Discounts

Discounts

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to an updated mandate by the California Department of Health, a number of vendors have closed their venues and discounts may not be available until further notice. If you plan to purchase a ticket through our discount links during this time, please contact the vendor directly for your options.
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“Yes, I’d like to pay full price,” said no one ever.

Here you’ll find a collection of discounts on various services and products available to the UCSF community of faculty, students, and staff. And because we’re always on the lookout for a great discount, feel free to send your discount ideas to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Discounts below are listed under 4 categories: Special Discounts During COVID-19, Shopping, Activities and Events, and Student Only Discounts.

Please keep in mind that some discounts are limited in quantity. We will do our best to remove them from this page as soon as they’re no longer available.

Shopping

Electric Vehicles

paper bag There are a number of electric vehicle makes and models available to UCSF employees and students at a discount. There’re also rebate offers from local energy companies.

Visit the UCSF Office of Sustainability page for details.

The New York Times

Become a NYT subscriber at a discounted rate.

Click here to subscribe.

Chinook Book

Live green and save money throughout the Bay Area with the Chinook Book App. It provides coupons to use at local restaurants, grocery stores and boutiques. This discount offer is sponsored by the UCSF Office of Sustainability.

For more information visit the UCSF Office of Sustainability website.

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Farm Fresh to You

Salad bowlUCSF partnered with Farm Fresh to You to get food delivered from the local farms to your door. Keeping in mind public safety, we want to highlight all food comes from local sources and is picked and packed using gloves. Deliveries will be made by drivers at night for a contact-less delivery.

To get started:
1. Sign up for Farm Fresh to You using promo code “UCSF” to receive 15% off.
2. Enter your zip code to view and select available delivery options.
3. Choose the box size and delivery frequency that works for you, then click BRING ME THE BOX to add your selection to your cart and finish signing up.
4. After your order confirmation, you’ll be able to customize your delivery— change produce and even add items like dairy, eggs, honey, olive oil or jam!

Kyte

Kyte is partnering with UCSF to offer our UCSF community rental cars at cost. Kyte offers steeply discounted long-term rental cars and can deliver them to anywhere in San Francisco. The cars are sanitized, delivery drivers wear protective equipment, and the entire process is contact-less and a few clicks away on your smartphone. Depending on the duration of your rental, the special offer will save up to 40% of the retail value for long term bookings.

To get started:
1. Go to Kyte or download the iOS app.
2. Enter your delivery address.
3. Select a vehicle.
4. Enter the promo code UCSFCOMMUNITY at checkout.

Fineprint
Proof of UCSF affiliation (your UCSF badge and/or email address) and a valid driver’s license is required. Limited quantity available. Offer is valid for delivery in our San Francisco service area. Don’t live in San Francisco? That’s not a problem! Simply pick a convenient address in the city and Kyte will meet you there.

Sports Basement


Join the Sports Basement Basementeers Program and get 10% off every item, every time. When you join the program and shop, 10% of proceeds benefit UCSF.

To Get Started:
1. Sign up in-store or online. This includes a one-time $25 sign up fee.
2. Select UCSF Fitness & Recreation on the list of charities.
3. Every time you shop, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase.

Columbia Sportswear

The Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store in Richmond opens its doors for a limited time to UC San Francisco faculty, staff, and students. The most recent event has passed.

T-Mobile/Sprint


To Get Started:
1. Sign up in-store or online. This includes a one-time $25 sign up fee.
2. Sprint Works Program offers $5 off the first line of the Unlimited Freedom plan (making it $55/mo—that price also includes the $5 AutoPay discount as well). Second line is $40, lines 3+ are $30/each.

Discount codes
UCSF Campus: GVSCA_WCA_ZZZ
UCSF
Health: HCSCA_WCA_ZZZ
UCSF
Students: GSTDT_ZST

Employees/faculty/staff of both UCSF & USCF Medical Center also get waived activation fees on new lines ($30 value) as well as 25% off select accessories in addition to promotional offers.


View deal and more on the Sprint website.

Last Minute Gear

Last Minute Gear is an outdoor gear shop where you can buy, rent, or borrow. Buying or borrowing must be done in-store; if you’re buying, show your UCSF ID to save 15% on items to buy. Renting can be done online, and is available 24/7 with the self-service option, optional delivery available as well.

For more information visit the Last minute Gear website.

Cole Hardware

Cole Hardware store has been serving San Francisco since the 1920s. Now expanding into Oakland, they have everything from gardening tools to pet supplies. Show your UCSF ID and receive 12% off your purchase.

Some restrictions may apply.  

For product selection and to find a store near you visit the Cole Hardware website.

Apple

Shop the Apple Store for Education, save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad. Education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels.  No discount for iPhones or Watch.

View deal on the Apple Store website.

Dell


Dell offers discounts to UCSF faculty, staff and alumni. For questions regarding monthly specials or personal discounts contact Michael Hearn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

View deals on the Dell website.


