Discounts & Perks

Columbia University faculty and staff may take advantage of free or discounted prices on a range of goods and services for work and/or personal use—from consumer electronics, to hotels, to event tickets, to wellness programs, to referral services.

Current Discounts & Perks

Arts Initiative at Columbia

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.


Corporate Shopping Employee Discounts  

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, 1-800-Flowers, 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!

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
Organization ID #: 06001
Organization Enrollment Pin: 72644
Organization Name: Corporate Shopping Company

Chase Mortgage

When it comes to mortgages, Chase’s dedicated team can help you when buying or refinancing your home. Start now and get up to $750 off your mortgage. Get started now by call 1-800-550-2684 or by visiting Chase.com.


Millenia Optical

Millenia Optical is the Premier Optical suite of Harlem, providing the community with the best prices for quality designer prescription frames and shades. Our Doctor is on premises Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for Routine and Medical eye exams. Our professional staff are experts in finding the perfect eyeglasses for your face shape and lifestyle. We specialize in exceptional customer service and will always go the extra mile. 

Exclusive promotions for Columbia faculty and staff:

  • $100 off Designer Frames
  • Buy ONE get ONE free on designer Sunglasses (of equal or lesser value)
  • Special pricing on prescription lenses
  • Columbia ID must be presented to take advantage of these offerings

Location:  469 West 125th Street
                  New York, NY 10027
                  (Corner of Amsterdam Ave and 125th Street)

Phone:   (646) 767-9159
Fax:        (646) 767-9249 

Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


EAP Discounts

As part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), you have access to discounts, exclusive offers, and cash back bonuses on a range on consumer products and services.

Check out the deals by logging into TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks). Login: Columbia / password: eap


TicketsatWork

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. 

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!

Now available to faculty, students and staff.

To register for your free account:

  • Visit Working Advantage
  • Click on “Register” in the orange box at the top of the page
  • Then click "Employees Click Here"
  • Company code: 99042065

    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

    18% off per month and other discounts.

    Please use the following number, Faculty/Staff FAN: 2498569, or visit: http://www.att.com/wireless/columbiau.


    T-Mobile

    We're thrilled to provide our loyal customers with T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. With this offer, there are no hidden fees and no annual contracts. Employees with the Go5G plan may take advantage of the exclusive offer. 

      Here’s what you will get with the New Go5G Plus or Go5G Next Plan.

      • Unlimited talk, text and smartphone data on our 5G & 4G LTE network
      • 5G access with compatible device & coverage area
      • 50GB of high-speed mobile hotspot data
      • Unlimited premium data…that means no throttling (no data caps)
      • Up to 4K UHD video streaming (must activate up to 4K UHD video streaming)
      • Taxes and fees included
      • 15GB of high-speed data in Mexico and Canada
      • Stateside International Unlimited Texting
      • Gogo in-flight unlimited texting and unlimited Wi-Fi
      • Scam Shield Premium
      • Netflix on us (single line includes basic 1-screen; 2+ lines include standard 2-screen)
      • Apple TV+ on us
      • Free stuff every Tuesday
      • Limited time offer- AAA Membership for 1 year
      • Dedicated customer care team
      • Verify your new T-Mobile account within 30 days. Call 877-334-7099.
      • Mention your employer at the time of purchase

      • New T-Mobile Customers – 1-855-570-9947
      • Existing T-Mobile Customers – 1-877-334-7099
      • T-Mobile Customer Care – 1-800-937-8997

      Please mention Columbia University and remember to verify your employment: my.t-mobile.com/profile or the T-Mobile app.

      Utilize your work email when verifying employment. Employees without a work email, please verify with your paystub or badge.

      NOTE: You'll need to verify your employment status within 30 days of activation; otherwise you will not be eligible for T-Mobile Work Perks. 

      1. Go to my.t-mobile.com/profile or the T-Mobile app.
      2. If you are not already on the Profile page, select Profile from the top right menu.
      3. Select Employment Verification.
      4. Confirm your employment status:
        - Enter Company Name
        - Enter Fi​​​​​​rst and Last Name
        - Enter Employment Work Email
        - Confirm Employment Work Email
        - Enter Mailing Address
      5. If we are able to verify you immediately, you will see Employment Verification Verified. You are all set.

      Offers subject to change without notice.


      Verizon Wireless  

      Get discounts on your monthly account level access fees on qualifying plans and enjoy discounts on eligible accessories. 

      To learn more and find out how you can get your Verizon Wireless discounts go to: https://www.verizon.com/discounts

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

      NJ Transit

      NJ Transit offers full-time undergraduate and graduate students the option to purchase a bus, rail, or light rail monthly pass at 25 percent off the regular monthly pass price and has partnered with Columbia to offer this discount.

      Learn more and enroll in this benefit via the Columbia 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.

      Family Travel Planning Services

      Travel planning service, at no cost, specializing in custom packages including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa, Adventures by Disney, Royal Caribbean Cruises and all-inclusive resorts. Click on the link above to learn more and book your trip.


      Hotels and Car Rentals


      Hertz Car Rental Discounts for Personal Travel

      Hertz negotiated rates for personal car rentals may be booked on the Online Booking Tool accessible via the Columbia Visitors Travel Portal.

      Hotel Discounts for Personal Travel

      Access to competitive rates at over 44,000 hotel properties across the globe, from boutique hotels to major chains may be booked on the Online Booking Tool accessible via the Columbia Visitors Travel Portal.

      Note: New users must create an account to access the Online Booking Tool via the Columbia Visitors Travel Portal.

      EAP Travel Discounts

      TELUS Health, formerly LIfeWorks, Columbia's employee assistance provider, offers up to 60% discounts on travel, hotels, rental cars, and more. Check out the deals now. (login: Columbia    password: eap)

      Barnes & Noble

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

      Visit Columbia Bookstore to learn more

      CUIT Computer Discounts

      Visit CUIT to learn more 

      Schools and departments can make institutional computer purchases through Columbia's agreements with Dell and Apple.


      Preferred Vendor List

      Other personal discounts on software, electronics and other items are also available from certain University vendors through Purchasing's Goods and Services Catalog.

      Telephone: (212) 854-4179

      Visit Office of Procurement Services

      Procurement Services is responsible for implementing and directing all University procurement policies and procedures. Procurement 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 Office of Procurement Services 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 Procurement Services web page is a resource that provides all pertinent information, including necessary forms, lists of all University Master Agreements, Procurement 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 Procurement staff member.

       

      The Employee Assistance Program offers free and discounted referral services:

      • Free, 30-minute Legal, Mediation & Financial consultations and referrals to professional services. Call 844-636-1260 (TTY: 711)
         
      • EAP 24-hour Hotline provides confidential counseling and referrals to professional services. Six free sessions with a certified counselor per topic. Call 844-636-1260 (TTY: 711)
         
      • For more discounts and perks, visit TELUS Health