Employee Incentives and Discounts

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to be able to provide our employees with information regarding special discounts and offers.

This listing of discounts is provided for informational purposes and does not imply that the DOE endorses any particular product or service.

Cellular Phone Service

  • T-Mobile
    T-Mobile offers exclusive savings, unlimited data plans, monthly service discounts, waived activation fees, and free shipping, all without a contract.  Click here for more information on the Discount Program for employees and families.
  • AT&T
    AT&T offers discounts to New York City DOE employees. Click here for more information.
  • Sprint/Nextel
    Sprint is proud to offer monthly discounts to New York City DOE employees and family! Visit http://www.sprint.com/nycdoe to learn about what offers are available.

  • Verizon
    Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest 3G provider, is delighted to announce discounts for DOE employees. For further details, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/getdiscounts to learn more about the offerings available to all New York City employees.
    - 19% discount off monthly access on all plans $34.99 or higher
    - 25% discount off accessories that come with either a one-year or lifetime warranty
    - Discounts on the new FiOS triple play bundle.  Click here for more information.
    To enroll, submit the Verizon Employee Enrollment Form. Include proof of employment (a copy of your DOE-issued ID card or a copy of a pay stub and driver's license).  Fax the cover sheet, form, and proof of employment to 1- 800-711-7788.  

Computer Equipment, Software, Apps, and Technology 

  • Dell 
    Dell offers discounts (of up to 30% off) on all personal PCs, and select configurations of Dell consumer PCs. Visit www.dell.com/nycdoe/epp for more information and to order online. To order by phone, call 1-800-695-8133 and mention Member ID# KS29290389 in order to receive the discount.

    Please note: If you find a better deal on a Dell product on the http://www.dell.com home website, call 1-800-695-8133 to receive your best price guarantee. Also, remember to ask the Dell sales representative if there are any additional promotions when making your purchase.

  • Apple
    All New York City DOE employees, faculty and staff receive up to a 10% discount on all Apple equipment including MacBook, iMac, MacPro, MacBook Pro and Mac Minis. Academic pricing is also available on software sold through the online store. To take advantage of these discounts, call 1-800-MY APPLE (800-692-7753) or click here for more information.

  • Epson
    Click here to view the Epson Partner Purchase program and program features.
  • Lenovo
    Lenovo is now offering discounts on all products to DOE employees, faculty and staff.  Please visit http://www.lenovo.com/NYCDOEEPP to view the latest Android Tablets, All-in-One Desktops and award winning ThinkPad laptops.  Representatives are available to answer your questions and assist with order placement at 1-877-222-6426 Ext. 3077.

Culture and Entertainment

  • TheaterMania
    Broadway, Off B’way, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Concerts and More for only $4.50 a ticket.  How?  Theaters and producers need to fill up seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz and word of mouth.  TheaterMania’s Gold Club proudly offers DOE employees an exclusive 40% discount to join:  $59 for the entire year! (regularly $99).  For more information, and to join, log on to https://www.theatermania.com/gold/partner/NYCDOE/

  • Plum Benefits
    Plum Benefits is providing all NYCDOE employees with exclusive discounts to hundreds of live event experiences in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Orlando and Las Vegas!  Whether your looking for a Broadway show, sporting event,  ski lift ticket, theme parks, or even restaurants - Plum Benefits has something for everyone!  Discounts vary by show/event/activity and venue.  For additional information, please visit www.plumbenefits.com.  Sign-up using your NYCDOE work email address or your personal email address and access code ac130262 to set-up your free account.

  • Theater Development Fund 
    Theatre Development Fund provides New York City DOE employees access to hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance productions each year for only $11 to $41 a ticket. Additionally, TDF's "Off-Off@$9" program features dozens of Off-Off Broadway productions available to you for only $9 a ticket. Full-time DOE employees are invited to join the more than 80,000 theatre lovers who get the best deals through TDF. To apply, call (212) 912-9770 or visit http://www.tdf.org/application.

  • Tickets at Work
    Tickets at Work is pleased to offer entertainment and travel discounts for both regional and nationwide attractions and events to all NYCDOE employees.  We provide discounts to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando & Hollywood, Six Flags, Cirque Du Soleil, Movie Tickets, Hotels, Las Vegas, Broadway Shows, Sporting Events, and Car Rentals.  For more information, please visit us at: http://www.ticketsatwork.com/tickets/?company=NYCDOE.  Employees without internet access can call our toll free customer service line (866) 273-5825.  Please use the company code: NYCDOE.   

  • Barclays Center Events
    The Barclays Center offers discounts to DOE employees on a variety of events, including Brooklyn Nets and NY Islander games. Click here for more information.  


  • Atlas Test Prep 
    Atlas Test Prep is offering Department of Education employees an educator’s discount for SAT or ACT group courses and private tutoring. Get a discount on your child’s preparation. Click here for more information. 

