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Off-Campus Perks & Discounts

All discounts provided are for employees' personal use only. Employees making business purchases should consult the UR Purchasing Department.  

Businesses in RVA

Bistro 804

Perk/Discount: Bistro 804 is located at 443 N Ridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229. Receive 15% off in-person orders only.

How to obtain: Must show UR ID card.

AT&T

Perk/Discount: AT&T offers a 17% discount to UR employees.

How to obtain: Provide a pay stub, UR ID, or e-mail address to secure discount.

Cavalier Moving

Perk/Discount: 10% off moving expenses for UR employees. Learn more at www.cavaliermoving.com

How to obtain: Show your UR employee ID upon service.

Coggin Electrical Specialists, Inc.

Perk/Discount: 10% off all services. Learn more at www.cogginelectrical.com

How to obtain: Show your UR employee ID upon service.

Goodyear Tires - Village Shopping Center

Perk/Discount: 10% off services and tires for UR faculty and staff.

How to obtain: Present UR ID or documentation upon service.

Hyatt House Richmond-West

Perk/Discount: The Hyatt House Richmond-West hotel, located in Short Pump Town Center, offers a special rate to University employees. Rates are dependent on seasonal pricing.

How to obtain: Request the University of Richmond rate when booking by phone.

Joyner Fine Properties 

Perk/Discount: 20% rebate from the purchase and/or sales side of the affected commission of any closed transaction

How to obtain: Register for these benefits by calling Joyner at 804-967-2710. In order to be eligible, at least one party in the closed purchase or sale transaction must be an active employee of UR, and the employee must contact Joyner Fine Properties as noted above before entering into an agreement with a REALTOR®.

Lasik Vision Institute 

Perk/Discount: 25% discount on Lasik Vision Correction, including free Lasik Evaluation. Discount is valid at any Lasik Vision Institute center, including the Richmond location. There are zero restrictions and the offer is also open to friends and family of UR employees. No expiration date.

How to obtain: Call 866-388-5354 or visit Lasik Vision's website to schedule an appointment.

LawnStarter Lawn Care

Perk/Discount: LawnStarter makes lawn care easy. In minutes you can schedule service online, and a top-rated lawn care professional will work magic on your lawn. Get $20 off lawn services.

How to obtain: Sign up with your university email at LawnStarter and use the code college20.

Mod & Soul

Perk/Discount: Shop Mod & Soul online or in store at 323 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220. 10% discount for all University of Richmond employees with no expiration date. This will be an ongoing discount.

How to obtain: In store, show your University ID. Online, use the link https://www.modandsoul.com/pages/student-teacher-military-discount to get verified.

Sheehy Ford Service Department

Perk/Discount: 10% off for faculty and staff at Ashland (11450 Washington Hwy, Ashland) and Midlothian (10601 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond) locations. Excludes tires and accessories.

How to obtain: Employees must show UR ID upon dropping off their vehicle.

VA Credit Union

Perk/Discount: Virginia Credit Union (VACU) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by VACU members. All University of Richmond faculty and staff are eligible to apply for membership. When a UR employee joins Virginia Credit Union, he/she becomes a member and owner of the financial cooperative. Earnings are returned to members through a broad range of convenient services, attractive rates, lower fees, and free financial education resources. 

How to obtain: For additional information or to join, please visit the Virginia Credit Union website or contact the membership development representative at 800-323-6800.

Village Exxon

Perk/Discount: 10% off for students, faculty, and staff

How to obtain: Indicate that you are a UR student, faculty, or staff member when you drop off your car.

 

Housing & Lodging

James River at Stony Point Apartments

Perk/Discount: University of Richmond employees will receive our Preferred Employer Discount of WAIVED APPLICATION AND ADMIN FEES (a $250 value), in addition to any other introductory specials currently being offered at the time of application. This offer is available with a minimum lease term of one year. Learn about the apartments at www.livejamesriver.com

How to obtain: When applying in person, please mention your employment with the University of Richmond. Proof of employment is required at time of rental.

