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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 NHS extra card and by showing your employee pass 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, including a video demostration, please click here. If you have any further questions, please call the CAMbens Discounts helpline on 0845 299 0908 (Mon–Fri, 8am to 8pm. Sat–Sun, 10am to 4pm).

NUS Extra Card

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge, you are entitled to purchase an NUS card for £12, for use at thousands of high street, online stores, eateries, subscriptions and various other channels.

The steps are simple:
1. Navigate to the NUS Extra website. Alternatively, navigate to www.cusu.co.uk and click upon any of the NUS advertisements found upon the homepage.
2. Enter your email address. This does not have to be a cam email address and click ‘Buy or Renew your NUS Extra Card Today’.
3. Input “Cambridge University Students’ Union” into the ‘Place of Study’ box. Click ‘Continue’.
4. Upon the ‘Education Details’ screen, leave the start and end dates as inputted automatically. Select “Other” from the ‘Course Level’ drop down menu and “Other” from the ‘Course Discipline’ drop down menu. Click ‘Continue’.
5. Select the number of years you wish your card to remain active for – 1, 2 or 3. Click ‘Continue’.
6. Upload a suitable image using your Facebook account, webcam or saved image. Click ‘Continue’. Once happy with the preview shown, click ‘Continue’.
7. Input your details into the following page. For Cambridge College you can input “other” if preferred. Click ‘Continue’.
8. Select an address for your card to be sent to. If left as CUSU, we can forward the card onto you via the UMS.
9. Pay for your card.

Local discounts

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting local businesses. We make every effort to ensure that the details posted here are correct but you should always check with the business before purchase.

Apple

Discounted rates on Apple products are available to University of Cambridge staff. You can use your University card in store to receive the following discounts: 10% Mac, 5% iPad, 10% accessories and 50% off AppleCare on a Mac. Other discounts are available online or through the Higher Education Contract : http://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/help-support/mac-support/buying_apple_devices/personal-apple-purchases

Microsoft Software

Eligible employees can download Office 365 ProPlus at no cost on up to 15 personal devices, which is available through the University’s Enrolment for Education Solutions Agreement with Microsoft. The package includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and Outlook. Eligible employees also have access to OneDrive for Business through the arrangement, providing them with one terabyte of online storage for their personal files on the Microsoft cloud. Visit the University Information Services (UIS) website for further details. 

O2 Open

The University is a member of O2 Open, an employee perks scheme. For O2 Airtime Plans with 3GB or more data a month, you can get a 25% discount on the Airtime Plan. For Airtime Plans with less than 3GB data a month, you can get a 15% discount on the Airtime Plan. The University's code is UCX01, you will need a staff @admin.cam.ac.uk email address or be able to provide a University of Cambridge payslip.Visit: https://www.o2.co.uk/help/pay-monthly/o2-open

Cambridge Strings

Show your University Card to receive a 10% discount at Cambridge Strings, a specialist stringed instrument store with over 40 years' experience in music retail, offering a high quality service and competitive pricing to all musicians.  Some restrictions may apply.

Grace's Accessories

Receive a 10% discount when you show your University Card at Grace’s Accessories, an independent Cambridge based Retailer. Grace’s Accessories specialize in elegant silver and semiprecious stone jewellery, as well as fashionable scarves and handbags. They also do Jewellery repairs and restringing. Grace’s has three outlets throughout the city; 6 All Saints Passage, Unit 58, Eden Hall, The Grafton Center, as well as a stall in the main market in front of the Guildhall every day (except Sunday).

Podarok

Podarok is an independent gift shop located in the heart of the city centre on Bene’t Street that offers a wonderful array of handmade and unique goodies.  Present your University Card and receive a 10% discount along with free gift wrapping.

Trespass

A 10% discounts on Trespass clothing is available for University staff. Apply discount code Cambridge10 at checkout on www.trespass.com using your cam.ac.uk email address. Please note that the code may be changed or withdrawn at any time or in the event of misuse.

