Information for Staff
Discounts & Special Offers for TCAPS Staff
Many local businesses offer discounts and/or special offers to employees of Traverse City Area Public Schools.
Child Care / Enrichment
Traverse City’s play space for children of all ages to explore! With nine themed rooms, and one large gathering space for birthday parties and social events, there is something for everyone. Play is a child’s work, and at Bright Blooms there is much work to be done whether cooking in the kitchen, taking care of farm animals, building train tracks, caring for the beloved pets in the veterinary room or putting on a puppet show! Check out Bright Bloom’s wonderful “Date Night” parties for children!! No admission charge for infants or adults. Open Play Time with a caregiver for $7 per playing child. $15 for a family of 3 or more. Optional Memberships: Unlimited play for 3 months is $50 for the family or unlimited play for 1 year is $199 for the family. TCAPS staff receive a 10% off tuition. (updated 2/28/17)
Melinda Lise has been offering music and movement classes for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Traverse City since 2000 at Logan’s Landing. Every semester, new engaging themes are offered for each age group. A typical 45 minute weekly class includes group dances, family dance, instrument play-a-longs with jingle bells, egg shakers, rhythm sticks, a variety of drums and multi-cultural instruments. An introduction to music from around the world is something Kindermusik has always been known for. Children learn to share, express themselves, keep a steady beat, use their singing voice, recognize rhyming words and encourage a love of reading, all the while having a grand time making music! TCAPS staff receive a 10% off tuition. (updated 2/28/17)
Health & Fitness
Free 7 day trial, 75% off enrollment fee, and a 10% discount on monthly fee. Entry tag good at both Traverse City locations. 4000 Eastern Sky Drive, Suite 2, Traverse City, MI 49684 231.922.7700 (posted 12/18/14)
Big Beautiful Life offers gentle chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, detox/cleansing programs and Nutrition Response Testing. Care and programs are always thorough and specific to the individual. Clients specifically seek out Dr. Jena for her adjusting style and integrated approach to the body. Nutrition Response Testing is proven to help people with chronic problems that mainstream approaches have been unsuccessful in resolving. Big Beautiful Life is offering TCAPS employees a 50 % discount on the initial chiropractic or Nutrition Response Testing evaluation. (a $100 savings). Contact Big Beautiful Life directly at 231.421.9189. Conveniently located in Old Town, 515 ½ Union Street. Certified Massage Therapists on site. (updated 5/25/17)
TCAPS employees receive discounted rates, including no enrollment fee, month-to-month memberships for $25 or $19 for family members. Basic group classes are included, free of charge, with purchase of month-to-month membership. 1600 Chartwell, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.932.8340, www.centreicefitness.com (posted 2/27/15)
Middle Eastern dance fitness (a.k.a. bellydancing), yoga, zumba and more activities are now taking place at the new location of the lower level of Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes in Long Lake Township! Any age, size and fitness level welcome. Exclusive TCAPS discounted pass cards and fall schedule information can be found at www.crystalbindistudio.com. (updated 9/30/16)
Discover The Traverse City Fitness Boot Camp That Burns Twice The Fat, Gets You Fit And Challenges Your Body Every Time. We have the #1 fitness and fat loss workout program designed to burn the fat and get you in the best shape of your life. Fit Body Boot Camp’s Unstoppable Fitness Formula workouts are designed to shed your unwanted body fat in the shortest amount of time possible while giving you maximum results under the supervision of the most qualified personal trainers.
We offer a heroes discount for ALL teachers. The current rate is $97 for UNLIMITED bootcamp, nutrition, assessments, consultations, discounts on challenges, and they get added to our private Facebook members page.
