Discounts and benefits for employees

We appreciate you are working for us. We would like to create the best conditions for you. We believe that we can contribute to your satisfaction by offering discounts and benefits which are provided by ourselves or by our external partners.

For more information on the benefits on offer, please write to: benefity@upol.cz or call +420 585 631 162.

Offer of Palacký University

Meals

Meal vouchers

Employees have the possibility to pay for their lunches with meal vouchers at restaurants. The amount of the voucher and its issuer are decided upon by the management of the individual facilities of the university.

University dining facilities

You will find quick and quality food for reasonable prices at university dining facilities. Ordering complete meals on-line, including soup and salad, will save you time. For more information, see the UP Dining and Accommodation website.

Accommodation

Accommodation at UP dormitories

You can take advantage of interesting and suitable short- and long-term accommodation at reduced prices in the dormitory on Vančurova Street. We offer accommodation in single and double rooms, equipped with sanitary facilities. For more information, see the UP Dining and Accommodation website.

Accommodation in university-owned flats

You can take advantage of the possibility of favourable rental rates of several university-owned flats. These are flats in housing estates and brick flats of different dispositions in various locales throughout Olomouc (Nové Sady, Neředín, Jiřího z Poděbrad Street, etc.). This offer applies to employees who are permanently employed at UP; upon cessation of employment at UP, the lease agreement is automatically terminated. For information about the application procedure or availability of flats, please contact Vojtěch Gren, e-mail: vojtech.gren@upol.cz, tel.: 585631037.

Sports and recreation

Academic Sport Centre

UP Academic Sport Centre offers you sports activities as part of sports programmes. You can choose from a list of sports or purchase a special package of sports - which enables you to attend all the lessons in the schedule (about 35 kinds of sports, motion and dance activities). When buying a sports card, you choose the preferred sport on a specific day and time. This means that at least once a week you may enjoy your preferred sporting activity. Your other participation depends on which hours you find spare capacity and decide to use it for yourself. The UP Academic Sport Centre also provides discounts on sports stays and courses that it organizes several times a year.
ASC offers 35% discount on sports lessons (from 50 CZK per lesson), discounts to fitness, sauna and archery range, and on sports courses – boating, skiing, climbing, etc.
You can also apply benefit vouchers here (Unišek, Unišek +, Edenred Benefits - MULTI or Sport&Kultura, SODEXO - Gift Pass, Bonus Pass, Relax Pass, Flexi Pass and Fokus Pass). Follow what’s on offer on https://ascup.upol.cz/.

BALUO Application Centre

The one-of-a-kind science and technology park, aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, the prevention of civilisational diseases and optimisation of physical activity, offers employees a 24% discount on annual club membership! Membership costs 950 CZK. It`s possible to pay with Sodexo and Edenred leisure vouchers. For more information, go to: www.acbaluo.cz.

Palacký University Archery Range

UP employees and their family members can get a 30% discount upon showing their UP ID cards. For more information, see the UP Archery Range webpages.

Recreation

We offer active and attractive holidays in facilities which UP operates or closely cooperates. Choose a holiday according to your desires and draw strength from an active break in natural surroundings!
•  Pastviny recreational complex
•  UP Faculty of Science facility in Karlov

Palacký University Sports Days

Twice a year, you can spend your workday actively, sporting. A rich and varied offer of sporting activities has been prepared for you by the UP Academic Sport Centre. You can get the programme in advance via e-mail.

Learning

British Centre

The British Centre of Palacký University Library offers specialised services in English language teaching and learning, and international Cambridge English Exams cetificates. These exams are organized in cooperation with the British Council. Those interested in preparing for the Cambridge Exams can take advantage of our English courses, or check their level of knowledge in regularly organized pre-tests. The BC library also offers a rich selection of children's books and films in English.
Discounts provided for UP employees:

  • Annual membership: 100% (i.e. no charge)
  • Fee for English Preparatory Course: 5% (in the case of the A2 children's course, the discount also applies to the child of a UP employee)
  • Pre-test fee (Cambridge Mock-Test): 30%.

