Member Benefits

Of course, the main benefit of being a WAA member is knowing that you’re where Badgers belong, and that you’re part of a special community that celebrates the UW, carries on beloved traditions, and supports alumni. But let’s be honest, enjoying some sweet perks, and exclusive members-only benefits doesn’t hurt either.

Check out the featured benefits here, and the tabs below that include all member benefits.

Waterslides and Rollercoasters
Say “Whee” by visiting the Noah’s Ark website and entering code WAA2017 to save more than $19 per ticket — valid all summer! Plus, save more than 50% per ticket at Six Flags Great America during Wisconsin Alumni Days: July 15, 16, 22, and 23. Enter code WIALUMNI when buying online.

American Family Insurance Championship
WAA members: get in the swing of the PGA TOUR Champions: American Family Insurance Championship with 20% off ticket purchases. Tickets are on sale now for the June 23–25 tournament at the UW’s own University Ridge Golf Course. Enter code “uwmadison” at checkout to receive the members-only discount.

2017 Badger Football Ticket Offer
Coming off a win in the Cotton Bowl, the Badgers are poised to go on another big run this season. MEMBER BONUS: score tickets for only $35/person to the Friday night home opener versus Utah State (Sept. 1). Then catch a Big Ten battle versus Michigan (Nov. 18).
BUY NOW!

BMW/MINI Discount
WAA members can take advantage of the BMW/MINI Employee Discount Program to receive the best offers on a purchase or lease. Download a Customer Information Certification and bring it along with your WAA member card (required to verify your eligibility) to any dealership to receive the offer. Visit the special BMW website for the latest discounts and more details.

Additional Benefits

Check out the variety of additional benefits available exclusively for WAA members.

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Travel

WAA Travel

Much like WAA membership, WAA Travel offers a special sense of community. So it’s only natural that it’s a member benefit. This means that at least one person in your traveling party must be a member in order to book a tour and explore the world with Badgers. Learn more.

Alumni Learning and GPU

Alumni Learning

Because we never stop learning, it’s great that members can save on a wide variety of alumni learning programs. Member pricing is available on everything from Made in Wisconsin tours to lecture series and more. Learn more.

Alumni Learning and GPU

Grandparents University®

Starting in 2017, WAA membership is the sole gateway to registering for this wildly popular program that brings Badgers young and old together to experience college life through interactive, hands-on learning. Learn more.

Career Resources

Address Labels

The only thing WAA members need to do to receive personalized address labels with a touch of Badger flair is watch the mail. That’s because each spring, WAA sends out a pack of complimentary labels to all current members.

Badger Insider Magazine

Badger Insider Magazine

While all alumni receive On Wisconsin Magazine, only WAA members get a free subscription to the lighthearted Badger Insider Magazine. Filled with fun stories and interesting articles, the Insider is what being a Badger is all about.

UW-Madison Library Resources

UW-Madison Libraries Online Access

Only current students, faculty, and WAA members receive exclusive online access to Project Muse, Sage Journals, and the ProQuest ABI/INFORM database — perfect for doing research at work or home.

Home Field Advantage

Home Field Advantage

Offered only to WAA members, Home Field Advantage football packages include hard-to-find Badger home game tickets, deluxe accommodations and everything else necessary to spend a great weekend in Madison!

Career Resources

Career Resources

Members can get a leg up on current or future job-hunts by ordering a pack of FREE, professionally branded business cards.

Campus

Campus

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports

WAA members can now purchase a Rec Sports membership (normally reserved for current students and UW faculty and staff). By joining Rec Sports, WAA members enjoy access to all four recreational facilities on campus as well as additional programs and services. To take advantage of this offer, you must purchase your Rec Sports membership in person at any of the facilities’ Member Services offices.

University of Wisconsin Press

University of Wisconsin Press

Save 30% on all UW Press titles as a WAA member! Peruse more than 1,400 titles currently in print, including general interest books, books by scholars, and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. To redeem this exclusive offer, make your title selection(s), click on the shopping cart, choose among cloth, paper, or e-book formats and type “WAA” in the promo code box.

2-for-1 Athletic Tickets

2-for-1 Athletic Tickets

WAA members can cheer the Badgers on to victory at select regular season sporting events — and bring a friend for FREE!

The Fluno Center

The Fluno Center

The Fluno Center is conveniently located on University Avenue, one block from the Kohl Center. The Fluno Center offers all the comforts you expect from an upscale lodging facility, including complimentary wireless, a fitness center, on-site parking, and award winning dining. WAA members get 10% off the best available rate. To make a reservation and receive your member discount, visit fluno.com and click on Book a Room. You’ll then click the Promo/Corporate Code button and enter “WAA” to receive your special rate.