TCAPS employees receive $189 (includes $10 processing fee) annual membership, if paid in full. $25 per month (plus a one-time $10 processing fee), if you pay monthly. Funds must be paid electronically to receive discount. 1226 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.922.7285 (posted 12/18/14)
The introductory offer is over 60% off. It includes 1-one hour private personal training session, 1-one hour nutrition evaluation, 2-one hour semi-private sessions, and 4 group classes. That’s a $212 value for only $79. 1011 Townhouse Ln., Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.421.8110 (posted 12/18/14)
Celebrate Administrative Professional’s Day (April 22) with a 10-20 minute massage. Jessi Wallington is offering services in 1 hour increments for $60/hour (which would be either a 6-10 massage, or 3-20 minute massages). That’s a $15/hour discount for TCAPS employees. If you are interested in booking Jessi at your school, please call 419.349.5104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (posted 4/13/15)
TCAPS employees receive $139 annual membership, $189 for fitness and classes, $250 for fitness, classes, and courts. This offer is good for spouses, children, and parents of TCAPS employees. 1713 Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.946.0220 (posted 12/18/14)
Show your TCAPS ID and receive 15% off of spa treatments, every day of the week. Your spa experience also includes access to the 100,000 sq. ft. world-class spa complex for the day (includes workout facilities, pools, hot tubs and tennis center). For reservations and more information: 231.534.6750 | grandtraverseresort.com (posted 11/6/14)
10% off any massage service Monday – Friday. Cannot be combined with any other offers or be used for gift card purchases. Valid Mon-Fri only. 134 W. State Street, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.995.9697 (posted 12/18/14)
In May which is Traverse City Bike Month TCAPS staff can get a free Clubhouse membership to Norte's new home, the Clubhouse, at the Civic Center. Among other things, like being a home base for our Safe Routes To School initiatives and youth leadership council, the Clubhouse will act as a community bike shop to educate, empower and advocate.
Clubhouse members enjoy:
- Use of our tools and workbenches during Open Shop hours
- Access to learn from our professional mechanic during Open Shop hours
- Member only community night fiestas
- Discounts on our programs, classes and workshops
- First dibs on our Bike Library bikes
Use code "TCAPS" here to claim memberships: elgruponorte.org/clubhouse.
The Seung-Ni Academy of Traverse City offers martial arts instruction. Programs include Tae-kwon-do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Bully Prevention and Women’s Self-Defense. The Seung-Ni Fit Club offers group fitness classes including Aerobic Kickboxing, Body Sculpt, Bootcamp and the 28 Day Seung-Ni Body Challenge. Exclusive TCAPS offer: 10% off classes for TCAPS employees. Call for details. 965 Industrial Cir., Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.932.4300 (posted 12/20/14)
For the best waxing and facials in Traverse City, please try Serenity Spa! Enjoy 20% off your first visit with Cristy or Tonya. We look forward to meeting you. 231.668.6925 Please mention you are a TCAPS employee at the time of booking. If you use our online booking at www.SerenitySpaTC.com please mention it in the comments. (posted 4/25/17)
If six or more members in a TCAPS building would like to participate in a weekly yoga or meditation after school, Source will send a teacher to your building. Cost: $65 for five classes ($13/class). For more information, email email@example.com. Source offers studio classes as well. Check those out at source.tc. (posted 9/30/15)
TCAPS employees and families are invited to try a free one week trial membership, which includes three days of high intensity, targeted training both indoor and out. Tri Again is a unique training facility for anybody interested in beginning or improving their fitness and triathlon mission! Tri Again offers modern, up to date computerized training methods for biking, running, and swimming. Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony at TonyV@gtbayymca.org to learn more. (updated 7/31/15)
TCAPS employees receive 20% off 5, 10, or 20 class package rates. See website for further pricing details. 332 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.421.5496 (posted 12/20/14)
Wellness program includes:
- Full access to all 3 GT Bay locations and AWAY privileges at Ys across the nation
- $0 Joiner Fee
- Over 100 FREE group exercise classes
- Smart Start Program
- 3 pools, including warm therapy pool
- Discounts on all YMCA programs, including sports, camp, swim lessons, tennis and more
- Sauna and Hot tub
- Child Watch
- Open gym, tennis & Pickleball court times
South YMCA - 3000 Racquet Club Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.933.9622
West YMCA - 3700 Silver Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.486.6357
Central YMCA - 1213 W. Civic Center Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.922.4814 (updated 3/7/17)
Lodging & Real Estate
House guest perks include complimentary use of the Peak indoor pool and fitness center, fitness classes, yoga, water aerobics, tennis courts, tennis equipment rental, Park at Waters Edge outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub, field games, Michigan Legacy Art Park and Summer Sounds Concert admission and more. 10% discounts are available Sunday through Thursday for spa services, golf, restaurants and at retail stores. TCAPS ID required at check-in. (posted 11/21/14)
Show your TCAPS ID at check-in and receive 30% off best available rates. Includes waterpark admission the day you arrive through the day you depart. Great Wolf Lodge amenities include: 84-degree colossal indoor water park, daily Wolf Walk and Story Time, spacious Northwoods family suites, fantastic specialty-themed restaurants and much more. For more information or reservations: 800.905.WOLF. greatwolf.com – use corporate code – TCAPS496B – Valid through December 30, 2018
Hannah Matthews and Kelley Simonis of Keller Williams – GGT are offering a 25% rebate of their gross commission to be given to you at closing from Homes for Heroes Real Estate Agents. Their mission is to provide extraordinary services to the community every day. (posted 5/16/16)
Hotels.com has over 145,000 hotels in more than 60 countries. Whether you are travelling last minute as a family or need a hotel for business, we have the right hotel deal for you.
