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UCSF Community Discounts

UCSF is constantly seeking employee discounts to help you save money while living green!

Here are UCSF’s current sustainable offerings:
UCSF Sustainability is providing this listing for information purposes only. This listing does not constitute an endorsement of the listed products or services.

Equipment Reuse Program
computer peripherals Office of Sustainability provides free, redeployed office equipment to support teleworking employees who are setting up home offices. These pieces of equipment are collected from UCSF departments who no longer need them, and include items such as computer monitors, keyboards, mice, and other computer accessories. Supply is limited. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for inquiries.


1. Review the Agreement form
2. Review our current equipment inventory , including the next pickup date and location
3. To reserve items for pickup, complete the Agreement form and email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If your items are no longer available, we will add you to a waitlist.
4. Confirm you can attend the next pickup date and location. You may designate someone else to retrieve the items on your behalf.

Electric Vehicle Discounts
Honda Clarity

Ford Drives U:

College students and recent grads! Get $500 bonus cash when you purchase or lease an eligible new Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, EcoSport, Escape, Ranger or F-150. Includes Hybrid and Energi models. Offer available to alumni within 3 years of graduation. Visit website for details.

Nissan Leaf:

It’s always a good time to switch to an all-electric vehicle when you can save up to $13,500 on a new Nissan LEAF. Alumni are also eligible; UCSF email address is not required. See the current flier here, which expires 1/4/2021. This promotion is renewed on a quarterly basis.

You’ll also qualify for $250 of pre-paid charging credit through Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo®. Applies to “New” LEAF buyers of lessees on or after November 1, 2019, from a participating Nissan dealer located in 66 eligible U.S. markets (MY18 or later).

Honda Hybrids

UC employees get a $500 discount towards a 2020 or 2021 model Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid. See flier here for details and contact information.


BMW is once again offering UCSF employees a $10,000 rebate on its i3 electric vehicle. Interested staff can view the current monthly incentives, model availability, restrictions, and Terms and Conditions here. To receive the rebate, fill out the form and select The Regents of the University of California or “NEPP3616” under “Company Information.” Upon submission, a customized certificate will be sent to the email address provided and can be redeemed at any authorized BMW or MINI dealer in the US. BMW may terminate this offer at any time.

Utility Rebates for EV Rurchases
Choose from your provider:
Cleanpower SF
Peninsula Clean Energy
Sonoma Clean Energy
Alameda Municipal Power
Contra costa County
Silicon Valley Power

Attention Labs: Earn up to $5,000 in Freezer Rebates!
Let us help you purchase a new and efficient ultra-low freezer, or replace your old one and save money!
•Receive $4000 for replacing an old -80C freezer and an additional $1000 for setting your new freezer at -70C
•Receive $2000 cash back for new freezer purchases plus a $500 bonus for keeping it at -70C
•Additional rebate of $1000 provided by Facilities Services for compliance with seismic bracing.
See details.

Sunshares: Discounts on Solar PV for your home!
UCSF has teamed up again with some of the largest employers in the Bay Area and local nonprofits to launch a group solar purchasing (bulk-buy) program to help make residential solar simple and affordable for our employees, retirees and alumni.  This is 15% discount off the regular retail price! See website for details and check out their video to learn more.
Note: The enrollment period for 2019 ends on November 30, 2019.

Million LED Challenge
UC pledged to reach carbon neutrality by 2025 across all its campuses. In support of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative UCOP employees receive 46% off LED Light bulbs.

Chinook Book
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The Sustainability Office at UC San Francisco and Chinook Book teamed up again to create a sustainable living mobile app to provide a network of sustainable local merchants, providing tools and deep discounts to make green living easy and affordable. As a special UCSF community member, you can download a 12 month Free Subscription to Chinook Book by following these instructions:

1. Download the Chinook Book app
2. Sign up using your email address


The mobile app gives you over 400 coupons to use at local restaurants, grocery stores and boutiques, with new coupons being added every month. Click here to explore some of the offers available in the Bay Area.

Capitol Corridor Stride on Board
Students can save up to 25% on their Capitol Corridor fare.
• A special multi-ride ticket that gives students up to 25% off six full-fare adult tickets for travel up to one year from the date of purchase. This equates to three round trips.
• 15% off a full-fare single ticket any day of the year as part of our California Everyday Discounts program.
• Special Travel Rewards! Students can join the Stride On Board community and receive valuable coupons offered through a free mobile app developed in partnership with Chinook Book. Chinook Book coupon offers include discounts at participating eco-friendly retailers in the areas served by the Capitol Corridor, as well as onboard Capitol Corridor trains in the Café Car.

Student Discount Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores
As a student, every penny counts. Save yours by using this guide to all the best discounts at all of your favorite places.

Dealhack provides information on over 165 stores that offer discounts to students. From clothing and food, to insurance and textbooks, this guide (which can also be downloaded and taken with you wherever you go!) is an excellent resource for students who are trying to save money. Plus, discounts are verified every 3 months so you know you are getting the latest information on the best deals around!