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University employees can access shopping discounts in three ways. National discounts on thousands of retailers from CAMbens Discounts, by purchasing a TOTUM (previously NUS Extra) card and by showing your University card in selected local stores.

CAMbens Discounts

CAMbens DiscountsCAMbens Discounts is an outstanding shopping discounts scheme for University employees.

To register with CAMbens Discounts, you will be asked to provide your payroll number, date of birth and home postcode. You are asked to provide this information to confirm your eligibility to join the scheme and for security purposes should you wish to withdraw cash back or request changes to your details in the future.

For more information about the scheme please click here. You can also find some Frequently Asked Questions here.  If you have any further questions, please call the CAMbens Discounts helpline on 0203 780 1891 (Mon–Fri, 8am to 8pm. Sat–Sun, 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day).


TOTUM card (was NUS Extra Card)

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge, you are entitled to apply for a TOTUM Professionals membership for £14.99 (for a year's membership).  Membership provides you with a TOTUM card, which you can use to get discounts at thousands of high street and online stores, eateries, subscriptions and various other channels.  You can also download the TOTUM mobile app to ensure you get the most out of your card by notifying you of nearby offers and exclusive deals.  Feel free to email should you have further questions.

The steps are simple, and you can find helpful guidance for signing up on the TOTUM website, here.

Local discounts

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting local businesses.  Here, you can find a summary of the discounts available at businesses in and around Cambridge. We make every effort to ensure that the details posted here are correct but you should always check with the business before purchase.

For Businesses

CAMbens Discounts - Our National staff discounts are managed through our discount provider Reward Gateway. Therefore, please work with them to become a provider, with a discount available to our staff.

You can become a partner of Reward gateway here:

Local Discounts - If you are a local business and would like to appear on this page as offering a Local Discount for staff then please email us:

Local businesses will need to be within 20 miles of Great St Mary’s church in central Cambridge. Cafés, restaurant, clothing, technology, homewares, gyms, financial and legal services and transport providers are all acceptable businesses. All retailer offers will be reviewed by the HR Reward Manager, University of Cambridge.