Offer: 10% OFF
Code: See site for discount code
Buy or sell your home with local realtor Anne Schwartz and she will give back 10% of her commission split to any TCAPS school of your choice. For more information: www.anneschwartztc.com | email@example.com |
231.409.2464 (posted 5/18/15)
Ridge 45 Apartments
Ridge 45 Apartments offer one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes located at the corner of LaFrainer and Hammond. TCAPS employees will receive $150 off move in expenses with verification of employment. Additionally, employees are eligible to receive any incentives offered to the public by chosen apartment community at the time of application. Call 231.252.4545 or visit their website at www.ridge45.com for more information. (posted 9/30/16)
Restaurant & Entertainment
All TCAPS employees can enjoy 10% of their bill (including takeout) at the new Robby’s Taqueria T.C. Mexicana location at 830 E. Front Street. Alcohol not included. Must show TCAPS ID to receive discount. View Robby's menu. (posted 12/17/15)
greatwolf.com – use corporate code – TCAPS496B – Valid through December 30, 2018
Avis Car Rental
With special employee discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis!
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF
Code: AWD #: D134100
Bill Marsh: Back to School Trade-In Bonus at Price Point
Calling all Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) and Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (GTACS) team members! Price Point in Traverse City wants to show appreciation for all you do for the education of our kids: Get an extra $1,000 trade-in on your vehicle when you purchase a Price Point vehicle! Choose from a huge selection of trucks, SUVs, minivans and cars, get an appraisal on your vehicle, then present this coupon for an extra $1,000 above the offer on your trade. It’s that simple. Price Point has our lowest prices clearly posted on every vehicle. Our salespeople are non-commissioned which means their only motivation is to find the right vehicle for you that fits your budget. This offer is good for all TCAPS and GTACS employees through September 2018. Just show us your employee ID! Kick off the back to school season in a vehicle that's new to you from Price Point Traverse City! Shop our full line of pre-owned vehicles at PricePointCars.com, then give us a call at 231.929.0672, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just stop in for a test drive at 1615 S Garfield Ave in Traverse City.
Get your Educator Discount Card which saves you 20% on all purchases and free shipping on most online items. Simply go to the store and they will get you a card at the counter.
Visit TCAPS' own Dr. Dan McDougal at Bookbrokers (in GT Mall)! Beginning July 1, 2017 all TCAPS staff will receive 10% off all purchases. Bookbrokers is a used bookstore with collectibles and gifts. "Doc" can also get special rates for books needed for Lass/AP reading lists. Questions? Contact Dr. Dan McDougall at email@example.com.
BUDGET Car Rental
Budget-Rent-A-Car is one of the leading, most trusted providers of affordable and reliable car rental for the value-minded consumer.
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF
Code: BCD number Z408900
Chico’s in Traverse City is hosting a Celebrate Teachers Event on August 22nd! We will offer 40% off the entire store plus an extra 10% for teachers. Just bring in your teacher ID.
Not able to make it to the event - all teachers receive 10% off their purchase now through Sept. 1st.
A special offer for TCAPS staff. Join Costco as a new member and receive coupons valued at more than $60. Plus, you'll receive a $20 Costco Cash Card. Bring the attached flyer to the membership counter at Costco (125 E South Airport Road). Offer expires 8/31/18.
Enjoy fast and easy car rental bookings from Enterprise Rent-A-Car at one of our 7200 branches in cities, airports and neighborhoods near you. TCAPS Staff use code XZ20V22 when making a reservation.
