Employee Perks

IU-exclusive benefits and perks

IU Bloomington offers a wide variety of employee resources—but we go even further to find exclusive discounts and special deals for employees! Save money on wireless phone plans, dining, travel, home improvement, and more. Please visit the Crimson Perks page under "Crimson Card Deals" below for additional discounts.

Special thanks to all our community partners for helping us make Bloomington a great place to live and work.

Employee benefits and perks


AVIS Car Rental: Employees can save up to 25% off Base Rates at Avis. Click here or call 800-331-1212 and use discount code AWD#: A550400.

BUDGET Car Rental: Employees can save up to 25% off Base Rates at Budget. Click here or call 800-455-2848 and use discount code BCD#:T657800. 

Community Ford Lincoln of Bloomington: Are you an Indiana University employee on the lookout for unbeatable discounts on new and pre-owned vehicles? Look no further! We're thrilled to announce that at Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington, our X-Plan Specialist, Anthony Cornner, who is also a former Indiana University employee, is proud to offer the X-Plan Partnership, a fantastic program designed exclusively for you. This program provides you with a golden opportunity to save big on your next car purchase while enjoying a genuine local love for our community.

What is the X-Plan Partnership? At Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington, the X-Plan Partnership is an exceptional discount program available exclusively to all current Indiana University employees. With Anthony Cornner, a former Indiana University employee himself, serving as our dedicated X-Plan Specialist, we're excited to extend this special opportunity to you.

As a token of appreciation for your valuable service, you can now enjoy a substantial discount of up to $3000* on selected brand-new vehicles.

Even if you have your eye on one of our incredible pre-owned vehicles, we have a fantastic $500 flat discount reserved just for you.

How does it work?

To take advantage of the X-Plan Partnership and enjoy these fantastic savings, simply reach out to our X-Plan Specialist, Anthony Cornner, at Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington. With his unique perspective as a former Indiana University employee, Anthony understands the value of this program and is eager to guide you through the process. Of course, to ensure eligibility, we kindly ask that you provide proof of your current employment with Indiana University. Why choose the X-Plan Partnership at Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington? The X-Plan Partnership at Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington stands out for its genuine commitment to our local community and its employees. As a dealership deeply rooted in the area, we take pride in supporting Indiana University employees like you. Our goal is to make the car buying process easier for you, and with the X-Plan Partnership, you gain access to an exclusive range of top-quality vehicles that cater to every taste and budget. Contact Information: Email: a.cornner@cfb.communitycars.com Phone Numbers: Store: (812)331-2200 and Cell: (812)837-7901. So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to save big on your dream vehicle! Reach out to our X-Plan Specialist, Anthony Cornner, today at Community Ford & Lincoln of Bloomington and unlock the X-Plan Partnership discount. Drive home in style and enjoy your new wheels! *Terms and conditions apply. Discount amounts may vary depending on the selected new vehicle model.


Enterprise/National Rent-A-Car: 

  • Employees can rent a car for leisure use with Enterprise Mobility™ Affinity leisure discount program. Visit the Enterprise Mobility™ Affinity Discount page for reservation details. To book online reservations for leisure use charged to a personal credit card, use this booking link: Reserve a Vehicle for Non-Business via Credit Card and start at “Pickup Location” to begin your search. Price Details include the discount. NOTE: Personal use rentals in the US exclude damage waiver and third party liability coverage. Indiana University in not responsible for damage or loss on non-business/personal use rentals. Please plan accordingly.

  • Emerald Club® is a rewards program for employees to make the car rental experience faster, more convenient, and more rewarding. You can earn free rentals and other premium upgrades listed below.
    • Priority Service: bypass the standard rental counter and go directly to the Emerald Club® counter.
    • Car Selection: the driver chooses the car they want to use instead of having one assigned to them.
    • Free Upgrades and Rental Days: qualified rentals include premium upgrades like GPS and Sirius XM radio. Also earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Free Rental Day = 7 credits.

All IU employees who have successfully completed the Authorization Form for Motor Vehicle Records Check by INLOCC are eligible to become an Emerald Club® member. Click on IU's exclusive enrollment link below to create a profile and access IU's Big Ten discounted rates.

