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EIU Benefit Services

Employee Discounts

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.


EIU Athletics 

EIU currently charges admission for home games for all football, men's and women's basketball games.  Fans are able to purchase tickets for home basketball and football games online at

Doudna Fine Arts Center

Regardless of which kinds of performances appeal to you, we've got a show for you. All that's left is for you to get your tickets ordered! You can call our box office at 217-581-3110, or you can go to to order tickets online, print them off, and even check out seating charts for our various venues.


Life is expensive. Fortunately, you and your household members have access to LifeMart, an online discount center and mobile app. LifeMart makes everyday life a little more affordable—and a lot more fun—with both national and local discounts from brands you know and love. Whether you’re planning a major purchase like a car, home or vacation, or just want to save on day-to-day essentials, LifeMart is your lifeline.

Verizon Wireless

New Customer

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 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.

Current Customer

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


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.

Neal Tire

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.

Sam's Club

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. 

Holiday World and Lake Rudolp

Employees receive special pricing on Holiday World season passes and admission tickets. To receive the discount click here and enter username: Holiday730 and password: World730. User name and password are case sensitive. 

Bonus discounts from Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort: Lake Rudolph Discounts Your password for Lake Rudolph discounts is Santa  (The password is case sensitive)

Six Flags

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

Wisconsin Dells

The more fun you have the more you will save on Wisconsin Dells with the Passport to Savings Attraction Discount Program

Orlando Summer Splash Deals

Discounts for Eastern Illinois University Employees Link




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Contact Information

Benefits Office

Old Main Room 2020
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston IL, 61920

Fax: 217-581-3614

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