Your VIU Alumni Association has secured additional benefits on and off campus with great local businesses. Please see the benefit partners listed below to view more details on the discounts you can receive.
Alumni must produce a valid alumni benefit card to take advantage of the benefits listed below.
Request your alumni benefit card by filling out the Get Connected form.
VIU Alumni can save up to 25% off Avis base rates and when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number C741800. Complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans. Avis Car Rentals
Also enjoy savings of up to 25% off Budget base rates when renting a vehicle from a participating location in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number A382900 to shop the lowest rates for your next rental. Budget Car Rentals
Clearly offers VIU alumni, students, and staff 10% discount on contact lenses and 25% discount on glasses when ordered online with promo code STUDENTLENS10 for lenses and PAIRUP25 for glasses. Free shipping is available for Canada Post delivery option only. Please refer to Clearly for more information.
VIU alumni and their guests will receive $2 off individual admission to the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station when displaying their alumni benefit card. High season rate is $10 (regular rate $12) and off season rate is $8 (regular rate $10). Applies to daily rate and to only members within the alum's party
Alumni with an active alumni benefit card along with a government photo ID can receive a 15% discount offered on goFlex and goGold fares with Harbour Air Seaplanes on the full fare flights. Alumni can receive the discount online at time of purchase when using the coupon code (Click here to request the code) for bookings made between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 and for departures from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. A new code will be provided at that time. Please note that VIU alumni must present their alumni card upon check-in. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with any other offer and VIU alumni are permitted to bring 1 guest with them, travelling on the same flight. Only the full fare will be discounted. Does not apply to other discounted fares.
VIU has partnered with Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. to provide alumni members with a comprehensive insurance program. Industrial Alliance offers a variety of flexible, customizable insurance plans to ensure you and your family have the financial resources to recover after a serious illness, accident or death. Choose from a variety of products and plan options and create an insurance plan that works to secure financial security for you and your family.
The VIU Alumni Insurance Program includes:
- Term Life Insurance
- Dependent Children Term Life Insurance
- Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance (for members 50+)
- Critical Illness Insurance
- Dependent Children Critical Illness Insurance
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Health & Dental Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Office Overhead Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
How to Apply
Alumni with an active alumni benefit card can purchase an individual annual membership for $11 (regular price $27) or a household annual membership for $22.01 (regular price $44). Alumni who have purchased a Milner Gardens annual membership can receive regular membership benefits:
- Unlimited entry to the Garden during regular garden hours (excluding some Special Events)
- Reduced admission for Member's Guests. Members do not need to accompany guests - To be purchased in advance
- Discounted pricing on Admission to Special Events
- 10% discount off regularly priced items and plants at the Gift Shop & Nursery
- "Milner Musings" newsletter
- Early entry into the Fall/Spring Plant Sale Events
- Membership in the Milner Gardens and Woodland Society
Contact Milner Gardens & Woodland to purchase alumni discounted annual membership.
Present your alumni benefit card at Nanaimo's Port Theatre and enjoy membership rates on all the Spotlight Series events.
Your benefits also include home, tenant, and car insurance!
Thanks to a new agreement with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, VIU alumni get access to preferred rates on home, tenant, and car insurance!
TD Insurance is the leading direct response insurance group in Canada†, offering quality insurance products for over 65 years. From getting a quote to filing a claim, their knowledgeable advisors will help you find options that are right for you.
Plus, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program helps supports alumni and student activities. A win-win for you and your school.
†Ranks based on data available from OSFI, Insurers, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Provincial Regulators, as at December 31, 2015.
Alumni with an active alumni benefit card can receive a 20% discount off of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre’s best available room rates. Tigh-Na-Mara is an all-season oceanfront resort set in 22 acres of tranquil Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest in picturesque Parksville, BC. Book your reservations at 1-800-663-7373 and identify yourself as a VIU Alumni. Must present active VIU alumni benefit card at time of check-in to receive discount. Discount only applies to accommodation, spa services not included.
The Vancouver Canucks would like to offer you the opportunity to save up to 30% on five upcoming games!
Monday, February 11th San Jose Sharks
Saturday, February 23rd vs New York Islanders
Friday, March 15th vs New Jersey Devils
Saturday, March 23rd vs Calgary Flames
Saturday, March 30th vs Dallas Stars
Follow the link and use the PROMO CODE: VIU
Alumni owned and operated VI Pest Control is offering a 10% discount on its pest control programs for rodent and insect treatment for both commercial and residential structures from Nanaimo to Comox (Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Parksville-Qualicum Beach). Alumni will need to call to confirm areas serviced. This discount excludes monthly/annual contracts. Please visit their website to view their services, regions covered, and contact information. Self-identify as a VIU alum to receive the discount.
