Clone of Employee Discounts | Kent State University

Clone of Employee Discounts

The following discounts are available to Kent State University faculty and staff.   Businesses listed are limited to locally operated businesses or university contracted vendors.  Discounts are subject to change without notice.

Best Benefits Club Discounts

Kent State University has joined the Best Benefits Club (BBC), which offers discounts to hundreds of recreational activities and locations in Ohio and throughout the United States. Kent State faculty and staff can take advantage of the BBC offerings and save money throughout the year on everyday needs and family fun.

Travel Discounts

Enterprise Car Rental

KSU Employees may receive a discount on personal rentals from Enterprise.  Vehicles rented in the State of Ohio receive a larger discount than rentals obtained outside of Ohio.  Rentals outside of the State of Ohio are discounted a percentage off of the retail rate and the percentage may vary from state to state.  Vehicles rented from an airport location are generally higher than rentals in a non-airport location.  Reservations can be made at the Enterprise website, toll free at 1-800-rent-a-car or you can contact the local Kent Enterprise office at 330-677-4447.  To receive the KSU employee discount you will need to reference customer code XZ38140 when making your reservation.  To make a reservation on-line, use STA as the 3 digit company name or PIN number.  Rentals for personal use must be in the employee’s name.

Personal Travel Arrangements

Traveline offers discounts to Kent State employees for personal travel arrangements. Contact Traveline's Willoughby office at 440-946-4040 to request information about your discounts for Kent State employees for personal travel needs.

Airport Parking – Cleveland

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offers Kent State University discounts for overnight parking (university travel or personal) in both the Airport Fast Park and Park Place lots.  Sign up for rewards points and discounted parking using the embedded link(s) below.  One card will now work for both lots. To enroll select the link for the lot that you will use most frequently.

Airport Fast Park – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Covered parking at discounted rates for Kent State employees. Enroll for your free Relax for Rewards card.   Shuttle service provided directly from your car to your departure airline.  Just use your Frequent Parker Card when entering and exiting. Visit their website for additional services and features.  (Enrollment required.  Use Kent State University as the company name and the corporate code provided on the link when enrolling.)

Park Place Airport Parking – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Parking at discounted rates for Kent State employees and KSU Alumni.  Enroll for your free Relax for Rewards card.   Shuttle service provided directly from your car to your departure airline.  Visit the website for additional services and features.  A free car wash is available when exiting.  (Enrollment is required.  Use Kent State University as the company name and the corporate code provided on the link when enrolling.)

Computer Discounts

  • KSU Apple Store
    Kent State faculty, staff, students and parents of students are eligible to receive discounts on Apple Computer hardware and software products. There are advantages to ordering in store vs. on-line.  The Apple Store is located in the University Book Store in the Kent Student Center.  Stop by the Bookstore for a personalized consultation, as the KSU Bookstore and Kent State University work together to ensure that you are getting a computer that will meet the requirements for your major or your needs.  Contact the KSU Apple Store at 330-672-1595.  
  • DELL Computers
    Employees purchasing Dell computers for their personal use can input US126277123 in the member ID section of their order.  Discounts are available on the Member Purchase Plan website.

Entertainment Discounts

  • Kent State Athletics
    Kent State faculty and staff are eligible for athletic discounts on season tickets for football. Employees can take advantage of this discount through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and purchase season tickets through payroll deduction. For more information on discounted ticket prices and the payroll deduction option, please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 330-672-2244 or by email at athletictickets@kent.edu.  Information is also available on the Kent State Athletics website.
  • KSU Ice Arena
    The KSU Ice Arena offers discounts to employees.  Rates are subject to change.  Click on the KSU Ice Arena link above for hours of operation, programs, lessons and admission prices etc.  For more information, contact the Kent State University Ice Arena at 330-672-RINK or 330-672-7465.

Cellular Phone Service Discounts

Book Store Discounts

  • Kent State University Bookstore

    Barnes & Noble will provide University faculty, staff, doctoral fellows, graduate assistants, and active alumni a minimum discount of 15% on all merchandise available at the Bookstores over $1.00, except adopted textbooks, special orders, sale books, class and alumni rings, computer software, periodicals, discounted merchandise, computer hardware, stamps, health and beauty aids, food snacks, and beverages. Present your KSU ID card when checking out and request the KSU employee discount.