Jules B

University of Cambridge staff can receive a 10% discount online with Jules B. Use the discount code CBRIDGE10 at the online checkout on the Jules B website to obtain the discount.

CallyCo

Use your University Card to receive a 10% discount on purchases when shopping at CallyCo located at 7 peas Hill. With a bespoke making up service, an ever-changing range of furnishing, dress and craft fabrics, along with a great selection of haberdashery, ribbons and trims, CallyCo is the first choice for creative, stylish, independent-minded customers.

Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press

Visit the Cambridge University bookshop on Trinity Street and show your University card to obtain a 20% discount on any purchase.

Premier Travel AgencyPremier Travel Agency

Premier Travel Agency offers University staff up to £100 off package holidays as well as preferential rates on foreign currency. Please contact 01223 503000 or email add@premier-travel.co.uk for more information. Please present your University card to receive benefits. Terms and conditions apply.

Sit ’n’ SleepSit ’n’ Sleep

Sit ’n’ Sleep sells sofa beds, futons, and futon accessories. Visit the shop or telephone 01223 290941 to place an order and obtain a 10% discount

Cotswold OutdoorCotswold Outdoor

Cotswold Outdoor specialise in outdoor clothing and equipment and offer University of Cambridge staff a 15% discount in store (6–7 Bridge Street, Cambridge) on presentation of a University card.

Vets4Pets

Vets4Pets Cambridge and Cambridge Beehive are pleased to offer 10% off our services for Staff of the University.  Vets4Pets in Cambridge is run by two University Alumnae and offers the highest level of care to animals in the Cambridge area.  Vets4Pets are the only practice in the city that offers Keyhole Surgeries by their own staff throughout the week and has a range of packages to help with your preventative health care.

Offer available only at Vets4Pets Cambridge and Cambridge Beehive.  Offer is limited to one year initially.  Please provide Staff card on arrival so a discount card can be issued for your pet.  10% discount does not apply to Vac4Life or Careplans which are already heavily discounted.

 

Recreation

Limoncello

Limoncello is an Italian Delicatessen on Mill Road with a range of Italian food; including cheeses, sausage and meats, drinks, biscuits and all kinds of other gourmet Italian delicacies. Limoncello also provides Luxury Hampers, catering and delivery in the Cambridge area around their shop. Receive a free coffee or drink by showing your University Card when spending over £15. You can find more information about this retailer at

Doubletree Hilton

Show your University Card at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge and receive 25% off food and beverages. It is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Cam, boasting picturesque views and only a few minutes walk to the town. Please note that the discount cannot be combined with any other offer and some restrictions may apply.

The Graffiti Restaurant, Hotel Felix

Show your University Card and receive 10% discount on lunch and dinner at Graffiti, Sunday – Thursday. The Graffiti Restaurant at the Hotel Felix offers award winning British cuisine in a stylish and contemporary

Cambs Cuisine

Show your University Card to receive 10% off food (for tables of up to 4) at one of these great local Cambridge restaurants - The Cambridge Chop House St John's Chop House, The Tickell Arms, The Cock, Hemingford Grey, SmokeWorks, and The Crown & Punchbowl, Horningsea.

Local Secrets vouchers

University staff can take advantage of Local Secrets eating out and shopping privileges. Many restaurants, pubs and other places in Cambridge and the local area participate in the scheme. Just click on the link above, print the vouchers and show them with your University card.

ADC Theatre

University staff can receive concession rates for productions at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. During University Term, there are usually two shows a night: a mainshow at 7.45pm followed by a lateshow at 11.00pm.
The ADC Theatre is the liveliest theatre in Cambridge, presenting a vibrant programme of drama, music and comedy. The aim of the ADC Theatre is to provide opportunities for students to experience and learn about all aspects of theatre, while presenting professional standard productions. The ADC Theatre has helped to launch the careers of many theatre luminaries, including Sir Ian McKellen, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson. The ADC Theatre also manages the Corpus Playroom, Cambridge's primary fringe space which showcases a variety of productions, with an emphasis on new writing.
If booking online, select 'University of Cambridge staff' from the list at the time of booking to receive the discounted rate.