UPLift Language School

Learn languages from trained professionals in the inspiring environment of the Faculty of Arts. The UPlift language school offers a 10% discount on the course fee for all group courses. UPlift clients also get a 15% discount at the Oxford Bookshop. More information is available at the UPlift website.

IT Assistance

Microsoft Office 365 – free download

UP employees have the possibility of installing up to five packages of Office for free. More information is available at the UP WIKI.

Assistance with software

UP Computer Centre will help you with selection and downloading of various types of software. Under the limited licence, Statistica and other applications can be freely installed. For more information, visit the UP Computer Centre website.

Family and children

UP Kindergarten

Employees can take advantage of the option to entrust their children to the care of professionals while they work. For more information on the operation of the kindergarten, requirements for enrolment and capacity, see the webpages at www.ms.upol.cz.

Fort Science

Fort Science is the first interactive museum which popularises science for the entire family. Fort Science is located in Olomouc’s Crown Fortress complex. Employees who present their UP ID cards will get a 20% discount on admission tickets. Payment is possible with Unišek+. For more information, see the Fort Science webpages: www.pevnostpoznani.cz/english.

Books, souvenirs, fashion, stationery...

UPoint Shop

In our stylish information centre on Olomouc’s Upper Square, we offer discounts of 10% on in-shop purchases. Simply show your employee card, or we will look you up in the employee database. It`s also possible to pay via invoice at discounted prices. More information is available on the UPoint webpages: www.upoint.upol.cz.

UP Press and Bookshop

For UP employees, we offer 15% discount on all non-discounted books in the UP Bookshop in the Armoury (Zbrojnice), and for purchases in our e-shop by entering the discount code. The largest selection of specialized literature in Olomouc is ready for you. The discount even applies to publications from other publishing houses. In the UP Shop you can also pay with leisure vouchers and Pluxee cards (but in this case without a discount). See www.vydavatelstvi.upol.cz.

Science and Technology Park

We provide Palacký University employees and students with consultations on technology transfer, intellectual property protection and business plans and offer assistance with starting a company.
The Science and Technology Park is situated in the new university building Envelopa Hub, which also includes the Element Coworking shared workspace. Upon presentation of a valid student ID (ISIC and others), alumni or UP employee card, we will offer you a 10% discount on all our workspace rental rates. For more information, including a price list, please visit www.elementcoworking.cz.
www.vtpup.cz.

Social Fund

Palacký University Olomouc provides its employees various contributions from the Social Fund. Individual faculties and facilities decide on the form and the amount of the contribution.

Types of contributions from the Social Fund:

  • Contributions to the pension and private life insurance
  • Culture and sport
  • Rehabilitation, vitamins and vaccinacions
  • Catering allowance
  • Jubilee presents
  • Interest-free repayable loans to bridge the difficult financial situation

What our external partners offer

Banking

ČSOB

ČSOB (Československá obchodní banka / Czechoslovak Commercial Bank) has prepared a package of above-standard benefits for all UP employees. In order to take advantage of them, you must already have or start an account with ČSOB, or Poštovní spořitelna, where your monthly pay will be sent, and identify yourself by the UP employee card.

Among the products available in the ČSOB Incentive Programme (Motivační program) are:

  • Plus Konto – 3% on withdrawals up to the limit of CZK 2,000, CZK 300 for using mobile banking, free withdrawals.
  • State-supported products - supplemental retirement savings or life insurance. Building savings – no flat fee.
  • Loan for anything - non-purpose loan, for which you do not have to specify the purpose, 3% rate discount or guaranteed rate of 7.7% p.a.
  • Mortgage with a lowered interest rate of 0.1% + free mortgage management and estimate.
  • Car, driver, household, and life insurance.
  • Investment funds - discount on the initial fee of 50%.
  • The World of Rewards - a loyalty programme, the gained points (by card payments, permanent orders, or agreement on a new product) are exchanged for catalogue gifts and discounts at partners. More at svetodmen.cz.

An overview of all the benefits of the ČSOB Motivační (Incentive) programme can be found in the leaflet or at www.motivacniprogram.csob.cz. This offer appears after you enter your login details.

For detailed information, please visit the ČSOB Bank branch, Horní nám. 6, Olomouc.

