Employee Discount Program

Employee Discount Program

We like to think this program is a bridge between campus and the larger community; a benefit for both our employees and our local businesses. Businesses listed here provide Appalachian students, faculty, and staff a discount upon presentation of an AppState ID.

Interested in having your business participate in this program? Contact our office at relocation@appstate.edu or call 828-262-6483 to obtain a registration form.

Please note: at this time we are only enrolling REGIONAL businesses, meaning businesses that have a physical presence in our region. Businesses that operate solely online or are outside of our area are not currently eligible to participate in the employee discount program. 

Appalachian State University

  • Campus Store - We want to show our appreciation to App State’s faculty and staff for all that they do for Mountaineers! We’re offering a 10% faculty and staff discount to say THANK YOU! This offer is for in-store purchases only, cannot be combined with other offers or coupons and excludes technology, regalia, diploma frames and textbooks. Faculty and staff must show their App Card / IDs to receive the discount.


  • Mountaineer Mania - 10% off all orders/purchases in the store or online. The location is downtown Boone, 497 West King Street, Next door to Boone Saloon, 828-386-6161.


  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Corporate discount to all AppState employees including extra coverage for corporate use. Will match corporate discount for personal use, but extra coverage is not included in rate.  Click HERE for the discount code. You must be logged into Google with your AppState account to access the code.  Note: They verified they will honor the code when done online, but they don’t honor it for personal use when we call them or show up in person.
  • Master Tech Auto Mechanics - We know how hard it can be to find a dealership in the area for BMW and Mercedes, especially in a reasonable price range. Our technicians here have over 100+ experience with BMW and Mercedes and they all came from the dealership. We would like to offer our services to App State employees and students and offer a 10% discount on all parts and labor. Please stop by or call 828-322-2241.
  • Mountaineer Quick Lube - 10% off Oil Changes (Starting at $39.99) with valid AppState ID.
  • Boone Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram - Boone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - We here at Boone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram want to take care of our local University by extending them a personalized Boone Affiliate Pricing, which equals 1% Below Invoice - Plus All Applicable Incentives and Rebates! If you are currently employed by ASU, you will qualify for this special 1% below invoice pricing on almost all new inventory (excludes SRT's and High-Performance Vehicles). This is our way of saying "Thanks!" to all the employees of Appalachian State for making our community so great!  Also, with your purchase, you will receive a complimentary 2 years of lube oil and filter change (2 per year), 2 free tire rotations (1 per year), and of course, unlimited access to our Car Wash located at the end of our building!  Service packages are also available at a discounted rate, and you will save an additional 10% on all vehicle services over $500!  Please contact our Sales Manager for more information and to obtain this offer, 828-457-8854.

Elder Care

  • Brookdale Senior Living in Lenoir - Brookdale Senior Living can help you take the worry out of providing elder care needs for you and your family members. Benefits:  Senior Living Discount of 7.5% of the base rate for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Dementia Care; Private Duty Home Care - 10% discount. The employee discount code is “employee” or “2291.”  Also need proof of employment, for example, a badge, and Proof of retirement and/or alumni status.

Grocery Stores

  • Earth Fare (178 W. King Street, Boone) - 5% off TUESDAYS ONLY for students, faculty & staff with valid AppState ID.
  • Lowes Foods (267 New Market Centre, Boone)  - 10% off SUNDAYS ONLY for students, faculty & staff with valid AppState ID.

Home Building/Decor/Maintenance

  • ADT Home Security and Alarm Systems$100 ADT Visa upon signing. Offer link here.
  • Advantage Inspection Services, LLC  - NC Licensed Home Inspector is offering15% off residential testing (as part of a home inspection) such as Radon, Water, Wood Destroying Insect Report.  Offer includes students, faculty & staff with a valid AppState ID.
  • Bargain Barn Discount Mattress - ASU Alum owned. All students, faculty and staff will receive 10% off the list price of all merchandise upon presenting their AppCard. Call us at 828-297-7991 or stop by at 368 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607. Hours: 9:30-6 M-F, 9:30-4 Sat.
  • Bargain Basement Home Center, Inc. - Additional 10% off all merchandise in our NEW OUT OF THE BOX DEPARTMENT.  All merchandise priced for pickup at our facility, but delivery and installation to the High Country is available at additional cost.  Owner is an AppState Alumni.  2315 Catawba Valley Blvd, SE, Hickory, NC 28602, Hours: 10-6 M-F, 10-2 Sat. 828-838-3461.
  • BoxDrop Mattress - Brand new Discount mattresses- All Sizes Available.  10% OFF with presentation of Appstate ID.  By appointment- call Becca to set up a time-(828)773-6782 - Located at 2447 Old 421 South, Boone NC.
  • Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery - 12% off to all Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff with valid App State ID. Some restrictions apply. Please email info@blowingrockfurniture.com or call us at 828-295-7755 to be added to our Partnership Program!
  • DB Built - $2,500 discount for builder services to all faculty and staff with a valid Appcard. Owner/Builder is an AppState Dual Career Partner - David Bryan, 828-773-4496, or DBBuiltNC@gmail.com.
  • Fairbanks Home Builders - 3% off Contractor Fee.
  • Tarheel Basement Systems - 10% discount on select services, some restrictions apply.  