University Club

University Club

A historic campus landmark, the University Club now provides memorable dining experiences for club members. And WAA members can save 50% on membership in this exclusive Madison establishment. Call (608) 262-5023 for information.

Restaurant

Restaurant

Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub

Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub

In Madison, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Dells and Glendale, Sprecher’s is a great place for business lunches, family dinners, special events and great happy hours. We feature plenty of dining space for groups of all sizes with private dining rooms available as well. WAA members receive 10% off regularly priced food items. (Cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons, discounts or happy hour specials.)

Tailgate Coffee Shoo

Tailgate Coffee Shop

WAA members get 50% off award-winning, organic, artisan-roasted Kickapoo coffee! Local to Wisconsin, this coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. The Tailgate Coffee Shop itself is like no other on State Street — its vintage look adds a distinct feel of comfort and with free Wi-Fi it’s the perfect place to get work done.

Tutto Pasta State Street

Tutto Pasta State Street

A delicious deal awaits WAA members — 10% off meal purchases! A classic Italian trattoria, Tutto Pasta has nearly every imaginable pasta type on the menu and a wonderful variety of pizza choices made in the delectable Italian tradition. Must show WAA member card to receive this discount.

The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty Gritty

WAA members receive a FREE side with any sandwich purchase before 2 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Nitty Gritty. The Nitty Gritty is the Official Birthday Place with locations in Madison (223 N Frances St), Middleton (1021 N Gammon Rd) and Sun Prairie (315 E Linnerud Dr). Must show WAA member card. (Not valid with other offers or discounts. Maximum value $2).

Retail

Retail

BMW Mini

BMW/MINI Discount

WAA members, gear up to get a great deal on a BMW or MINI. Members are eligible to take advantage of the BMW/MINI Employee Discount Program to receive the best pricing offers on a purchase or lease. Simply download a Customer Information Certification and bring it along with your WAA member card (required to verify your eligibility) to any dealership to receive the offer. Visit the special BMW website for the latest discounts and more details.

Berkeley Running Company

Berkeley Running Company

WAA members get $10 off shoe purchases. Berkeley Running Company, located at 2852 University Avenue, Madison and their newest location in Berkeley, CA (perfect, right?) at 1676 Shattuck Avenue, features the finest selection of apparel, gear and accessories, and the highest level of service. Must show WAA member card. (Offer not valid with any other offer, discount or sale items.)

ESPN the Discount

ESPN the Discount

WAA Members can stay ahead of the game by scoring 25 percent off ESPN products, including ESPN The Magazine. Enter WAAESPN when placing your online order. The discount does not apply to shipping and handling charges.

Office Depot/OfficeMax

Office Depot/OfficeMax

WAA members can save up to 80% on over 93,000 products at Office Depot and OfficeMax (now one company)! Enjoy these exclusive savings when you shop online or in any store. Plus, FREE next-day delivery on online orders over $50! Shop online or print off a FREE Store Purchasing Card.

1800flowers

1800Flowers.com

Everything is coming up roses, and tulips, and daffodils, etc. when WAA members take advantage of this exclusive offer: save 15% on every flower and gift order at 1800Flowers.com. Simply enter the promo code UWALUMNI during checkout to receive your members-only discount.

Smart Motors

Smart Motors

WAA members can drive off with a great deal from Smart Motors of Madison. Members are eligible to receive family pricing on new Toyota purchases and any consumer rebates and low rate finance programs available at the time of delivery. This offer is available by appointment only. Learn more.

Tailgate Apparel

Tailgate Apparel

WAA members score 25% off purchases at Tailgate! Their vintage UW–Madison gear is perfect no matter when you graduated, and no matter what the weather — warm summer days at the Terrace, or chilly fall game days cheering on the Badgers. Tailgate has what you need!

Ticket Monster

Ticket Monster

WAA members save big on concerts, sporting events, theater performances, even the movies by taking advantage of exclusive Ticket Monster discounts! Simply sign up using the company identifier “uwalum” and start saving on tickets today.

The University Book Store

The University Book Store

Visit the University Book Store for a great selection of Badger clothing and gift items, books, art/office/school supplies and much more. WAA Members receive 15% off one collegiate clothing or gift item. In store only — State Street, Hilldale and Janesville only. Offer excludes sales items — see store for details.

Wisconsinmade.com

Wisconsinmade.com

Exclusively for WAA Members, a 10% discount on any order with member code: wisalum at Wisconsinmade.com, your online gourmet food and gifts store featuring classic favorites like Babcock Hall Ice Cream, State Street Brats and Badger apparel.