Offer valid from 17 March 2023.

Komerční banka

UP employees can take advantage of discounted KB bank services and set up the “MůjÚčet Plus” (My Account Plus) account free of charge. The offer is valid also for a spouse of the employee.

Other preferential services:
•    Processing of a mortgage or a loan free of charge
•    30% discount on property insurance
•    Taking out the building society account Blue Pyramids for free
•    Assistance with complete bank transfer from another bank
More information about the offer you can find in the information leaflet (in Czech) or at KB's branches. These preferential KB banking services are offered to UP employees who have a Contract of Employment with UP. Please, submit your Confirmation of Employment.
From 1 November 2023, UP employees can take advantage of discounted banking services in the "KB Premium" programme, which replaces the existing "My Account Plus" programme. The terms and conditions of the programme can be found in the attached document.

Raiffeisenbank 

Raiffeisen bank a.s. offers a package of advantageous banking services for UP employees. Open a free SMART account. For a symbolic CZK 19 per month you will get an ACTIVE account with unlimited cash withdrawals from ATMs of all banks worldwide. For a complete offer of discounted products, please refer to the information leaflet.

UniCredit Bank

UniCredit Bank, as one of the market leaders in banking, offers a package of discounted services to UP employees:

  • Current bank account: have your salary sent to your UniCredit Bank account and, if you actively use the account, receive a bonus of up to CZK 500 per month for one year.
  • Consumer loan: Get your first payment back into your account when you arrange your loan.
  • Mortgage loan: discount of 0.15% p.a. on the interest rate.
  • Investment: discount on entry fee or monthly payment back to the account.
  • Life insurance: first monthly insurance payment back into your account.

The terms and conditions of the above benefits and other offers of the provider can be found here. The offer is valid from 1 March 2024 to 30 June 2024.

Books and education

ANAG Bookstore

The specialized ANAG Bookstore offers a wide range of specialist literature (from the field of law, taxes, economy, wages, management, marketing, social sciences, languages etc.) and textbooks for high schools and universities.

Every employee of Palacky University in Olomouc obtains the following discounts at ANAG bookstore:

  • 20% discount on law books from C.H.Beck publisher,
  • 15% discount on books from Anag and Leges,
  • 10% discount on other publications.

Discount can be applied upon presentation of the employee's card only in the bookstore ANAG in Olomouc, Kollárovo nám. 698/7, www.anag.cz.

Kosmas

Kosmas Bookstore offers a wide selection of Czech and world fiction, children's books, and professional literature. Currently there are 28 branches all over the country. Every employee of Palacký University Olomouc obtains a discount of 13% in the bookshops after the presentation of the employee's card.

Intellego Adult Education and Training Agency

The Intellego Adult Education and Training Agency, which organizes trainings and seminars focused on accounting, taxes, human resources, soft and managerial skills and much more, will provide all UP employees a 15% discount on all educational programmes. To obtain a discount, order services via the work e-mail name.surname@upol.cz. Information on currently planned educational events is available at intellego.cz.

Culture

Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc

The Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc (MFO) is offering all UP employees and alumni discounts on all 2021/2022 season concerts and subscription cycles of up to 20% off the standard admission price. See the complete programme of the 76th MFO Concert Season. There is also the possibility of payment via leisure vouchers and Sodexo cards.

Moravian Theatre Olomouc

Moravian Theatre Olomouc offers a 30% discount on selected performances every month to UP employees. Check the current offer for May and June. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office, to redeem the discounted you need to show the QR code in the offer sheet or your UP employee ID.

Premiere Cinemas 

Each employee has a 40 CZK discount on basic admission; i.e. for 2D films, the price is 159 CZK as opposed to the normal 199 CZK, and for 3D films the price is 179 CZK as opposed to the normal 219 CZK. During one transaction, employees after showing their UP ID card can order any number of tickets. There is no time limit for buying discount tickets. One can also pay with food vouchers and gift certificates from the firms Sodexo, Edenred, and Chéque Déjeuner at the cinema box office. More information is available at: olomouc.premierecinemas.cz.

