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In this Season of Giving, Take Advantage of Employee Discounts

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
December 8, 2010

If you haven’t checked out the sundry discounts offered to UNH employees by outside businesses, this holiday season is a good time to do so. You’ll find deals on everything from Christmas decorations to golf lessons to restaurants to ski passes to puzzles and games.

Thinking of giving the family a ski weekend during holiday break? Gunstock Ski Resort offers UNH employees discounted rates starting at $21 for kids, $40 for adults (midweek) and $31/$51 weekends and holidays. Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine, offers discounted lift tickets and rentals as well. Show your UNH ID at the ticket window and receive tickets for weekend/holidays at $45 for adults (13-64) and $35 for kids 6-12; nights, adults and kids, $20. 

At Wildcat Mountain and Attitash Mountain Resort, UNH employees can get the new vertical value frequent skier card  directly online through Attitash for $79.  After purchasing the card, prices are $31.50 for adult midweek, $52.50, adult non-holiday weekend and $19.50, kids midweek and $29.25, non-holiday weekends.

Are books on someone’s Christmas list? The UNH Bookstore gives a 10 percent discount on all books except textbooks.

To have that special photo or work of art framed,, visit  Ben Franklin Crafts Frame Shop in Rochester for a 10 percent  discount; 20 percent for any UNH-generated drawings or photographs, i.e., created by UNH to commemorate people and events relevant to the university community. For questions, call 603-332-2227, or e-mail.

Helly Hansen, makers of sports clothes, gives UNH faculty and staff a 15percent off all full-priced items with free shipping on orders of more than $100. You also get 10 percent off at Target.com.

If you’re getting your teen a cell phone, check out AT&T and Verizon Wireless; they both give UNH employees 15 percent off the monthly service fee.

Christmas-light-source.com offers a 15 percent discount on traditional and LED lights. And for 10 percent off on ornaments, visit Christmas Ornaments Shop.

Dining out deals include 10 percent discounts at Three Chimneys Inn in Durham (20 percent on rooms) and Bugaboo Creek Steak House of Newington. Current employee ID required.

UNH employees can pick up a VIP savings booklet for the Kittery Outlets and receive discounts to many of the 130 designer-name stores. Just show your employee ID at the Tanger Outlet management office or at the Reebok store in the Tidewater Mall.

If you’re looking for brain teasers and puzzles, you can get a 15 percent discount at MonkeyPodGames.com, sellers of wooden puzzles and brain teaser puzzles, wooden toys and family games.

For a complete list of discounts available to UNH employees, go to http://www.unh.edu/hr/discount.htm. Note the disclaimer at the top of the page.



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