Discounts through the Alumni Association’s Go Blue Rewards program benefit members all year long but particularly during the holidays. Save on everything from Zingerman’s candy to theater tickets and hotel discounts. Peruse this gift guide and explore just a handful of the many rewards on offer for members. Nonmembers, join today.
A Night at the Theater
Treat your family to a performance of Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. With more than 300 sparkling costumes and 20 astonishing acts, the show celebrates all the seasonal holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s in this two-hour spectacle. For those living farther afield, this discount extends through May 29, 2020, and includes a number of other shows, such as Riverdance. This is just one more reason to visit southeast Michigan.
Discount: Alumni Association members receive a promotional code for group-discounted tickets.
Experience Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, where the smells of roasted chestnuts and bonfires mingle with the sounds of carolers and sleigh bells. Visit Santa, nestle into a horse-drawn wagon, and slip on a pair of ice skates. The historic village is part of a complex in Dearborn, Michigan, that also includes a museum highlighting American innovation, a state-of-the-art screen experience, and tours of the Ford Rouge Factory. Holiday Nights run every weekend and many weeknights during December.
Discount: Alumni Association members receive a 20% discount on any basic-level membership to this National Historic Landmark. During Holiday Nights, Henry Ford members enjoy 15% off admission, preshow entry at 6 p.m., and discounts on shopping and dining.
A Sweet Time
The holiday season is synonymous with sweets, but Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory has a special line of confections whose ingredients are as delightful as their names: Zzang!, Wowza, and Ca$hew Cow. Pop in for some peanut brittle, handmade vanilla and chocolate marshmallows, sesame halvah, or honey nougat. Box it up for a gift, or nibble it in front of the fire.
Discount: Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount year-round when they present their membership card in-person at the store.
Meghann Powell, ’01, draws all things Maize and Blue: campus landscapes, game-watch parties, student festivities, and much more. Buy one of her prints of iconic U-M buildings or some Michigan Mom notecards for your fellow alumni this holiday season. Better yet, commission a group portrait in the new year of your favorite college friends in any campus setting you desire.
Discount: Alumni Association members receive 15% off all prints plus free standard shipping.
It’s the perfect match: one of the world’s largest hotel companies and one of the world’s largest living alumni bodies. Wyndham Hotel Group has roughly 8,000 hotels with more than 600,000 rooms in 66 countries. Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort, or something a little more cost-effective, Wyndham has the right hotel for you at the right price.
Discount: Alumni Association members receive a discount of up to 15% on the best available rate.