  • Compass Test Prep
    Compass Test Prep is offering Department of Education employees an educator's discount for GRE, GMAT, or LSAT group courses and private tutoring.  Get a discount on your child's preparation.  Click here for more information.
  • Bank Street College of Education
    The Bank Street College of Education is looking to work with New York City Public School teacher's interested in pursuing certification in Bilingual Education and/or Bilingual Special Education.  Bank Street will be forming cohorts for: 1) teacher's inerested in earning the Bilingual Extension (Spanish) or 2) teacher's interested in completing a master's degree in Bilingual Special Education.  Applicants chosen to be part of the cohort will qualify for a 50% reduced tuition rate of $650.00 per credit.

    For additional information, interested candidates should contact Dr. Nilda Bayron-Resnick, Program Director of Dual Language/Bilingual Programs in General and Special Education at (212) 875-4543 or at nresnick@bankstreet.edu

  • Concordia University - Portland
    Concordia University - Portland is offering NYCDOE staff new scholarships and grants for their accredited Master of Education or Doctorate of Education degree programs taught completely online.  Teachers enrolling in the M.Ed Program will receive $4,000 off tuition with The Educator Scholarship.  Four M.Ed degrees and 18 concentrations are available.  Teachers enrolling in the Ed.D program will receive $10,000 off tuition with The District Educator Dean's Grant.  The Ed.D Program offers an innovative "virtual residency".  Students in both programs also receive an Apple iPad to enhance the learning experience and textbooks at no additional charge.  These benefits are available for all NYCDOE employees enrolling in Concordia University - Portland online degree programs.  For additional information, please visit: http://education.cu-portland.edu/nyc/.
  • Fluent City
    Fluent City is proud to offer 15% off all group language classes for DOE employees, faculty and staff. Take advantage of French, Spanish,Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese classes throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn and learn a fun, valuable classroom skill. Weekday, weeknight and weekend sessions are offered. Pick any 20-hour class listed on fluentcity.com and email hey@fluentcity.com using your DOE email account for the discount code! 

Financial Services and Insurance

  • Free Checking Accounts
    New York City employees paid through direct deposit are eligible for free checking accounts at a variety of participating banks.

  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
    Aflac is now offering supplemental insurance at the payroll rate to NYC Department of Education employees. Aflac insurance policies are not intended to replace or change your major medical coverage or other insurance currently available through the NYC Department of Education. Aflac pays cash benefits directly to the policyholder, unless benefits are assigned, to help with out-of-pocket expenses that may occur when you are sick or hurt. Benefits are paid regardless of any other insurance coverage that you may have.

  • Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
    Save 5% on coverage for your pet!  Additional benefits include: Visit any veterinarian - even specialists and emergency providers and 10-day 100% money back guarantee.  For additional information, and to register, please visit us at: http://www.petinsurance.com/schools.nyc.

Fitness and Wellness

  • New York Sports Club
    Passport Membership: access to all clubs at all times of the day, all group exercise classes and club amenities. Monthly rates are $69 with a one-time $50 joining fee. New membership is for one year, and all New York City DOE employees, spouse/domestic partners and children at least 14 years of age are eligible (proof of residence is required). DOE rates are only available online by visiting http://www.companiesgetfit.com/ and using your DOE-issued e-mail address.  

  • Crunch Gym
    Crunch offers New York City DOE employees discounted membership rates as well as a three day complimentary pass (some restrictions apply).  For more information on the rates, membership, complimentary three day pass, classes and locations, click here

    A new Crunch gym is now in Hoboken. To find the Crunch location nearest you, visit www.crunch.com. If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Hart at ahart@crunch.com or by phone at (212) 993-0340.

  • Gold's Gym
    Gold's Gym offers all New York City DOE employees discounted membership rates at two of its locations (Crossbay Boulevard in Howard Beach and Livingston Street in Brooklyn). This offer includes a Gold's Gym membership for only a $150 initiation fee and $36.44 per month or a $98 initiation fee and $46.86 per month. For more information, call (718) 845-4653.

  • New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC)
    NYHRC now offers all New York City DOE employees, spouse/domestic partners, and DOE retirees a great way to stay fit and healthy!

    Qualifying employees may now enroll for a discounted membership of only $75.00 per month with no initiation fee or enrollment fees (there is a minimum 6 month commitment required).

    Membership features include a variety of daily classes,  includes a variety of daily classes, sports facilities, pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna, eucalyptus room and pay services including personal training, babysitting, court time, and massage. Membership also entitles you access to all 10 NYHRC locations.

    To enroll or to find club locations go to http://workfit.nyhrc.com. For more information or to receive a week pass contact: Franklin Rice at (212) 220-0733 or via email at frice@nyhrc.com.


  • New York Times
    The New York Time s offers up to 50% off the normal subscription cost on home delivery of The New York Times for K-12 teachers. To enroll, current subscribers and new subscribers should call 1-800-NY-TIMES.

  • Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal offers up to 50% off the normal subscription cost on the online and print editions of The Wall Street Journal for K-12 teachers and librarians. Educators are offered an academic year subscription of 36 weeks. To enroll, current subscribers and new subscribers should call 1-800-975-8602 or visit http://www.wsj.com/prof.

