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.

The inclusion of advertisements in School District publications, in School District facilities, or on School District property does not constitute or imply approval and/or endorsement of any product, service, organization, or activity. 

New Offers! 

Educator's Day at Mari Vineyards


Anytime Fitness LogoAnytime 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 


centre ice fitness logoCentre Ice Fitness

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.  

We also provide a series of free educationally based PDF Documentwork shops and clinics for members instructed by a Lichened Athletic Trainer. We can do them at the (workplace as well if needed).  

The Social media Instagram and FB links provide program updates. 

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We are located at 1600 Chartwell, Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.932.8340, External 


dharamsala TCExternal LinkDharamsala TC

We are a women owned and operated yoga studio. Our story is rooted in a desire to share the beautiful benefits of Yoga + Mindfulness. We offer a sacred space for everyone to feel welcome. From the moment you first visit Dharamsala TC, you will sense the genuine warmth and vibrant energy. It is a collective passion for yoga and well-being shared by amazing teachers students practicing here. Our founding principles are based on our trust in the benefits of yoga. We have deepest respect for the long line of teachers who brought forth the traditions of yoga. The word Dharamasala means rest house or shelter. And that’s just what we offer to all who enter our doors. Our yoga studio is a place to spend time together soaking up the beautiful benefits of this practice.

We’d love to offer TCAPS staff 10% off adult class packages. Visit our website to book now!

Elev8 Climbing offers a $10 1st-time visit for any TCAPS employee who has not yet visited ELEV8 (This would include any rental gear) and a waived start-up fee for any TCAPS employee that signs up for a recurring membership.

Eyemart ExpressPDF DocumentEyemart Express

Eyemart Express offers TCAPS staff 20% off of your entire purchase. Just show your ID and choose from over 2000 frames for your same-day glasses. 


External Linkfit20

TCAPS employees receive a 15% discount for training.  

You're on your way to being stronger and more fit. So... what's the best way to begin a fitness journey or program? Do it smart and with support. We make starting a workout program easy with the help of local personal trainers who follow a precise program. A program that gives your muscles exactly the right dosage of exercise and rest.

Here's what you can expect at our fitness studio:
Your own personal trainer
Science-based training method
Private and clean studio
Begin your fitness transformation with a Free Introductory Training!

For questions or additional information, please contact the studio at 231-421-3616.

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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Show your TCAPS ID and receive 15% off spa treatments. Your spa experience also includes access to the 100,000 sq. ft. world-class spa complex that includes a workout facilities, pools, and hot tubs for the day. For reservations and more information 231.534.6750 In addition, TCAPS staff will also receive a 20% off the Membership one time initiation fee. 



Live Well AcupuntureLive Well Acupuncture

We would like to offer the TCAPS staff members the following:

15% discount on individual treatments.  The price for a single session is $100 so with the discount would be $85

10% discount on Pre-paid Treatment Plans.   The price for a 10 session treatment plan is $900 so with the discount would be $810

These discounts are effective immediately and will continue until the end of 2023.


living light logoLiving Light Massage

10% off any massage service Monday – Thursday. Cannot be combined with any other offers or be used for gift card purchases. Valid Mon-Thurs only. 214 N. Division St., Traverse City, MI 231.995.9697 



New Moon Yoga

Discount: All regular classes are $10 for TCAPS employees.




seung-ni logoSeung-Ni Fit Club & Martial Arts

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 


Solitude Float and Wellness Spa

Discount: 20% off on our Floats for TCAPS employees.