Electronics

Alza.cz

Alza.cz is one of the largest sellers of electronics, home appliances, computers, as well as toys, jewellery, hobby products and sporting goods. Employees have the opportunity to register for the Benefit Programme and benefit from a number of advantages:

  • lower price level - better prices for products in all categories
  • quantity discounts on some products
  • free delivery to AlzaPlus+ outlets for 3 months for 1 CZK (then 299 CZK/year)
  • exclusive offers and competitions for Alza Benefit members only

The activation procedure is available here.

Employees are not allowed to share the Benefit Programme publicly (activation code or activation procedure), violation of the condition may lead to the cancellation of the Benefit Programme.

DATART

UP employees can buy in the DATART e-shop for VIP prices. Just register at www.datart.cz/vip, where you will also find complete rules. At the next login you will use the VIP code. The programme is intended exclusively for UP employees and its sharing to third parties is undesirable.

T. S. Bohemia

T. S. Bohemia is a major retailer of electronics, household appliances, garden and hobby equipment, sports, drugstore and pet supplies. Palacký University employees can take advantage of the VIP programme when shopping in the e-shop. The conditions of the programme can be found on the website. After logging into your account, use the VIP code.
The programme is only for UP employees and is valid until 31 December 2024.

 

Philips

Philips company offers a 25% discount for UP employees to purchase products from the Personal care, Household products and Mother and child categories in the company e-shop. To take advantage of your discount, please use your voucher.

Recreation and spas

Alexandria travel agency

CK Alexandria is one of the largest travel agencies on the Czech market, since 1991 it offers tailor-made tours according to individual needs and wishes of clients as well as group or corporate tours. For those employed at UP, the travel agency offers discounts of 8% on tours from the current offer and 5% on LAST MINUTE tours upon presentation of the UP employee card. More information about the discount conditions.

Karlova Studánka Mountain Spa

Karlova Studánka Mountain Spa, a state-owned enterprise, offers UP employees a 15% discount on entry to the swimming pool complex, whirlpool and salt cave and a 10% discount on hotel accommodation. It also offers discounted stays in the mountain hotel Lorkova vila in Čeladná, 15% discount on the counter prices for accommodation, 10% discount on wellness services and discounted family stay packages.  These discounts cannot be combined with other discounts. The discount does not apply to already discounted stays and other discounted promotions.offers a 15% discount for UP employees to enter the pool complex, whirlpool and salt caves, and a 10% discount for hotel-type accommodation. These discounts cannot be cumulated with other discounts. The discount does not apply to already discounted stays and other discounted offers. 

Mariánské Lázně Spas

Mariánské Lázně, with its unique natural healing resources has been one of the most popular spa towns in the Czech Republic for more than 200 years. For UP employees, the spas offer reconditioning stays with a discount of up to 20%. This summer, family holidays are also available at discounted prices. Make orders for stays by e-mail reservation.cz@cz.ensanahotels.com.

Massage & Physiotherapy Zdeněk Bartl

UP employees have a 10% discount on services provided by Masáže fyzioterapie Zdeněk Bartl upon presentation of their UP employee card. The studio is located in the OMEGA Sport and Health Cente at 19 Legionářská Street and offers Thai massages and physiotherapy services in addition to classical massages. More information about the studio can be found on the website.

Relax u Pandy

The Relaxation Studio offers UP employees a 50% discount on the first entry and 10% on subsequent entries upon presentation of a UP employee card. The studio offers services in the areas of pain management, beauty, sports and immunity. Complete information about the studio's services is available on the website.

Slatinice Spa

The Slatinice Spa is located just 12 km from Olomouc. Here you can experience the magic of a family spa, in the modern and comfortable facility. Its therapeutic spring, with water containing hydrogen sulphide, is used in treating disorders of the locomotor system, nervous system, skin, and some oncological and circulatory system diseases.

On producing your UP ID card, you can take advantage of these sales:

  • Private payer stays in the Pension Majorka***
    10% discount on the current price of the stay. Discounts do not apply to Last Minute discount stays.
  • Therapeutic procedures
    10% discount on therapeutic procedures. The discount does not apply to already discounted treatment packages.
  • 2-hour entrance to the Majorka sauna
    including towel service and a pitcher with shungite or crystal water, according to your own choice. The discount price is 300 CZK/person/2 hours.

