Girls' soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & diving
  • Tennis
  • Girls' volleyball
  • Water polo

Faculty and Staff will receive a 10% discount off registration fees. For more information please contact mfrazer@ucsd.edu, 858-822-4426.

Art, Culture and Entertainment


Beauty

  • UC San Diego Health Division of Plastic Surgery: 15% off all services and products including Botox, Fillers, Coolsculpting, Microneedling, Laser Treatments, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Skin Care Products w/ employee ID. Call 858-249-1429 to schedule your free cosmetic consultation.
  • Eye Care Plus of San Diego: 20% off regularly priced eye exams, contact lenses and glasses w/ employee ID. UCSD Vision Service Plan insurance (VSP) and Flexible Spending Accounts are accepted. 858-278-3937.
  • bioClarity is a plant-based vegan skincare line. UCSD Employees receive 15% off their first order when they use STAFF15 at checkout.
  • Via Roma Salon in UTC: Stylist Casey Bell offers 20% off any of her services with a UCSD ID.

Computers/electronics

  • Apple higher education discount
  • Dell higher education discount
  • HP academic discount
  • AT&T Wireless plan discount
  • T-mobile Advantage Program (faculty & staff discounts): Zoro Vartanian (425) 302-1568. Contact Brad Cantrell (714) 585-5717, for discounts on UCSD business plans and hardware.
  • Verizon Wireless plan discount
  • Toolsy provides a 25% discount off any of their Geo Landing Pages software to UCSD employees, students, and alumni. Learn more about what they offer on their website. 
  • ProjectorScreen.com offers the UCSD community 5% off projectors and projector screens when they use UCSD5 at checkout. 
  • WinZip offers UC San Diego faculty, staff, & students $10 off WinZip Pro. Use this link to get the discount.

Education

Family

  • Bambino Sitters helps families find, book and pay trusted, neighborhood sitters using their personal and social networks. UCSD faculty, staff, and other employees $10 off their first booking when they use the code UCSD10. 
  • Alphabet-trains.com is an online retailer of educational and Montessori toys as well as personalized toys and gifts for babies and toddlers. UCSD employees receive 15% off when they enter the code Toys4UCSD at the checkout. 
  • Diggs offers UC San Diego employees with a 10% discount when they purchase the Revol Dog Crate. 

Food

  • Bristol Farms, 10% off at Genesee Avenue location.  (UTC Area) 8510 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92122
  • Landini's Pizzeria offers a 10% off the entire bill with UCSD I.D. (Little Italy Area)  1827 India St  San Diego, CA 92101
  • HDH offers a Community Dining Plan for staff, faculty, and students without a Housing contract. For a minimum deposit of only $25, this new account will give you a 20% discount at the registers of ALL HDH restaurants and markets.
  • Sam's Club: Save up to 40% on a 1-Year New Club Membership at Sam’s Club through Rental Perks.
  • Yumwoof Natural Pet Food offers UCSD employees a 15% discount on their pet food.

Health

  • Objective Wellness develops powerful science-based formulas to keep you strong and feeling good. Use the code Employee15 and receive 15% off any product to maintain your skin, energy, and sleep.

Housing

  • San Diego Housing Commission offers programs to assist in the purchase of homes (based on income eligibility).
  • Layla Sleep: UCSD Employees will receive a 15% discount on mattresses, pillows, and assortment of bedding accessories using the code, UCSD15, at checkout. This code does not expire.
  • Hausera provides a 5% discount on kitchen faucets, bar faucets, and bathroom sink faucets when you enter code HAUS2020P at checkout. 
  • TransUnion SmartMove is an online tool that provides electronic credit reports for housing applications. SmartMove does not impact credit scores or share private information with anyone, including potential landlords. UCSD employees receive 20% when they enter UCSDSave20 at checkout. 
  • Puffy is offering $350 OFF any mattress and free delivery by applying the discount code EDU when checking out online.
  • HouseCashin offers UCSD employees a $500 credit for moving costs when choosing to sell their home with them. To use their offer, contact them from this page. Before submitting the details, in the field “Optional Message”, specify your place of employment and include the link to the page where you found our offer.
  • Wholesale Cabinets offers members of the UC San Diego family a discount of 30% off list pricing, free design service, and fully refundable samples. Proof of employment will be required before purchase to verify discount eligibility (ex. valid .edu email address or present university ID).
  • The Inside is offering employees, students, and alumni a 15% discount on all of their home furnishing products. Use the promo code BLINK15 at checkout to receive the exclusive discount.
  • Bestonlinecabinets offers employees and students a 25% off discount on the listing price and free professional kitchen design services. In order to receive the discount, students or employees must provide proof of their enrollment or employment before purchase. 
  • Artificial Grass San Diego offers the UC San Diego community 15% off residential and commercial grass installation. 

Legal

  • Trust and Will offers 10% off any service with promo code: Studentlife10
 

Lodging

  • Employees can use Concur to receive UC-negotiated rates for personal travel.

