OSU retirees are eligible for a variety of discounts. Please look over the list below for discounts offered. Additional discounts are added as they are identified and verified.

To ensure eligibility for many of the offered discounts, you are encouraged to carry an Ohio State BuckID with you. If you do not currently have a BuckID, or need a replacement, one can be obtained as follows (see BuckID costs):

If you retired in 1997, or later, go directly to:

Buck ID Card Services
3040 Ohio Union
1739 North High Street
Phone:  614-292-0400

If you retired prior to 1997, contact:

Benefits/Retirement Services
OSU Office of Human Resources
1590 High Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43201-2190
614-292-1050, 1-800-678-6010

and request an authorization form that you then must take to the Buck ID Card Services office in the Ohio Union (see above).

Additional Discount Links


Ongoing Discount Programs

OSU Faculty, staff and retirees receive a 15% discount on floral gifts and arrangements.  Call 1-800-FLOWERS (1-800-356-9377) or visit to place an order.  Use promotion code OSU at checkout.

Save 15% off our Everyday Low Prices! The service fee for domestic orders is only $6.95 and no sales tax on orders delivered outside Louisiana. Discount is automatically applied when you use discount code OHIOSTATE when placing your order by phone. Call 800.266.0452 for 24/7 customer service/support

Atlas Butler

OSU Faculty, staff and retirees are eligible for discounts on repairs, high efficient heating and cooling equipment and home insulation. Vist Please use promo code OSUBUTLER in the message field.

Byers Chrysler Jeep Discount Program

Byers Chrysler Jeep of Columbus will provide special supplier pricing to any employee, retiree, or immediate family member on select NEW Chrysler and Jeep vehicles.  For vehicle pricing and information please call 866-238-4890 or visit online at

Byers Kia

Byers Kia will provide special pricing below invoice to any Ohio State employee, retiree, or immediate family member on select NEW Kia vehicles.  Please call 888-864-0530 for special pricing on our entire new and used inventory.  Visit us online at

Cheryl’s Doggie Daycare (4712 Trabue Road)

*  Doggie Daycare (Mon-Fri, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

*  Petsitting in your home (including cats)

*  Professional Grooming Services

*  Onsite veterinarian

Call 614-527-1158 for more specific information on services, costs, and discounts.  Website:

Chrysler Affiliate Rewards

OSU Faculty, staff and retirees are eligible to participate in Chrysler’s Affiliate Rewards program.  This special program offers the opportunity to purchase or lease most new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brand vehicles at the Preferred price (a maximum of 1% below factory invoice).  University employees or their spouses may purchase or lease a combined total of two vehicles per calendar year.  Process to obtain discount:

    • Use COMPANY CODE:  D60971
    • Log on to or call Program Headquarters at 888-444-4321 and provide your name, address, telephone number, company name (Ohio State University), last four digits of their Social Security number and Company Code in order to receive a unique Control Number.  You cannot receive a control number without the Company Code.
    • Take the Control Number, along with work ID or recent, original pay stub and marriage documentation (if the spouse is the intended buyer) to any participating U.S. Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge dealership.
    • Once the dealership verifies the Control Number, faculty/staff/retiree or spouse can choose from any eligible vehicle.  Contact your nearby dealership for complete program rules.

Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is proud to offer OSU faculty, staff and retirees who utilize Comfort Keepers services for themselves and their family members a 5% discount off the published list price of companionship and personal care services. For many seniors, living at home for as many years as possible is a priority. Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services that can help prolong an aging person’s ability to live independently and safely. Our in-home care is built around the concept of Interactive Caregiving®, which transforms day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful conversation and activities that engage and enrich the lives of seniors physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. From help with meals and mobility to personal care such as bathing and dressing, our in-home care lends a helping hand while enhancing our clients’ quality of life. Comfort Keepers can provide a variety of in-home services for your aging loved ones. We’ll assess their needs and create a custom care plan that can change as their needs change.

COTA Bus Discount for Seniors

Get half-price on COTA fares with a FREE COTA Senior ID Card.  Applicants must be at least 65 years of age, must provide a picture ID, and must show proof of age (driver’s license, state identification card, or birth certificate).  Where to get a COTA Senior Card?  COTA Connection, 33 N. High Street, Columbus, and then senior bus passes can be purchased at the same site, from participating Kroger and Giant Eagle stores in Franklin County, and other COTA Pass Outlets (call 614-228-1776 to find the out outlet nearest you).