TC Nourish

TC Nourish

Staff discount is 10% off





The GYM Traverse City

Discount: TCAPS employees are offered membership at $33.99/month for full use of the gym.




yen yoga logoYen Yoga

TCAPS employees receive 20% off 5, 10, or 20 class package rates. See website for further pricing details. 615 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.421.5496

Yen Yoga for TCAPS! Celebrating TCAPS teachers and school staff with free monthly yoga classes at Yen, starting Monday, February 20, 2023. Registration for the free monthly staff yoga series at Yen Yoga is now up on their website

Classes will usually be the last/second to last Monday or Tuesday of every month at 4pm (depends on instructor availability - 1 hour Slow Flow class. Slow Flow is a slower-paced, soulful flow that ends with longer, meditative stretches/poses. Perfect for beginners and those seeking relief from tight shoulders, back, hips, and more. No prior experience is required. The room will be warm and heated, so dress accordingly. Open to all TCAPS staff. The first class will be taught by WMS’ Liz Schoolmaster. Yen Yoga is located at the Delamar Hotel (separate entrance on the left side of the hotel entrance)

* Classes are free, but registration is required as space is limited. First come, first served. Contact Ty Schmidt at with questions.



ymca logoExternal LinkYMCA Corporate Wellness Program

 Wellness program includes:

  • Full access to all 3 Grand Traverse Bay YMCA locations 
  • Away privileges at Ys across the nation
  • $0 joiner fee (the first time you join)
  • Over 100 FREE group exercise classes
  • Child Watch for kids up to 7 years old
  • 3 pools, including a family-friendly therapy pool; plus sauna and hot tub
  • Discounts on Y programs (i.e. youth sports, summer camp, swim lessons, tennis and more)
  • Two free SMART Start coaching sessions with a wellness coach
  • Access to 10 indoor basketball hoops, 4 tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts

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 

PDF DocumentMeg Zammit of Century 21 Northland Gives Back

Meg Zammit will donate 10% of her commission to the school of your choice when you buy and or sell your home with her through 12/31/18.  For inquiries or appointments call 231.360.4382 or email



Chelsea Park WestExternal LinkChelsea Park West

We would love for TCAPS Staff to call Chelsea Park West home! Any employee gets a $35 a month discount on their rent if they move into Chelsea Park West! All you need to do is rent, show that you work for you, and get the discount; it's as easy as that!  Questtions? Contact 



crystal-mountain-thumbnailPDF DocumentCrystal Connect at Crystal Mountain: Save 10% – 25% on Lodging Packages

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. 


homes for heroes logoExternal LinkHomes for Heroes – Keller Williams GGT Rebate Offer

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.


Oak Shore CommonsPDF DocumentOak Shore Commons

Reserve your 1, 2, or 3 bedroom unit today and get $50 off per month. At Oak Shore Commons, we take pride in providing exceptional living experiences by offering a prime location, modern amenities, spacious and comfortable living spaces, and exceptional customer service. Questions? Contact Jack Benton at



 remax logoPDF DocumentRE/MAX Bayshore Properties – Anne Schwartz

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: External  |  | 



Mrs. FieldsExternal LinkMrs. Fields

Enjoy a 15% discount special off any product, along with exclusive deals and offers, if you sign up for our automated email cookie club! A 15% sitewide discount code is also available and can be used by anyone without signing up! There are also many other discount options that can be seen at External Link 

ABC WarehouseABC Warehouse

ABC Warehouse Traverse City recognizes the importance of our educators and TCAPS staff and would like to offer a discount program for all TCAPS employees.  ABC Warehouse is a family-owned, MICHIGAN owned company which has been a leader in appliance, television, audio, furniture, and mattress sales for over 65 years.  

10% discount to TCAPS employees off of appliances and select televisions.  Furniture and mattresses discounts may apply on a per-case basis based off of manufacturer pricing.  Bundle savings may potentially apply for additional discounts.  To be eligible for the TCAPS discount program, please speak with our Assistant Manager and TCAPS parent Elek Hutchinson at: 231-929-2800 or stop in at our Traverse City location (3500 Market Place Dr. Ste D. Traverse City MI 49684).  TCAPS discount program only available at the Traverse City location.  Additional limitations may apply.  

AVISAvis Car Rental

Employees can save UP TO 25% OFF Base Rates at Avis.  Click on the link below or call 800-331-1212 and use discount code AWD#: D134100
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Books a Million logoExternal LinkBooks-A-Million

Get your PDF DocumentEducator 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. 