INNASPA

University staff can receive a 20% saving against all Innaspa services.
Concessions are valid during the week on Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs excluding the week prior to Christmas.
Staff will be required to provide validation on their first visit to Innaspa. At their first visit they will be gifted a personalised partnership card valid for 1 year and renewable thereafter.

 

Health and fitness

Blue Fitness, Cambridge University Centre

Blue Fitness is available for all University members to join, including all current staff and students, College staff, alumni, retired University staff, visitors to the University and spouses of members. Discounted membership fees are available on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis. For more information call 01223 337766, visit the website or email bluefitness@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Parkside Pools

University of Cambridge employees have access to a 35% discount on gym membership and swimming across Cambridge including Parkside Pools & Gym, Abbey Pools, Cherry Hinton Sports Centre & Jesus Green Outdoor Pool, including the option of monthly rolling contracts. For further details and to book a free tour please contact 01223 446100 or email parksidepools@gll.org. Employees are required to show their University Card to obtain the discount.

Cambridge Complementary Health Centre

On production of your University card, University employees can access a range of discounted treatments from the team of therapists at the Cambridge Complementary Health Centre (located in the city centre). Therapists offer an individual treatment rate and discount (up to 25%). Please note, not all therapists will offer this discount, please check at the time of booking. Telephone 01223 355344 to make further enquiries or an appointment.

Financial and Legal

Ashtons Legal

The 1 Scheme from Ashtons Legal is an employee benefit scheme covering the legal needs of all University of Cambridge staff and their families and offers a range of benefits including a 15% discount on all fees. For more information visit the webpages here. Further details are also available by contacting unicamb@ashtonslegal.co.uk or 0333 220 9042 (quoting University of Cambridge).

Exclusive CAMbens Savings Account

The Cambridge Building Society in conjunction with the University of Cambridge and CAMbens has launched an instant access savings account.

Exclusive to employees of the University of Cambridge, the account can be opened in two city centre branches; St Andrews Street or Grafton Centre and managed in any of 18 branches, located in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.

Santander financial products

Santander has been serving the Cambridge University community since 2009. The bank provides tailored services to students and staff and launches products on regular basis that offer better conditions than those offered in other Santander branches.

A range of preferential mortgage rates are available exclusively to University staff. For more information about mortgage rates and other products please contact Branch Manager Kevin Bardwell (tel. 07713323595, email kevin.bardwell@santander.co.uk) or visit your University branch on 60 St Andrew's Street.

Santander has launched its new freedom mortgage range available to staff giving you the option of freedom to join with no booking fees, freedom to save with a free valuation and £250 cashback on standard legal fees, freedom to overpay and freedom to leave with no early repayment charges on selected products only.

Almary Green

Almary Green has 4 advisors in the Cambridge area that offer advice on all aspects of financial planning including mortgages, pensions, divorce and investments. They offer a discount to University staff of £25 per hour off their hourly rates (please quote AGI-CAMB UNI).

Money Wise

Money Wise IFA Limited has provided financial advice in Cambridge and to University staff since 1962. They arrange initial meetings at no charge to establish whether or not they can help and to clarify the issues and to identify options. At the end of this meeting they will explain the actions that should be taken, and, if appropriate, the work that should be completed and any associated fees. If they recommend work should be carried out on your behalf they reduce their usual initial advice fee by 20%. Call Oliver Bridgman on 01223 211122 to arrange a meeting.

NW Brown Group

NW Brown began life as a partnership in Cambridge in 1974 and today comprises several subsidiary companies together offering a comprehensive range of financial services including Financial Planning, Life and Pensions, Investment Management, Employee Benefits, General Insurance and Mortgages. We are pleased to offer discounts on our charges and welcome enquiries about our services.

Moving, Relocation and storage

Bishop's Move

Bishop's Move provide Local, National and Global moving services including full Relocation assistance and HomeSearch services. To access your 10% discount, please contact corporate@bishopsmove.com or telephone 01293 613027.

Cambs Lock and Safe

Use your University Card to receive a 15% discount on labour and materials from the locksmiths with over 35 years’ experience in Cambridgeshire.