Home Rentals

  • The Finmore at 241 - $100 administrative fee and $50 application fee ($150 total) waived for all App State faculty and staff. Not applicable with any other specials. Please notify at time of application for special to apply.
  • Jenkins Rentals - Will WAIVE all application fees for Appalachian State employees submitting applications for all of our rental properties.  Also provided: removal of moving boxes after you move in!  Please ask for Kim Rogers.

Home Sales/Financial

  • Allen Tate Realtors Boone/Blowing Rock - Kierra Young, Broker/REALTOR - Credit towards home inspection up to $500 for all App State faculty & staff. Contact Kierra Young, 828-278-9510 or kierra.young@allentate.comhttps://www.allentate.com/Office/Detail/Boone/3289912602
  • Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group - Pat McGuire and Tina Edge - $500 credit towards closing costs for all App State faculty & staff.
  • Baxter Mountain Properties - Page Sauder, Realtor/Broker - Free home inspection with home purchase. Client will be reimbursed for the fee of one home inspection from the inspector of their choice, up to $450, upon closing of the purchase of a home. Contact AppState Alumni, Page Sauder, 828-265-9593 or sauderpage@yahoo.com.
  • Element Funding, Brad Roche - $1000 off Closing Costs for Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students of App State.
  • For Sale By Owner & Builder Magazine - 10% off advertising rates for FSBO properties.
  • Guaranteed Rate - $1,440 in waived fees on your home mortgage or refinance loan and free consultations. Visit www.Rate.com/APPState or email AppalachianState@rate.com with questions. Local branch located at: the 5950 Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210.
  • Mark Mashburn - (Realtor/Broker) of Century 21 Mountain Vistas would like to offer App State faculty and staff either a one-year Home Warranty purchased for either buyer or seller clients at closing or a free home inspection with home purchase. Client will be reimbursed for the fee of one home inspection from the inspector of their choice upon closing of the purchase of a home. Up to $500 value.  Contact c21mashburn@gmail.com or 912-536-0145.
  • Piedmont Federal Savings Bank – Free checking account with no ATM fees worldwide: we will also refund other banks ATM fees.  First order of checks free.  $250 credit towards closing costs on a mortgage.  Come see us at 1399 Blowing Rock Road in Boone or call us at 828.264.5244.
  • Provident Funding (Charlotte, NC) - Save as much as $5,000 towards the closing costs (0.25% closing cost discount) of any home purchase or refinance home loan with The Mortgage Price Leader! Call today for a free mortgage review at 888-547-4050. Please reference discount code, M91ER2936.



  • Blue  Ridge Tourist Court -  574 Old East King Street, Boone - 10% discount for App State faculty and staff booking rooms for themselves or family/visitors. Please email office@blueridgetouristcourt.com to take advantage of this discount.

  • Green Park Inn - Hotel offers 10% Discount for App State Faculty & Staff only.  Rates include full hot breakfast and free wifi. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid holidays, special events, or weekends in July & October. Must present App State ID upon arrival. Must "book direct" at 828-414-9230 (not online).
  • Holiday Inn Boone University Area - 1075 Highway 105, Boone: 12% weekday and 5% weekend for hotel rooms.
  • The Horton Hotel & Rooftop - 10% discount for lodging.  Not valid for weekends, holidays, football game days, or App State special events such as parent weekend or graduation, etc. App State employee or representative must call 828-832-8060 or email info@thehorton.com
  • Mast Farm Inn - A historic hotel located in Valle Crucis NC. Owned by Appalachian State Alumni. Just 12 minutes from campus, we offer lodging in our historic farmhouse and cabins, a 2-course breakfast to refuel those on the go, and wedding locations for couples looking to marry in the High Country. With plenty of parking and beautiful scenery to explore, the Mast Farm Inn is proud to offer Appalachian State affiliates a 10% discount on lodging. Reach out to stay@mastfarminn.com for information.
  • Meadowbrook Inn - 20% Discount on Rack Rate for App State Faculty, Staff and Visitors. Guests must call 828-295-4300 to book. Discount not available online.
  • Swiss Mountain Village - 10% Off Regular Room Rental Rates to all students, faculty, staff, and their families.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boone - 15% off room rental rates to all App State students, faculty and staff. Deeper discount for longer stays.
  • White Fence Farm Vacation Rentals - 10% discount for App State faculty & staff.  Must present valid App State ID upon arrival and must book direct via (828) 202-4262.  Not valid for holidays, football game days, or App State special events such as parent weekend or graduation, etc.  


