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Employee & Student Discounts

This website shows a list of business establishments in the Duluth and surrounding communities that offer discounts to University of Minnesota Duluth employees and/or students. Some businesses may require proof of employment, either with a pay stub and/or a UCard.


Only business establishments (such as hotels, restaurants, department stores, gift shops, grocery stores, auto shops, cell phone companies, fitness centers, insurance companies, hardware stores) located in Duluth and surrounding communities are eligible for listing. UMD Department of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity reserves the right to decline a request.

If business is eligible, fill out an online form to request listing.
  • Businesses not located in the Duluth and surrounding communities
  • Direct marketers;
  • Internet businesses; and
  • University of Minnesota employee owned business

For questions, call 218-726-7822.

Note: for University of Minnesota UPerks Discount Program, scroll to the bottom of the page

Special discounts may change periodically. Contact the company for the latest discount.

Disclaimer: UMD Department of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity is not liable for businesses not honoring discounts. Listing is for information purposes only and is not an endorsement or guarantee from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is subject to revision, with or without notice.


Discount Offered

University of Minnesota Duluth printable coupons
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
5071 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth MN 55811
Faculty& staff are eligible to receive corporate discount on exercise equipment including free delivery with UCard. Call the business for more details.
After Hours Computer Repair
23 W Central Entrance #321
Duluth MN 55811
10% off in-home or in-office service call (labor only)
see phone book for location
15% discount for UMD employees
Apply for a discount at the retail store. May require proof of employment.
Baja Tanning
1342 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth MN 55807
Special student rates with up to 15% discount for new customers and special $0.99 for first tan
Bohemia Arts Fine Art Supplies and Gallery
22 N. 1st Ave. W.
Duluth MN 55802
Maria Sippola
With a valid UMD ID, students receive 10% off art supplies and eligibility for other special monthly promotions and sales
Chester Creek Books & Antiques
1333 E. Superior Street
Duluth MN 55802
Mark Kilen
10% off on all books and antiques
ConnectionZ "The Cell Phone Store"
207 W Superior St
Holiday Center - Skywalk Level
Duluth MN 55802
$5.00 off any cell phone purchase
$44.95 (per month) Unlimited Talk and Text
Purchase phone &  prepaid plans or minutes &  receive up to $10 off
Continental Ski
1305 East 1st Street
Duluth MN, 55805
$10 dollars off $100 purchase and free cup of coffee
Country Inn & Suites
4257 Haines Road
Hermantown MN 55811
$89.00/night except during high volume events in Duluth (i.e., Grandma's Marathon, Blues Fest, etc.)
Curves for Women
Ember Operations Office
Spirit Valley 218-628-9238
Mount Royal 218-724-7097
Hermantown 218-279-2878
Cloquet 218-879-2423
Superior 715-398-6179
Special corporate rate is available to UMD faculty, staff and immediate family members Service Fee: Regular $149.00
Special $44.00
Days Inn
909 Cottonwood Ave
Duluth MN 55811
Contact Person:Darren Wampler
$59.00 rate for students & their families and faculty & staff. In-season weekend rates higher. Located across from the Miller Hill Mall.
Days Inn Duluth Lakewalk
2211 London Road
Duluth MN 55812
Contact Person: Shawn Carlsen
20% off for UMD employees. Mention the UMD Recreation Discount when booking. Complimentary breakfast included. Discount passes available to the Edge Hotel and Waterpark which is located right across the street.
Distinction Celebrity Fashion Boutique
512 North 45th Avenue East
Duluth MN 55804
5% discount in store only
Duluth Transit Authority UMD Faculty and Staff: $50 annual pass - unlimited rides with U-CARD
East End Towing
5077 Jean Duluth Road
Duluth MN 55803
Service provided: towing
Discount offered: 10% any tow or road side service for employees and students
Edgewater Resort & Park
2400 London Road
Duluth MN 55812
218-728-3601 / 800-777-7925
Janet Fawcett
Discount valid for UMD employees. Call and ask for the Recreation Discount. Discounts are also available for Birthday Parties and Parties in the Park. All rooms include passes to the waterpark

June to August (20% off rooms Sunday-Thursday and 15% off Friday and Saturday)

September -May (50% off rooms Sunday-Thursday, 25% off holidays and school breaks, 15% off Friday and Saturday)

