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Airport Parking
  • The Parking Spot & The Parking Spot 2, located at  Bush Intercontinental Airport with 3 convenient locations: 3903 World Houston Pkwy, 7007 Will Clayton Pkwy, and 5727 Will Clayton Pkwy. They are also located at Houston Hobby Airport at 8707 Airport Blvd. They offer a 25% discount off of daily parking rates. Click here for UHD Houston parking rates. Please click on the link to order your UHD Spot Club Exec discount card which will have your 25% discount already programmed on it. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ava Carroll at 281-449-8585.

    *Get 2 free days of parking if you sign up by January 31, 2011. Please click here to take advantage of this limited offer.*


  • Sabine Street Lofts located at 150 Sabine Street is offering a $25.00 a month discount off of your rent each month. You must sign a 6-12 month lease. For additional information, please contact Michael Taylor at 713-221-3400.
  • UMoveFree is a free apartment finding service helping renters find apartments throughout Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Renters can search thousands of updated apartment listings on their website. Client are offered personalized assistance from a licensed apartment locating expert. In addition, every renter that uses UMoveFree's service is provided a free move or up to a $200 rebate.

    UHD staff and faculty receive an extra $100.00 rebate when leasing a new apartment with UMoveFree Apartment Locators. To receive the additional rebate, just mention you are affiliated with the UHD when speaking with your agent and list UMoveFree as the referrer when signing your new lease. Web address:


  • ICE Enjoy 20% off + Free Shipping.

Founded in 1999, is one of the original online jewelers. At ICE you can find beautiful jewelry at a wide range of prices.Enjoy interest-free payments, free returns and a money-back guarantee. Click HERE to reedeem coupon or call 1-800-539-3580 and mention code: EC140

Yipit University provides University of Houston - Downtown employees with 5-15% cash back at popular online retailers, like Gap, Ann Taylor, Sears, Sony, Under Armour and more. Employees can browse the full list of available discounts at Yipit University.

Employees can browse the full list of available discounts at Yipit University and confirm their eligibility using their UHD email address.

Paul Fredrick specializes in men's clothing, including dress shirts, suits, ties, sport coats, trousers, sport shirts and accessories. Visit and enter UHD code EDU15D at checkout to receive 20% off a purchase of $150 or more.


  • Sears Commercial offers at least a 10% discount to all UHD employees. Please click here for additional information and your reference code. To receive your discount, you must contact Sharon Quiton at The Woodlands Mall at 281-392-3067, Leslie Beesley at Baybrook Mall at 832-385-8790, Yvonne Edwards at Memorial City Mall at 713-984-5671 or Jennifer Peterson at The Great Indoors at 832-476-8059. You must present your valid UHD ID.


  • My Transmission Experts offers a wide range of services, including diagnosis, repair, service, rebuilding and replacement for most makes and models, including foreign and domestic cars. UHD employees qualify for 15% off transmission repairs and service at My Transmission Experts locations around Houston! To obtain the discount, UHD employees just need to show their ID when redeeming the discount offer in person or use coupon code UHDED when contacting via phone or online.

    Web address:


Baby Gifts
  • Simply Unique Baby Gifts
    We specialize in unique and personalized baby gifts. We have a special coupon code for all UHD faculty, staff and retirees. This code entitles you to a 10% discount on your entire purchase. There are no minimum purchase requirements and all orders include free shipping to the lower 48 states. Call us toll free at 866-476-0213. BBB A Rated Business.

    Simply enter the code - uhd10 - at the checkout page.


  • Chase Bank offers a $50 cash back to all UHD employees who open a new account. They offer free direct deposit, free online banking and bill pay, free Chase mobile and account alerts, free access to over 15,000 Chase ATMs nationwide plus 5,100 Chase branches, and a free Chase debit card. They also offer discounts on mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and auto loans. They offer higher interest rates on Certificates of Deposit and a complimentary portfolio review and the annual IRA fee waived. Please visit their website or call Irene Tristan at 832-289-2590 for additional information on services and discounts.


  • Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 13001 Katy Freeway, offers all UHD employees a 10% discount on cemetery property, merchandise, and services. They also offer a 10% discount on funeral merchandise and services. These discounts are offered through the Dignity Memorial Bereavement Program. Please click on this link to watch a short video explaining how this program works. For additional information, please contact Dennis Yanta at 281-497-2210.


Computers & Products
  • Cougar Byte offers software, computer hardware, electronics, and accessories at great rates. They also have an on-campus Cougar Byte store located at the University of Houston Central Campus.


  • DancebyErica, located at 3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 500 (The Dance Place) teaches private lessons in ballroom and social dances. They specialize in salsa and latin dancing but also teach Foxtrot, Swing, etc. They offer a 50% discount on your first lesson. After that, they offer a 15% discount on 5 and 10 lesson packages. They work with wedding couples and do private party lessons. You may contact Erica Neff Griffin at 713-859-8110 for additional information.




  • Quiznos Sub, located at 1113 Commerce Street offers UHD staff, faculty, and students a 10% discount. You must present your valid UHD ID card.

  • Sambuca, located at 909 Texas Avenue offers staff and faculty a 15% discount, Monday thru Friday from 11 -4. You must present your valid UHD ID card.


  • Mia Bella Trattoria, located at 320 Main Street offers staff, faculty, and students 20% discount during lunch. During dinner dining, they offer a free appetizer or ½-price bottle of wine (manager’s selection). You must present your valid UHD ID card.


  • Azuma Sushi Robata & Bar, located at 909 Texas Street, Suite E offers staff and faculty a 15% discount. The faculty/staff member may also have up to three guests and will receive a 10% discount. Please present a valid UHD ID card at any time throughout the meal to receive the discount. Discounts will only be applied to food items; no alcohol purchases will receive a discount. You may contact Azuma Sushi Robata & Bar at 713-223-0909 for additional information.


  • Falafel Factory, located at 914 Prairie offers UHD staff and faculty a free drink with lunch menu, platter, sandwich, or salad purchase. Please present your valid UHD ID card for a free drink. Hours are Monday – Friday from 11-4:30. You may contact Falafel Factory at 713-237-8987.

South American

  • Macondo Latin Bistro, located at 208 Travis Street, offers staff and faculty a 20% discount. They have a full breakfast and lunch menu with a South American twist along with a full coffee bar, beer, and wine. They are currently open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner coming soon! You must present a valid UHD ID card. You may contact them at or 713-229-8323.


  • THAI SPICE Asian Gourment, located at 1420 South Mason Road, Katy, TX offers a 10% discount off your total food purchase. Excludes alcohol and any other specially discounted items. Please present a valid UHD ID card at time of payment to redeem discount. You may contact THAI SPICE at 281-574-1500 for additional information.
  • V’s Thai Restaurant & Bar, located at 2575 South Dairy Ashford, Suite A offers a 20% discount on all dine-in entrees and 15% off on catering. Please present a valid UHD ID card in order to receive your discount. You may contact V’s Thai Restaurant & Bar at 281-759-5400 for additional information.


Electric Provider
Tara Energy, located at 1900 St. James Place #300, offers UHD employees a discounted electricity rate along with a $50 bill credit (applied on the 3rd month’s electric bill). Please click here for your $50 off coupon or click on the link and visit their website and use promotional code Benefit50 when you sign up.


  • StubZero offers discounted tickets to your favorite sports, music and theater events at great prices!  UHD employees get a 10% discount on all tickets, plus zero service fees. Please use discount code EDU10 at checkout to receive savings.

    Web address:
  • Studio Movie Grill offers staff and faculty (plus guest) “Student Ticket Prices” upon presentation of a valid UHD ID card. For movie times, locations, and other information, please click on the above link.
  • O’Kane Theatre, located in the Main building of the UHD campus, provides its patrons with an intimate environment, suitable for a more involving theatre experience. Ticket prices for faculty and staff are $3.00 (some productions are $5.00). Please visit their website for additional information and upcoming performances.
  • University of Houston’s Moores School of Music is at the forefront of music schools today. Their primary purpose is to educate and train professional performers and teachers but it also serves the public community by performing concerts. UH System employees receive a discount. Example:

    General Admission:
    • $10 would be $7 with discount
    • $15 would be $12 with discount

    For additional information, please visit their website. If you have questions regarding ticket prices, you can contact the ticket line at 713-743-3388. Please be sure to identify yourself as a UHD employee.


