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Did you know York U alumni make up a community of over 350,000 around the world? With a community this big, we can negotiate with companies to get some of the best group deals out there.

Access discounts on sports and entertainment tickets, including Toronto Raptors, TFC, Ripley’s Aquarium and so much more.  Even better, the discounts are extended to your friends and family even if they did not go to York - some offers will save as much as 30-50%!

The best way to learn about new alumni discounts is through York U Alumni News. Not sure if you're getting the newsletter? Update your contact information and communication preferences.

A note about eligibility: These offers are designed especially for alumni, and unless otherwise indicated they are also available to students, employees, retirees and friends of York U.

Audiobook deals without a subscription fee with Chirp.

Get discount audiobooks that you can purchase and own with no subscription or membership fees. 

Use discount code YORKUALUM5 to SAVE $5 USD towards your first audiobook on Chirp.  

Click here to start reading.

For when you need a break from your luggage. 

Save 10% on your luggage storage booking across hundreds of local and international locations on BagsAway’s on-demand bag storage network. Win precious hours back to experience and explore numerous destinations luggage-free!  

Book Bags Away and use your York U discount code yorku10 

Acclaimed as one of North America’s premier Thai restaurants, Bangkok Garden serves authentic Thai food including fiery stir-fries, exotic soups and traditional curries. Experience relaxation and pampering when you finish your day at Elmspa with an authentic Thai dinner at Bangkok Garden, both located in the same historical building. Offers include:

  • 10% savings for lunch
  • 15% savings for dinner

Restrictions: Savings apply to York U alumni and immediate family members. Excludes alcohol, taxes and gratuities, special offers, certificates.

Be sure to check-out the alumni deals for Elmwood Spa at this same location!

Book today.

Preferred Pricing for York U Alumni!  

Access commercial prices on furniture and appliances from The Brick. This offer is restricted to verified alumni, students, and employees of York U only. Please contact our designated account manager with your purchase inquiry so you can be verified for the discounted pricing. 

Order inquiry instructions.

Contact:  Usman Dawood at or call at 416-635-4849

Quote rewards code:  REWYORKU  
Please provide your full name, contact number, email address, delivery address, and SKUs of items you're interested in.

Please let us know about your experience using this newest alumni discount offer! We want to know if it’s working for you. Email us at 

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), South Central Ontario, is offering its corporate rate to York U Alumni who sign up as new members.

Some of the corporate membership benefits include:

  • Four tows: Three tows up to 200 km and one tow up to 300 km annually.
  • Free Canadian passport photos available at any of our 35 CAA Store locations
  • 11% discount on CAA Travel Insurance*
  • $20 off an oil change annually at a CAA Approved Automotive Repair Services location with Total Repair Care.
  • $100 Annual Travel Voucher applied to trips over $1,000 when booked at any CAA Store location
  • $15 savings when you sign up for CAA’s Automatic Credit Card Renewal program**

How to obtain your discount: call 1-800-341-2226 or email

Terms and conditions: Some restrictions may apply. Contact CAA directly for more information.

Stay and save at participating Choice Hotels, with over 330 across Canada and more than 7,000 around the world.

To use this discount, get your free Choice Privileges Membership and enter your York Client ID # 00224580 in your profile. If you already have a membership, be sure to register for this promotion at before checking out.

Book online now (select both programs), or call 800.4CHOICE (424.6423) and quote promo code 00224580.

To guarantee your discounted rate, be prepared to show your plastic or digital alumni card at check-in. Register with York U Alumni Perks to get your digital alumni card.

To stay up to date with all travel policies, please visit the Choice Hotels website.

For 18-35-year-old adventurers, Contiki Holidays is for you.  

York U alumni can get $150 off a Contiki adventure that is 7 days or longer.* 

And if you are not ready for international travel yet? You might choose to keep it local and explore our own amazing country on an 11-day adventure through The Rockies! Surround yourself with the majestic landscapes of Western Canada.   

Go to the Contiki site and explore your options.  Book online or call Contiki at 1-800-268-1835, quoting promo code PPCYORKALUMNI

Contiki - COVID-19 Update 
Contiki travellers who have been affected by the current travel restrictions have the option of re-booking later in 2020 or in 2021 or receiving a future travel credit with no penalties. 

Visit the Contiki website for travel alerts and updates. 

Plan your Toronto spa escape!

Elmspa is an offspring of the acclaimed Elmwood Spa, offering exclusive treatments with seven specialized treatment rooms, with a Feng Shui space encouraging harmony, relaxation, and wellness.

Enjoy this exclusive alumni deal:

  • 15% off services from Monday to Thursday
  • 10% off services from Friday to Sunday
  • 10% off in-store retail anytime

Restrictions: Savings apply to York U alumni and a maximum of one guest on the same bill. Cannot be combined with any other offers, certificates/vouchers, or discounts, including Elmwood Spa Exclusive member discounts and Series promotion. Not applicable to purchase of Gift Cards. Excludes retreat packages. Excludes alcohol. 

Start planning today.

Plan your Toronto spa escape!

Save up to 15% on services with this exclusive alumni deal. 

Register with Alumni Perks for more details.