GFS Store Cards now available! Visit our local Gordon Food Service along with something identifying you as a TCAPS employee (paystub or I.D.) to receive your new card for store discounts. (updated 12/9/15)
HERTZ Car Rental
Hertz offers savings and benefits wherever you rent ? with 1,000 airport locations and over 1,000 locations across the country.
Offer: UP TO 15% OFF
Code: CDP#: 1742729
TCAPS employees receive a substantial discount off retail prices on all O'Leary paint products and painting sundries. Please present your TCAPS ID at time of purchase. Valid at all O'Leary retail store locations.
TCAPS staff can enjoy 10% off the M22 online and retail store. The online discount code is"teachersarerad". For the in-store discount simply show your TCAPS identification badge.
10% off parts and accessories on non-sale items (with TCAPS ID). Join their rewards program and receive a 3% in store credit twice a year. Buy a new bike from McLain Cycle and receive free tune ups for life. Purchase a kid’s bike and receive 100% trade in value on the next size kid’s bike. 2786 Garfield Rd. N, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.941.8855 (posted 12/20/14)
Northwest Oil Express
Northwest Oil Express is giving 15% OFF your total purchase each time you get your vehicle serviced. Every oil change includes a FREE car wash that is valid for 30 days. This offer is good at both Traverse City locations. (posted 1/9/17)
Press On Juice offers a 10% discount to all TCAPS employees! The juices are 100% raw fruits and vegetables cold-pressed into juice. Each bottle contains over two pounds of fruits and veggies, so they are great in supporting healthy eating and overall wellness. 2748 North Garfield Road #14, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.409.9325, www.pressonjuice.com (posted 1/20/15)
ProBuild is offering 10% off for all first time purchased building materials if you ask for "Don" at both the U.S. 31, Traverse City and North Silver Lake Road, Grawn locations. For more information contact Don Sattler or call 231.943.7000. (posted 11/7/16)
Now through September 30, 2018 several vendors of the awarded vendors on the 2018 REMC Device Purchasing Bid are also offering discounts to TCAPS staff, students and families on computers and accessories purchased for personal use. Featured vendors are InaComp, Presidio and Sehi.
Running Fit would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to making our community a better place by teaching our students, coaching athletics, maintaining facilities, serving food, providing IT support, and fulfilling your districts' administrative duties!
We would like to offer an Educators Appreciation discount of 15% (excluding electronics) starting September 17th-27th at both Traverse City Running Fit locations. Downtown at the corner of Park and Front St. and on South Airport across from the mall. Stop in and show us your TCAPS ID to receive your discount. Thank you for all that you do!
Services & Miscellaneous
Michigan College Planning (MCP) is a TCAPS Partner In Education. They offer a free workshop that provides a great deal of information about college planning and then a complimentary initial private consultation. During this meeting, MCP determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to college, develops a scholarship search and provides some other individual information. For those that want to continue to have MCP become their College Planners and dig into the process in a much deeper manner they offer the Michigan College Planning Solution. New clients pay a one-time $500 fee for their service but MCP is waiving this fee for all TCAPS employees. It is a their way of giving back to those who are instrumental in preparing the next generation for college. Their hope is that the staff will think of them when students and parents are looking for help with the very overwhelming and confusing college planning process. Learn more: www.michigancollegeplanning.com (posted 11/6/14)
Screen & Roll is a locally owned and operated screen printing business. They are a small local business with the capability to do small orders. As a benefit to TCAPS all orders will be hand delivered to any TCAPS school with no extra charge. For any order of 24 or more screen printed items, they will donate one free item for your coach or staff (or whoever) with the order. Simply mention your TCAPS affiliation and the discounts will apply. Contact Information: Screen and Roll | Rick and Deanna Sayer (TC WSH parents) | 860 Reads Run Traverse City, MI 49685 | firstname.lastname@example.org | screenandroll.net (posted 11/6/14)
A unique membership package designed specifically for school employees. View Educator's Choice program information. (posted 2/19/15)
Telephone, TV & Insurance
TCAPS employees can save an extra 17% on the monthly service charge of qualified wireless plans. Learn more about the AT&T Discount. (posted 2/3/16)
Coverage options and savings for the educator’s specific needs. Learn more about coverage options and discount program. (posted 2/19/15)
Only T-Mobile breaks the rules to break you free! No more 2-year contracts, no more overages, no more limits. Everyone gets unlimited talk, text, and data on the Data Strong network. We’ll even pay off your old contracts so you can switch! Just turn in your old smartphones to qualify. Visit www.evpdiscount.com for all the latest T-Mobile offers and promotions. Contact Brian Sutton at 888.457.6294 or email email@example.com with questions or to order. *Order now with EVP and get Free Activation and a Free SIM kit for your new phone! A $40 value per line. (posted 4/18/16)
Get the best deal now on America’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network! TCAPS employees enjoy 19% off qualified data plans with many additional benefits. Visit http://verizon.evpdiscount.com to view all of the latest offers promotions. Existing customers may also register for their discount via the site above. Have questions? Ready to order? Contact Brian Sutton at 888.457.6294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (updated 2/28/17)
Skiing can be used by educators to enhance learning topics such as: Math, Science, Weather, Geography, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles. Available field trip days start on January 4, 2017. To reserve your date, call Rick VanTongeren at 800.678.4111 ext. 3668. (posted 10/14/16)
The GT Dyslexia Association is proud to present this 8-week course on the Orton-Gillingham approach to phonics. This class will give more tools to work with struggling learners. Class runs through November 6 and will be held at the 735 S Garfield, Ste 100 office. Class time is 6-9PM. Cost is $400. Call 231.929.1007 for more information.
