Many Davis businesses offer some great deals, often based on day and time, quantity purchased, birth date, and student or senior citizen status. Businesses also participate in coupon deals, including those found online and in print. See also Living Cheaply.
By Day of the Week
- Sam's Mediterranean - free drink with a falafel
- Jake's Desserts - $1 scoop 5-10 p.m.
- Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - $1 fish tacos
- Baskin-Robbins - single-scoop dollar ice cream 6 p.m.-10pm (E Street Plaza)
- $6.50 Movie Tuesday - Regal Stadium 5 and Holiday Cinema 6
- Del Taco - 3 tacos for $1.09 (59¢ each, regularly) 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
- El Toro Bravo - $1 tacos
- Starbucks - buy one, get one free lattes and mochas
-Can this be verified by anyone? Doesn't work on F-Street.
- Sudwerk - $1 Pint Night (not counting $3.25 cover charge)
- Tres Hermanas - $1 Pint Night (no cover!)
- Dot Island Grill - $5 chicken katsu
- Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - $5 chicken katsu
- Sudwerk - $1 beers, $2 wells
- The Graduate - Electro Night: $1 beers, $2 wells
7-Eleven - free 7.11 oz. Slurpees in specially-marked cups every 7/11 (July 11)
See Living Cheaply
Places with buy x, get x free cards
- A Better Place to Bead - With store discount card, you receive $5 in free merchandise after your purchases total $50
- The Avid Reader - A rewards card gives you $7.50 in credit after accumulating $150 in purchases
- Ciocolat - Buy 10 coffee or tea beverages and get one free
- Davis Noodle City - Has a meal card
- Davis Pole Dance Studio - Go to 10 lessons and get the next free! Many like to keep their completed cards as souvenirs. :)
- Dutch Bros Coffee - Buy 10 drinks, get one free
- Guadalajara - Buy 10 burritos, get one free. A Super Giant Burrito gets you two stamps on your card.
- Kosmos Kreations Salon - Buy 10 haircuts, get one free
- Mishka's Cafe - Has a rewards card (applicable only for their coffee and tea drinks)
- Nugget - As of 2010, no more sandwich cards because the retail price was reduced. However, old cards will be honored.
- Old Teahouse - Buy 10 drinks, get one free
- Papa Murphy's - buy 12 pizzas, get half off any size.
- Pluto's - Offer good with salads and full meals. No longer a book, they now have cards. Be warned they don't like to stamp for more than one purchase even if you are getting two meals (i.e. buying a friend's salad with yours, they will give you a hard time for asking for two stamps), at least in my experience. If they stop hassling, please delete this.
- Red 88 Noodle Bar Stamp card. After spending $100 get a $10 coupon.
- Safeway "Purchase any 7 Signature Sandwiches or wraps ($4.99 or more) using your club card, get the 8th one free."
- Starbucks Register a Starbucks gift card online and earn points towards free drinks. You also get free syrup modifications, free milk options i.e. soy milk, free drink coupon mailed to you for your birthday. It can be used any day.
- Supercuts Has a card: Get 12 haircuts and your 13th haircut is free.
- Swirl Frozen Yogurt has a buy 10 yogurts, get 1 medium with three toppings free.
- Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt has a "Buy Nine and Get 8 oz. Free" (8 oz. min.) card (value $3.12).
- UC Davis Coffeehouse (CoHo) - has a coffee card. Buy 9 coffees, and the 10th one is free.
- Yolo Berry Yogurt offers a "buy 8 get one free" stamp card.
Coupons and promotions
- Aggie Smog - 15% off coupon on their website
- Bounty and Savings - Davis and Sacramento coupon and saving blog with coupon match-ups on grocery and drug store sales.
- DavisCADeals - Twitter feed with local deals, coupons, specials.
- Cooks Collision of Davis - Free car wash and wax for any Davis residents that LIKE the Cooks Collision of Davis Facebook page. Message on Facebook or call the office to schedule. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooks-Collision-of-Davis/336408263071364
- Davis Coupons Online - ChiangWebb produces printable online coupons for numerous restaurants, stores, and services exclusively in Davis.
- EyeMax - Mention DavisWiki for $20 off frame and lens purchase or 10% off sunglasses (stock on hand only)
- Fabulous Savings - Both online and printable coupons for local and online retailers Link.
- Farmer's Kitchen Cafe - Discounted "subscription" lunches and dinners.
- House of Chang - 10% off of bill for all students.
- Jiffy Lube - Jiffy Lube has free printable online coupons for several services at the Davis store. $7 Off. Link.
- Kaiser Permanente - The Kaiser pharmacy offers discounted over the counter medications for much less than drug store prices. Non-members have been able to make purchases without having to show a Kaiser card.