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BUDGET Car Rental

Employees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Budget.  Click on the link below or call 800-455-2848 and use discount code BCD#: Z408900.
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To view all current Budget Bonus Offers go to: External Link


Costco membership discountAs a participant inPDF Document Costco’s National Membership Programs, TCAPS faculty and staff are entitled to the exclusive offer detailed below. With a Costco membership, TCAPS employees can enjoy great savings on thousands of high-end, brand-name products and services at more than 750 locations worldwide. New Costco members will receive coupons for FREE products and other great savings valued at more than $60, including FREE Kirkland SignatureTM Bath Tissue, FREE Kirkland Signature Liquid Fabric Softener, and FREE Kirkland Signature Organic Tortilla Chips.*

A Costco Gold Star Membership is $60 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $60 upgrade fee a year. Each membership includes one free Household Card. Executive Members receive an annual 2% Reward (up to $1,000)** on qualified Costco purchases. Members also receive additional benefits and greater discounts on many Costco Services. Costco stands behind what it sells, subject to certain product-specific limitations, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on merchandise and membership fees. We are confident our satisfaction guarantee is one of the best in the retail industry. 



Dave's Garage

Dave’s Garage offers all TCAPS employees 10% off any service performed over $100 (excludes tires and oil changes).  Just show your TCAPS badge to receive this benefit.  This offer is also valid at our new location in Empire!  Visit External for more information.


PDF DocumentDunham's Sports

Please click the .pdf above  to access Dunham's Discount Card directly to your mobile wallet on your smartphone!  The flyer above contains a QR code that you can scan to download the Discount Card to your mobile device. It's a much easier way to save money at any of the 250+ locations. 

Or, here are instructions for a new digital card:

1.     Send a text message with the keyword TCAPS to phone number 78557.  You'll receive a text reply with a link to click on.

2.     Once clicked, press the "Add" button in the top right corner for Apple Wallet on iPhones, or the "Add to Google Pay" in the middle of the page for Google Pay on Android phones.  This stores the discount card in the Apple Wallet or Google Pay, depending on the device.

3.     To access the new digital card, click on your Apple Wallet or Google Pay app and pull it up at the register to have the cashier scan for the discount.



EnterpriseEnterprise Rent-A-Car

Employees can save 5% OFF at Enterprise.  Click on the link below and discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
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To view all current Enterprise Bonus Offers go to:External Link


Eyemart ExpressPDF DocumentEyemart Express

Eyemart Express offers TCAPS staff 20% off of your entire purchase. Just show your ID and choose from over 2000 frames for your same-day glasses.


Grand Canyon UniversityGrand Canyon University 

Earning your degree from Grand Canyon University (GCU) represents a positive next step in achieving your career goals. Founded in 1949, GCU offers a wide variety of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business, education, Christian studies, liberal arts, fine arts and production, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and nursing and health sciences. Classes can be taken at our Phoenix campus or online. Whether you're a community college transfer student or working adult, GCU has degree programs and student resources to help you be successful on your academic journey. Visit External Link to connect with Brandee today!



HertzHertz Car Rental

Employees can save up to 25% off base rates at Hertz. External LinkClick here for Hertz discount or call 800-654-2210 and use discount code CDP#: 1742729.

To view all current Hertz Bonus Offers, go to: External Link



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External LinkM22

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.




mclain logoExternal LinkMcLain Cycle & Fitness

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)


O'Leary Paint

External LinkO'Leary Paint

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. 



ProBuild LogoPDF DocumentProBuild

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)



Performance PlusPDF DocumentPerformance Plus

In addition to the loyalty benefits, all TCAPS staff will receive an additional 10% off on oil changes and services in both Traverse City locations. The only requirement will be to show your TCAPS issued identification to get the discount. 


Rite AidLooking for a new pharmacy? RXfundraising and Rite Aid are offering TCAPS a fundraising program that earns funds every time a registered participant fills a prescription or shops at their local Rite Aid using their wellness+ rewards number.*  The program is free to use and TCAPS Student Support Network will receive funds at the end of each quarter based on the number of prescriptions filled and qualifying purchases that its registered participants make.