Retail


  • California Million Light Bulb Challenge allows UC students, staff, faculty and alumni to purchase light bulbs at nearly half the price of online competitors. The average savings is 46%. See California Million Light Bulb Challenge flyer (PDF) for more information.
  • BloomNation offers UCSD employees and faculty a 15% off coupon to any local San Diego florist. Use Code EMP15OFF at checkout.
  • Coffee Home Direct offers a 10% discount to UCSD. Enter UCSD10 at checkout.
  • Ergoprise, a women-owned, full-service ergonomic solutions provider for your home and office, is offering UCSD a 10% Discount at checkout. (Code: UCSD)
  • fromyouflowers.com offers a 20% discount on flowers, plants, gift baskets, and gourmet baked goods. Reference 02X when you order online or call 1.800.838.8853.
  • GiftTree is proud to offer all employees 10% off most of our flowers, gifts, and gift baskets. To access the discount, enter the promotion code UC10 at checkout.
  • Costume Super Center 15% off all purchases. Checkout code DSCC159123.
  • Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts connects UC San Diego employees to over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers.
  • Tungsten Rings & Co. offers UCSD employees a 15% discount off any item from their store. To access the discount, enter the promotion code SD15 at checkout.
  • Custom Lanyards 4 All offers a 10% discount to all UCSD staff. Enter SAVE10 at checkout. 
  • CanvasPeople provides UCSD employees 50% off any size canvas. Enter code CANVAS50 at checkout. 
  • The Real Leather Company offers UCSD employees a discount on leather bags. Use the discount code UCSD15 at checkout to save $15 on any leather bag purchase. 
  • Intelli Rings offers a 25% discount to faculty, staff, and students on custom wedding rings. Use the code: edu25 at checkout.
  • All Seasons Uniforms offers UCSD students, alumni, and staff a 10% discount on all clothing. Please use the discount code UCSD10 at checkout.
  • Custom Neon offers 10% off their entire product range, no minimum spend required, when UCSD employees shop online. Simply enter the promo code BLINKHR10 at checkout.
  • Artbackpacks provides UCSD employees and students with a 15% discount on backpacks. Just enter the code SAVE15 at checkout.
  • CanvasDiscount.com offers 15% off its canvas products. To acquire the discount, go to CanvasDiscount.com, upload your desired photo/s, select format/s, and enter the name UCSD15 at checkout.
  • Grafomap offers UCSD employees 15% off custom maps. To acquire the discount visit their website, upload your desired location, select format/s, and enter the name USCD15 at checkout.
  • MIXPIX Photo Tiles Printing Service creates photo tiles with your images. Use code UCSDMIXPIX10 and get 10% OFF the already discounted MIXPIX® offers on their page.
  • 1800FLOWERS offers UCSD employees 15% OFF purchases of their floral arrangements. Visit the 1800FLOWERS, click the REDEEM NOW button, and enter code: CORPSHOP at checkout.
  • Oliver Wicks offers university staff, students, and alumni $50 OFF on any ready-to-wear or custom-tailored suits. To get the discount, university staff need to email Oliver Wicks from their .edu email address.
  • Simply Earth offers staff, professors, and students a 10% discount on essential oils by using the code UCSDEARTHIE at check out.
  • Bitty Bows provides UCSD employees a 15% discount on baby hair bows, barrettes, and more when they use EDU15 at checkout. 
  • DirectLiquidation offers a 10% discount off tier-1 brands and products for UC San Diego first time members. Simply register for a quick membership here.

Transportation

  • Rideshare Discounts UC San Diego has partnered with Lyft to provide convenient and efficient transportation solutions.  Learn how to set up and use your profile to maximize partnership benefits.
  • ECO Pass regional transit pass
  • Coaster Club discount passes for non-parking permit holders
  • Go-Part Discount Auto Parts offers 15% off. Call 1-877-321-PART and mention the UCSD discount to the operator.
  • AJ-USA Automotive Service, Collision and Performance Center SAVE 10% off any regular priced service with ID, 6620 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92121 (800) 877-1911 or (858) 452-8900
  • Subaru Parts Pros offers a 5% discount when you use the code 5OFF on online orders. 
  • AllMoparParts offers UCSD staff, students, and alumni a 5% discount on Mopar performance parts and accessories for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram cars. Use the code 5off at checkout.
  • Book a Limo AZ is offering a 20% discount to UC San Diego employees on all airport transportation and other services. Use the promo code UCSD20%BLAZ when making a reservation.
  • Levittown Ford Parts offers a ford parts/accessories discount of 5% off to students, faculty staff, and alumni by using the code 5off at checkout.
  • Parking Access, LLC offers UCSD employees $10 off airport parking at the San Diego International Airport when they use the code PARK10.
  • Rams Are Us offers UC San Diego employees a 5% discount on Factory Original OEM Replacement RAM Parts and RAM Accessories when they use the code 5off at checkout.

Travel

  • Employees can use Concur to receive UC-negotiated rates for personal travel. 
For more information on Employee Discounts, e-mail worklife@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-4115.
Note: this page has a friendly link that’s easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/discounts