  • Canvas Prints - Based in Hendersonville, NC, we offer a 15% discount to App State employees and students with the code APPSTATE.

Office of State Human Resources

  • We Save NC - Office of State Human Resources' Employee Discount Program

Pet Services

  • PetCare by EliAs an App State Alum, I am happy to offer a discount of 1 free meet and greet or 1 free 20-minute walk/visit for new clients that are faculty or staff of App State (just show your valid ID at our first appointment). You can email or call (704) 962-2380

Phone Service

  • T-Mobile Wireless - Save up to $10 per month for 20 months on Magenta Plus (Unlimited Talk, Text, Data, Taxes & Fees Included + More). Call 855-570-9947 or visit your local T-Mobile Store at 255 River Bend Dr, Granite Falls, NC, 28630 – Be sure to mention you work for Appalachian State University.
  • Carolina West Wireless (Boone Location 195 New Market Center Boone, 28607) -  Apply for a discount through the Association Carolina West Webpage to see if you qualify.


  • 1st Tracks Ski Shop - 50% off daily equipment/ski rentals and 10% off retail sales for students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian State University with the presentation of a valid App State ID.
  • Art of Living Retreat Center - App State Discounts: Call to inquire
  • Biltmore - $10 off adult day tickets.  Select the calendar day you plan to attend and the price will be indicated.  Go to App State's landing page by clicking this link.  Click HERE for the discount code. You must be logged into Google with your AppState account to access the code.   Offer good for App State students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Dollywood Parks & Resorts - Discounted tickets available to Appalachian State Community Members.  Savings of approx. $20/ticket.  To receive the discount, click HERE for the discount code. You must be logged into Google with your AppState account to access the code.
  • Grandfather Mountain - ASU staff receive $2 off the standard admission price any time you visit! Show your  University ID when you arrive to receive the discount. If purchasing online at www.grandfather.com, purchase the discount adult option which automatically includes the discount. You will be asked to show your ID when you arrive at the ticket booth.
  • High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Adventure Park - 10% off Individual Tickets when you present your AppCard or use the code "ASUEMP" when checking out online.  Email info@highgravityadventures.com with questions.
  • Mystery Hill - North Carolina's Natural Gravitational Anomaly - Buy One Get One Free Ultimate Ticket to Mystery Hill. Includes all experiences including The Gravitational Anomaly Tour, The Hall of Mystery Hands-on Science activities, The Giant Bubbles of Bubblerama, The Native American Artifacts Museum and Tomahawk Hill with Tomahawks, Archery, Knife Throwing, Cherokee Blowguns, Archery, The 1903 Dougherty House Museum, The Appalachian Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, Gem Mining at Doc's Rocks, and a souvenir old time photo with the presentation of an AppState ID.
  • Sky Valley Zip Tours - Get 10% off tickets for our canopy tour or Whistle Pig kid zip for ages 4+.  Use code ASU10 when booking online at www.boonezip.com or call us at 855-475-9947.  Contact us for group rates.
  • Tweetsie Railroad - Re-opening April 9th for the 2022 season. Featuring a family-friendly Wild West Adventure for children of all ages.  AppState employees can receive $9 off general admission ticket prices.  You must be logged into Google with your AppState account then click HERE for the discount code.
  • Mountain Running Company - 10% discount to all App State faculty, staff, and students with presentation of an App State ID. Same discount for all Watauga athletes. 


  • Appalachian Moving & Storage - 10% discount on moving and storage services to faculty and staff when you mention this offer. Please call Jeff Wilcox, Owner, at 828-264-3737. Owner and son are AppState grads and wife is a current AppState employee. Independently and locally owned, local and long-distance moving, climate-controlled storage. 
  • Big Man Moving - 10% Discount for all moving services to ASU faculty and staff upon request. 5% Discount to all ASU students with valid AppState ID. Request services online or in person at business location: 1345 Poplar Grove Rd S, Boone, NC 28607
  • The Movers Co. - 10% discount for moves for App State faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees. Does not include students.  Just tell them your association to App State. Contact them on the website or email info@moversconc.com.  Office is located at 2207 U.S. 421 N., Boone, NC 28607.



  • 180 Float Spa - 249 Kimberly Drive, Boone. 10% off float and sauna services with App State ID.
  • Blue365 - Health-related Discounts for all BlueCross BlueShield Members. Includes $29 Monthly Fee for the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, The GYM 24/7, Anytime Fitness and Curves of Boone.
  • ComPsych -  GuidanceResources Online: Appalachian State University's Employee Assistance Program Discounts and Offers
  • Hellbender Fitness - Offering $10 off on monthly memberships for all Appalachian State Employees. Located at 643-R Greenway Road. Visit our website Hellbender Fitness to sign up for a free trial class. 
  • Wolf Moon Salt Cave and Stress Reduction Center (Lenoir) - 10% discount. Email wolfmoonsaltcave@gmail.com using your ASU email address to get the discount code.