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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).

​Please note, the CAMbens Discounts site is currently experiencing issues when users try to pay for transactions using Barclays bank cards that have been previously saved to their account.  Whilst these issues are ongoing, employees are advised if they wish to use their Barclays bank card, they should manually enter their Barclays bank card details when paying for transactions through the site.  We are working to rectify this issue as soon as possible.

​If you have any issues or questions regarding this, please contact the helpdesk on 0203 780 1891, or using the Live Chat feature on the website.

TOTUM card (was NUS Extra Card)

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge, you are entitled to purchase a TOTUM card for £14.99, for use at thousands of high street, online stores, eateries, subscriptions and various other channels. TOTUM is the NUS extra card evolved. It comes with all the same great discounts and offers as the NUS extra we know and love but with additional features and functionality loaded into a mobile app. The mobile app ensures you get the most out of your card by notifying you of nearby offers and exclusive deals. Please note existing NUS Extra cards will still work for the duration of the card term. If you are renewing your NUS Extra card, a new TOTUM card will be issued. 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.

Please note that as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, some of the offers listed below may not currently be available due to store closures.  If you are interested in any of the offers below, please contact the retailers directly to check availability.

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.