A breakdown of KPU student discounts available through the KSA

From shopping deals to car repairs, KPU students are eligible to receive a variety of discounts

The KSA offers a variety of discounts available to current KPU students. (File photo)

The KSA offers a variety of discounts available to current KPU students. (File photo)

The Kwantlen Student Association  offers a variety of discounts to current Kwantlen Polytechnic University students for services within and outside of the university. From fitness centres and  grocery merchants to car repairs and emergency preparation, here’s a breakdown of the discounts KPU students can take advantage of during their years of study. 

The KSA has unique discounts available for students within KPU campuses. For food options at the Surrey campus, students can access a discount at GrassRoots Cafe, KPU’s student-owned and operated lounge. All KPU students are eligible to receive a five per cent discount on all non-alcoholic purchases. To receive the discount, students should tell the cashier they are a KPU student before payment and the offer will be applied. 

At the KPU Tech campus, students are eligible for free auto repairs at the auto shop. Labour and work is conducted by students in the automotive technician program and repairs can usually be completed in one day with drop off before 8:00 am and pick up by 3:00 pm. Car parts are charged just above cost and KPU Tech doesn’t do any major engine, transmission, or exhaust work. Diagnostic tests are done first to determine the issue and work needed. Appointments need to be booked at least one week in advance and are subject to availability. Interested students can call 604-598-6113 to book an appointment. 

The KSA’s MultiPass program, which brings students the U-Pass, is partnered with local fitness centres to offer KPU students a discounted pass. For $20, students can access any of the 13 Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness and three She’s Fit! Facilities for 16 weeks. Regular fitness passes to these facilities cost $14.98 every two weeks. To access the discount, visit www.kusa.ca/club16/

Students wanting to shop for fresh, local ingredients can access a discount Sustainable KSA offers. For $5, KPU students can receive a $25 dollar gift card for Spud, an organic online grocery shopping and food delivery service that aims to work with farmers, ranchers, fishers, bakers, and artisans to provide the freshest ingredients. Each student is eligible to purchase one gift card per month through QPay by visiting the KSA’s website.    

The KSA also promotes a student discount at T&T Supermarket. After signing up with their KPU email, students can access a $10 discount on their first three purchases of at least $69 at the grocer. Interested students can visit T&T Supermarket’s website to sign up for and access the discount.

Students interested in changing their interior decor with some greenery can access a discount 

the KSA offers with Plantsome, an online house plant merchant. KPU students can get a $35 gift card for $15 each semester. Interested students can visit the KSA’s website to purchase the gift card through QPay. 

Another discount the KSA offers outside of KPU is at The Refill Shop, an eco-minded, package-free soap refill store. Located in New Westminster, students can bring their personal containers from home and refill them with dish, laundry, body soap, and various house cleaners for 10 per cent off. The discount is valid between Mondays and Fridays and only applies to Canadian made products or cosmetics. Students should bring their KPU ID card and a clean container to access the discount. 

For students looking to find alternative rides to campus, the KSA offers a carpool discount with Liftango and Poparide which matches carpoolers within the KPU community. Students can access carpooling discounts by downloading Liftango or Poparide from the app store and signing up for an account using their KPU email address. Discounts vary depending on the trip length and destination. 

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for emergency situations, and the KSA offers discounts with Total Prepare, an online shop owned and operated in Victoria that sells and ships emergency equipment and aims to make the community prepared, not scared. KPU students can receive a 10 per cent discount on most products when they shop at www.totalprepare.ca using code KPU10 at checkout. 

Also in the scope of emergencies is knowing first aid. The KSA is partnered with St. John Ambulance to provide KPU students with affordable first aid instruction through a $45 subsidy when taking the one-day Emergency for Industry course, meaning students pay only $52. To receive the subsidy, students must be successful in the course and take their receipts and certificates to the KSA’s Member Services. 

Students are also eligible to receive a 10 per cent discount on the Emergency for Industry course, along with the Standard for Industry, Emergency First Aid – Community Care, Standard First Aid – CPR Level C with AED, Standard First Aid – Health Care Provide, and all CPR courses. A five per cent discount is also available for students who want to take advanced courses WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid – Levels two and three and Marine Advanced First Aid. 

To access the five and 10 per cent discounts, students should contact St. John Ambulance to register for a course and let them know their student status at KPU. Students need to present their KPU ID cards when registering for and attending the courses. 

To learn more about the discounts KPU students can access through the KSA, visit www.kusa.ca/ksa-discounts/