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Employee Discounts

The State of Ohio does not solicit discounts. Discounts are offered solely at the discretion of the vendor and approved by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Posted discount offers are limited to attractions, recreational facilities, and entertainment and sporting events.

Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationwide Arena (Columbus)


Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres - Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
Jackets vs. Florida Panthers - Saturday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.

The Blue Jackets have returned to action after the all-star break. They will offer two State of Ohio Employee Nights during the month of February, taking on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, Feb. 19 and return for a Saturday matinee against the Florida Panthers on Saturday, Feb 27. All State of Ohio employees, families and friends will receive special rates on their tickets. Don't delay because seats are limited.

Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)

Cavs vs. Boston Celtics - Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Cavs vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Saturday, Feb 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Cavs vs. Sacramento Kings - Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.
Cavs vs. Detroit Pistons - Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Be sure to secure your tickets to the Cavaliers super weekend at The Q! The Cavs take on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference showdown on Friday, February 5th. The following day, Saturday, February 6th, the New Orleans Pelicans come to Cleveland for their only appearance this season! Get tickets to these and two additional February contests by using your exclusive pass code.  Seats are going fast so make your plans now.


Ohio State Buckeyes
Schottenstein Center (Columbus)
Buckeyes vs. Wisocnsin Badgers - Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Never seen a college hockey game? You're in for a treat. Come join your colleagues at the Schottenstein Center when the Buckeyes face off against the Wisconsin Badgers. It's State of Ohio Employee Night and tickets are going for $9 per person.   

Disney on Ice
Nationwide Arena (Columbus)
Feb. 4-7


Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Deadline to order is Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Monster Jam 2016

Schottenstein Center (Columbus)

Saturday, Apr. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For the first time, the Monster Truck series will be coming to the Schottenstein Center. Discounted tickets can be purchased up to 3 p.m., March 18. If ordering by mail, allow approximately 10 days for processing and mailing. Orders placed after 3 p.m. March 15 will be left at the box office for pickup on the day of the show.

Cirque du Soleil

Schottenstein Center (Columbus)
Wednesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m.

The new Cirque du Soleil touring show, TORUK, the First Flight, arrives at the Schottenstein Center from Wednesday May 11 through Sunday, May 15. The show is inspired by James Cameron"s record-breaking movie, "Avatar."   Discounted tickets can be purchased up to 3 p.m., May 2. If ordering by mail, allow approximately 10 days for processing and mailing. Orders placed after 3 p.m. Apr. 29 will be left at the box office for pickup on the day of the show.


Discount Specials

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Powell (near Columbus) 

IMPORTANT: Please read all of the instructions prior to ordering tickets.
It’s a wild world of fun at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – named the No. 1 zoo in America by USA Travel Guide. Visit Polar Frontier to see the polar bears as they frolic underwater and swim overhead. Plus, journey through the African Forest surrounded by leopards, okapis, bonobos and the world-famous family of western lowland gorillas including Colo, the first gorilla born in human care and the oldest in any zoo.

Great Wolf Lodges of Ohio
Mason and Sandusky, Ohio

Offer based on availability; restrictions apply; must present valid work ID or documentation upon check in.Valid through Dec. 30, 2016.

Enjoy thrills and chills as Great Wolf Lodges celebrate Howl-O-Ween. This October, grab your costume and head to Great Wolf Lodges for a spooktacular time. Howl-o-ween festivities include a trick or treat trail, Monster Bash Dance Party, and Costume Parades. Enjoy 20% off room rates at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio when booking online at greatwolf.com or with a reservationist at 1.800.913.WOLF. Offer based on availability, restrictions apply, must present work ID upon check in.

GREAT WOLF LODGE MASON:  The 79,000-square-foot indoor water park boasts 12 water slides, six pools (including a wave pool), a lazy river and adult and family whirlpools. The resort also features restaurants, the MagiQuest live-action fantasy adventure game, adult and children’s spas, a confectionery brimming with homemade fudge and baked goodies, a gift emporium, an 18-hole mini-golf course, an animated Great Clock Tower, Starbucks, Pizza Hut Express and an outdoor pool (open seasonally).

GREAT WOLF LODGE SANDUSKY: Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, full-service, indoor water park resort built with families at the core of its concept. In addition to the grand-scale indoor water park, notable amenities include: family restaurants, a game arcade, gift shops and Cub Club, a dedicated arts and crafts center for kids. The lodge's Grand Lobby serves as the property's 'living room' where guests can gather in front of a roaring fireplace to experience activities such as nightly Story Time while watching the animated show of the Grand Clock Tower come to life.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, Ohio

Walk throuugh the corridors of rock and roll history at discounted prices. Use the attached promo code and purchase adult general admission tickets at a 25 percent savings. The tickets never expire and are valid any day and any time during regular Museum operating hours.

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Ride Solutions Vanpooling
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RideSolutions - Bike to Work
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RideSolutions Vanpooling
From/To downtown Columbus

RideSolutions Vanpooling 
From/To Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties

RideSolutions Vanpooling
From/To Newark and Springfield

RideSolutions Vanpooling
From/To Newark/Pataskala