Save big this winter with discounts from The Whole U

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There’s a reason The Whole U’s Discounts page is the single most visited section of our site. Every month, thousands of UW employees access exclusive-to-UW discounts offered by our network of more than 220 area businesses just by logging in with their NetID and passwords and searching the discounts by type and location.

Whether you’re looking to save on everyday items and services or get a great deal for special occasions and new experiences, The Whole U’s discount network is yours to take advantage of—allowing you to do more by saving more. And there’s no better time than the end of the year to take advantage of this unique-to-UW benefit!

Save big on entertainment and experiences to share with family and friends during and after the holidays or take advantage of these seasonal deals to treat yourself and to start the New Year strong. Exploring our Discounts page is a great first step to reaching new goals!

Musicals, concerts, and more!

Searching for a place to bring your family and friends for fun shows and concerts? The Seattle Theatre Group offers up to 10-20% discounts, early access to tickets, and reduced service fees on many musicals, play, concerts and more coming to the greater Seattle area. Score reduced tickets to Broadway shows at the Paramount! Upcoming this winter: Frozen, Fiddler on the Roof, Seattle Rock Opera, and the Hip Hop Nutcracker, and much more.

Semiahmoo Resort

With winter landscapes settling around us, what better way to experience it than with a relaxing, magical family or romantic vacation! Semiahmoo Resort is a classic Pacific Northwest getaway nestled just 45 minutes south of British Columbia in Blaine, Washington. Save up to 30% on rooms at this resort, spa, and golf course when booking during December!

Summit at Snoqualmie

Looking for the next destination to experience some winter-time fun with your favorite people? Featuring famous steeps, backbowls, terrain parks, a Nordic center and Tubing Park as well as great learning terrain, The Summit is a wonderful winter playground for the whole family or a group of friends with discounted season passes for all UW employees and staff. Discounts on season passes are tiered by date of purchase, so don’t wait to check out the discounted prices through the UW portal (instructions on our website).

Burke Museum

From interacting with fossils, exploring Northwest Native art, to appreciating contemporary culture around us, the new Burke Museum is the perfect place to visit for a fun winter adventure! University of Washington students, faculty and staff get in free to the Burke with a UWID! Additionally, UW faculty, staff, retirees, educators, and UWAA Members get $10 discounts on any membership.

Fran’s Chocolate

Feed your own or your loved one’s sweet tooth with a sweet winter deal from Fran’s Chocolates. From a range of holiday gift boxes to signature chocolate choices, Fran’s Chocolates makes the perfect, tasty gift during the holiday season. The Whole U presents 10% off Fran’s Chocolates for all UW faculty, staff, and students. All you have to do to activate the discount is simply present your UWID in store to validate!

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience filled with magical dancing, music, and winter festivity. Join the Pacific Northwest Ballet this season to experience and appreciate the moving power and beauty of ballet. Enjoy 20% off all season long at Pacific Northwest Ballet, including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® this winter.

Thank you to The Whole U’s Program Sponsors!

Before the year ends, The Whole U wants to give a final big thanks to our sponsors that help make so many great events possible through their support of our program! Not only do they help sustain the programming you’ve come to enjoy from The Whole U at the University of Washington, but they also provide excellent discounts as well! Check out them out below.


UW faculty and staff save 18% while students save 10% on qualifying rate plans!


From now through December 31st, University of Washington employees, faculty, and staff who establish new membership by opening a Member Share Savings and Checking account get a $50 bonus deposit. When you chose BECU, you pay less in fees, enjoy local, personalized member services, and can easily view and manage your accounts in BECU Online Banking.

US Bank

Join U.S. Bank and receive one free order of U.S. Bank logo-style checks or 50% discount of other styles, 50% off annual Safe Deposit Rental Fee for new boxes only, and 25% off new U.S. Bank Home Mortgage origination fees, up to $1,000.

UW Book Store

Save 10% in the Husky Shop and on new and used books. In addition, enjoy free treats and earbuds on your birthday and $5 off your next purchase when you join the University Bookstore Pack Rewards by signing up online or in store.

Let us know how you use our Discounts network to save in the comments below and send photos of any fun memories you make to and we’ll share them out in 2020!