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UCSF Community Discounts

UCSF is constantly seeking employee discounts for you to take advantage of savings and be sustainable too!

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.

Nissan Leaf
Need a good reason to switch to an electric vehicle? How about $13,000 in savings?

Beginning April 3rd and extending through September 30th, Nissan is providing a discount on their 100% electric, 2018 Nissan Leaf.

UCSF employees will receive a $3,000 Fleetail Rebate off MSRP, plus a potential Federal tax incentive of up to $7,500 and $2,500 State EV tax incentive.

Sunshares Bay Area is Back! If you’ve ever thought about installing solar or buying an electric vehicle but don’t know where to start, SunShares is here! The renewable energy program is making it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle. All UCSF employees, alumni, students, friends and family are eligible to sign up!
Sunshares 2016

Adopt A Monitor

*We are currently out of monitors. Please contact us if you would like to be put on our waitlist*
If you are a UCSF employee, you have the opportunity to adopt a rescued monitor to have for in-office use or telecommuting.
All at no cost!
Our monitors at 19”, lightly used Acers.
Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details.

Chinook Book

Screen shot 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.

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!

Past discounts

Informational webinar Tuesday Oct 11 from 12-1pm.  Learn about the benefits of the program and ask questions about the discounts.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and put “UCSF webinar” in the subject heading to reserve your space.  They will email you with webinar details. Sign up today!  Space is limited!

Totota Mirai Test Drive a Toyota Mirai!  Come to Mission Bay shuttle stop on Sept 22 from 10 - 2pm for a test drive of the new hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “UCSF Test Drive” in the subject heading to reserve your 10 minute test drive.

Ford EV Promotion for UC Students, Faculty, Staff and Retirees

Get a great deal on a Ford Plug-In Hybrid or a fully Electric Vehicle.  See details here!

Now offering a $500 discount on the purchase of any Ford EV or EV-hybrid or special lease pricing through October31, 2017.  The attached flier is good for all UC campuses.  Please contact Amy Morse, Ford representative, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

For those in the PG&E service area, PG&E is still offering a $500 Clean Fuel Credit with the purchase of any EV.  Other utility companies may also be offering special rebates as well.

Raindrop Box: 

The Raindrop Box is an extensible system for collecting rainwater and storing it for later landscaping use.  Your first Raindrop Box is the Starter Package and comes with a downspout diverter that allows you to capture some of the rainwater from your roof (that otherwise would have gone down the downspout). The Oatey Mystic diverter that we bundle with your Raindrop Box Starter uses a patented design to channel water to your collection system, but not leaves and debris. Just go to their site to order using the UCSF2015 code to get your $50 discount. 

For purchase with local pickup in San Carlos, go to this link and use the same code. Discounts were extended to June 30!

Contact you local water agency for rain barrel, landscaping, or appliance rebates: 
SF Water
Marin Municipal Water District
Alameda County Water District
Santa Clara Water District
Contrat Costa Water District
San Mateo County

All of these agencies offer $100 rebates on rain barrels, so save your receipts and apply now!

Nissan Leaf Discount:
Leaf 2015

$1000 off the Nissan Leaf is still available. The Sunshares program with the Nissan discount program is now closed, however the $1000 below dealer invoice offer for UCSF employees is still in effect and EXTENDED indefinitely

This offer applies to all UCSF employees. Go to this link for more information.

This is still a great deal!

• 2016 Nissan Leaf S - Market Rate Price (MSRP): $29,860
• Nissan corporate discount: $1,000 off MSRP from dealership
• Federal tax credit (up to $7,500) and State of CA rebate (approx. $2,500) available for 2016
• A POTENTIAL NET VALUE OF $10,000 = (plus taxes and fees, after all credit & rebates are received)