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 LOCAL businesses, meaning businesses that have a physical presence in the area. 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 Dining - For the 2020-2021 year, the faculty/staff discount is a free fountain beverage with the purchase of a meal. Discount subject to change.
  • University Bookstore - Educational discounts of between 3%-10% on Apple and computers for students, educators, staff, and alumni. Discount subject to change.


  • 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.  Show AppState ID when renting in person or verbally identify yourself as an App State employee when calling the Highway 105, Boone, NC Enterprise location.  Use Corporate Account Code: NC53A11. 
  • Hertz Car Rental in Boone - For Business rentals:  Corporate discount to all Appalachian State employees includes Loss Damage Waiver coverage.  Fellow employees and business associates are authorized operators and are not required to complete an additional form, be present at time of rental or pay an additional fee.  Minimum rental age is 18 without an age differential charge. 

    For Personal rentals:  Hertz will match corporate discount but Loss Damage Waiver is not included in the rate.  Minimum rental age is 20 without an age differential charge. 

    All renters are entitled to a 3 hour grace period before an extra hour charge is applied.  Renter must show AppState ID when renting in person or verbally identify yourself as an App State employee when calling the Highway 105, Boone, NC Hertz location at 828-263-1134 to book the reservation and provide the Corporate Discount Program # 65969.  All U.S. Hertz locations will honor this discount.

  • 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.
  • Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram - We here at Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram want to take care of our local University by extending them a personalized  "Ross 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, and 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 on 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 reach out to our Internet Manager, Brett Silver, at bsilver@rossauto.com or 828-964-8440, to obtain this offer.

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.


  • Bank of America - Up to $500 cash back when opening a new account. Offer good through 03/31/20. Contact bankofamerica.com/schedule. UPDATE: Valerie from BofA will be on campus THIS WEEK in Roess Dining Hall/Sanford Hallway for the following times: Wednesday, 2/26 from 10am-12pm; Thursday, 2/27 from 12pm-2pm; and Friday, 2/28 from 2pm-4pm. 

Grocery Stores

  • Be Natural Market (273 Boone Heights Drive, Boone) - 5% off WEDNESDAYS ONLY with valid AppState ID.  Applies to everything in the store except alcohol purchases.
  • 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/Maintenance

  • 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 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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • ALCOVA Mortgage - Pat McGuire - $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 - $1,290 off closing costs. Visit the 5950 Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 office or online (www.rate.come/APPState). Questions? Contact AppalachianState@rate.com.  
  • 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.
  • Melody Pineda Banks  - (Realtor/Broker) of the Stacie Pineda Team at RE/MAX Realty Group would like to offer App State faculty and staff a $350 credit to Greg Dominquez Painting OR $350 Custom Design Plan with Canvas and Light Interiors OR a $350 credit to Patricia De La Puente Cleaning Services upon closing to help you prepare for the big move. Contact Melody at 828-262-1990 or melodybanks@remax.net.
  • Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Shannon Andrews, Realtor/Broker - One-year Home Warranty purchased for either buyer or seller clients at closing.  Up to $500 value.  Contact 828-263-3936 or shannon.andrews@sothebysrealty.com.
  • Provident Funding (Charlotte, NC) - Save as much as $5,000 towards the closing costs of any home purchase or refinance home loan with The Mortgage Price Leader! Call today for a free mortgage review at 888-547-4050 or email our contact, Andrew, at ajoyner@provident.com. Please reference discount code, M91ER2936.
  • Rosa M. Ivey, Flagstar Bank - $500 off Closing Costs for App State Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students with valid App State ID.  



  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.  


Office of State Human Resources

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

Phone Service

  • Carolina West Wireless (Boone Location 195 New Market Center Boone, 28607) - 15% Off Monthly Access Fee to all members on the account.
  • 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.
  • Verizon Wireless, NC - (Boone Location 1822 Blowing Rock Rd.) 20% Off Monthly Access Fee, Up to 25% off Accessories with valid Appstate ID. Offer not valid with the Unlimited Plan. DURING COVID19: In order to verify your eligibility, follow these instructions:  
    • Go to verizonwireless.com/discounts
    • Sign in 
    • Find the question similar to, "how would you like to verify your discount?" 
    • In the dropdown, do NOT use email. Select one of the other options: 1. upload App State ID or 2. paystub (need company name, your name, and date of last paycheck - all other personal information may be redacted).


  • 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. PROMO CODE:  appstate.  Offer good for App State students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Dollywood Parks & Resorts - Discounted tickets available to Appalachian State Community Members.  $55.00 per Adult (Savings of approx. $20/ticket).  To receive the discount, go HERE (discount temporarily not available. Park is reopening June 17, 2020).  
  • High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Adventure Park - 10% off Individual Tickets when you present your AppCard or when you 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 July 17, 2020 with reduced prices and limited train rides. Offer excludes Day Out With Thomas and all evening events.  Use Code ASU26 when pre-ordering tickets.
  • Up 'N Running Specialty Run Store - 10% discount to all App State faculty, staff, and students with presentation of an App State ID.  There is also a 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. 
  • 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.



  • 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