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AAA (Roadside Assistance) Membership

AAA offers a group rate (15% off Basic) membership fee and waiver of $10 enrollment fee. Contact Julie at 217-398-0495, or mail the membership application to AAA, c/o Julie Woller, 1610 S. Neil St., Champaign. While the discount is available through the Champaign AAA office, it is open to employees at any of the University of Illinois campus locations.

Computer Hardware, Software, & Accessories

  • Illini Union Tech Zone (UIUC) - University employees can make purchases through Illini Union Tech Zone to receive discounted pricing on desktop and laptop computers, iPods, and more. Apple, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Dell products are available.
  • UIC Bookstore - Students and staff are eligible to receive discounts on computers, software and other accessories at the UIC Bookstore.
  • WebStore - Students, faculty, and staff on all three U of I campuses - in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield - are eligible to receive significant discounts on over 150 software applications offered by the University of Illinois WebStore.

i-card Perks

Get discounts with your i card! i-card Perks organizes discounts on dinners out, ice cream, lawn care, and more from local participating merchants. This free service is for all i-card holders. The i-card Perks program is available at the Urbana-Champaign and Springfield campuses at this time.

Magellan Discount Program

State employees are offered access to a discount program through the Employee Assistance Program vendor, Magellan. A wide range of discounts are offered including health and wellness, entertainment, restaurants, travel and more.
  • Magellan LifeMart Discount Center - Select the Magellan link. Once on the Magellan page, select the LifeMart Discount Center link under Quick Links.

Relocation Assistance

Information on relocation assistance can be found on the Purchasing web site. The contracts described have been awarded to moving companies to help employees and new hires move their belongings.

Travel Discounts

Information on travel discounts can be found on the OBFS web site. Discounts are available through preferred vendors for travel transportation and lodging.

As a courtesy, information about additional services and discounts is made available to University of Illinois employees. Courtesy discounts are subject to change or discontinuation by the provider at any time, and the University may remove discount offers without notice.While the University screens all offers, these goods and services are not endorsed, guaranteed, or arranged by the University of Illinois. Employees are responsible for checking goods or services offered.

Vehicle Discounts

Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program
Use Company Code DU4EW7

Ford X Plan

General Motors Supplier Discount

Cellular Phone Discounts

These discounts refer to cellular phone service for personal use only. For details on purchasing service for official University use, please contact the OBFS Purchasing Division.

  • AT&T - 18% service discount.
  • Sprint Discount - To obtain a discount visit the website.
  • T-Mobile Discount - 15% discount
    Current customers log on to T-Mobile, new customers please call 866-464-8662. Please click on the link for information on the Advantage Rate Plan. Provide the promotion code 17003TMOFAV. The following information is required to receive the discount:
    • Name

    • Wireless Account Number or Wireless Number

    • Work Identification Number (Your University Identification Number - UIN)

    • Work Email Address

    • Work Telephone Number

  • If you have any questions please contact Eric Jensen, U of I T-Mobile Account Manager at
  • Verizon Wireless - 18% service discount, Share Everything Plans & 25% accessories discount. To obtain this discount, fax (888-457-1731) or email the following information to Verizon Wireless:
    • A copy of your University ID card
    • Name
    • Email Address
    • Contact Number
    • Verizon Wireless Account Number or Wireless Number

These discounts refer to personal cellular phone service use. Please contact the OBFS Purchasing Division for details on purchasing service for official University use.

Please be aware that discounts and packages offered to University employees may change or be discontinued at any time. Please contact the company or carrier with questions about available discounts.

Maintained by University Human Resources | Contact Information | Last Update: 08-April-2016 | ID: 1574