A variety of discounts are available to employees throughout the year. For additional information on specific discounts, click on the corresponding links or contact the Benefit Services Office.
Verizon Wireless offers a discount on many services for state and local government employees. The current discount is 18% on monthly voice calling plans of $34.99 or more. Some data features, like BlackBerry, email, and internet qualify for a 20% discount.
Employees can get a new Verizon Wireless service at www.verizonwireless.com or by visiting a Verizon Wireless retail store. If you go to a store, request to be added to the discount group ID "SOI#5". You will be requested to show proof of government employment. Proof of government employment can be you university-issued photo ID or a check stub.
There are several advantages to ordering via internet which include special promotions on equipment, free shipping, and waiver activation fees. Not all promotions are available at all times. Once a new account is established via internet, the account holder will have the discount added to his or her account after providing proof of government employment.
If you are a current Verizon Wireless customer, create an electronic copy of your university-issued photo ID and then email it along with your name, contact information, and your Verizon Wireless account number. If you do not know your account number, you can include your Verizon Wireless phone number. You will then send this information to StateofILEmployeeProgram@GL.VerizonWireless.com
You can make a clear photocopy of your university-issued photo ID and fax it to Verizon Wireless at 888-457-1731. Include your name, email, phone number, and your Verizon Wireless account number or one of your Verizon Wireless phone numbers.
You can assume the discount will be added to your account during the next billing cycle.
Discount cards are available at the Benefit Services Office while supplies last. The card entitles you to discounts of up to 10% off retire price of all tires, 10% off on mechanical parts and services, and 5% off on sale items. The card is good at all Neal Tire and Auto Service Stores.
Employees will receive a Sam's Club Gift Card when they sign up or renew a Sam Club's Membership during any on-campus membership drive.
Employees receive special pricing on Holiday World tickets. To receive the discount click here and enter username: Holiday730 and password: World730
This online benefit program offers not only substantial savings, but allows you to "print and go" so you can have your ticket in hand when you get to the park. This means no waiting in the line to purchase tickets. To receive this discount, click here and use the username: EIUSTL and password: SixFlags8