Once your profile is created, you will have access to IU’s Big Ten discounted rates for business use and earn rewards that can be applied to business or leisure travel. If you already have an Emerald Club® account as a non-IU consumer, you can link your existing account to IU’s discounted rates by clicking the IU Exclusive link above while signed into your Emerald Club® account. Be sure to add a personal credit card to pay for all business reservations. Business reservations will require an IU account number and employee or traveler ID number.

To book online reservations for non-business use (leisure/personal) you must use this booking link. You will be prompted to enter your Emerald Club® # in the Driver’s Information section of the reservation. Providing your Emerald Club® # will automatically include your preference for loyalty rewards on your reservation (e.g. rental credits, miles or points).

FastPark & Relax: The preferred parking partner of Indiana University. View the IU Travel page to get the full scope of the discount for IU faculty and staff. 

HERTZ Car Rental: IU Employees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Hertz. Visit HERTZ's website or call 800-654-2210 and use discount code CDP#: 1742729. 

Meineke Auto: S. Walnut Location. 10% off all parts, not including batteries, tires, breaks, or special order parts.


SWABIZ and Southwest Rapids Rewards: Employees can link their Southwest Airlines (SWA) Rapid Rewards account to SWABIZ, SWA’s online booking tool for business travel. SWABIZ ties to your SWA Rapid Rewards account, allowing you to accrue rewards points on business travel for use on personal trips. Visit the IU Travel SWABIZ page for current promotions and SWABIZ set up instructions. 



Indiana area hotel discounts: On an annual basis, IU Travel works with Indiana area hotels to establish negotiated pricing and amenity offerings for business use, which are also available to IU employees for leisure with payment by personal credit card. 


As a member of the IU family, professional staff can also take advantage of deals by using their Crimson Card. Check out their deal of the day and other special discounts on the Crimson Card homepage.


IT Training at IUB: Online computer courses offered for free to the IU Community. Topics include productivity, design, media, and IU-specific software and services.Enroll in a single course from IT's listing from the course catalog. Enroll in a series of titles and earn an IT Training Certificate. All courses are delivered through IU's learning management system, Canvas.

IU Tuition Benefit: Formerly known as the IU Fee Courtesy. Appointed full-time faculty and staff, retirees, and dependents can receive a subsidy toward the tuition costs associated with attending Indiana University classes.

LinkedIn LearningLinkedin Learning is available to IU faculty, staff, and students. Access this resource by searching “Linkedin Learning” at One.IU.  Use your IU login credentials to log in. An IU Quick Start guide can be found here.

Bruster’s Ice Cream  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% off to all IU employees with a Crimson Card.

Che Bello  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Chop Shop Market & Table  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID. 

Feast Market & Cellar  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Hank's Pizza Mac  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Mama Duke's Hawaiian BarbequeIU staff who present their Crimson Card receive a 10% discount on pop-up events and carry out orders. Discount does not apply to catering orders. Follow Mama Duke's Facebook page and Instagram to see where they'll be next! 

Metalworks Brewing Company  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

O'Charley's  Bloomington, Indiana location offers Indiana University staff a 10% discount on Dine-in or To-go orders upon showing their IU Crimson Card. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts. 

The Owlery  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Pub 15  Bedford, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Southern Stone  Bloomington, Indiana location offers 10% with IU Staff ID.

Campus Recreational Sports: IUB faculty and staff can purchase a Recreational Sports membership at a discounted rate. A membership gives you access to both the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC) and Bill Garrett Fieldhouse, up to 80+ group exercise sessions each week, multiple strength and cardio areas, indoor pools, indoor tracks, table tennis, racquetball and badminton courts, basketball and volleyball courts, locker rooms and more! An individual membership costs $25.50 per month via payroll deduction. For more information, click here.

Ethos Fitness: Indiana University staff members are offered a 15% discount on both the 10 Class Pack (valid for 90 days after purchase) and the 20 Class Pack (valid for 120 days after purchase).

Promo code: 583386

Flow FeetIndiana University employee's, students, alumni, and staff can enjoy 10% off on any order (one-time use per user). For more information, contact Julie Amar by email julie.amar@flowfeet.com.