- Krush Burger on Covell give UCD students 15% off the check with student ID
- Uber and UberX - Receive first ride for free by following this link https://www.uber.com/invite/uberFreeRideOffer or entering "uberFreeRideOffer" code in the Uber App
- Luci's Salon - Updated frequently with specials. Also check out the Facebook page to see photos of their work and in salon events, model calls, and promotions.
- Nina's Studio - monthly specials on products and services
- Redbox - Free rental codes: breakroom and dvdonme. You can use these codes once per credit/debit card. Use different cards and you can get more free rentals. Join the text message club and you will get free rental codes.
- Redrum Burger - "Buy One Get One Free 11am-5pm" and "Buy One Get One Free 5pm-close" coupons in California Aggie.
- Thai Canteen - "$1 off a Thai Iced tea drink with a same day theatre or movie ticket stub"
- The California Aggie - "Frugal Fridays" coupon page in the back, every Friday.
- The Marketplace - Publishes a 13-page coupon booklet. I got mine at the Memorial Union information booth.
- U.S. Polo Assn. Outlet Vacaville, CA -20% Off Entire Purchase (College Student Discount) ID Required
- USE Credit Union Free Checking Account. Earn $25 for referring a new member. (Up to $150 cash). $25 for being the new referred member.
- V.I.P. Studios Photography - Professional Headshot Deal on Yelp - expires March 11, 2012.
- Wok of Flame - Mention DavisWiki.org for a 10% discount!
- Yolo Bargainer - Deal-a-day website. Warning: malware on website
- House of Chang - 10% off of bill for all students.
- Absolute Cellular - Some nebulous "UCD student discount."
- Aella Boutique - 20% discount everyday on most items for all students and faculty.
- APEX Cycles - 5-10% discount on all bicycle parts and accessories along with $15 off any Tune-Up, $13 flat fixes (Tube, Tax & Labor... 2nd cheapest in town)
- Apple Computer - 10%-20% discount off retail for students, faculty and staff
- Cooks Collision of Davis - Free headlight restoration to any UC Davis students that LIKE the Cooks Collision of Davis Facebook page. Message on Facebook or call the office to schedule. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooks-Collision-of-Davis/336408263071364
- Davis Auto Care & Fleet Service Center - 20% discount for all students and faculty
- Free Software - You don't have to buy Microsoft Word to write your term paper. There are open source, free office suites from OpenOffice and NeoOffice, as well as open source alternatives to most commercial software.
- Get a free campus mug when you move into the dorms.
- Golden 1 Credit Union Free Checking Account and free box of checks with student checking. Free online check deposit via scanner.
- Lamppost Pizza - Ten percent discount on pizzas with Aggie Card.
- OfficeMax - UCD Students receive a 10% discount on printing, copying and binding services in OfficeMax's ImPress copy center.
- Outlet Coworking- $50 off your monthly Resident Membership to our coworking space in Midtown Sacramento with student ID
- Screaming Squeegee - Free preprinted t-shirts, pens, and useful gadgets with their logo usually available to students.
- Yolobus - Everyone knows that UCD undergrads can ride Unitrans for free (well, they technically pay for this privilege with their ASUCD fees), but what is less well known is that undergrads can ride Yolobus for free also just flash your student ID. Note that grad/professional students don't pay ASUCD fees, so they have to pay full fare for Yolobus and Unitrans.
- USE Credit Union Free Checking Account, free online bill pay, no monthly fee, & deposit checks online via scanner. Earn $25 for referring a new member. (Up to $150 cash). $25 for being the new referred member.
- Wok of Flame - 10% off of bill with UCD ID.
- Job Fair - Need a pen? pencil? frisbee? buttons? You can get all this for free when UCD offer its Job Fair every year.
- 2nd Street Storage - Students may rent a 30 day minimum and only pay 1/2 of the refundable security deposit with Student ID
- Luci's Salon -$5 off services or 20% off services over $120
Graduate / Professional Students
Unitrans - Grad/professional students don't pay ASUCD fees, so they have to pay full fare.
- Grad/professional students can get a discount on Unitrans passes from TAPS if they do not have a parking permit, e.g. a 10-ride pass that normally costs $5 will cost only $3. Purchase at TAPS or Freeborn Box Office.
- Grad students could ride the bus without having the pay a fee each time by electing to pay ASUCD fees per quarter.
- Free Compost Bin for Davis residents who live in a house. Not available to apartment dwellers.
- USE Credit Union Free Checking Account, free online bill pay, no monthly fee, & deposit checks online via scanner. Earn $25 for referring a new member. (Up to $150 cash). Get $25 for being the new referred member. Residents of Yolo County qualify for membership as well as family and cohabitants of members.
- Aella Boutique Offers 20% discounts on most items for law enforcement, military, fire fighters, EMT, and dancers
Note: "Buy One Get One Free" (BOGOF) deals are the same as "2-for-1" deals.