Compare the Fares!

Regular  Senior
One-way local $2.00 $1.00
Day Pass $4.50 $2.25
LINK $1.00 $.50  One way fare; Local add $1; Express add $1.75
Monthly Pass $62.00 $31.00

Dish Network

Faculty, Staff and Retirees are eligible for up to $310 in savings on Dish Network Service. The $310 savings includes, $120 in bill credits when subscribing to HD programming, $75 in bill credits just for being affiliated with Ohio State, 3 months free of HBO & Cinemax  ($65 value) and a $50 bill credit if selecting an 18 month agreement (not required).  Visit and learn more about the service or to find out how to sign up with the discount.

Ford Offer Vehicle Discounts for OSU Employees

Ford Motor Company provides special discounts to Ohio State faculty, staff and retirees on a wide range of new vehicles. Most vehicles can be purchased at the manufacturer’s employee rate plus 4%. Some models have a different price structure or may not be eligible. See plans for details. Dealers may choose whether or not they will participate in the discount programs, so individuals interested in using the discounts should call ahead to find out if the dealer honors the discount plans. For more information on the Ford College Partner Recognition Plan, visit (password: OSUNV) or call 1-877-XPLAN-00.

From You Flowers

Faculty, staff and retirees can save 20% on all floral and gift items with From You Flowers. Simply visit the customized site at or call 800-838-8853 and mention code 228. Choose from over 2,000 exquisite items with hand delivered same day service. Elegance and flawless delivery is our top priority. We offer a 100% product and service guarantee. We deliver Nationwide!!   This discount has no expiration!

The Forum at Knightsbridge

The Forum at Knightsbridge is honored to be a longstanding and respected member of the Columbus community and proud to offer OSU faculty, staff and retirees a discounted rate on out senior living apartments. Whenever and OSU ID is presented, residents and/or family members will receive 50% off the community fee deposit and 5% off their monthly apartment rental. We offer an uncompromising high standard of living with all of the warmth and hospitality of home, right here on out beautiful campus. The Forum is a full service senior living community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional Assisted Living, Memory Care and Healthcare Center for skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Each lifestyle includes a full complement of services and amenities and we strongly believe our campus allows out residents to truly “age in place.” The Forum’s emphasis is on quality services and care for each of our residents. Our monthly plans require no endowment or purchase. For more information, fee schedules or to tour our community, please contact our Director of Sales & Marketing at 614-451-6793.

Glass America of Columbus

Glass America of Columbus is proud to offer a 15% discount on all auto glass and windshield repair & replacement services to Ohio State students, faculty, staff and retirees. Whether it be a rock chip or a cracked windshield, Glass America will provide free mobile services to all. Feel free to go about your day as we will come to you! For a free consultation and to schedule service, please call our service center at 614-450-0590.

Glenlaurel Scottish Inn/Hide Away Country Inn

Faculty, staff and retirees are eligible for discounts at these two Ohio lodging destinations. For descriptions, pictures, and ammenities visit Glenlaurel Scottish Inn or Hide Away Country Inn web sites.

Golden Buckeye Card

Nearly 20,000 businesses of all types honor the Golden Buckeye Card, with offers that range from percent-off discounts to “senior days,” and most display a decal so indicating.  Find savings in your area by visiting  The Golden Buckeye program is available to all Ohioans age 60 and over.  Those eligible with a valid Ohio driver license should automatically receive a card in the month of their 60th birthday; those who do not receive a card may apply at most senior centers and public libraries.  Call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement card.

Goodyear Auto Service Centers of Ohio

OSU Faculty, Staff and Retirees are invited to take advantage of the following discounts:

  • $15.95 Lube, Oil and Filter Change Plus 4 Tire Rotation
  • “Super Special Saturday” $12.95 Lube, Oil and Filter Change Plus 4 Tire Rotation
  • 10% Discount on all Automotive Service (excludes tires)
  • $10 off any Goodyear or Dunlop Tire ($40 off a set of 4)
  • FREE Shuttle Service
  • FREE Coffee

Our corporate owned and operated Goodyear Auto Service Center’s would like the opportunity to earn your business. We have been serving the automotive tire and service needs of our Columbus Ohio customer’s since 1924. We offer convenient hours, 6 month interest free financing and a nationwide 12 month 12,000 mile no hassle warranty on all services. Stop by or call our local Goodyear store located at 124 East Spring Street, Columbus, Oh 43215, (614) 221-6501 or visit us on the web at to schedule an appointment and to find out more about our products and services.