  • Regional Campus Bookstores
    Barnes & Noble will provide University faculty, staff, doctoral fellows, graduate assistants, and active alumni a minimum discount of 15% on all merchandise available at the Bookstores over $1.00, except adopted textbooks, special orders, sale books, class and alumni rings, computer software, periodicals, discounted merchandise, computer hardware, stamps, health and beauty aids, food snacks, and beverages. Present your KSU ID card when checking out and request the KSU employee discount.

Other Discounts

  • BoLinds/Staples
    Employees will be emailed a "Customer Appreciation" coupon postcard periodically throughout the calendar year offering a 12% discount on personal purchases made at Staples' retail stores. Print and present the coupon postcard at the time of purchase at your local Staples store.
  • DeWeese Health Center
    You can purchase over the counter products from DeWeese Health Center at a reduced rate. Employees can also get their prescriptions filled at DeWeese Health Center using their Caremark prescription card. Easy and convenient. (NOTE: Not all prescriptions will be available.) The phone number for the pharmacy is 330-672-8254.
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care
    Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a 10% discount on tires and services to KSU employees.  Firestone is located in historic downtown Kent at 202 E. Main St. Call 330-673-1700 to schedule an appointment. You must let them know you are a KSU employee when scheduling and you will need to provide your KSU ID at checkout. 
  • Flynn's Tire & Auto Service
    Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, located at 1897 St. Rt. 59, Kent, OH offers a 5% discount on tires and a 10% discount (up to $25) on service. Call 330-673-8473 to schedule your appointment and indicate you are a KSU employee (or student). Present your KSU ID at checkout to receive the discount. 
  • Hotels
    Several area hotels offer discounts to KSU employees with a KSU ID card. Before making your reservation check to see if they offer a discount.  If so, be sure to provide them with your KSU ID at the time of check in.
  • Household Moving Services for University Employees
    For discounted prices for moving/storage services contact the Procurement office at 330-672-9196 or 330-672-2276.  
  • KSU Alumni Association Member Discounts
    Many discounts and benefits are available to any KSU alumnus who is a member of the KSU Alumni Association. Alumni Association members can save up to 40% on movie tickets and up to 38% on movie rentals nationwide, as well as discounts on Broadway theatre shows, theme parks, sporting events, family events, online shopping, gift certificates, seasonal ski tickets, and much more. To learn more, visit the KSU Alumni Association website.
  • Monro Muffler/Brake & Service
    Monro Muffler/Brake & Service is located at 4541 Kent Rd (corner of Fishcreek and SR 59) in Stow.  They are open 7 days a week and offer great prices on oil changes and more.  Visit their website for coupons, promotions, products and services including their "Best Price Guarantee".
  • Montrose Auto Group Preferred Customer Program
    The Montrose Auto Group (the official auto group of Kent State Athletics) provides a special Preferred Customer Program Card for all Kent State University employees. Discount savings are available on the purchase or lease of vehicles, parts, service and collision work. Montrose also offers employee discounts on cellular phones. Call Rick Pawlak at 330-697-7700 or email him at rpawlak@gomontrose.com for information.
  • Purchasing Power
    Kent State University has added Purchasing Power to its list of services for benefits-eligible employees.  The premier purchase program offers employees the opportunity to purchase name brand products via payroll deduction.

    Items available for purchase include computers, electronics and home appliances. There are a wide variety of brands offered, including Craftsman, Dell, Kenmore, Microsoft, Panasonic and Sony. There is no finance charge or fee.  When an employee makes a purchase, he/she will see the total amount that must be paid over a 12-month period; the amount will be automatically deducted from your Kent State paycheck.

    Kent State employees who are benefits-eligible are employees that have been employed by the university for at least six months and earn a minimum of $16,000 a year. When logging on to the Purchasing Power website for the first time, you will be asked for a group code: use KSU2265.

    Please note that while the university is offering this program, it has no control over the type or quality of merchandise offered. Concerns or questions about items should be addressed directly to Purchasing Power at 866-305-3385.
  • University Press
    Kent State University Press offers a 20% discount on KSUP books to KSU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Discount is redeemable on orders placed with the Press either by calling their order fulfillment center at 800-247-6553 or by visiting the University Press website. Website orders must include the code KSU20 to receive the discount.
  • Valvoline Instant Oil Change
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change, located at 403 E. Main St., Kent, OH offers a 15% discount to university employees and students with a valid ID. Call 330-677-0122 to schedule an appointment. Make sure you tell them you are a KSU employee / student so you can get the discount. Valid ID must be presented at checkout.

Discounts are subject to change without notice.