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UCR Discounts

UCR employees are eligible for an abundance of discounts. Here you will find discounts on everything from phone service to shopping, lodging and dining around the UCR campus.

Disclaimer: As a service to the UCR community, the University provides the opportunity for companies to publicize available discounts to UCR affiliates. Although the University reviews all discounts posted, there may be changes or deletions without notice. The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to edit listings and refuse those listings it deems inappropriate for this service or which do not support the University policies. The University does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of any discount, the quality of the product listed, or the listed companies. Users of this service communicate and contract with each other individually and at their own risk. The Regents, officers, agents, and employees of the University of California shall not be liable for any actions occurring as a result of arrangements made between users of this service or for any errors or omissions made in compilation or print of the discounts.

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Cell Phones

  • Learn how you can take advantage of discounts on eligible products and services
    ATT offers up to a 15% discount on service and 25% off equipment with new activation. Please visit and enter your work email address. You will receive an email with instructions on how you can take advantage of discounts on eligible products and services.
    Sprint is now T-Mobile, for additional questions or support please visit our landing page or visit any local stores for support.

    T-Mobile Work Perks is your exclusive offer with T-Mobile. All UCR staff gets discounted pricing with T-Mobile Perks! You can pair our latest phone promotions along with your Employee Discount. questions regarding this program please visit our landing page or email for additional support. All local retail stores are eligible to support this program as well. Check out some highlights of our program!

    T-Mobile Work Perks

    • 15% Discount
    • Netflix On Us
    • Unlimited Data
    • Taxes and Fee’s Included
    • 40G of Hotspot

    Make sure you have the best rate plan with T-Mobile by visiting :

    Verizon Wireless
    Offers up to 15% off the monthly access fee on qualifying voice plans with a monthly access fee of $34.99 or higher and up to 25% off accessories. Employee online discounts are available at Please make sure to enter your work email address on the site. You will receive an email with the information to add your discounts under Register Your Line or order online.


Dining, Events & Entertainment

  • Discover how you can save on dining, events and entertainment.
    California Museum of Photography and the Sweeney Art Gallery
    UCR ARTS opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography (founded in 1973), the Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Art Gallery (1963), and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts (2010). Located three miles from UCR’s main campus, UCR ARTS is located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings along the pedestrian mall in downtown Riverside. Admission is covered by a single $3.00 ARTSBlock admission fee. For more information, visit the UCR Arts website.
    Car Rental Discounts

    RentalPerks provides car rental discounts to UCR faculty, staff and students. They work with all major rental car companies including: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, National, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage and more. To register for instant access, please click on the custom link created for UCR: 

    Tickets at Work

    Formerly Ticket Monster Perks, Tickets at Work is an entertainment benefit platform that offers UCR faculty, staff and students 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.

    To Participate
    1. Go to
      - if prompted, enter the UCR code:UCRTix1

    2. Sign up & save $5 on your first order!

    3. Start searching for discounted sports, concert, movie and theme park tickets nationwide.

    If you have questions about this discount service, please contact Tickets at Work by phone (866) 217-4777 or via email at

    UCR Sports - Go Highlanders
    UCR staff and faculty receive discounts on single, season, or combination season tickets to athletics events. For more information, visit the UCR Go Highlanders website or click open this link to view the promotional flyer. 
    UNEX Dining Discount Card
    Faculty and staff may purchase a Sodexho discount food service card for the UCR Extension Center's food court. The card is available at the Student Services desk in the lobby with a $25 minimum. Clients receive 10% off all purchases, pay no sales tax. Price: $25, $30, $50, $75, $100.




Lodging and Transportation

  • Take advantage of UCR discounts on lodging and transportation.
    Quality Inn Riverside
    The Riverside Quality Inn offers a UCR rate of $79 for a King bed room. An additional $10 will be added to reservations with Double Occupancy. To book this rate, please ask for the UCR rate when making reservations.
    Mission Inn
    The Mission Inn in Riverside offers UCR Preferred Rates starting at $119. Please reference UCR at time of booking. Reference the Mission Inn Discount flyer for more information.
    Corporate Shopping

    UCR faculty, staff and students can use Corporate Shopping's employee discount program. The discount program features over 250 top retail partners including Avis, Budget, Hertz and Enterprise rental car services. To access Corporate Shopping, employees will need to register at:

    Riverside Transit Agency

    Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) offers bus passes which allows all faculty and staff to ride any RTA fixed-route for free. You simply swipe your UCR ID card in the fare box to board the bus. For more information on RTA's service area, please visit the Riverside Transit website > College Go-Pass / U-Pass.

    UC "Family & Friends" Getaway
    The UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, California has special rates ranging from $150/night for a deluxe standard room up to $600/night for a 4 bedroom, 3-bath house. View the UC Family & Friends Getaway Package flyer.
    Ayres Hotel
    & Spa
    The Ayres Hotel & Spa in Moreno Valley, California is offering many upscale amenities including an on-site Spa Center, Evening Lounge, complimentary fitness and business center, an Ayres Rewards program and much more. In addition, you may be eligible for a gift card upon booking a reservation. For more information, view the Hotel Informational and Ayres Cares Clean & Safe Stay Program flyers. Don't forget to ask for the UCR $109 preferred rate!



  • Learn more about the shopping discounts available to the UCR community.
    California Million Light Bulb Challenge

    The University of California created the Million Light Bulb Challenge to make high-quality, high-efficacy LED light bulbs available to students, staff, faculty, alumni and retirees at a great price, The light bulbs being offered through the challenge cost on average 46% less than the same light bulbs sold through online competitors.

    The goal is to swap out at least one-million inefficient light bulbs and replace them with the LED light bulbs. To purchase your energy-efficient light bulb(s) go online to:

    Franklin Covey
    • Franklin Covey In-Store discount at:
      Parkway Plaza, 4451 Ontario Mills Parkway, Suite D, Ontario, CA 91764
      (909) 581-0010
    • Save 20% on all regularly priced merchandise
    ShopRiverside Community Card

    ShopRiverside has partnered with the City of Riverside so residents can purchase the ShopRiverside Community Card online to use for shopping discounts throughout Riverside.

    H&R Block
    File with H&R Block and save. With so many ways to file, you'll find the right fit and discount for you. Check your coupon and take advantage of these discounts. Bring your coupon into the office, send it virtually to your tax pro, or choose file online below to start your taxes and receive the discount.
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change
    UCR 15% Discount on Oil Changes and More!

    Working or studying at UCR just got more rewarding! Show the Valvoline UCR Discount flyer to your local Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM to save 15% on oil changes and other preventive maintenance services. Drive in, relax in your car and watch our trained technicians work. Our convenient service will have you on your way in about 15 minutes. To find a location near you, download the Valvoline Instant Oil Change app or visit