Discounts

Columbia University faculty and staff may take advantage of special pricing on a range of goods and services for work and/or personal use—from consumer electronics, to hotels, to event tickets. In most cases, you only need to present your University ID or follow the link provided on this page.

Information and instructions are included with each listing below.  For technical issues or additional questions, please contact hremail@columbia.edu.

Limited-time Offers

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA @ Uniondale, NY

Tickets Starting at $61 through Working Advantage.

See event flyer for more information.

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College Days at Six Flags Great Adventure

$50 off each ticket, valid through 5/31/18 only. See event flyer for more info and use links to purchase tickets.

Dates and hours vary so check the operating calendar.

A special offer for colleges and universities only. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

 

Ongoing Offers

General Purchasing/Discounts for Departments

Columbia Purchasing Office
Telephone: (212) 854-4179
Web: http://finance.columbia.edu/procurement/purchasing

The Purchasing Office is responsible for implementing and directing all University procurement policies and procedures. The Purchasing Office is committed to providing optimum procurement service and assistance to the University community, and working with faculty and staff to develop and implement sound, cost-effective policies, procedures and systems to facilitate the procurement of the goods and services needed to support University research and teaching.

The Purchasing Office also negotiates and executes Master Agreements with vendors in order to provide the University Community with the best total cost for goods and services. Master Agreements utilize the University’s buying power, ensuring that the goods and services provided offer the best value to the University.

The Purchasing Office web page is a resource that provides all pertinent information, including necessary forms, lists of all University Master Agreements, Purchasing Office phone numbers and email address, etc. If there are any questions concerning policies or procedures, the website can answer them or you can contact any Purchasing staff member.

CUIT Computer Discounts
Telephone: (212) 854-1919
Web: https://cuit.columbia.edu/system-recommendations-purchase-considerations#/text-4145
Schools and departments can make institutional computer purchases through Columbia's agreements with Dell and Apple.
 

Personal Discounts for Faculty and Staff

Arts, Dining and Entertainment

Arts Initiative at Columbia University: The CU Arts Initiative offers discounts to movies, Broadway, off-Broadway and other live performances, and access to cultural institutions throughout the city to faculty and staff.

Six Flags Great Adventure:  Please use Working Advantage or TicketsatWork to purchase discounted Six Flags tickets.

Computers

Computer Discounts: Columbia provides programs to help students, faculty, and staff make personal purchases of computers and software conveniently and reasonably. Apple and Dell offer individuals the same corporate discounts provided to Columbia departments.

General

Columbia Bookstore: Show your University ID Card at the registers of the Barnes & Noble on the Morningside campus to receive 10% off select items.
 


Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts connects Columbia University employees and students to over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers. A few popular retailers include: Lands’ End, Costco, Ralph Lauren, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Kmart, Target, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, FTD, Shoes.com, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Citibank Mortgage Program, Restaurant.com, FragranceNet & Many More!

REGISTER NOW and enjoy instant access - it’s easy and you can access the site from both work and home!

CORPORATE SHOPPING COMPANY EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS - TOP RETAILERS INDIVIDUAL LINKS FOR COLUMBIA

AVIS Car Rental
With special employee discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis!  Employees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Avis.  Click on the link below and enter code. 
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF Base Rates.
Code: AWD#: D134100
 
BUDGET Car Rental
Budget-Rent-A-Car is one of the leading, most trusted providers of affordable and reliable car rental for the value-minded consumer.  Employees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Budget.  Click on the link below and enter code.
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF Base Rates
Code: BCD#: Z408900
 
HERTZ Car Rental
Hertz offers savings and benefits wherever you rent — with 1,000 airport locations and over 1,000 locations across the country.  Employees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Hertz.  Click on the link below and enter code.
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF 
Code: CDP#: 1742729
 
HOTELS.COM
Hotels.com has over 145,000 hotels in more than 60 countries. Whether you are travelling last minute as a family or need a hotel for business, we have the right hotel deal for you.   Employees can save Up to 10% OFF select hotels at Hotels.com. 
Offer: 10% OFF 
Code: See site for discount code
 
BROOKS BROTHERS
ENROLL NOW for your FREE Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card and Save 15% OFF on regular price merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores (including Outlets), by phone or online at BrooksBrothers.com. 
Offer: 15% OFF
Code: see below
Organization ID #: 06001
Organization Enrollment Pin: 72644
Organization Name: Corporate Shopping Company
 

 


SpendLess: As part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Humana, SpendLess is an online program that offers faculty and staff exclusive discounts on a variety of name-brand products and services at national retailers such as Ann Taylor, Avis, Barnes & Noble, The Children's Place, Footlocker, GAP, GNC, PetSmart, ProFlowers, Target, and more.

  • Log in to the EAP website.  Username: columbia, Password: eap.
  • ​Click on "Click here for the Humana web site".
  • On the site, move your cursor over the tab "What's On Your Mind" and choose "Daily Living" from the drop down menu.
  • You will find the "Discount Center" link on the right hand column.
  • Registration required.

Tickets at Work logoTicketsatWork is the leading Corporate Entertainment Benefits provider, offering exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. TicketsatWork is a unique benefit offered exclusively to companies and their employees. 

Click here for current month's offerings.  Tickets can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-331-6483. 

        Our company code: CUMC


Working Advantage: Columbia University is pleased to offer a great benefit—Working Advantage! With Working Advantage, you can save up to 40% on movie tickets nationwide. Working Advantage also offers incredible discounts on Broadway Theatre, theme parks, hotels, sporting events, family events, online shopping, gift certificates, seasonal ski tickets and more!