The offer is valid from January 1st to December 31st, 2023.

Orders are taken and accepted by:
Ing. Hana Concepcionová, tel. 734 572 022, e-mail: concepcionova@lazneslatinice.cz.
The current offer of stays and spa treatments can be found at www.lazneslatinice.cz.

Sport

HELP CZ Fitness Centre

HELP CZ Fitness Centre offers you a complex of sports and relaxation services in a pleasant environment of a modern fitness centre in Olomouc. UP employees can apply a 20% discount on entry to the fitness centre, to aerobics, spinning, solarium and other services (prices included in the“ student, senior ” tariff). The current workout schedule and price list can be found here.

Jako proutek s.r.o. (women's fitness centre)

Women's fitness centre is based on an individual approach to clients, taking into account their body, health and capabilities. In addition to traditional fitness, the centre also offers nutritional counselling, body analysis, infrared sauna and massages.
The centre offers female employees a 15% discount on membership passes. The discount can be applied upon presentation of an employee card.
www.jako-proutek.cz/olomouc

Legends Gym

The Legends Gym fitness centre offers a one-time entry for UP employees at the student price of CZK 100 and a monthly pass for CZK 800.
As a bonus, the first entry is free for all employees. Simply present your employee card and ask for this benefit at the front desk.

Lion Sport

The Lion Sport sportswear store network offers all UP employees discount of 30% of the valid retail price for goods purchased in the partner's network of stores. This discount applies to goods identified as ‘new item’ and goods for which a flat-rate discount is already granted during the season, and you can apply it in brick-and-mortar stores upon presenting your UP ID card, or in an e-shop via a discount code.

Otosport

Do you like cycling? Upon presenting an employee card, the UP staff can use a 5% discount on all the goods offered in Otosport shop which specializes on cycling equipment of all kinds. The shop is located in the UP Sports Hall. More info at www.otosport.cz.

OMEGA Sport and Health Centre

Employees of the university have the possibility of discounted prices for the following programmes and services - 10% discount on annual GOLD membership according to new membership types and Milon circle programme for 1 month free, for 3 months or a year with 18% discount on non-member price. Discounted entry to the diagnostic program is also available, where the discount upon presentation of the UP employee card is 10%.
More information at www.omegasport.cz

Ski Kunčice

The Kunčice Ski Resort is located at the foot of Králický Sněžník and offers 4.5 km of slopes, including a children's ski lift, ski school and ski equipment rental. UP employees can get a 25% discount on a ski pass by presenting their employee card. The discount is valid from Mondays to Thursdays. It cannot be applied to multi-day and family ski passes, or one employee card - one ski pass.
More information about the resort (in Czech and Polish).

Snow4Fun Olomouc

We are the only LUSTi showroom in Olomouc. You can try this Czech ski brand in our rental and testing shop before you buy. We service skis and snowboards on a Swiss MONTANA machine. We also sell the Czech brand of goggles/helmets NANDEJ and top quality ski boots Dalbello. In the summer we run a bike service and sale of BH, MRX and SCUD bikes. A new addition is the rental, service and sale of Thule carts.
Employees have a 15% discount on Thule skis, snowboards, cross-country skis, bikes, carts and prams upon presentation of their employee card, 10% on Thule trolley rentals and LUSTi downhill skis, and 5% on all other products. www.snow4.fun.

Tempish Sport

Upon presenting your UP ID card, you will get a 33% discount on all items in the shop in Šantovka. You can also get a 33% discount when purchasing through their e-shop, via entering the discount code.