  • Bayou City Outdoors, located at 8218 Mallie Court, offers a 25% discount to staff and faculty. Click on the link and use the following promo codes when signing up online: UH1 – individual monthly membership for $16.00, UH2 – family monthly membership for $20.25, UH3 – 6 month individual membership for $81.00, and UH4 – 6 month family membership for $112.50. If you need assistance or additional information, please contact Kelly Howard at 713-524-3567 or     


  • Flowers by Nino located at 5805 Chimney Rock Rd., Suite C, offers UHD employees a 10% discount on all online flower orders. Go to and use code UHD10 at checkout to obtain the discount. For more information call 281-873-6466.


  • EAP Savings Center is a discounted shopping program offered through UTEAP and provided through the Corporate Perks website. It offers discounts on name brand, practical, and luxury items. They have apparel, computers, electronics, jewelry, travel, and much, much more! Some of the “Deals” have included a Nintendo Wii at Target for $125 (originally $249.99), Omaha Steaks for $4.99 (originally $44.99), and Fandango Gift Cards for $10 (originally $20). Logon, register, and start to save!


Hair Salons
  • Clique Salon, located at 1201 Fannin, Suite 137 (Houston Pavilions), offers faculty and staff a complimentary precision haircut with purchase of any dimensional color service. They are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must present a valid UHD ID at time of service. Please visit their Web site or call 832-333-9000 for additional information.


  • Advance Orthodontics
    Free upgrade from metal braces to clear. Valid for new patients only. To redeem, request the "New Patient Clear Braces Special" at your initial consultation. Free upgrade applies only to the upper teeth. May not be combined with other discounts. Treatment must start by 6/30/15. webaddress:

    To redeem, request the "UofHD Clear Braces Special" at your initial consultation.

  • EarQ Family Hearing Plan
    • Minimum 35% off EarQ manufacturer suggested retail price.
    • Family Coverage that includes parents, dependents, and other extended family members.
    • 50-Day satisfaction guarantee.
    • Free annual hearing checkup.
    • Direct provider relationship and interaction to ensure the highest level of care.
    • America's Best Hearing Aid Warranty, with service through our network of more than 1,400 locations nationwide.
    • 4 years of service and repairs.
    • 4 years of cleaning and adjustments.

    Current Promotion: Click here


  • Massage Therapy Institute offers UHD employees a discounted monthly massage plan rate of $65 for a one-hour massage (regularly $85). They also offer UHD employees a one-time massage rate of $60 for a 60-minute massage. Massage appointments can be made on their website at Please present a valid UHD ID card when you arrive at your appointment. Massage Therapy Institute is located at 12288 Westheimer Rd, Suite 325, Houston, TX 77077. Contact them at or by phone at 281-497-6844.

  • Mousel's Mixed Martial Arts Academy is located right next to the U of H Downtown in the same building as Textbook Solutions. Mousel's Mixed Martial Arts Academy is a martial arts organizations dedicated to the promotion of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Thaiboxing (Muay Thai), Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), Filipino Martial Arts, Boxing, Reality-Based Self-Defense (RBSD) and Women's Self-Defense through seminars, classes and instructional DVDs.

    Staff, faculty and students can attend the group classes for 50% off the first month and 10% off future consecutive months. redeem: You must present your valid UHD ID card. Check for a class schedule. Contact Tim Mousel at (832) 654-3819 or for additional questions.


  • ADT by Absolute Security
    Free ADT monitored home alarm system ($850 value) with a one-time $99 installation charge and purchase of alarm monitoring services.

    Bonus offer: One item up to $199 in value, which includes your choice of one of the following: motion detector, keypad, smoke detector, key chain remote, door or window contact. Plus, save up to 20% on your Homeowner’s Insurance.