Other convenient Goodyear Auto Service Center locations,

* Columbus – 5015 N High St  614-888-8700
* Powell – 3938 W Powell Rd   614-793-0853
* Westerville – 4403 Executive Pkwy  614-794-3381
* Columbus – 4580 W Broad St  614-878-7224
* Delaware – 150 S Sandusky St  740-363-1949

Great Wolf Lodge

Clear your calendar, pack your swim suits, and head to Great Wolf Lodge!  Just imagine… a colossal indoor water park, 100 game arcade, and fantastic restaurants- all under one roof!  The adventure is all yours… after all, you deserve a little fun after all your hard work!!  Great Wolf Lodge offers Ohio State University a discount off of our best available room rates!

  • Save 15% at our Sandusky, Ohio Lodge when booking using code OHIO432C
  • Save 20% at our Mason, Ohio Lodge when booking using code OHIO432C

To receive the discount when making your reservation, all you need to do is go to, select the Sandusky or Mason Lodge, and enter the code OHIO432C into the field just below the calendar on the dates of stay, or call our reservation line at 1.800.913.WOLF.  The savings are automatically reflected on all of our suite types, year around! Adventure awaits…we hope your family can create new traditions at Great Wolf Lodge very soon!!

Midas Auto Service & Tires

OSU Faculty, Staff and Retirees have the opportunity for great savings on full-service automotive repair, maintenance and tires from Ohio family owned and operated Midas Auto Service & Tires locations!  Simply show your OSU ID and receive a value priced oil change for $18.99 (includes up to 6 quarts of synthetic blend oil, in-stock oil filter, lube and tire rotation) and 10% off all other Midas parts and services (excluding tires and batteries).  Visit for more information and participating locations!

Ohio State Faculty Club Membership

University Faculty and Staff are eligible for special membership pricing at The Club at The Ohio State University. The Club offers 2 lunch options Monday – Friday, dinner service, over 60 club member events annually, reciprocal privileges with over 70 private clubs worldwide (including the Capital Club, Athletic Club and OSU Golf Club locally) and more. Faculty and Staff can join the club for a one time initiation fee of only $88 and Monthly Dues of $37. For more information about The Club, visit our website at Applications available online. Mention promo code FB50 and receive a $50 credit to be used at The Club.

Disney World vacations exclusively for The Ohio State University Faculty, Staff & Retirees.  Family members are also welcome to use the discounts as long as they know the web-site address and pass word information!  Discounts are available for vacation homes, hotels, theme park tickets and car rental booked online. Visit . Enter discount code osudiscounts to access these exclusive deals (located on the right hand side navigation bar).  For questions, contact 1-888-632-1103.

OSU Recreation and Sports

OSU Recreation and Sports is proud to offer a discounted membership to any OSU retiree over 60 years of age for use of the five award-winning facilities at RPAC, ARC, OAC, Jesse Owens Centers, Tennis Center, and all outdoor courts and running trails.  Open for your business (no restricted hours for seniors) from 5:45 a.m. – midnight, are the recreation programs, fitness classes, advance registration opportunities for community programs, special members rates for ChildWatch, community programs, massage, personal training and outdoor adventure, access during family hours for immediate family at no additional charge.  Membership is $27.34 per month for annual membership or $82 per quarter.  Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or BuckID in person at RPAC or ARC front desk, or online:

Newport Aquarium

Ohio State faculty, staff, students, and family members can save $3 for each adult ticket purchased and save $1.95 for every child (ages 3–12) when you show your valid Ohio State ID card. The discount will be taken off the regular general admission ticket prices of $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors (65+), and $10.95 for children (3-12). There is no charge for children 2 and younger. The Newport Aquarium is located next to an entertainment, dining, and shopping complex along the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati via I-71.

