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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.

Fuss-free cooking without breaking the bank? Chefs Plate has got you covered! Get up to 18 free meals across your first three boxes.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Receive 55% off your first box, 35% off the second box, and 25% off the third box.
  • Prices will vary by plan. Claim within 30 days.
  • One offer per household for new customers only.
  • Deal valid with the purchase of 2- or 4- person meal plan where Chefs Plate delivers in Canada.
  • Upon redemption you will be enrolled in an auto-renewing subscription which you may cancel at any time, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions

Create your box and save through Alumni Perks.

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!

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

Register with Alumni Perks for more details.

ALUMNI EXCLUSIVE OFFER! You need to download the Alumni Perks app as proof of your Alumni Status. Sign-in or register for free to get your digital Alumni Card. 

With two restaurants, a juice bar, 34 treatment rooms, and Water Therapies (swimming pool, whirlpool and steam rooms) Elmwood Spa offers more than any other day spa in Toronto. Elmwood Spa is located at 18 Elm Street.

  • Elmwood Spa and elmspa Savings on à la carte spa services and food & beverage services:
    • 15% Off Services at elmspa & Elmwood Spa (Mon-Thursday only)
    • 10% Off Services at elmspa & Elmwood Spa (Fri-Sun only)
    • 10% Off Retail anytime (in-spa)
    • Restrictions: Savings apply to York U Alumni members 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.

** This offer is not an online offer - alumni must call 416-977-6751 to book **

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.

HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that ships weekly boxes of fresh ingredients along with recipes to help make mealtime easier. The boxes contain pre-portioned ingredients for preparing your meals, including sauces, seasonings, and garnishes.

Learn more and save through Alumni Perks.

The Immersive Robert Munsch Experience is an indoor immersive visual and auditory experience for children and parents alike. The 45-minute immersive storytelling event will showcase four classic Robert Munsch stories, including The Paper Bag Princess, PIGS, Jonathan Cleaned Up... and then he heard a sound, and Moira's Birthday. Parents will love this opportunity to share classic stories from their childhood in a fun and immersive setting that will bring these stories to life!

Learn more and save on general admission tickets.

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.

Pinot's Palette logo

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.

Baked goods, using 100% plant-based ingredients, with Nut Free, Gluten Free or Sugar Free options. Save 10%. 

Shop sweets.

Maximize your mountain experience and enjoy max savings! Save 35% off the regular lift ticket price with SkiMax 2022-23 tickets.

Tickets on sale until December 6, 2022. Tickets valid during the 2022/23 season and through December 8, 2023, except December 27, 2022, to January 5, 2023.

Entirely transferable to your family, friends, and colleagues.

Purchase tickets here using promo code: MX-yorku

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.