    Visit or call 1-866-792-3595 for details on receiving your discount.
  • ADT by Connect Your Home
    New customers receive a $100 VISA gift card*.

    Click here for current promo: Current Promotion
  • ADT by
    Get a FREE ADT security system ($850 value), with $99.00 installation and purchase of monitoring services. As an added bonus you will get a $100 Visa gift card. To redeem this offer, go to or Call 855-766-1484.


  • Hotels are offered to employees at the state discounted rate. Click on the hotel link, next click on Fiscal Year 2010 Hotel Listing, then click the state you are looking for, then the city, and from there you select the hotel. In the hotel section, there is a link to the hotel website and you click on that. The hotel websites vary but you will be looking for government rates, state rates, special rates, or something similar to that. If you have problems, just call the hotel and tell them you need the state rate. You will need your UHD ID card when you check-in to verify you are entitled to the state rate.

    (***Note that some hotels may say on their website, “Rates NOT extended for personal travel.” The state discounted rate would not apply to these hotels.)


Identity Theft Protection
  • LegalShield covers you and your spouse or significant other. Children under 18 can be covered for $1 more per month. The stand-alone Identity Theft Shield is $12.95 per month or $13.95 per month with the Safeguard for Minors option. When purchased with the LegalShield Life Events Legal Plan, the cost is reduced to $9.95 per month.

    LegalShield Identity Theft Shield Plan includes:

    • Your Credit Report
    • Your Personal Credit Report and Analysis
    • Continuous Monitoring
    • Identity Theft Consultation and Restoration Services

    To learn more, please contact:


  • Liberty Mutual, Liberty Mutual Insurance has partnered with University of Houston Downtown to offer you a quality auto and home insurance program. We invite you to join your fellow employees in taking advantage of our personalized coverage, expert advice, and exceptional service.
    And there's more good news-you could save hundreds on our auto and home insurance.1 The benefits we offer also include:

    • Discounts for multiple policies, multiple vehicles, car and home safety features, and more1
    • Rates guaranteed for 12 months (some other carriers offer only 6 months)
    • Accident Forgiveness2 and Loss Forgiveness
    • Emergency Home Repair Service
    • 24-Hour Claims Assistance: Online, by phone, or via Liberty Mutual Mobile
    • Convenient Automatic Payment Options

    To learn more, please contact:

    Andrew Capistran
    1710 West Lake Houston Parkway
    Kingwood, TX 77339
    281-913-1300 x 59148


Legal Services
  • LegalShield gives you the ability to talk to an attorney on any matter without worrying about high hourly costs. For one flat monthly fee you can access legal advice, no matter how traumatic or trivial the issue. That’s why under the protection of LegalShield you and your family can live worry-free, every day, every night, now and forever.

    LegalShield Legal Service Plans include:

    • Legal advice – unlimited issues
    • Letters/phone calls on your behalf
    • Contracts and documents reviewed
    • Trial defense (pre-trial and representation at trial)
    • IRS Audit Assistance
    • Online legal forms

    To learn more, please contact:


  • Birthday In A Box is the best destination to find supplies for parties, such as licensed Disney Princess parties, Batman Superhero parties, and more. We also have supplies for social get togethers, showers and parties for any occasion. Simply enter the discount code "BB998Z" at checkout for 15% off anything in the store!
  • Costume Discounters has thousands of costumes, props, and accessories for whatever occasion you might have for dressing up. Birthdays, holidays, events- we've got the costumes you need to get into the spirit.

    Redeem: Enter UHD's unique discount code "A947CD" at checkout to receive 15% off of your entire order. Click here to shop online.
  • Discount Purchase Program offers State of Texas employees discounts on a variety of products and services, from cars to theme parks to sporting events. The new State of Texas Discount Purchase Program is provided at no cost to you. Just go to the website, click on the category or company that appeals to you, and start saving. Discounts will change and new products and services will be added, so check back often. It is available online all the time. If you have any questions, please contact the customer service line at (800) 683-2886.
  • UHD Bookstore is home to exclusive UHD clothing, new/used textbooks, school supplies, graduation regalia, magazines, snacks, and souvenirs. UHD employees receive discounts on some purchases made at the bookstore upon presentation of a valid UHD identification card.