Doree Bonner International

Doree Bonner (telephone 0800 289541 or email moving@dbonner.co.uk) offers employees 10% off local moves, national moves or storage.

Abels Moving Service

To access a 10% discount on removals, contact Abels Moving Service via their website.

Pickfords

A discount of 10% off the costs of moving your home is available to University staff from Pickfords, the UK’s largest removals and storage company.This offer is valid until September 2016 and is not available for corporately funded moves, storage rental, insurance or VAT). To claim the discount, please quote  ‘Cambridge University' offer when making the booking.  Call  0330 303 1923 to register for the discount.

Local Estate Agent

Established in 2010, Local Estate Agent provide a full agency package, personal service and local knowledge on a no sale no fee basis. We're open 7 days a week 9am-10pm and offer weekend availability for accompanied viewings.
With our professional service, your dedicated agent will know you and your property in order to achieve the highest possible selling price and make it a positive experience from instruction to completion.
University staff can get 10% discount indefinitely on  standard 0.5% selling fee, (min fee £999) this is from the office in Cambridge and the offices in St Neots and Wisbech, the postcodes covered are:
CB1-5, CB21-25, PE13-15, PE19, PE28-31, PE33, PE38

Transport

Cycle Shop Discounts

A number of cycle shops offer discounts on cycles and accessories to University employees. All you need to do is show your University card. Full details can be found here.

Zipcar

Zipcar offers a range of self-service pay-as-you-go cars to University employees with a discounted joining fee.

Zipcar's range of self service cars and vans are available 24/7 for rent by the hour, day, week or month. With a large range of vehicles throughout Cambridge, Zipcar is a convenient, cost efficient, environmentally conscious alternative to owning your own car.

Half-price private membership (is available for University of Cambridge staff and students. Visit www.zipcar.co.uk/cambridgeuni to register.

Universal bus

The Universal bus service operates between Addenbrookes, West Cambridge and the Madingley Park and Ride with an additional stop at the railway station. It operates a new 15 minute frequency Mon – Fri and a 20min service on Saturdays between Madingley Park and Ride and the railway station. Discounts apply for University card holders, just show the driver your card and pay just £1 per journey.

Other weekly and monthly ticket options are also available for Whippet services. For ticket option click here. A route map can be found here while a timetable can be found here.

Travel by Train

A 10% discount rate on the purchase of train season tickets and bulk buy tickets is now available for staff of the University of Cambridge.

Visiting

Scudamore's Punting Company

Scudamore’s Punting offer concessions rates on self-hire of punts, canoes, rowboats and kayaks for University staff when they show their University Card. The discounts include up to £4 per hour off standard hourly rates and up to £20 off day and overnight rates. University staff can gain a further discount online through our concessions tickets for a range of Boat Hire services.

Moller Centre

Show your University Card to take advantage of special discounts when booking at the Møller Centre, set in the beautiful grounds of Churchill College. Receive special rates of Single B&B - £90 and Double B&B - £114 which includes VAT and breakfast. You may also upgrade for an additional £25 (subject to availability). Some restrictions apply.

Cambridge BIke Tours

Use your University Card and receive 20% off the City and Grantchester tours with Cambridge Bike Tours.  Cambridge Bike Tours offers a fun and leisurely way to explore this beautiful and fascinating city. Discover hidden gems with one of their knowledgeable guides all while cruising on one of their many bikes. For more information click here.

Britten Sinfonia at Lunch

Show your University Card and enjoy £7 tickets to the Britten Sinfonia at Lunch series performed by Britten Sinfonia, the University's Orchestra-in-Association, and one of Europe's most dynamic chamber orchestras. Discounted tickets available on the door only.

 

For Businesses

CAMbens Discounts - Our National staff discounts are managed through our discount provider Reward Gateway. Therefore, please work with them to become a providers with a discount available to our staff. You can become a partner of Reward gateway here: http://www.rewardgateway.com/uk/contact-us-retailer

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: cambens@admin.cam.ac.uk.