Director of Coffee Aaron De Lazze became Canada’s first Certified Q Grader in 2008. He hand-selects the beans and works directly with the production team to roast them to perfection.

Save 15% on orders with a minimum value of $50.

Visit the website here to browse products. Use promo code YORK15 at checkout for savings.

Introductory offer especially for York U Alumni! 

Save $15 off your first three online orders ($45 value) .

Organic, sustainable and seasonal groceries. Exceptionally sourced products. Competitive pricing.  Fresh City Farms delivers groceries within Toronto.  

Coupon Code: YORKALUMNI 

Place your first order today.

Guess Where Trips provides exciting one-day surprise road trips to various hidden locations across Canada. Choose an adventure that best suits your interests and preferences, and receive a detailed, curated package that provides information on new destinations, recommendations, maps, fun facts, and much more.

Save 10% on all purchases by using the promo code YORK10 at checkout. 

Valid on all trips and merchandise directly purchased from, and cannot be combined with other promotions.

York alumni can use Unhaggle’s free service for exclusive dealer cost reports on new cars, with 20 per cent off Unhaggle’s Premium Auction Service.

See your membership deal here and use promo code YORKUALUM.

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Pinot’s Palette is a paint and sip studio with numerous locations in North America, and offers an unforgettable experience by combining painting, beer, and wine, which you can enjoy with friends, family, or team members. No art experience is required, and their local artists will help walk you through painting step-by-step.

Save 10% on any public event at the Toronto or Woodbridge locations by using the code PINOTS4YORKU at checkout!

Reservations for the Toronto location can be accessed here
Reservations for the Woodbridge location can be accessed here.

York alumni can use promo code YORKU15 to claim a 15% discount on a nine-hour Niagara Falls tour. Enjoy round-trip transportation from Downtown Toronto. Travel with an experienced guide and a small group in an air-conditioned minibus.

Your day trip will begin around 8:30am from Downtown Toronto. It includes free time in Niagara Falls, a stop at scenic sights along the Niagara Parkway including the floral clock, Niagara Whirlpool, Queenston Heights, Wayne's Country Market and wine tasting at a Niagara-on-the-Lake winery. You'll return to Toronto around 5pm. Tour add-ons are available including the Niagara Cruises boat tour, Niagara Falls helicopter ride, Journey Behind the Falls, and Skylon Tower observation deck.  

Private tours of Niagara Falls are available for larger groups who want to custom tailor their itinerary. Submit your online request or send us an email at We are also available or call to 416-827-1425

Register your tour today.

On The Block is a boutique real estate brokerage that services the GTA and surrounding areas.  They are focused on quality, transparency, and cutting-edge service.

York U alumni, staff, retirees, and students save on the lowest published rates when listing their property with On The Block, with the opportunity to list by auction or traditionally at potentially half of mainstream real estate listing costs.

If you are in the market to buy or sell, we encourage you to contact the OTB team to find out more about how you can benefit from their York U affinity offer.

As a York alum, you can get up to 20 per cent off your Hertz rental.

Join the free Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program at the same time and earn points with every rental.

Book today using promo code 2117445.

Save while having fun with friends and family

To work hard you need to play hard too, so we’ve partnered with these local sources of entertainment. Although we aren’t getting out much these days there are still a variety of online activities and events you can enjoy from home and spend quality time with close friends and family. 

PLEASE NOTE:  You should always check the provider’s website for COVID-19 updates before you purchase tickets.

See all sports and entertainment deals.

Over the past 18 years, Sweets from the Earth has grown from a small, one-person operation to a vegan certified, multi-facility bakery. They offer a full line of original recipe products that are handmade in small batches using only the finest, 100% plant-based ingredients. 

Save 10% off any online order or pick up order from the Bakery Outlet.

Register with Alumni Perks for more details.

Alumni and friends are welcome to enjoy this offer from truLOCAL for simple monthly meat delivery!  

Family Box ($259): 6 FREE chicken breasts added to your first order. 
Starter Box ($135): 2 FREE chicken breasts added to your first order.  

Use this offer here using promo code YORKUNIVERSITY.

ALUMNI BONUS OFFER!  Access an alumni exclusive deal through your Alumni Perks account.  

or register for free for Alumni Perks. 

Vetster connects pet owners to thousands of licensed veterinarians ready to provide the best online vet services through video chat appointments 24/7.

Alumni get a 100% discount on the total appointment cost of their initial virtual veterinarian appointment booked on Vetster. Access this exclusive deal through your Alumni Perks account. 

Get 25% discount on the total appointment cost of any subsequent virtual veterinarian appointments booked on Vetster.

Promo code YORKU25 (at checkout)

Book an online vet now.

A smart way to move: green, efficient, and fun.

Save 7.5% on train travel with VIA. 

Register with Alumni Perks for more details.

Save on Vitamix site-wide promotions.

Use the promo code VITACORP22 at checkout on orders over $100 to save 20% and be eligible for free shipping. This promo code can be stacked on top of Vitamix's site-wide promotions with some exclusions (i.e., Flash Sales). 

This 20% offer expires September 30, 2022. Discount will revert to 15% following September 30.

Visit the Vitamix site and start saving.