Wisconsinmade.com

Yahara Bay Distillery

Cheers to this benefit! WAA members receive 10% off bottle purchases at Yahara Bay Distillery (and $500 off rental fees for event space). To redeem, show your member card and this promotion (via smartphone or print out) when checking out at Yahara Bay Distillery at 6250 Nesbitt Road, #200, Fitchburg, WI. Yahara Bay Distillery is Madison’s first and premier small batch distillery. Using the best local ingredients, Yahara Bay produces 20+ products ranging from Gin and Vodka to whiskeys and liqueurs. Only valid for those 21 and over.

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers

Wisconsin Alumni Association members can enroll for the Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card and obtain 15% off merchandise in-store, by phone or online.

Accommodations & Travel

Accommodations & Travel

Car Rental Discounts

Car Rental Discounts

WAA members get up to to 25% off AVIS and BUDGET rates, with additional coupon offerings.

Noah's Ark Waterpark

Noah’s Ark Waterpark

Members, make a real splash by purchasing discounted tickets for $25.61 to America’s Largest Waterpark. Simply visit the Noah’s Ark website and enter promo code WAA2017 to save more than $19 off the retail price! Good all summer-season (through September 4), and all attractions included.

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America

Members, say “Whee” by saving more than 50% off main gate ticket prices — that’s only $37 per person! — on Wisconsin Alumni Days: July 15, 16, 22, and 23. To get this doozy of a deal, visit the Six Flags website and enter promo code WIALUMNI in the upper right hand corner.

The Fluno Center

The Fluno Center

The Fluno Center is conveniently located on University Avenue, one block from the Kohl Center. The Fluno Center offers all the comforts you expect from an upscale lodging facility, including complimentary wireless, a fitness center, on-site parking, and award winning dining. WAA members get 10% off the best available rate. To make a reservation and receive your member discount, visit fluno.com and click on Book a Room. You’ll then click the Promo/Corporate Code button and enter “WAA” to receive your special rate.

The Edgewater

The Edgewater

Along with basking in the revival of a historic Madison hotel, WAA members can get 15% off the best available rate at The Edgewater and receive the following special amenity at check-in: specialty cheese curds from Fromagination and two Spotted Cow beers. The restored property, on the shores of Lake Mendota, adjacent to the UW, and steps from the state Capitol, boasts completely new interiors, several restaurants, a magnificent spa, ballrooms, and a large outdoor plaza.

HotelRED

HotelRED

WAA members get 10% off the regular room rate at HotelRed, a full-service boutique hotel, located at the corner of Monroe and Regent Streets with a view of Camp Randall Stadium. Call (608) 819-8228 to book today and ask for the WAA discount.

Lowell Center

Lowell Center – Lodging and Conference Center

Just a few blocks from UW campus and walking distance from Memorial Union and State Street, steps from the shopping, dining and vibrant nightlife of downtown Madison; Lowell Center’s comfortable guest rooms and modern amenities promise a pleasurable getaway. Guests enjoy free breakfast buffet, free parking, free wifi, exercise room, sauna and the area’s largest indoor pool. Lowell Center is everything you need to unwind at the heart of the UW’s beautiful flagship campus. Alumni are always welcome!

Orlando Employee Discounts

Orlando Employee Discounts

WAA members can save up to 35% on an Orlando Vacation! Orlando Employee Discounts offers exclusive pricing on hotels and vacation homes in and around Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando, as well as discounts on tickets for all Orlando area theme parks and attractions! Click here to access your discounts and book.

Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells

Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells

Great deal in the Dells — WAA members get 10% off the best available rate on any room type and at any time of the year at the Hilton Garden Inn! Plus, members can start each day with a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast in the hotel’s Garden Grille & Bar for only $9.95. This welcoming hotel, with its indoor swimming pool, fitness center and attractive guest rooms, makes you feel right at home. Use the code “WAA” when booking to receive discount.

Inn on the Park

Best Western Premier Park Hotel

Exclusive to members of WAA, receive 25% off any available room at the Park Hotel Sunday through Thursday when visiting Madison for leisure travel. Limited blackout dates apply. Call 608-285-8000 or 800-279-8811 and ask for code UWAL2.

The Buckingham Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Buckingham Inn Bed & Breakfast

WAA members receive 20% off our best available rate at The Buckingham Inn Bed & Breakfast. Relax at this classically restored 1911 residence at the west edge of the UW campus just one block from Camp Randall Stadium. Luxury suites, spacious private baths, savory complete breakfasts and off-street parking. Use Special Rate Promo Code waa20 when booking online, or mention this offer by phone, 608-819-8029. Not available for certain Badger football weekends and special events.

