Discounts-Staff Council - Carnegie Mellon University

Discounts Available to CMU Staff

ANY QUESTIONS?  Contact Nicole Stenger at or Sharon Cavlovich at

Renaissance Festival

Staff Council is please to offer discounted tickets to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.  Starting Aug. 23-Sept. 28th (weekends only) in addition to Labor Day! (Mon. Sept. 1)
At the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival they take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.  You'll meet all kinds, from jousters to jugglers to minstrels to maidens faire, all schooled in art of interactive theater! Much new entertainment has been summoned by Good King Henry for this glorious season. For six special summer weekends enjoy family fun for children and magical times for adults. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • $14.50 (adults)
  • $7.00 (children)

Ticket sales begin August 11th   Cash only!
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sharon Cavlovich or Nicole Stenger (at email addresses above).

Kennywood Staff Picnic, General Summer Admission, and MORE

Staff Council coordinates the annual Kennywood Staff Day at Kennywood Park (typically in June) and works with park officials to offer discounted general admission throughout the summer season. FLIER

  • Phantom Fright Nights (typically September-October) More details here when available
  • Holiday Lights tickets (typically Nov.-Dec.) Details when available

Sam's Club Membership Discount

Staff Council is pleased to team up with Sam's Club to offer you up to a $25 gift card when you join or renew your Sam's Club membership.  Simply print out the attached flyer.  Please be sure to bring your Carnegie Mellon ID as proof of employment.  This offer is good through Dec. 31, 2014.  Find your local Sam's Club.

Cedar Point

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Staff Council is pleased to offer discounted tickets to Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio) this summer!

Discounted Tickets1:

  • Ride & Refresh: $49.99 (not available at the gate!)
  • Cedar Point: $45.00 ($14.99 off the gate price)
  • Soak City: $28.00 ($5.00 off the gate price)
  • Ride & Slide: $79.99 ($8.00 off the gate price)

Access the discount tickets by going to:

  • User name: CARNEGIEMU
  • Password: cmu2014
  • User Name and Password are case sensitive!

1 There is a $5.99 convenience fee per transaction (not per ticket).

Idlewild & Sandcastle Summer Tickets and MORE

Discounted Idlewild ($25.99) and Sandcastle ($22) tickets will be available during Kennywood ticket sale dates and times.  

  • Idlewild HallowBoo! (October) More details here when available

Hershey Park (Near Harrisburg, PA)

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Staff Council is pleased to offer discount tickets to Hershey Park this summer!  Purchase tickets via with promo code 85214.  For more information on Hershey Park please visit
If you purchase tickets before July 6, 2014, you will receive an extra savings and tickets can be used ALL summer season long.

Purchases made before July 6, 2014

Regular 1-day pass (ages 9-54) - $39.952
2 Admission tickets purchased online before 7/6/14 are VALID for the entire 2014 Summer operating season!

Regular 1-day pass (ages 9-54) - $46.953

Jr/Sr 1-day pass (ages 3-8; 55-69) - $34.95
Senior+ 1 day pass (ages 70+) - $22.95
Regular 2 day (ages 9-54) - $78.20
Jr/Sr 2-day (ages 3-8; 55-69) - $57.50

3 Rate for purchases beginning 7/7/14

The gate rate for regular passes are $60.80 and the Jr/Sr is $38.30.  Each ticket is subject to a $.75 processing fee.

PSO (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Anytime

Go to and use discount code CMUFACULTY (faculty AND staff can use this code)

Pittsburgh Opera

Go to and use discount code POCMU

Exploring Your CMU Perks

The Inaugural 'Exploring Your CMU Perks' event was held on July 17, 2014.  CMU provides numerous (well hidden) benefits to staff that you can take advantage of, including discounts, memberships, events, and information regarding employment resources. The event's PowerPoint presentation offers this information and some of the URL links associated with these discounts & perks. Check this page periodically for updated (or discontinued) discounts & added links.

Version Aug. 22, 2014