Guaranteed Rate

Perk/Discount: University of Richmond employees, and your family and friends save up to $1,290 in waived lender fees plus discounted interest rates when you use the Guaranteed Rate Platinum Mortgage Program! Looking to buy a new home or sell your current home? Guaranteed Rate is excited to partner with Realty Connect where you can receive up to $6,000 combined with our Platinum Mortgage Program benefits. Mortgage interest rates are at all-time lows making it a great time to refinance or purchase a new home. Feel safe and secure with priority loan processing, a dedicated mortgage team, unmatched customer service and a fast, seamless digital process.

How to obtain: Get started today at Rate.com/UniversityofRichmond or call (833) 909-2780 to speak with a mortgage specialist and get your complimentary mortgage review.

 

Hotelogical

Perk/Discount: Access exclusive, members-only unpublished rates and discounts + special offers at over 150,000+ hotels and resorts across the world. Save up to 70%. Discounts up to $100 or more per night with membership exclusive rates. 

University of Richmond Employees are eligible to join absolutely FREE. ($99 value - non-organization subscribers pay $99 to join). Follow steps below to redeem. 

How to obtain: 

1. Go to https://richmond.hotelogical.com/register.
2. Register as a member using a valid email address. 
3. Check your email for validation and to set up your password.
4. Head back to the Hotelogical site to shop, book, and save! 

Hotels.com

Perk/Discount: 10% off select hotels at Hotels.com. This is an ongoing offer with no expiration date.

How to obtain: Visit the Retail Codes website for coupon code and offer details.

Local Hotels

Perk/Discount: Please ask for the University of Richmond rates when contacting local hotels listed below. A comprehensive list of local hotels can be found on the Accommodations webpage.

Old Buckingham Station Apartments (Midlothian)

Perk/Discount: UR employees are given the preferred employee discount with the application fee waived, the admin fee waived, and $100 off per bedroom rented on the first month's rent. For more details, visit the Old Buckingham Station Apartments website.

How to obtain: Apply in-person and state that you are employed with the University of Richmond. Provide your most recent two paystubs.

The Retreat at West Creek

Perk/Discount: Security deposit of $250 waived for a lease.

How to obtain: When you apply for an apartment home, state that you are employed with the University of Richmond. Verification via paystubs or University ID will be required.

Services & Online Shopping

Absolute Socks

Perk/Discount: Enjoy 15% off purchases.

How to obtain: Enter code edu15 at checkout when you shop at www.absolutesocks.com

Alphabet Trains

Perk/Discount: Receive 15% off all educational, Montessori, and personalized toys.

How to obtain: Visit www.alphabet-trains.com and enter the discount code Toys-15-4-WebstUR at checkout.

BluShark

Perk/Discount: BluShark is a retailer of premium watch watch bands. BluShark is a brand of premium nylon, silicone, and leather watch bands. Sizes available include 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, and 24mm. Our nylon straps provide the ultimate combination of comfort and durability. This discount doesn't expire.

How to obtain: Visit us online at www.blusharkstraps.com and use promo code SAVE15 for 15% off.

The Bro Basket

Perk/Discount: Men are tired of getting the same boring gifts each year. How many socks and ties do they really need? This year, kick your gift giving up a notch and get your guy a BroBasket with his favorite Scotch or Craft Beer. 

How to obtain: Visit www.thebrobasket.com and use discount code URBB10 for 10% off all gifts.

Budget Car Rental

Perk/Discount: Up to 25% off at Budget Car Rental. This is an ongoing offer with no expiration date.

How to obtain: Use BCD number Z408900 when making reservations on Budget's website

Comp and Save

Perk/Discount: Save 17% on your purchase.

How to obtain:  Use the code RmondEDU when checking out at www.compandsave.com

Dell

Perk/Discount: 30% off select Dell products.

How to obtain: Dell's EDU Member Purchase Program provides up to 30% off products for personal use. Some items include, laptops, desktops, TVs, monitors, and more. To access please visit www.Dell.com/DellU/Richmond and using the link, the discounts will be applied instantly. Please note, this discount is NOT related to any services or products from the University of Richmond Information Services department. Contact Human Resources with any questions.

Dibsies Personalization Station

Perk/Discount:  Save 10% on all purchases.