2Seasons ski & bike

Do you need a new bike or ski equipment? Take advantage of discounts at the newly opened 2Seasons ski & bike shop in Hodolany, which sells skis, bicycles and provides repairs of ski and bicycle equipment. Upon presenting the UP card, you are entitled to a 7% discount on goods and repairs and a 2% discount on special offers or discounted goods and services, and on Sporten cross-country ski sets. More information about the shop at www.kola-lyze-olomouc.cz

Shared mobility

Autonapůl (carsharing)

The first Czech carsharing service Autonapůl allows Palacký University employees to register at a discounted rate without having to pay the usual deposit of CZK 5,000. You get access to dozens of cars in Olomouc and seven other cities in the Czech Republic. Everything is simple, online and without obligations.
Sign up from an e-mail with the domain @upol.cz and try out the range of carsharing vehicles, including electric cars and hybrids, without obligation.
For more information and how to do it, visit: www.autonapul.cz/en/upol/
 

Eagle Scooters

Take advantage of a 25% discount on Eagle Scooters shared scooter fares. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play and sign up by e-mailing jmeno.prijmeni@upol.cz. At the same time, send registration info along with your name to info@eaglescoots.com. Confirmation of discount activation can be found directly in the app under the "Price List" tab.

Nextbike Czech Republic

Nextbike Czech Republic provides all UP employees with an automatic credit of 100 CZK to their Nextbike account when they first register with name.surname@upol.cz. At the same time, it provides all employees with a unique code for an annual subscription, which entitles them to get it for only CZK 599 (against the standard CZK 1149). A unique code for a monthly subscription allows them to get it for only CZK 129 (against the standard CZK 189). The subscription gives all users 30 free minutes for each ride. Please find the instructions on how to register, rent or return a bike can be found in the flyer.
More about Nextbike in the Czech Republic.

Telecommunications

NejPřipojení.cz

The company NejPřipojení.cz offers UP employees a digital television anywhere with a discount of up to 25%. An overview of packages can be found here. To apply for a discount when ordering online, enter the PROMO code. Present your employee card at the company branch to claim the discount.

T-mobile

From 1 January 2021, UP employees can use discounted voice and data tariffs within the T-Mobile Benefit programme. You may choose one of the tariffs from the current offer. Visit any T-Mobile branch, operator's website or make an appointment by phone via the T-Mobile customer line 800 73 73 73.

For identification, it is always necessary to state the T-Mobile programme number (to access the operator's web portal, also use the login password).

Please note that the tariff is negotiated with the operator by the employee in his / her name (or birth number), even if he / she establishes it for a family member. Taking advantage of this benefit is linked to the duration of the employment relationship with UP. The benefit is intended only for employees under a Contract of Employment, or under an Agreement to Perform Work (DPČ) for a range of 16 hours or more per week, and upon termination, the employee is obliged to negotiate with the operator new terms of use of the services.

In case of doubt or if you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at benefity@upol.cz or the Cellbest company via info@cellbest.biz.

The original offer of tariffs valid until 31 December 2020.

Other services and shops

Atlant taxi

Upon presenting your UP ID card, you will get a discount of 28% on the regular tariff for 1km and 57% from the normal starting rate in the current price list. For more information, please visit www.atlanttaxi.cz.

Exprespneu.cz

Exprespneu.cz garage offers UP employees the following discounts:

  • 10% discount on car service (oil exchange, brakes, caps, dampers, air conditioning and other services);
  • 10% discount on tyre repairs

Provided discounts on services can be applied exclusively at a branch in Olomouc (currently U Stadionu 4, 779 00 Olomouc).

Flora Optik s.r.o.

The Flora Optik optician sells glasses, sports and children's glasses, provides vision measurements and advises on applying contact lenses and, if necessary, a consultation with an ophthalmologist.
It offers a 10% discount on its services for male and female staff of the University and one free eye check per year. You can claim the discount on presentation of your employee card.
floraoptik.cz

Hodinky-sperky.cz

Online store Hodinky-sperky.cz offers gold and silver jewelry, barometers, alarm clocks, wall and table clocks and wrist watches. Employees will receive a 10% discount on selected goods purchased in the online store after entering a unique code directly into the order.

Nejkola Autoservis Olomouc s.r.o.

The car service and tyre service Nejkola offers a 10% discount on tyre service work to UP employees. The discount can be applied at the Olomouc premises at Na vlčinci 16/3 upon presentation of the UP employee card.

OBI

UP employees have a 10% discount on purchases at OBI upon showing one’s UP ID card at the register (not applicable to special sales events nor items already discounted).

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