Seeking full-time Commercial Roofers and Metal Shop Fabricators for Spring/Summer 2018. Includes benefits after 90 days. Contact Kim Myers at email@example.com or 231.946.1615 for more information. (Posted 1/19/17)
Flexible hours and looking for folks that want to work as little or as much as they wish. Having availability on Saturdays through the Fall is a bonus! Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City MI 48696, 12 miles up the Old Mission Peninsula, www.ChateauChantal.com, 231.223.4110. (posted 6/1/16)
It is time for recruiting our seasonal workers for this year’s cherry harvest. We are seeking orchard laborers, equipment operators and drivers for another successful cherry harvest. The cherry season usually begins in early to mid-July and goes into early August. This is a wonderful opportunity to earn some quick cash and still enjoy your summer with friends. We offer a competitive wage with scholarship opportunities. Send applications to the Cherry Ke Office (6137 Quarterline Rd, Kewadin) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information you may contact Tammie Redman at email@example.com or by phone (231)264-6750 Ext. 304.
Looking for seasonal (June 13th – Sept. 1st) worker with a culinary background and baking knowledge in our Traverse City Cherry Republic Grand Cafe. This is a fast paced prepared foods department. Need to have flexible availability 20-25 hrs a week including mornings, weekends and holidays. Please contact Cherry Republic Human Resources for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.334.3150 x 2215. (posted 6/15/16)
Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District in Glen Arbor is seeking employees (18+ preferred)! Between our four stores we hire about 50 staff members. We have full and part time work available May-October (weekends of course during the school year).
Employment info and applications can be found on http://crystalriveroutfitters.com/employment-opportunities/
LochenHeath Golf Club Seeks Food & Beverage Staff
LochenHeath is offering the great opportunity to become a part of its Food & Beverage Team for the 2017 season. We are a professional Country Club setting serving and cooking to the highest standards and expectations. The Restaurant at LochenHeath focuses on quality, consistency and greatness. We are looking for team members who thrive in environments of professionalism, hard work, smiles and opportunity. Previous experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the person with the right hospitality attitude. We are looking for Line Cooks and Wait Staff Bartenders. Please send resume and contact information to be considered to Executive Chef Thomas Kelly at email@example.com.
I am looking for a fabulous nanny for my 3-year-old son and for a couple hours a week, some of his 3-year-old friends. I would love someone who has experience in the Montessori or Waldorf philosophies. Must have lots of energy, positive attitude, be creative and patient! I would love to set days up that reflect his current routine at school... craft time, music, free play, outside as much as possible... I will need someone in April/May on Wednesday's then June-September Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-4:30/5. Then back to Wednesday's for several weeks. I am looking into 2 to 3 other 3-year-olds coming over on those days in the morning. That is still to be determined, BUT you must be able to manage several kids with lots of energy and joy. If interested, please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pirate's Cove Summer Employment
Seeking part-time shift manager to supervise 22 attraction attendants, accomplish cash controls, and handle customer service issues. Schedule will be 16 to 24 hours per week at $11 per hour. The job runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. Interested? Contact General Manager Tim Olson at email@example.com or 231.642.0442. (posted 6/6/17)