Employees can save with CARE program

Emma Chavez, Community Resources Coordinator

The CARE Program at CSU provides employees with information about, and referrals to, agencies and organizations in Northern Colorado that offer low cost or no-cost services. The CARE Program aims to help CSU employees navigate work-life challenges to achieve greater work engagement and successful personal lives.

The CARE Program provides information on where employees can access discounted programs/services in Fort Collins. Here is a list of places in Fort Collins that offer discounts to the CSU community.


Every Friday all CSU employees can receive a 10 percent discount of their total grocery purchase. This discount can be combined with the Just for U coupons as well as all other paper coupons. Offer applicable to Fort Collins stores only and you must show your CSU ID at checkout. www.safeway.com

Old Navy

Offers 10 percent discount to all CSU employees and students. The 10 percent discount is applicable every day on your total shopping cart; you just have to show your ID. Some other offers and promotions can be combined with the discount, just ask a sales associate. Fort Collins location only.  www.oldnavy.com


Get 5 percent cash back if you sign up for their red discount card. For more information about this program, ask their associates. Target also offers a mobile phone app called “cartwheel.” This app allows you to receive notification of items on sale. Discounted items could be up to 50 percent off. www.target.com

Kids Eat Free

The following link has a list of restaurants that offer free or reduced meals for kids 12 and under. aroundfoco.com/mealdeal/

Poudre River Public Library Card

Your Poudre River Library Card comes with a list of discount offers to several local businesses, from museums to ice cream shops and health and wellness services. You can also link your Ram Card ID to the Poudre River Library District system to download movies, music and more for free. read.poudrelibraries.org/books/discounts.cfm

Spoons Soup and Salad

Offers all day Saturday free grilled cheese sandwiches to kids 12 and under. espoons.com/kids-menu/

Smokin’ Fins

Smokin’ Fins serves seafood, sushi and barbecue, and offers current CSU students, faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks every day. finsconcepts.com/restaurants/smokin-fins-grill/

Emma Chavez is Community Resources Coordinator for Colorado State University. Get more information about the CARE program at the website: care.colostate.edu