Riverview Bed and Breakfast

Riverview Bed and Breakfast

This charming B&B is the perfect spot for WAA members to unwind and enjoy a 10% discount when booking a two-night stay. Located on the White River in Neshkoro, a quiet village in central Wisconsin, Riverview makes an ideal home base for day trips to the Dells, Madison, Green Bay, and an off-the-beaten-path lodging to get away from it all. Contact innkeeper Marilyn at rivervu_marilyn@charter.net or 920-293-4423 to book your stay, and mention your WAA membership to receive your discount.

Livingston Inn Bed & Breakfast

Livingston Inn Bed & Breakfast

WAA members receive $195/night weekends (normally $225) and $150/night weekdays (normally $175) at the Livingston Inn Bed & Breakfast. This breathtaking B&B features nine fireplaces, eleven-foot first floor ceilings, lake access and stunning architectural details inside and out. All rooms include private baths, working fireplaces and full breakfast daily. Call toll free for reservations, 877-529-6317.

Cameo Rose

Cameo Rose

Cameo Rose is an award winning Victorian-style inn located on 120 scenic acres 10 minutes south of Madison or 20 minutes from UW-Madison campus. WAA members receive $20 off regular daily rate per night.

Olympia Resort & Conference Center

Olympia Resort & Conference Center

Amazing WAA members-only deal – $79 per night rate that includes free spa/gym/pool access and 10% off on all food purchases. Olympia Resort, located in picturesque Oconomowoc, WI is one of the Midwest’s premier resort destinations. To get this deal, call toll free 800-558-9573 and state that you are a WAA member when making your reservation. Must show WAA member card at check-in.

Eagle Harbor Inn

Eagle Harbor Inn

The Eagle Harbor Inn was voted the Top Door County Inn. This intimate and welcoming establishment offers elegant one and two bedroom Whirlpool Suites with two-way fireplace and kitchen. Or, choose from the unique bed and breakfast rooms, where a full breakfast is served garden-side. Rates start at $107. As a WAA member, enjoy 10% off the Whirlpool Suites and Bed and Breakfast Inn Rooms (excludes Tilla and Tillie. Discount not available on national holidays and festival weekends). Mention UW Alumni when booking online.

Services

Services

Capitol Lakes Aquatic and Wellness Center

Capitol Lakes Aquatic and Wellness Center

As the preferred partner of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, WAA members enjoy exclusive benefits at Capitol Lakes’ full-service fitness center and a variety of discounts on their variety of health and wellness programs.

Kaplan Test Prep Discounts

Kaplan Test Prep

WAA members can save 10 percent off the cost of test-preparation courses for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT, as well as the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Simply use the code ALUMNI10 when you register online to redeem the member discount.

Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep

WAA members receive $250 toward academic or test-preparation tutoring with expert, professional tutors. Get access to tutors in every subject, anytime, anywhere. Revolution Prep has successfully raised the grades and test scores of millions of students worldwide.

WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com

WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com

WAA members save up to 25% off the subscription price of WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com, Wisconsin’s premier e-delivery service of news and analysis.

WAA Partners

WAA Partners

UWCU

Show Badger Pride with New University of Wisconsin Card Designs

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) and UW Credit Union have partnered to offer University of Wisconsin Credit and Debit Cards. Stay connected with UW-Madison and show your Badger pride with a design featuring athletics, the marching band, Bucky Badger or other favorite campus images. Learn more and check out the card images.

American Family Insurance

Enjoy Advantages from American Family

As the Official Insurance Partner of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, American Family Insurance will help protect what you’ve worked so hard to achieve, and will reward you with nice discounts. Learn more.

WPS Health Insurance

WPS Health Insurance

Visit any UW-affiliated health care provider who accepts Medicare with a WPS Medicare supplement. WPS, the official Medicare supplement partner of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, is a Wisconsin-based health insurance company that has been serving Medicare-eligible Badgers since the program began. Let WPS’ excellent customer service help you get the most out of your coverage. Learn more.

Capitol Lakes Aquatic and Wellness Center

Capitol Lakes

The preferred retirement community for all retired Badgers and downtown Madison’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community. Priority access, special discounts, and some complimentary benefits if you become a WAA member.

Play it Forward Golf

Play it Forward Golf

Badger golfers, save up to 70% on greens fees at more than 3,400 courses throughout the United States…plus Ireland and Scotland! Plus, every time you purchase a round, WAA earns funds for alumni programs. Everybody wins!