Limited-Time Offers



Ongoing Offers

General Purchasing/Discounts for Departments

Columbia Purchasing Office
Telephone: (212) 854-4179

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
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.


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.


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,, Kmart, Target, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, 1800Flowers, ProFlowers, FTD,, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Citibank Mortgage Program,, FragranceNet & Many More!

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



UP TO 25% OFF AT AVIS Rent-A-Car
With special employee discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis! 
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF
Code: (AWD) code: D134100

Budget-Rent-A-Car is one of the leading, most trusted providers of affordable and reliable car rental for the value-minded consumer. 
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF
Code: BCD number: 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.
Offer: UP TO 15% OFF
Code: CDP#: 1742729

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages.
Offer: 5% OFF Hotels
Code: TRAVEL 5

10% OFF 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. 
Offer: 10% OFF
Code: See site for discount code


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 
Offer: 15% OFF
Code: see below
Organization ID #: 06001
Organization Enrollment Pin: 72644
Organization Name: Corporate Shopping Company
Click on link to register:


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 - SpendLess" link on the right hand column
  • Registration required.


TicketsatWork 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 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
Go to a store near you:
Bring your Columbia University ID or paystub and mention this code: GAUNV_CLB_ZZZ

Current Sprint Customer?  Want to Receive Your Discount?

  • Please visit
  • 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.


Columbia  Employees can now enjoy a 15% monthly discount off qauilfying Simple Choice rate plans by Click Here To Shop T-Mobile Now(link is external), or call (866) 464-8662 [option 0].You must identify yourself as an employee of Columbia University and mention Promo Code:12713TMOFAV. If you require additional support please contact David Holdwright by phone at (973) 960-4499 or by email at sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail). The $200.00 Gift Card cannot be combined with the ETF reimbursement. Subject to change without notice*To obtain the$200.00 gift card,Submit for the rebate on using the code 16PORT within 30 days of activation. Retail Activations Do Not Qualify For This Offer

Click here for a limited-time Exclusive Offer from T-Mobile for Columbia University Employees

  • 15% Monthly discount on qualified Simple Choice rate plans
  • Sign up on a T-Mobile ONE family plan and you may qualify for a $200.00 Gift Card Per Line.
  • Early Termination Fee Reimbursement from T-Mobile –up to $650.00 per line
  • Rollover unused data on plan 6GB or higher.  
  • 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 140+ 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

Offer not available in Retail Stores

Verizon Wireless: 19% off per month and other discounts

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


Verizon FiOS:

Attention Employees, you may be eligible to access a special offer from Verizon FiOS!

New Customer Offer: (click for offer details)

Offer for NEW Fios customers includes:

$69.99/mo for 150/150 Mbps Internet, Custom TV, and Home Phone for 1 year

Offer ends 1/21/17

Choose a 2 year agreement and receive a $150 Visa® Prepaid Card†

$69.99/mo for 1 year, $74.99/mo for year 2 with a 2-yr agreement  + taxes, equipment charges, RSN, FDV& other fees.  Online price only.  Price includes $10/mo. Connections discount. Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.


Order online now and we’ll waive your standard set-up charge ($80 value)

Pricing is after online ordering discount and employee discount.  Offer is online only at

Orders placed by phone or any other methods do not qualify for the above offer.  


Existing customers:

Current Verizon customers with TV, Internet and home phone bundles already installed may be eligible for discounts of up to $10 off per month!  Please go to to see if your bundle qualifies. 


For issues regarding program enrollment or questions on the Fios new customer offer, please contact


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:

ZipCar: Join 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.