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State Employee Discount Program

Visit the state employee discount website for more information about the new PerkSpot and other discounts for state employees.

Employee Discounts from University of Colorado

Colorado Athletics

We value the support of our Faculty and Staff members tremendously, and are proud to offer you a 20% discount (approximately) on football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and volleyball season tickets. As a Faculty or Staff member you are eligible to purchase two (2) season tickets per sport at a discounted rate. Please click here for complete details on Faculty and Staff ticket information. You may purchase tickets over the phone by calling 303-492-8337 or by stopping by the CU Athletics ticket office located between gates 4 and 5 at the south end of Folsom Field. We will also be happy to take you into the stadium to help you select your seat location.

Childcare Services: CU CARES
  • Do you have childcare needs? Visit theCU CARES website. CU CARES is a program providing coordinated childcare information, resources, and referrals for campus families.
Commuter Choice
  • CU Boulder is recognized by the US Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency as a Commuter Choice Employer.
    • The RTD EcoPass program allows employees to ride the RTD bus system free of charge.
    • The Ride Home program guarantees a free taxi ride home to any employee that used alternative transportation to work that day, in the event of an emergency or unexpected work schedule change.
    • Parking and Transit Services offers a variety of transportation-related support for employees.
Cultural Opportunities and Campus Events
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a confidential counseling/consulting service designed to provide assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concerns that may interfere with job performance.
Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit
  • The University of Colorado offers a tuition benefit to permanent employees of the University. This benefit allows eligible full-time employees to waive up to 9 credit hours of tuition per year depending on their percentage of appointment. Courses must be job related and/or career enhancing.
Recreation Center
  • As a faculty or staff member employed at least half-time on the Boulder campus, you may join one of the largest student recreation centers in the country at a discounted price. Memberships are sold on a per semester basis. Half-priced memberships are offered halfway through the current semester. For more information, call 303-492-6560 or visit the Recreation Center web site.
Training and Professional Development
  • Opportunities for training and development abound at CU-Boulder. Whether you want to earn a degree, improve your supervision skills, or just learn something new and fun, opportunities are available for everyone.


Discounts from Other Companies or Agencies

University employees are eligible for discounts that are offered specifically to the University of Colorado and to the State of Colorado employees. For purposes of these discounts, all University of Colorado employees are also considered State of Colorado employees. The University does not endorse any of these providers. All arrangements are between the individual and the provider.


  • Allison Management and Thistle Communities
    • Offering 5% discount on the home price; down payment assistance of up to 10% of the purchase price of the home; closing costs paid by seller; discounted loan costs through our preferred lender; a 2.1 KW PV system at below cost. Andy Allison 303-946-8306 andy@allisonmgmt.com Must present proof of employment at UCB.
  • Anatomy Now
    • Offering 10% discount with code ANATOMYDISCOUNTEDU. Educational and medical charts. Large selection human anatomical and veterinary models. Howard Ransom 773-633-6553
  • BOSE Discounts
    • BOSE sound technologies provides product discounts for employees in higher education.
  • Bedell & Co
    • 20% discount on all items. Fine antiques and jewelry. 303-939-9292
  • Bolder World
    • Discount 15% on all woolen products and sterling silver jewelry. No discount on sale items. 303-443-0628
  • Carla Morrison Fine Jewelry
    • 10% discount on fine jewelry, 18k, diamond, sapphire, much more. No discount on repairs. 720-564-9285
  • City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department
    • Receive up to 25% group discount on an annual pass for the Recreation Centers, Outdoor Pools, and Reservoir.
  • Colorado's CollegeInvest
    • Provider of the PrePaid Tuition Fund and Scholars Choice College Savings Program.
  • Colorado National Golf Club Discount
    • The Colorado National Golf Club which is the exclusive golf club for the University of Colorado's men's and women's golf teams offers a special faculty, staff, and CU retiree rate of $45 for Monday-Friday anytime for 18-holes including cart and GPS. Saturday and Sunday after 10 a.m. special rate is $55 including 18-holes, cart and GPS. For T-times, please call 303.926.1723 extension 1 and ask to speak to Matt Schalk, Director of Golf or Jason Dumler, Head Professional.
  • Colorado Public Television 12
    • Low price concert tickets and low service charge for special events brought to Colorado by CPT12 (PBS) as a benefit to the local public television station.


