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Employee and Student Discounts

UCSF is constantly seeking employee discounts for you to take advantage of savings and be sustainable too!

Here are current offerings:

Nissan LEAF Amazing Promotion for UCSF Employees and Students
Extended to June 30, 2017!

UCSF students and employees considering the purchase of a new electric vehicle can take advantage of a special promotion being offered by Nissan available to all staff, faculty and students at UCSF.
From now through June 30, 2017, Nissan’s special promotion, provides $10,000 off the MSRP ($30,680) of a new 2017 Nissan LEAF. This is in addition to the $7500 federal and $2500 state tax credits.
To obtain this special pricing be sure to bring your UCSF Staff or Student ID card and a copy of the official flyer with you to any dealership in the Bay Area region. Please contact your local Nissan dealer if you have questions.
UCSF Sustainability is providing this listing for information purposes only. This listing does not constitute an endorsement of the listed products or services.

Chinook Book

Screen shot In 2016, the Sustainability Office at UC San Francisco and Chinook Book teamed up again to create a sustainable living mobile app to provide a network of sustainable local merchants, providing tools and deep discounts to make green living easy and affordable. As a special UCSF community member, you can download a 6 month Free Trial Subscription (it’s only one month for everyone else!) to Chinook Book by following these instructions:

1. Download the Chinook Book app
2. When creating your account, enter the 6 month Activation Code: 99641-0615-4732-1339
Already have an account? Tap the menu icon and Add Coupons to enter your code.

The mobile app gives you over 400 coupons to use at local restaurants, grocery stores and boutiques, with new coupons being added every month. Click here to explore some of the offers available in the Bay Area.

Past discounts

Informational webinar Tuesday Oct 11 from 12-1pm.  Learn about the benefits of the program and ask questions about the discounts.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and put “UCSF webinar” in the subject heading to reserve your space.  They will email you with webinar details. Sign up today!  Space is limited!

Totota Mirai Test Drive a Toyota Mirai!  Come to Mission Bay shuttle stop on Sept 22 from 10 - 2pm for a test drive of the new hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “UCSF Test Drive” in the subject heading to reserve your 10 minute test drive.




Sunshares Bay Area is back for the fourth year! These time employee discounts are available for Solar on your home, Nissan’s all electric Leaf, and Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car, the Mirai, and renewable power for renters.  Sign up before November 4 to be eligible.  All UCSF employees, alumni, students, friends and family are eligible.  Go to this link for more information. Sunshares 2016













Raindrop Box: 
raindropbox

The Raindrop Box is an extensible system for collecting rainwater and storing it for later landscaping use.  Your first Raindrop Box is the Starter Package and comes with a downspout diverter that allows you to capture some of the rainwater from your roof (that otherwise would have gone down the downspout). The Oatey Mystic diverter that we bundle with your Raindrop Box Starter uses a patented design to channel water to your collection system, but not leaves and debris. Just go to their Amazon.com site to order using the UCSF2015 code to get your $50 discount. 

For purchase with local pickup in San Carlos, go to this link and use the same code. Discounts were extended to June 30!


Contact you local water agency for rain barrel, landscaping, or appliance rebates: 
SF Water
Marin Municipal Water District
Alameda County Water District
Santa Clara Water District
Contrat Costa Water District
San Mateo County

All of these agencies offer $100 rebates on rain barrels, so save your receipts and apply now!


Nissan Leaf Discount:
Leaf 2015

$1000 off the Nissan Leaf is still available. The Sunshares program with the Nissan discount program is now closed, however the $1000 below dealer invoice offer for UCSF employees is still in effect and EXTENDED indefinitely

This offer applies to all UCSF employees. Go to this link for more information.

This is still a great deal!


• 2016 Nissan Leaf S - Market Rate Price (MSRP): $29,860
• Nissan corporate discount: $1,000 off MSRP from dealership
• Federal tax credit (up to $7,500) and State of CA rebate (approx. $2,500) available for 2016
• A POTENTIAL NET VALUE OF $10,000 = (plus taxes and fees, after all credit & rebates are received)