Office and Print Services

  • FedEx Kinko's
    As a thank you for your commitment to educating our children, FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Center offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Kinko’s nationwide. Visit FedEx Kinko's DOE Web site for more information.


  • CityStore
    City employees receive a 20% discount on books, gifts, and collectables. Visit NYC.gov/CityStore to order online or visit the Citystore at 1 Centre Street - North Plaza (Manhattan Municipal Building). City employee identification required.  Click here for more information on discount offers.   

  • Ann Taylor LOFT
    LOFT Loves Teachers... and has something just for you! Members of LOFT Loves Teachers, our free program for educators, receive 15% off every time you shop at a LOFT store. Visit http://www.loftlovesteachers.com/ for complete program details.

  • Corporate Shopping
    The Corporate Shopping Employee Discount Program features over 250 top national retailers offering incredible employee discounts and private offers to NYCDOE employees.  A few popular retailers include: Target, Land's End, Costco, Ralph Lauren, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Brooks Brothers, ProFlowers, FTD, Shoes.com, Restaurant.com, Drugstore.com, FragranceNet and many more!

    Register now and enjoy incredible savings!  It's easy...simply click on this link http://corporateshopping.com/login/nyc for instant access.         

  • J. Crew
    At J. Crew, teachers are VIPs. Just bring your school ID to any J.Crew retail or factory location and receive an exclusive 15% OFF every time you shop. (It's even better than summer vacation.) *For store locations, visit jcrew.com.

    *Discount is valid only in J.Crew retail and factory stores and cannot be honored online at jcrew.com. Offer cannot be combined with any other special discounts or promotions or applied to alterations, previous purchases or to the purchase of gift cards.

  • 1800Flowers.com® and 1800Baskets.com® 
    All New York City DOE employees, faculty & staff receive 20% off (some restrictions apply) on flowers and a selection of gifts including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, and confections. To place an order go to www.1800flowers.com or www.1800baskets.com  and use the promotion code "DOE" during check out, or call 1-800-FLOWERS (1-800-356-9377) and give the code to the Gift Advisor.

  • Sunrise Chevrolet
    New York City DOE employees and their family can benefit from Sunrise Chevrolet's Employee Pricing!  You pay what we pay!  In addition, receive a 10% discount on parts and service!  Call Sunrise Chevrolet at (718) 263-7700 or visit www.drivesunrisechevy.com for additional information. 

Transit and Travel 

  • Commuter Benefits Program 
    The City of New York Commuter Benefits Program offers employees a Commuter Card Plan via a payroll deduction. The Commuter Card is a stored value debit card linked to a special Transportation Spending Account secured by the City’s Transit Benefit provider, WageWorks. For more information on WageWorks and how to apply, click here.

  • Bonusweeks.com                
    The benefits of vacations are clear; NYCDOE employees work long hard hours and need a break to recharge.  But the problem isn't always time, it's money.  Bonusweeks.com is the Wellness Division of SFX Preferred Resorts.  We provide access to world class resorts at or below wholesale pricing.  For more information, visit: http://bonusweeks.com/nycdoe.  Use registration code: 35NYCDOE  

  • Hawaiian Airlines
    Hawaiian Airlines offers all current employees of New York City Department of Education a discount from NYC (JFK) to Hawaii. For more information, click here.

  • Affordable Travel of Orlando
    Affordable Travel of Orlando provides discounted theme park tickets to Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and many other Orlando area attractions.  You can save from $2.00 to $30.00 on tickets depending on quanitity and theme park.  Employees can also save up to 60% off select Orlando area hotels and home rentals.  Just use your NYCDOE log-in, "NYC," to book your vacation or purchase tickets by visiting www.orlandovacation.com/discounts or by calling toll-free 1-866-463-0412.  

  • Avis
    New York City DOE employees can save up to 25% on every rental whenever making a reservation.  In addition to special rates, employees are offered value-added discounts and the latest in technology, products and services.  Click here for more information. 

  • Budget
    New York City DOE employees can save up to 25% on every rental whenever making a reservation.  Click here for more information.

  • RentalCarPerks.com 
    New York City DOE employees can enjoy car rental discounts of up to 25% from industry leading car rental companies at thousands of city and airport locations nationwide. As an added bonus, DOE employees are eligible for special offers including dollars off, free rental days and free upgrades - all in addition to discounted car rental rates. Please visit RentalCarPerks.com to sign-up (only name and e-mail address required) or for more details.

  • Wyndam Hotel Group
    New York City DOE employees can save up to 20% a night off of the Best Available Rate at nearly 7,000 Wyndham Hotel Group Hotels around the world.  Brands include:  Wyndham Hotels, Wyndham Grand Collection, Days Inn, Ramada, TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Hawthorn Suites, Baymont Inns & Suites, Night Hotels, Howard Johnson, Microtel, Super 8, Knights Inn, Travelodge, Wingate, and Dream Hotels.

    Discount offers must be booked in advanced.  Click here for more information.