How to obtain:  Visit Dibsies Personalization Station or call (877) 514-3494 and enter code UR10 on any purchases.

Ellisi Gifts

Perk/Discount: 10% off all purchases for students, faculty, and staff. Expiration date is December 31, 2025.

How to obtain: Use discount code RICHMONDSSF at checkout on the Ellisi Gifts website to receive a 10% discount on purchased items.

Fenix Lighting

Perk/Discount: Receive 15% discount sitewide at https://www.fenixlighting.com. (May not be combined with any other offers.)

How to obtain: Enter code student15 at checkout.

House & Hold

Perk/Discount: House & Hold is an online retailer of modern furniture, lighting, and decor. Employees save 10% on all purchases.

How to obtain: Visit www.houseandhold.com and use promo code RICHMOND10 at checkout to save 10%.

Jet Gift Baskets

Perk/Discount: Receive 20% off on all online purchases at www.jetgiftbaskets.com

How to obtain: Use the promo code UNOFRIC20 at checkout.

Mammoth Outlet

Perk/Discount: Use the discount code "education" for 10% already-discounted dog beds.

How to obtain: Visit the Mammoth Outlet website and apply your code at check-out.

Number 1 Auto Transport Group

Perk/Discount: Number 1 Auto Transport offers a $50 discount when booking a car shipping reservation. 

How to obtain: Please mention this discount program when making a reservation to transport a car.

Personal Creations

Perk/Discount: Personal Creations offers a wide variety of customizable gifts for every recipient and occasion. UR faculty, staff, and alumni receive a 15% discount off online purchases.

How to obtain: Use code REDWHITE15 at checkout on the Personal Creations website

Quicken Loans

Perk/Discount: Whether you want to refinance your mortgage or buy a new home, the dedicated VIP team of experts at Quicken Loans will help guide you through the process with clarity and simplicity. They provide a home buying experience designed for you – giving you certainty that you will achieve your homeownership goals.

  • Some more benefits of working with Quicken Loans include:
  • Saving up to $2,000 on closing costs
  • Opportunities to receive special mortgage pricing
  • Verified Approval℠ – the next best thing to a cash offer
  • Access to view live educational webinars on topics like refinancing, credit, and the mortgage process. 

How to obtain: Visit https://VIP.QuickenLoans.com/UR or call (888) 800-2496

Rental Cars

Perk/Discount: Certain rental companies are approved by the University and can be used for personal use. On certain days of the week there is less demand and, therefore, you may get a lower rate than a quoted contract/corporate rate. View the full list here under "Transportation".

How to obtain: Always ask for the UR contract rate and for the lowest or best available rate when renting a vehicle. For more information, visit Strategic Sourcing and Payments.

Southwestern Rugs Depot

Perk/Discount: Richmond employees and students can save 12% off their next area rug order. Never expires.

How to obtain:  Use the discount code Richmond12 at checkout to save 12% on your next rug order from https://www.southwesternrugsdepot.com

Steel Horse Leather

Perk/Discount: Save $15 + free shipping on a Handmade Leather Duffel Bag, Backpack, Messenger Bag or Tote at http://steelhorseleather.com

How to obtain: Use the discount code UR15 at checkout to receive the discount plus free shipping.

StubZero.com

Perk/Discount:  Ticket Sales - Save 10% and pay zero service fees on 100,000 concerts, theater, broadway and sporting events at StubZero.com.  Ongoing, no expiration date.  Use promo code EDU10 at checkout to receive discount.

How to obtain: Click here

TicketsAtWork

Perk/Discount: Register for a TicketsAtWork account to receive access to 20 – 60% off on movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events and more.

How to obtain: 

  1. Open this link.
  2. Fill out the information to become a member (use your @richmond.edu email address)
  3. For Company Code, use KDUOFR

Tungsten Rings & Co.

Perk/Discount: University of Richmond employees may receive 15% off any item from store.

How to obtain: Enter the promo code UR15 at checkout via the Tungsten Rings & Co. website and you'll get an instand 15% off your order.

Uboxes LLC

Perk/Discount: 10% off your cart, no expiration date, no minimum purchase.

How to obtain: Enter the promo code SCHOOL10 when you check out at www.uboxes.com