Disclaimer - Limited room types available.  Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.  Not valid during special events.  Based on availability.
Farmers Insurance
4929 Matterhorn Drive
Duluth MN 55811
Rob Swor
For UMD faculty, staff - new and existing customers: 8% discount on car insurance and 5% discount on homeowners insurance
Fireside Hearth & Home Fireplace Corner
5688 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth MN 55811
For UMD employees: Free 3-year service plan worth $449 with the purchase of any gas fireplace, free standing gas stove or gas insert. Service plan includes annual preventive maintenance, proactive call to schedule and warranty program on all parts for three years.
Hawthorne Suites
325 Lake Ave. South
Duluth MN 55802
$75.00-$169.00/night - All rates are seven nights/week, except during high volume events in Duluth (i.e., Grandma's marathon, Blues Fest, etc.)
Holiday Gas Station
1530 Woodland Avenue
Duluth MN 55803
Show your U-Card and get 5 cents off per gallon of gas
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
200 W. 1st Street
Duluth MN 55802
Discount for students' families
Discount for faculty and staff
Contact the hotel for more information or restrictions
Jefferson Bus Lines
1-800-767-5333 -
From UMD Kirby Student Center
to the twin cities
Purchase ticket at UMD Stores and get additional 15% discount with UCard
Lillians of Duluth
2 West First Street
Duluth MN 55802
722-1981 or 722-3033
Katie DeGrio Channing
Faculty, staff and students - 20% off any regular price item (excludes sale and clearance items. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer).
Lundgren Chiropractic
4013 Woodland Ave
Duluth MN 55803
Inital exam $30 if paid on the day of service
Treatment - $25 if paid on the day of service
Minnesota Timberwolves Lynx
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis MN 55403
see website
Phil's Garage Door Service
5962 N Tischer Rd
Duluth, MN  55804
Shawn Bolf
Discount offered: 10% on any future services, repairs, or purchases for UMD Employees. Commercial and residential garage door service.
The Pottery Barn
5094 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown MN 55811
Coralee Mayry
College night every Wednesday: 1/2 price studio fee with UCard for students from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Progressive Martial Arts and Fitness
4176 Thunderchief Lane
Hermantown, Mn 55811
Contact the business for discounts offer. Discounts available to employees and students.
Radisson Hotel Duluth Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth MN 55802
Reservations: 218-727-8981 or
Ask for UMD preferred rate. Promotional code: BULL

Red Wing Shoe Store
913 W Central Entrance
Duluth MN

Employees and students are eligible for $20 off of Red Wing Brand Lifestyle, Work, and Safety Footwear.  $15 off of Irish Setter Hunt, Lifestyle, Work, and Safety Footwear.  $10 off of Vasque Footwear.  Free care product with purchace of Heritage Collection Footwear.
Sam's Club #6320
4743 Maple Grove Road
Hermantown MN 55811
See store for current offer
Skyline Shuttle
207 West Superior Street Suite 213
Duluth MN 55802
Employees and students are eligible: Van transportation between Duluth and Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, Mall of America, State Capitol, and Hinckley. $69 round-trip (plus $50 per additional traveler) or $42 one-way.
SMDC Center for Personal Fitness
15% off monthly dues
Spirit Mountain go to MERSC website and search for Spirit Mountain
Employee Value Program (EVP)
615-207-5525, 888-457-6294 1407 Miller Trunk Highway Ste 100
Duluth MN 55811
Employee discount: 15% discount on monthly recurring charges Apply for a discount at the retail store. May require proof of employment.
Super America
1704 Woodland Avenue
Duluth MN 55803
Show your U-Card and get 5 cents off per gallon of gas
Verizon Wireless
Garrett Sawyer
Government Account Manager
Verizon Wireless
Faculty and staff: 15% discount on any plan $34.99 and above. Qualify for special equipment rates. Apply for a discount at the retail store. May require proof of employment.
Employee Discount Form


TRAVEL SERVICES - Travel Reservations/Discounts (air, bus rental, car rental, lodging, travel agency, off-airport parking)

Including lodging - local hotels, Duluth

University of Minnesota UPerks Discount Program

UPerks offers University employees a variety of savings opportunities. Proof of University employment is required, either with a UCard or a pay stub. All discounts offered through UPerks, whether they are listed at or with MERSC, are given without any endorsement or guarantee from the University of Minnesota. The University is not liable for businesses not honoring discounts.

University of Minnesota is a member of the Minnesota Employee Recreational Services Council. MERSC offers discounts to numerous Twin Cities businesses. For more information, call 612-624-4636.

(auto sales & service, retail, education/child care, entertainment, event services, health & wellness, home services, professional services, professional/collegiate sports, recreation, restaurants/dining, theaters/music/museums, travels/hotels/resorts)

The Student Union at the U of M also offers discounted tickets to various attractions within the area. Visit their website here to see all the discounts that are offered.


Contact the vendor directly, not MERSC, if you have a question about a particular discount.

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