Activities & Events

UCSF Nights at Dub Nation

Child sitting on man's shoulders. Support the Golden State Warriors and cheer them on! Special discounted tickets available to UCSF faculty, staff, and students.

View the latest ticket offer >>>

Important Information:

  • Seating options are allocated in pods with up to 4 people per pod.
  • For more information regarding Chase Center’s health & safety protocols, please click here.

To ensure the safety of players, fans and staff, every person entering Chase Center must produce either proof of a full vaccination (2 weeks removed from final dose) with a government issued ID or a negative COVID-19 test administered within 48 hours prior to the game (visit the link above for additional information).

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California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a must-see San Francisco museum. Based in beautiful Golden Gate Park, it’s the only place on Earth to house an aquarium, planetarium, rain forest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

Steps to purchase tickets:

  1. Go to the eTickets page and apply promo code UCSF
  2. Then login
  3. You will be redirected to select an admission type and date
  4. On the cart where products are listed, the promo will have been applied

Tips:

  • If you added items to the cart and enter the promo code AFTER it will NOT work
  • Confirm that you see the note “promo code has been applied” in the top right corner of the cart.
  • Remove items from the cart and navigate back to the product listing page to see the discounted price types


Broadway SF

UCSF faculty, staff and students receive a discount on tickets for Broadway SF shows. Ticket prices and discounts vary per show.

Visit Broadway SF website for a list of show and additional information.

Discount code: UCSF

San Francisco Zoo


UCSF staff, faculty and students will receive $3.00 off adult admission and $2.00 off children admission.

Visit the San Francisco Zoo website to purchase tickets.

Discount Code: 75001 - enter the code into the box next to “Promotion code” and click “Find seats”.

Tickets at Work

Having fun, getting away, and saving money are important for your well-being. This cost-free benefit provides you access to thousands of exclusive travel and entertainment discounts, so you can make the most of your time away from work.

To Get Started:

1. Visit Tickets at Work website and click Become a Member.

2. Use company code “UCSF” to join the program.

Get Away Today

Get Away Today has become one of the world’s leading providers of Disney vacations, family vacations, discount vacation packages, and adventure vacations. Building great relationships with hotels and attractions to secure the lowest possible prices. Get Away Today saves you 20% to 50% per vacation.

To Get Started:
1. Call (855-GET-AWAY) or visit Get Away online.
2. Mention “UCSF - Campus Life Services Wellness & Community” to receive the qualifying discount.

Connexus Travel Portal

Take advantage of comprehensive rates and benefits for all those affiliated with UC. Discounts include specials on airlines, lodging, car rentals, rail and travel agencies. Click here for more information or to book your trip.

Monterey Bay Aquarium


Discover the wonder of the Aquarium. Home to nearly 35,000 animals and plants, the Aquarium is a showcase for the sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.

Visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Preferred Partner Program website.

Discount code: UCSF1002


Student Only

Ipad and coffee on table. The following discounts are available only to UCSF students. They will require proof of current enrollment.

Best Buy

Best Buy offers students exclusive discounts on electronics such as laptops, televisions, and calculators. Discounts change periodically giving students a chance to get deals on a variety of different products throughout the year.

Visit the Best Buy website, student deals page.  

Best Online Traffic School

Best Online Traffic School is a California DMV licensed online traffic school that teaches students to become safer drivers while saving them hundreds of dollars in insurance premium hikes. The course fee is $9.99 – everything you need is included, pay nothing until you pass - no CC required during signup. UCSF students and postdocs can receive a 25% discount on the course fee.

Learn and sign up on the Best Online Traffic School website.

Discount code: UCSF25

Dealhack

The Dealhack Student Discounts Guide is the result of a quarterly survey of stores that offer discounts to students. Right now there are 165 stores, ranging from clothing to entertainment. Save this list as a reference of student only available discounts.

See full list on, Student Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Store.

The Word Point

The Word Point is a translation service. Many university enrollees and students will eventually need a translation for work in the international corporation, employment abroad, or continuing education in another country. The discount applies to academic transcripts, diploma, degree certificate, curriculum vitae, biography, application letter, and more.

Visit The Word Point to start translating your documents.

Discount Code: STUDENT2020

Varsity Tutors

Varsity tutors is has the largest online learning platform in the country with over 3k subjects and 40k tutors; offerings include private 1:1 tutoring, large format free classes, small group classes, academic assessments, test prep, professional certifications, and specialized solutions for learning differences. UCSF Alumni, faculty, students and staff receive a 20% discount on all paid products and access to many free resources. Live education consultants are available to help discover your needs and how their solutions can help.

Learn more about Varsity Tutors online here.


 

Discount Partnership Policy

This website contains links to websites that offer discounts on products and services. These websites are operated and maintained by third parties; links are provided for convenience only. These third parties, and their websites, are unaffiliated with UCSF. When taking advantage of these discounts, you will leave the Wellness & Community website to make your purchases. Should you encounter technical difficulties, please refer to the partner website contact information. UCSF is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused by, or in connection with, the use of those websites, or for any information, products, or services on or from those websites.