Promo code: UNI10

Healthy IU: Eligible employees are able to take advantage of university-sponsored programs, workshops, and information relating to a host of topics including: nutrition, healthy eating, tobacco cessation, seasonal flu vaccinations, weight management, diabetes prevention, and self-monitoring blood pressure machines, to name a few. More information, including handouts, guides and videos, can be found online at healthy.iu.edu or by calling (812) 855-7859.

IU School of Optometry: 10% discount on spectacle lenses and frames to all faculty and staff and their spouses, registered domestic partners, and dependent children who are eligible for IU-sponsored health care plans (if not covered by another vision insurance plan). Co-pay discounted to $10. IU ID or IU insurance card must be presented to be eligible (family members may use a photocopy of the affiliated employee's IU ID card or IU insurance card). Offer good at all IU Eye Care Center locations.

Move Bloomington: Fitness & Athletic Performance Receive 10% off Regularly Priced Services and Programs for 1-on-1 Personal Training, Small Group Personal Training, and Frederick Stretch Therapy for IU staff members and their immediate families. IU ID or IU insurance card required to be eligible (immediate family members may use a photocopy of the affiliated employee's IU ID card or IU insurance card). Contact us at mattboyer@movebloomington.com, call us at 812-369-4328, or through our website www.movebloomington.com for more details and to get started.

Vibe Yoga: This local yoga studio offers all IU staff a $5 discount on a single drop-in class, a class pass, or a studio membership with a current staff Crimson Card.

Adams Village Apartments: $15 monthly rent discount for all full-time IU faculty and staff. E-mail adamsvillage@regencyapartments.com or visit Adams Village Apartments for more information.

Cedar Bluff Apartments: $325 deposit discount for all full-time IU faculty and staff. Please email info@cedarbluffliving.com for more information.

Citizens Bank: Citizens Bank is pleased to offer these Home Mortgage Discounts for Employees of Indiana University:

  • Discounted Closing Costs: You may qualify for an exclusive $1,000 credit at closing on a purchase or refinance mortgage loan.* Credit is applied to closing costs.
  • Relationship Pricing: Save even more with a 0.125% mortgage interest rate discount when your monthly mortgage payments are automatically deducted from your Citizens checking account and enroll in electronic statements.**

For more information and/or to apply now, go to: Citizens Mortgage Corporate Affinity - Indiana University and mention offer code: CA-INDIANAUNIV

Deer Park Apartments: $25 monthly rent discount and application fee waived for all full-time IU faculty and staff. Visit Deer Park for more information.

Fountain Park Apartments: $15 discount off monthly rent for all full-time IU faculty and staff. E-mail fountainpark@regencyapartments.com or visit Fountain Park Apartments for more information.

Meadow Park Apartments: $15 monthly rent discount for all full-time IU faculty and staff. E-mail MeadowParkApartments@regencyapartments.com or visit Meadow Park Apartments for more information.

Olympus Properties: Reduced security deposit and monthly rental rates at all residential properties, including the Mercury Building, Redmen Building, South College, and Gentry. Amount varies throughout the year. Call Olympus Properties at (812) 334-8200 and identify yourself as an IU employee for description of benefits.

Regency Court Apartments: $20 monthly rent discount for all full-time IU faculty and staff. E-mail RegencyCourt@regencyapartments.com or visit Regency Court Apartments for more information.

Relato - We offer workforce housing (1 bedroom and studio units) at below market rates for people employed in Bloomington. Our units are fully furnished and include all utilities except for electricity! Our building is located less than 1 mile from the IU Health Bloomington Campus. Call or email for more information or book a tour at 812-200-5991 or Relato@AssetLiving.com or www.RelatoLiving.com!

Renaissance Rentals:

  • Covenanter Hill - Relaxed walkable neighborhood located on Bloomington's lively east side with 1, 2 & 4 bedroom apartment homes. IU Employees get $50.00 off their first month of rent. Visit Covenanter Hill online or call/text us at (812) 323-8021.

  • MeadowCreek Neighborhood - Comfortable neighborhood setting on the southeast side of town with spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and homes for rent. IU employees are eligible for $20.00/month rate reduction on market rate pricing. Visit MeadowCreek online, call/text (812)333-2280, or Email MeadowCreek.