Moving Companies
  • provides the following benefits to UHD employees:
    • Comparative choice of pre-screened qualified moving companies.
    • Comparative prices from top quality moving service providers.
    • An access to a wide range of moving services, various moving tools, guides, content, and videos.
    • *$50 Gift Check for a move done through our network of movers.

    *Valid UHD ID and the invoice are required to receive the gift check.

  • provides transport services that vary from auto transport across the country to same day delivery from local piano movers. When you post your items for free on uShip you will receive quotes from companies like long distance movers, that are searching our marketplace for available jobs. You will receive these quotes for delivery in a reverse auction format, guaranteeing you the lowest price. All carriers are feedback rated so you can review their credibility and past performance prior to selecting which company to use to transport your items. In the end, uShip provides consumers and businesses alike with considerable cost savings by filling unused truck space that is currently in transit.

    UHD staff and faculty receive a 10% uShip discount. To receive the discounted rate, visit this link.


  • My Fit Foods offers a 10% discount for all online orders and offers a 10% discount at the 3223 Houston Avenue location. My Fit Foods specializes in healthy, prepared meals to-go. They include breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. They are fresh, non-frozen, preservative, and additive free meals. You must show a valid UHD ID card when purchasing at the 3223 Houston Avenue location or when ordering online, enter promo code UHDT2010. For additional information or questions, please visit their website or call 713-426-3036.
  • Take-Off Fast Food for Smart People, located at 914 Main Street, Suite 110, offers faculty and staff a 15% discount. You must present your valid UHD ID card at time of purchase. Please visit their Web site or call 832-797-6190 for additional information.


  • Pet Paradise Resort, conveniently located near both Houston airports (14500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 7511 Monroe Road), offers a 20% discount to all UHD employees. Travel worry-free while your four legged friends enjoy boarding at the premier pet resort in Houston! Make sure you have a valid UHD ID card when making your reservation. Stop by Pet Paradise today for a FREE tour or click on the link to visit their website.


Professional/Personal Development
  • Applied Business & Technology Center offers continuing education classes, which provide both personal and professional growth opportunities for not only the public but for UHD faculty and staff. They offer courses in Computer-Aided Design, Multimedia Training/Web Design, Comp TIA A+, and Microsoft Desktop Applications. Part-time and full-time staff and faculty receive a 20% discount.


  • Just Home Savings, located at 7322 Southwest Freeway, Suite 750, offers employees of UHD and their family members the following discounts:

    • 20% CASH REBATE each time you buy and/or sell a home
    • 20% discount on lender closing fees with PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital company
    • Discounts on Van Line/Moving Services

    Sample rebate: $200,000 home purchase, the participating REALTOR earns $6,000 (3% commission) x 20% = $1,200 CASH REBATE to you!!!)

    For questions, additional information, or to get started, you may register online at, call Laurie Evans at 1-800-317-7463 ext. 35757, or e-mail her at

  • Urban Leasing & Realty specializing in professional real estate services and apartment locating. They offer a 10% commission rebate on any Urban Leasing & Realty transaction by a University of Houston-Downtown employee. To claim the 10% rebate, the UHD employee must inform Urban Leasing and their agent that they are a UHD staff member. Upon completion of the transaction, the client will receive 10% back.

    Web address:


Relocation/Real Estate Services
  • The Talbot Group, Inc. offers two ways to save: 1) When you utilize their comprehensive relocation program and utilize The Talbot Group's preferred van line company, you will automatically be eligible to receive a discount starting at 56% and this can go higher if their real estate services are utilized. You will also be eligible for up to $75,000 of free valuation insurance, 2) When you utilize The Talbot Group's preferred real estate companies to buy and/or sell your real estate, you will be eiligible to receive "cash back" once your real estate transactions close. For additional information, please call Vincent Carboni at 1-866-404-0234 ext. 25 or click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.


Rentals (Auto)


  • University of Houston Cougars Football is offering UHD faculty and staff season tickets starting as low as $105 and family plans for only $249! Please click on the link, call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647), or click here for additional information.


