Discounts & Perks

Employee Discounts 

Annie's Book Stop

A Holy Cross ID card (or Holy Cross pay stub) shown at the Worcester location of Annie’s Book Stop will be good for an additional 10 percent discount on all books: new, used, vintage, and special orders. Since we start with a 20 percent discount on new books, which is the best we know of in Massachusetts, this will mean Holy Cross employees, not just students, can now get 30 percent off retail price on all new books purchased here! At that discount, it should also be a lower price than corporate programs for most book purchases of which we are aware. For used paperback books, the standard 50 percent we give off cover price will become a 60 percent discount for all Holy Cross employees, and so on. For nearly all used hardcover books, our maximum price is $3.99, and the discount applies from that price on those books.

BJ’s Club

Holy Cross offers a BJ's Special Membership twice a year (spring and fall). The offer includes:

  • Get $10 off the regular BJ's annual membership fee (only $40 for Holy Cross community members) or $20 off the Rewards $100 membership fee (membership plan info appears below)
  • Get 3 FREE additional months of membership
  • Get a FREE second membership card

Membership option: BJ’s Inner Circle

  • The Choice for Individuals & Families
  • FREE 2nd Card for a Household Member

Learn more about the BJ’s Inner Circle Membership program on the BJ’s website

Membership option: BJ´s Rewards

  • The Choice for 2 percent payback on BJ´s Purchases
  • Available for Inner Circle® & Business Members
  • Enjoy Additional Discounts on Specialty Services
  • FREE 2nd Card

Contact Human Resources for more information on the BJ’s Rewards program.

Hanover Events

To purchase tickets to Hanover events and to get an employee discount, please use code EMP1922.

Venue Information
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Regarding the pricing: On average, Holy Cross employees save approximately $7.50 less per ticket because they are not charged the registration, handling, or ordering fees that are applied if ordering directly through Hanover Theatre.

HeartWell Institute

The HeartWell Institute is happy to offer Holy Cross faculty and staff with a 20 percent discount on ALL HeartWell hosted events. 

Holy Cross Athletic Events

Holy Cross Athletics offers ticket discounts for games played on campus. Other offers are emailed to members of the Holy Cross community as they become available.

Hot Yoga Auburn

Holy Cross employees are eligible to receive Hot Yoga's student discount. Upon signing up for a class at the Auburn studio, please present your Holy Cross ID to receive the discount.

MassRIDES NuRide Benefit

We have partnered with MassRIDES to bring you benefits that can help improve your commute through the NuRide and Emergency Ride Home (ERH) services.

NuRide is a free online service where you can get rewards when you travel by public transportation, bike, foot, or carpool. If you are looking to join or start a carpool, you can join NuRide to connect with other coworkers and travelers going your way. Get started in three easy steps.

  1. Join NuRide – Sign up at using your email to receive 1,000 instant NuRide bonus points
  2. Take a Trip – Carpool with colleagues, telecommute from home, bike to a friend’s house, or hop on a bus
  3. Enjoy Rewards – Confirm your trips, refer friends and get points that you can redeem for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions

Emergency Ride Home
No one wants to be stuck at work in an emergency. If you walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or use public transportation at least twice per week, MassRIDES will reimburse you for a taxi or rental car home up for four times per year if you have an emergency. You can learn more and enroll for ERH at  (Note: please select College of the Holy Cross as your employer.)

Notary Public Services (Please call for an appointment)

  • Patricia Maher, Office of Planning and Budget, O’Kane 159, ext. 3492
  • Bernadette Robertson, Office of the Registrar, Smith 235, ext. 2465

Personal Cell Phone Plan Discounts

Holy Cross employees can take advantage of the consortium's purchasing power to receive discounted prices on select products and services. Many of the personal cell phone plan discounts apply to new accounts, but additional discounts for established accounts may be available. Please contact your wireless company directly for more information. Please note ITS and Help Desk staff will not be able to assist employees with personal cell phone plan questions.

PR Running

PR Running carries a wide variety of running shoes to fit every customer's need from novice to the high school athlete to the avid marathoner. Present your HC ID card at the time of purchase and receive a 10 percent discount.

Seelos Film Series

During the academic year, Holy Cross’ beautiful Seelos Theatre screens films that are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Worcester Art Museum

Present your Holy Cross ID card at the Worcester Art Museum for free admission to the museum. Don't forget to bring your Holy Cross ID (this is also your library borrower's card).

Wyndam Hotel

The College is a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group Member Benefit Program through E&I Cooperative. As an associate of Holy Cross and a member of E&I Cooperative Purchasing you will receive up to 20 percent off the “best available rate” at participating locations when you travel.