  • Summerhouse at Indiana - Flexible and short-term cottage-inspired 1 & 2 bedroom apartments are fully furnished and are booked without a binding lease contract. IU employees get a $50 credit on all stays of 14 days or more. Visit Summerhouse online, call/text us at (812)332-2141 or email Summerhouse.

Steeplechase Apartments: $15 monthly rent discount for all full-time IU faculty and staff. E-mail SteeplechaseApartments@regencyapartments.com or visit Steeplechase Apartments for more information.

Wright Dumpster Rentals - Save 10% off of any dumpster rental for IU employees. This offer does not expire, however IU employees must show proof of employment with IU Crimson Card or recent paystub. To receive this discount, you must redeem online through website.

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Click here to save 20% or more * on real estate transaction fees!

Broadway in Indianapolis: IU Employees, friends, and family have access to Broadway in Indianapolis tickets and will receive the following perks:

  • Advanced Access to Seating
  • Reduced Service Fees
  • Discount Seating on Select Performances

To purchase your tickets, please visit the Broadway in Indianapolis site and use the code: HOOSIERS

IU Bloomington Bookstore: Staff receive 10% off all non-clearance items at the IMU's Bookstore when Crimson Card is presented. 

Bouldering Room, IU Outdoor Adventures: 25% off Bouldering Room space rental exclusive for IU employees. Great for birthday parties (ages 4+ recommended), private group gatherings, film watch parties, and more! Two hour minimum rental, 2-hour cost before discount $250. Shoe rental included.

IU Football and Men's Basketball: 10% discount on football season tickets for all IU faculty and staff. In order to receive this discount, call the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 812-855-4006 (or toll-free at 1-866-IUSPORTS) and provide your University ID number for employment verification.

IU Baseball, Volleyball, Men's Soccer, and Women's Basketball: With a valid Crimson Card, all IU faculty and staff get free admission for themselves and a single guest. Discount can be claimed on game day at the ticket window or in advance at the IU Athletics website. 

IU Tennis Center: Discounted membership rates for faculty, staff and students ($94 vs. $113 non-IU rate individual membership and $113 vs. $173 non-IU family rate). Membership grants access to 8 indoor, air-conditioned courts, informal and instructional programs for all ages and skill levels led by USPTA trained and certified tennis professionals. Cardio Tennis, Fast Feed Tennis, tournaments, a fitness area, locker rooms, Tennis Channel, and more! Call 812-855-5750 or email iutc@indiana.edu for more information. Find the IU Tennis Center on Facebook.

Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina: 20% discount off hotel rooms (Sunday–Thursday). May not be used with any other offers. Must show valid IU ID at check-in.

Ryukyu Kyusho Martial Arts: 10% off all class prices for IU Employees.

AT&T Wireless: IU faculty and staff can receive 14% monthly service discount on qualified voice and data charges. Employees with an account in their name are also eligible for waived activation and upgrade fees. For questions regarding the discount program, please visit your local AT&T store.**Discounts may not apply to all plans.**

Computer hardware: For current deals, check out IU ComputerGuide.

Computer software: For free downloads, use IUWare Online.

IT Training at IUB: Online computer courses offered for free to the IU Community. Topics include productivity, design, media, and IU-specific software and services.

    All courses are delivered through IU's learning management system, Canvas.

Magitech: 15% discount to all faculty, staff, and students of IU and their families. Services provided include technology consultation services, from upgrades to repairs. All makes and models. Transfer of video/audio/images from analog formats to digital & DVD/Blu-ray creation. At the Magitech Studio or the Customer’s Location (service dependent). Email lee.lawmaster@gmail.com or call (812)825-7190.

T-Mobile: Special promos for IU faculty & staff: 15% off of Magenta Max Plan, eligible for combination with Carrier Freedom Plan. Contact T-Mobile's Work Perks at (855) 570-9947.

Tech-Perks!: Get up to 75% off MSRP on brand name consumer electronic products including: smartphone cases, chargers, screen protectors, Bluetooth headphones and speakers, and so much more.  Brands include Otterbox, JBL, Casemate, Kate Spade, Rifle Paper, Belkin, Skullcandy, and more and shipping is free on orders of at least $45 with a 30-day return policy. Promo code: HOOSIERS

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