To get started,  just follow these three easy steps:

 1.    Support TCAPS by completing the registration form at External Link

 2.    Register for a Rite Aid wellness+ rewards number (if you don’t already have one). 

3.    Transfer your existing prescriptions to Rite Aid and start using your Rite Aid wellness+ rewards number to accrue funds for us on prescriptions and qualifying purchases. RXfundraising will automatically give funds to TCAPS for 36 months if you continue to fill prescriptions and shop at Rite Aid using your wellness+ rewards number.

*Only new Rite Aid customers and any existing Rite Aid customers who do not fall within the specified cure periods for qualifying prescriptions can participate in the RXfundraising program. Qualified prescriptions include maintenance medication and acute medication Prescriptions. Any potential supporter who has bought a maintenance medication Prescription from Rite Aid during the prior 365 days will be excluded from this program. Any potential supporter who has bought an acute medication Prescription from Rite Aid during the prior three years will also be excluded from this program. Qualified in-store purchases include Front End Products (products and services provided in a Rite Aid store other than Prescriptions) except for tobacco products, alcohol products, lottery tickets, gift cards, licenses, money orders, money transfers, newspapers, other mail services and dairy products.



Rothy's, the company creating chic, comfortable shoes from recycled plastic water bottles, is offering a discount for all staff.  After verification through SheerID staff will receive 20% off select Rothy’s styles that are perfect for the classroom.  Simply go to Rothy’s at External Link  and receive 20% off the chic and comfortable shoes made from recycled plastic water bottles.


TC Nourish

TC Nourish

Staff discount is 10% off








michigan college planning logoMichigan College Planning

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 PDF DocumentMichigan 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: External (posted 11/6/14)


Fifth ThirdPDF DocumentFifth Third Bank Membership Advantage

You are eligible for Membership Advantage because of the relationship your company has with Fifth Third Bank. With Membership Advantage, you have the opportunity to select a
personalized checking package and receive exclusive banking benefits designed to save
you time and money.  Two Easy Ways to Enroll:
1. Visit a Fifth Third Banking Center
2. Contact your Fifth Third Representative
Jackie Knowlton,, 231-733-5011



tba credit union logoTBA Credit Union Educator’s Choice Package

A unique membership package designed specifically for school employees. External LinkView Educator's Choice program information.  (posted 2/19/15)

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AT&T now offers up to 25% off new and existing cellular service to say thank you. Please contact: Kyle Compagnari 231.360.3783 for more information.





meemic logoMEEMIC Insurance

Coverage options and savings for the educator’s specific needs. External LinkLearn more about coverage options and discount program. (posted 2/19/15)





Please visit to see discounts available to educators. 



Additional Offers/Opportunities


Grand Canyon University

We are offering a master’s level scholarship cohort for teachers and para professionals. 

This is an opportunity for teachers to advance on the pay scale or others to get a teaching license at the most affordable prices in Michigan.

There are five programs included in this cohort: 

  • Reading with an emphasis in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Secondary STEM
  • Secondary Humanities
  • Elementary Education

 All of our programs are 100% online and fully accredited here in Michigan.

These program combine TEACH grant and a GCU scholarship to significantly reduce the cost of the program.  Loan forgiveness options will also be shared.  The programs need at least 10 participants in order to launch the cohort. Final counts need to be by the 3rd of November. The programs start on December 8th. Anyone interested in more information, or if they have questions, they can contact Brandee Hutchinson, your Northern Michigan GCU representative at or call/text me on my cell at (231) 590-7489.

DO NOT INQUIRE ON THE GCU WEBSITE. This offer doesn’t exist outside this invitation. 


University of Phoenix

TCAPS staff are eligible for a 10% tuition reduction for all courses, certifications and programs. The tuition reduction applies to all programs, courses and certifications. Anyone interested in getting the 10% tuition reduction must email Regional Development Specialist Amanda Fineberg at or call her at 317.441.4419 prior to enrolling in any course. 

Continuing Education Courses for Teachers
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