  • REV Eco-Shuttle, located at the REV station at the Houston Pavilions offers short trips to all downtown and midtown destinations for just $5.00 a trip (up to 5 people). Please call 877-GO-REV-GO to schedule your shuttle pick up.


  • Orlando Vacation offers discounts for UHD employees visiting Orlando, Florida, on the following:
  • Discount Disney World Tickets and vacation packages.
  • Universal Studio tickets, Sea World tickets, Discovery Bay, Aquatica, and several other Orlando area attractions.
  • Car Rentals and Orlando Hotels close to or on theme park property.
  • Free 75 page Disney World Guide to help you plan your vacation.
  • Discount Packages which include theme park tickets and lodging.
  • There are no restrictions or expiration dates; however, prices are subject to change without notice.

    UHD employees may receive discount by ordering online (user login UHD) or calling into our Orlando based offices at 1-866-463-0412

    • Out By the Sea Bed & Breakfast, located at 2134 Vista, Crystal Beach, TX, offers a 20% discount to staff and faculty. The rooms are very romantic with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and a full, hot breakfast. Please contact Carole Hamadey at 1-888-522-5926 or click on the link for more information. Please mention that you are affiliated with UHD to receive your discount.
    • Uniglobe Travel Partners LLC is a full service travel agency. Their travel professionals are ready to help you with airline tickets, hotel and car rentals, as well as vacation packages and cruises to meet any budget. They offer UHD staff and faculty a $25 discount off tour or cruise packages booked for a minimum of four nights. Houston, as a cruise port, offers many long and short sailings right here in our own backyard! The convenience of two airports in Houston makes getting away on a vacation package easy and affordable. They also offer a 10% discount on all RBC Insurance services in connection with a travel package booked through Uniglobe Travel Partners. They are currently relocating and may be contacted at 1-888-269-9465, via email at or by visiting their website at


    • Tranquil Heart Yoga offers UHD staff and faculty a Platinum Membership (unlimited yoga classes) for $60.00 a month, which is regularly $99.00. A three-month commitment is required. However, payment will only be charged monthly. Please present a valid UHD ID card when joining. If you need additional information, please call 281-759-6002, email or visit Tranquil Heart Yoga’s website at

      We also offer an introductory special for people new to our studio. Get 10 consecutive days for $10. Go to as many classes as you want during the introductory 10 days.


    Wireless Services
    • AT&T offers a 15% discount on wireless services to U of H system employees and students. Click on the link and follow the instructions on obtaining this discount. Note to current account holders that there is a $36 sponsorship fee charged one-time to your account. If you need to speak with an AT&T customer service agent, call 1-888-444-4410.
    • Sprint Sprint offers a 23% discount off Sprint services on your monthly recurring charges. If you are interested in starting new service, adding a line to your account, upgrading a phone or adding the discount to an existing account, please go to to verify your account.
    • Verizon offers 20% discount to faculty and staff under the State of Texas Employees Discount Program. The 20% discount is off the monthly access fee on qualifying voice plans with a monthly access fee of $34.99 or higher and 25% off accessories. Click on the link to receive your discount. If you need additional information, you can contact Matthew Clegg at 713-219-8015 or


    Become a Work/Life Vendor
    Enroll online now or by e-mail or fax at 713-221-8060. You may also click the Work/Life Discount Program link to learn more about the program and to access the required participation agreement form. For additional assistance, questions, or suggestions, please contact the Employment Services and Operations office at 713-221-8060.


    1. UHD generally does not, nor is it obligated to, screen, monitor, or restrict the vendors participating in UHD's work-life program, nor does participation of a vendor in UHD's work-life program constitute UHD's endorsement of the business or the products/services offered by the participating vendor, nor would UHD be liable for any claims any individual participant in UHD's work-life program may have against any participating work-life vendor, or as a result of that individuals participating in the work-life program. In other words, please personally review the products, services, and prices offered by the work-life vendors and make your own personal informed decision about whether to utilize the products or services offered by the particular vendor.


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