Get Ready: Blue and Golden Opportunities
By Jack Feuer
Published Jan 1, 2010 8:00 AM
We know you're crazy-busy preparing for the holidays, buying presents, chasing down eggnog recipes, weighing the relative merits of domestic and French sparkling wine. So the phrase "Bruin benefits" may not be top of mind right now. If not, allow us this gentle reminder: Members of the UCLA Alumni Association — alumni and friends, recent graduates and current students — have access to discounts and other benefits for just about everything you need for the holidays and all year long. Here are just some of the member benefits (eggnog not included):
AROUND LOS ANGELES
Get Fit: Stay fit with UCLA Recreation and their more than 14 facilities, including Sunset Canyon Recreation Center and the Marina Aquatic Center. Members are eligible to select from a variety of packages and programs, including summer enrichment camps for kids.
Applaud: Experience the finest selection of theater arts with UCLA Live. Members save 15 percent off two tickets to select UCLA Live events.
Be Pampered: Members get discounted room rates at Hotel Angeleno, Hotel Palomar, Beverly Hilton, Hotel Bel Air and the Westwood W Hotel.
Cheer: Association members get free admission to all UCLA home sporting events except football and men's basketball.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL
Learn: Members can view more than 2,500 titles through the online ProQuest Research Library and get access to any UCLA Library.
Be Stylish: Enjoy a 20-percent-off BearWear coupon through the online UCLA Store as well as in-store and online Member Appreciation events.
Be Adventurous: Explore the world with UCLA Alumni Travel's one-of-a-kind trips around the world with fellow Bruins and world-class faculty experts.
Save: Last year, members saved more than $30,000 from the 10-percent discount (up to $50/course) on UCLA Extension online and classroom courses.
Network: Make valuable Bruin business connections through Bruin Professionals. Chapters are located in Westwood, South Bay, Orange County, San Diego, downtown L.A., San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley.
Buy: Members enjoy exclusive UCLA Alumni-branded credit and debit cards through Bank of America, supporting the association's scholarships and programs.
Save more: Save 10 percent a month and get free accessories with UCLA Alumni Association Wireless Phone Service through Affinity4.
Worry less: Liberty Mutual offers savings on auto, home and renter's insurance through its Group Savings Plus® program.