We are pleased to present a partnership program unique to VIU Alumni that offers Alumni a 10% discount on Craft Beer served in our White Sails Brewing Taproom Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday excluded). The program will be available for personal purchases by Alumni members who present their Alumni benefit card at the time of purchase for sleeves or flights. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts and is applicable to Alumni only, guests are not included at this time.
The VIU Campus Store is offering a 20% discount on all VIU crested products and merchandise such as gift ware, apparel, and mugs (excludes textbooks and computer products). Alumni can receive education pricing on all computers with valid student card (excludes alumni without valid student identification card).
- Alumni receive 25% discount on regular community service rates (subject to change) on the following services:
- Gymnasium passes which includes access to the fitness and weight room and multi-purpose room (includes drop-in, month pass, semester pass - 4 months, and annual membership)
- Court fees for squash/racquetball
- Locker rental per semester and annual - Sept to Aug
- Alumni receive student rate for racquet day use and towel service (includes day use, semester, and annual - Sept to Aug)
- Alumni receive 25% discount on regular community service rates (subject to change) on intramural, fitness and outdoor programs (outdoor programs are reserved for students until the Friday before the event, then open to alumni & community members)
- Alumni receive $4 Admission to Mariner Athletic Home games and 25% off VIU Nation gear
- Alumni receive 25% off Campus Rec Merchandise purchased in Gym
- Alumni receive $5 Admission to Mariner Hockey Club home games ($2 savings)
Present your alumni benefit card at the Library Services Desk and receive an annual community library card and PIN. The community card allows alumni to borrow books for free, this includes signing books out, renewing books online, and use of the library catalogue. Alumni benefits do not include off-campus access to most licensed resources, but most are accessible on-campus at the public Library computers (because of licensing agreements, some access to library e-resources, databases and/or computer programs are limited).
Present your alumni benefit card at the VIU Hairdressing Salon and receive a 20% discount on all Salon Services and 20% discount on all salon products sold through the hairdressing department (excluding any already marked down products). Discount pricing is available for alumni with an active alumni benefit card.
VIU Residence is offering a special VIU discount for short-term summer accommodation (excluding suite and apartment rates) at the VIU Residence Village for individuals from mid-May to mid-August. The discount rate is $50/night (plus tax) per person in a single room or $35/night per person in a double room. Alumni must mention alumni status at time of booking and present alumni benefit card at time of check-in. This is a great opportunity if you have family visiting or organizing a conference/event. Check VIU Residences for details. Phone 250-740-6640.
Present your alumni benefit card to receive student discount rates at box office for VIU Theatre productions only where a student discount rate applies.
There are a number of quality services VIU offers through its Trades & Applied Technology programs at a low rate. All alumni can take advantage of these services and are not required to provide an active alumni benefit card.
Discovery Dining Room
The Discovery Dining Room offers a complimentary dessert with the purchase of a dinner entree. Located on the Nanaimo campus, the Discovery Room is VIU's hidden jewel, a five-star lunch and dinner service, featuring elegant dining, fine wines and panoramic views. Dinner menu changes each week. Please phone 250-740-6338 for reservations.
VIU Automotive Shop
The VIU Automotive Shop offers quality work at an excellent price. All services are performed by students in training under the supervision of highly experienced Automotive Technicians who value hands-on, in-the-shop training methods whenever possible. Automotive Shop charges parts at cost and labour at a reduced rate of $35 per hour (compared to $90-120 per hour). Services available include regular maintenance, coolant flushes, transmission flushes, brake inspections and work, steering/suspension work, clutches, tune-ups, and much more. Services are limited to curriculum currently being taught throughout the semesters. Available services will be mentioned on our Facebook and Twitter social media. For inquiries or to book an appointment, call 250-740-6453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All Automotive Shop customers must read and sign the Customer Service Agreement.
VIU Professional Baking
The VIU Professional Baking program offers custom cakes baked and prepared by students. You can order custom cakes by filling out the Cake Order form and sending it to the designated person listed on the form.
VIU Spa Institute
VIU Spa Institute is a teaching school located in Parksville and is part of VIU. The Spa Institute offers quality esthetic and nail services at an excellent price. All services are performed by students in training under the supervision of certified licenses Esthetics and Nail Technology Instructors and only professional products are used. Special discounts are offered periodically. These discounts will be mentioned on our Facebook and Twitter social media.
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Do you have a business and would like to offer a discount to alumni? Please contact the Advancement & Alumni Relations Office.