  • Design Within Reach
    • 10% saving on all purchases at the DWR Boulder Studio with the exception of Herman Miller, Knoll, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Kartell and DWR gift cards.
  • Duracell Direct
    • 10% off order of batteries and chargers for laptops, cell phones, digital cameras, camcorders and many other electronics. Must provide promo code DURACELLEDU. 800-692-9244
  • Eldora Mountain Resort
    • Eldora Corporate 4 pack $129.00 for 4 days skiing.*(Price may change without notice). No blackout dates. UCB Employees may purchase for themselves and for family members. Eldora Mountain Resort will issue four corporate 4 packs per individual in a season. For example, one could purchase two 4 packs for themselves and two for their child but they could not purchase four 4 packs for themselves. Nontransferable and nonrefundable. USER NAME: CUCORP / PASSWORD: CUELDCORP*12 www.eldora.com/corporate. 303-440-8700 ext. 256 groupsales@eldora.com
  • Farmers Insurance Discounts
    • University of Colorado at Boulder employees qualify for the Farmers Preferred Program discount. They can receive an additional 8% discount on auto insurance and 5% discount on homeowners insurance. Please contact your local Farmers agent by phone at 1-800-FARMERS
  • GEM Affair
    • At GEMaffair.com we believe an education is the key to our universe, so we offer a 10% discount on all orders for students and staff of the University of Colorado Boulder. Please use the link above and the coupon code of UOCB10PO during checkout to receive your discount.
  • Gemologica.com
    • University of Colorado at Boulder employees and their families can save 10% on all jewelry purchases made at Gemologica.com. - an online jewelry store. Enter Coupon Code: UCBOULDER10 at checkout.
  • Go-Part.com
    • Go-Part.com carries the most common fix-it-yourself car parts, such as headlights & tail lights, side mirrors, window regulators, and more. CU Buff One Card holders can now get 20% off all auto parts sold by Go-Part. Use coupon CUPERKS at checkout, or call 877-321-PART to save some serious money today.
  • Housing Specialist City of Boulder Human and Housing Svcs
    • Affordable Home ownership program, Boulder Co 303-441-3157
  • Jills Cleaning Service
    • 20% off all University of Colorado Employees with current Buff One Card or proof of employment. Housekeeping maintenance. Move ins and move outs specialty. 720-545-3006
  • Joyful Furniture
    • Joyful Furniture offers 20% off furniture excluding consignment pieces and custom refinishing. 303-565-6678
  • Momentum
    • Offering 10% discount. Fair trade and handmade housewares, jewelry and more. 303-440-7744
  • Mountain Shadows Montessori School
    • $100 Application fee waiver for UCB associates. Contact Jan Ferwerda 303-530-5353 x 305 jan@mountainshadow.org
  • Mt Zion Early Childhood Center
    • 5% discount off tuition for CU employees or students. Must enroll full time. 303-443-8477



  • Optic Nerve
    • Offering 55% discount and free shipping from the 'Collection 2011' link. Checkout - At billing information enter CUSunglass coupon code. 800-234-0735
  • R1 Concepts
    • Offering 10% discount on brake parts. Enter UCB10 at checkout. Free shipping over $150.00 1-888-712-6623.
  • Reading Glasses Shopper.com
    • University of Colorado at Boulder employees are offered a 15% discount off purchases. At checkout type the code college in the coupon/promotional code box. You may also order by phone at 1.800.210.3975 and mention the discount code to the customer service representative.
  • The Ringmaker
    • Show your CU ID and receive 20% off all Fine Jewelry and Repairs. The Ringmaker is located at 2691 30th St. Boulder, 303-440-5507.
  • Savory Spice Shop
    • Show your CU ID and receive 10% off fresh ground spices, seasoning, herbs and more. Savory Spice Shop is located at 2041 Broadway Boulder, 303-444-0668.
  • Six Permissions Apothecary
    • Show your CU ID and receive 10% off all goods and services including Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, massage, cranial sacral therapy, reflexology and organic facials. Good include quality supplements, nutraceuticals, herbal formulas, hair & skin care. Discount not combined with other offers.
  • T-Mobile USA
    • 15% Monthly Discount on recurring charges for qualified Rate Plans and Features (Includes New and Existing Customers); Discounts on the latest devices when you activate a New Line of service, Waived Activation fees, & Free Express Shipping. To Activate a New line, please call 1-866-464-8662, option 3. Handset discounts are not available in stores. Reference “University of Colorado” as your employer or Promotional Code: 12250TMOFAV. Existing Customers, you can add the discount to a qualifying account by calling 1-866-464-8662, option 1, for Migrations. Please mention Node: 11452612. For Questions, contact: Courtney.Banta@T-Mobile.com; 303-300-5621
  • The Bar Method Boulder
    • 30 days unlimited classes for $100 (regular price $165) Special offer available for students, teachers and staff at CU Boulder. Must be full time student, faculty, staff with valid CU ID. 3 month commitment. 30 days required to cancel. 303-443-9191
  • The Yoga Pod
    • $79.00 per person per month with recurring auto pay for unlimited yoga. 3 month commitment; 30 day notice to cancel. 720-468-2090
  • Top Hat Supply
    • 20% Off household and commercial janitorial cleaning products. No discount on net priced items. 303-443-3547
  • State of Colorado Work-Life Benefits
    • The state's work-life program strives to assist employees balance work and life responsibilities. As part of the program, many discounts are offered to all permanent state employees including: Childcare, Clothing, Home Decor and Furnishing, Computers, Dining and Restaurants, Fitness and Health Clubs, Food and Other. Retail Insurance - Auto and Home Mortgage Services, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Sporting and Seasonal Events, Television/Satellite Products and Services, Travel and Lodging, Wireless Telephone Service Products