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Business Discounts and Services

Note:   ETSU does not evaluate these discounts and is not responsible for content and availability.  Discounts are subject to change or cancellation without notice, please contact each business directly for more information.

Business Discounts


PerksConnect is a discount saving program for ETSU employees, retirees and their families. The Perks Network not only offers discounts at businesses local to ETSU, but nationwide at restaurants, service and retail businesses and many others. Use your membership to buy gift cards and receive discounts and cash back at Walmart, Target, restaurants, hotels.… places you already shop.

To sign up:

  1. Visit and click ‘Register Now!’.
  2. Enter ETSU16 as your Group Code.
  3. Complete the form and pick your user name and password.

After you log in with your new user name and password:

  • Click Printable Card from your home page to print your Perks Connect card to show or scan at local businesses. (To scan from your smart phone, download the PerksConnect app at the App Store or Google Play.)
  • Check out the Deals For You tab and enter your zip code or your destination zip code to find local discounts.
  • Select CASHBACK REWARDS on your home page to earn cash back when you shop online at hundreds of stores.
  • Choose the Discounted Gift Cards tab to buy shopping cards at discounted prices that you can use online, in stores or give as gifts.
  • Use the Refer a Merchant link on your home page to send Perks information about a business you would like see added to the network (subject to merchant agreement).

'Getting Started' video

For businesses interested in offering an ETSU discount, please contact PerksConnect directly as all discounts made available to our employees will be handled solely through the Perks website. For information on providing discounts as part of the ETSU PerksConnect program, please contact:

Nicholas Carlozzi
Corporate Relations Director | PerksConnect an Augeo company
5018 Expressway Drive South – Suite 201, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Toll Free: 800-727-3757 x5153 | Office: 631-930-5153 | Fax: 631-913-1981

Additional Discounts:

Check out other discounts available to TBR and State employees:

Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR)

State of Tennessee

Tennessee State Parks

Credit Union

Financial Fitness Made Easy - Services that will meet all your financial needs. Tennessee Teachers Credit Union is the 5th largest credit union in Tennessee. TTCU serves 30,000 members at 13 branches and has assets of over $203 million. Anyone who is employed in the field of education, active or retired, in Tennessee is eligible to apply for membership. Just keep $25 in your savings account and use TTCU's services. For more information, visit or call 423-439-4423 (ETSU campus location) or 423-915-0222 (Sunset Drive location).

Home Mortgage Assistance

Recognizing that housing is important in the lives of our employees, ETSU has partnered with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to provide an Employee Assisted Housing (EAH) Program.  Through the EAH program our employees will be provided with educational information on the home buying process and home buyer education counseling programs.  Additionally, ETSU employees are eligible for affordable mortgage products and down payment and closing cost assistance as a result of our participation in the TDHA program.  If you are interested in learning more about the EAH program, please visit this website:

In addition, Homebuyer Education Workshops are offered by Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation. Visit their web site at for a schedule of workshops in this area. 

Contact information:
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation

221 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601

Tel. 423.232.5097     Fax 423.926.0034

U.S. Savings Bonds

U.S. Savings Bonds are a safe, easy way to save money and a solid addition to your investment portfolio. Savings Bonds are competitive, safe, affordable, convenient, accessible, and have tax benefits. Over 55 million people are taking advantage of Savings Bonds. Whether you select Treasury's news I Bond or the Series EE Bond, your money is guaranteed to grow and remain safe into the future. For as little as $25, you can start saving money with U.S. Savings Bonds. For more information on savings bonds, visit the website at, call 1-800-4US- BOND for current recorded rate information, or write to: U.S. Savings Bonds, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.

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