Professional Hearing Care Services

OSU Retirees are eligible for complimentary hearing consultations. This includes a comprehensive evaluation of hearing within the context of personal family/professional/social needs. Wax removal, if necessary, is included prior to testing. Candidates for amplification may have a 1-week take-home demo of hearing aids without charge. For those who elect to acquire hearing aids, instruments from a variety of  manufacturers are available at 10 to 15% discount – this could save several hundred dollars over current local prices. Additional products at discount include custom swim/noise-attenuating plugs and a variety of assistive devices such as amplified telephones, TV listening devices and Bluetooth accessories for cell phone use.

Professional Hearing Care Services is located at 3006 N. High Street, Suite C, Columbus, OH  43202,

Dr. Paul Niswander is a retired emeritus faculty at The Ohio State University and a fellow OSURA member.

Ricart Automotive

Founded in 1953, Ricart Automotive is Ohio’s largest dealership. We feature an inventory of 4000 new and pre-owned vehicles on our 67-acre mega mall.
We make it simple for you to own a new or pre-owned vehicle.  This special offer is available for all OSU faculty, staff, student employees, and retirees.

  • Select your desired vehicle from our large inventory
  • Receive At or Below Invoice pricing on new vehicles
  • Receive Employee Pricing on pre-owned vehicles
  • Return policy – you can it back 6 months/ 6,000 miles later for 100% of the original purchase price (on all pre-owned vehicles)

Ask about our Ford/Mazda Loyalty Tire Rewards Program. Receive FREE tires when you have your vehicles factory recommend service done at Ricart.
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Sunrise Senior Living Discount Offer for OSU Employees and Retirees

Sunrise Senior Living, the largest provider of quality senior living services in the USA, is pleased to offer OSU faculty, staff and retirees a significant discount on independent and assisted living apartments and care for persons with memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Employees, retirees, and their family members will receive 50% off the initial community fee and 5% off monthly rental when OSU I.D. is presented. The discount is available at all five Central Ohio Communities. For more information, fee schedules, or to schedule a tour of one of these communities, please contact the director of community relations at Sunrise of Bexley, 614-235-3900; Sunrise of Gahanna, 614-418-9775; Sunrise of Worthington, 614-846-6500; Sunrise on the Scioto, 614-457-3500;

Sam’s Club

The Ohio State University is pleased to announce an exclusive Membership offer.  Retirees will receive up to a $25 gift card when they sign up for a new Sam’s Club Membership, or renew an existing membership by June 30, 2014.

T-Mobile Wireless

Ohio State Faculty and Staff are now eligible to receive a 15% off wireless service at T-Mobile. Call 866-464-8662 (option 1 for English or 2 for Spanish) Option 3 New/add-a-line sales and use promo code 14221TMOFAV.

Online product pricing is for NEW activations only. For existing customers who wish to take advantage of the discount please contact our migrations department at 877-453-8824. Looking to upgrade, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-937-8997 and inquire about T-Mobile’s handset upgrade program .  Other charges and fees may apply.

By using the above numbers you may be able to combine multiple discount options found only through these channels.  Please feel free to contact us today for your latest offerings and start saving immediately with the most Highly Rated Customer Service.

WiredOut, The Tech Store @ OSUWIREDOUT, The Tech Store @ OSU offers a wide variety of technology needs. WiredOut sells Apple, HP, and Dell laptops/desktop systems, software, accessories and supplies to the university community: Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni serving OSU main campus and regional campuses. Most items are academically priced, below MSRP, with savings up to 80%.

If needed, warranty work on laptops and desktops purchased at WiredOut is provided onsite by OSU’s IT Department. HP laptops include a 3 year warranty including accidental damage protection; this is included in the base price of the system. Dell laptops include a 1 year warranty, with the option to purchase additional warranty services. Apple comes standard with 1 year warranty; AppleCare can be purchased to extend the warranty to 3 years total, for manufactures defects.

Currently, WiredOut sells select Apple software, Adobe CS5 software, EndNote and Reference Manager software, and Microsoft Software is available from Uniprint*. The Ohio State University offers a number of software applications at no charge.

A valid BuckID/alumni ID is required to purchase most items from WiredOut.

*Microsoft, Adobe and Apple purchases are not available to retirees.  Please see store manager for additional details.