  • Only available to faculty and staff at this time.
  • To register for your free account, please contact hremail@columbia.edu for the Company ID number.
  • Then, go to the Working Advantage webpage and click on “Register” in the orange box at the top of the page. Then click “Employees Click Here.”

Wellness-Related Discounts on gym memberships, cycling and nutrition are available on the Work/Life website.

Other personal discounts on software, electronics and other items are also available from certain University vendors through Purchasing's Preferred Vendor List.

 

Phone / TV

Columbia students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive discounts from the following phone carriers. The account must be in the Columbia member's name to qualify.

AT&T: 20% off per month and other discounts


Sprint: 19% off select regularly priced Sprint monthly data service.
Call: (866) 639-8354
For the latest offer go to a store near you or click:  http://sprint.co/2reZ40A (link is external)
Bring your Columbia University ID or paystub and mention this code: GAUNV_CLB_ZZZ

Current Sprint Customer?  Want to Receive Your Discount?

  • Please visit www.sprint.com/verify
  • Enter in your mobile phone number on the Sprint network
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for the discount.
  • Click on the link you will receive in your work email
  • This will activate your discount and verify your employment.  You should expect to see the discount on your bill within 1 to 2 billing cycles.

In some instances, this process may not work for you.  Make sure you enter in your mobile phone number before proceeding to the following steps.

  • Upload Documentation to receive your discount: Click here.
  • Fax Documentation to receive your discount: Click here.
  • Have you changed affiliations?  Click here to revalidate with your new discount.

 

T-Mobile:

Columbia employees can now save up to 33% off on our new rates. To order start new lines of service or add a line to your existing account please call (855) 570-9947 (option 0) you must identify yourself as Columbia  employee and mention promo code 12713TMOFAV. If you require additional support please call David Holdwright at (973) 960-4499 you can email him at David.holdwright@T-Mobile.com.

RETAIL ACTIVATIONS DO NOT QAULIFY FOR THIS OFFER

Switch over to T-Mobile and we will pay up to $650.00 & more for your Early Termination Fee per line!!!!!

  • Place orders through our Advantage hotline at 855-570-9947 option 0 mention promo code 12713TMOFAV
  • Purchase a new device with EIP & port in your current number.
  • To receive up to $350 ETF credit per line upload your final bill to www.switch2tmobile.com and complete the ETF reimbursement form. The final bill must show your ETF amounts.

Exclusive discount offers for Columbia employees.

  • Save up to 33% off our new rates!!!!!
  • New T-Mobile ONE were its an all in 1 plan that includes taxes and fees Family of 4 $40.00 per line or 2 lines for $120.00!!!!
  • 55+ can now receive  2 lines for $70.00 a month.  
  • T-Mobile Tuesdays Where you get FREE stuff every Tuesday. Download the app TODAY!!!!
  • All the unlimited talk, text, and data of standard T-Mobile ONE
  • Unlimited Inflight Wi-Fi via Gogo
  • Name ID & Voicemail-to-Text
  • Unlimited HD Video streaming
  • 2x International Data speeds
  • Unlimited tethering (10GB at LTE speed)
  • No-cost DIGITS number with each line
  • Unlimited Talk, Text & LTE Data  
  • No Contracts or Overage Charges
  • Add up to 12 lines on a Family plan
  • Unlimited talk, text & calls to Canada and Mexico
  • Unlimited data, coverage in over 150+ countries, without signing an annual service contract. Even better, texting is free and calls are only 20 cents a minute.
  • Latest LTE Handsets
  • Streaming Music & Video on select channels like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube for FREE   
  • Free Shipping on new activations
  • Generous 20-day return policy

RETAIL ACTIVATIONS DO NOT QALIFY FOR THIS OFFER

EXISTING customers (you already have T-Mobile service and want to sign up for the program benefits)

Please email, David.Holdwright@TMobile.com to complete the migration .

Subject to change without notice*

 

Verizon Wireless: Up to 19% off per month for qualifying plans, and other discounts.

  • Please use generic @columbia.edu email domain (without exchange server) when signing up.

Verizon FiOS(click for PDF)

As an employee of Columbia University, you are eligible to access a special offer from Verizon Fios!

New Customer Offer:

New Fios Triple Play $69.99/month - online price includes employee discount w/ Auto Pay + taxes, equip. charges & other fees. Speeds up to 940/880 Mbps. Bundle includes Fios Gigabit Internet Connection (where available), Custom TV and Home Phone. 

Offer available online only at verizon.com/connections.

Plus with a 2 year triple play agreement:

Free Samsung Chromebook 3 or $200 credit toward other Samsung Tech.

Standard setup charge is waived for online orders ($99.99 onetime savings)!

Orders placed by phone or any other method do not qualify for the above offer. Offer ends 7/25/18.

Existing customers:

Current Verizon customers with Internet, TV and home phone bundles may be eligible for discounts of $10 off per month! Go to verizon.com/connections to enroll today and start saving!

Have Questions? Email Catherine.p.fitzmaurice@verizon.com

Existing customers:

Current Verizon customers with Internet, TV and home phone bundles already installed may be eligible for discounts of up to $10 off per month!  Go to www.verizon.com/connections to start saving! 

Have Questions? Email Catherine.p.fitzmaurice@verizon.com

 

Travel

Campus Travel Management: Through Campus Travel Management, Columbians can receive free/discounted services for all their travel-related needs.

Transportation Services has partnered with NJ TRANSIT to offer commuter benefits. To learn more, visit the Transportation website: http://transportation.columbia.edu/commuter-benefits.

ZipCarJoin as a Columbia University affiliate (students, faculty and staff) and receive a discount toward membership.

Get 24/7 access to Zipcars parked all over the city! Simply reserve online, let yourself in with your Zipcard and drive. Low hourly and daily rates always include gas and insurance.