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Beneplace. Discounts on Non-HP products and services for HP and HPE retirees and alumni.

Advice and reference info from members of the independent HP Alumni Association.  (Updated Sep 21, 2022.)  Comments: info@hpalumni.org

Menu of all discount topics: https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts  Discussed on the HPAA Benefits Forum

Corporate discounts. We have found no HP document from the last 20 years that extended corporate discounts to retirees. (Only promotions for Disney, the Aquarium, and dining.) Back when it was much smaller, HP did offer some employee -- and possibly retiree -- discounts that were informally leveraged from corporate purchasing contracts.

By 2006, this had been replaced by Beneplace -- an advertising company that promotes identical discounts to employees and retirees of thousands of companies -- using web pages and emails with the employer's name and logo. Unrelated to the employer's corporate purchasing. How to use Beneplace: https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts-beneplace

If you use an old badge, business card, or code and something goes badly wrong: 1. Your former employer cannot help. 2. Any insurance coverage included with the corporate discount is invalid. 3. Car rental companies can void the entire contract -- including supplemental liability, accident insurance, and LDW. Details: https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts-corporate


How Beneplace works

Advertisers simply pay Beneplace for the sales leads.

Thousands of employers, including HP and HPE, provide this as a benefit with little or no cost, effort, or involvement.

These offers may not be good deals compared to other sources. Some offers may be for products or services that the employer would be unlikely to endorse.

Both the employer and Beneplace disclaim all responsibility. "HP Retiree Discount Program is not an HP-sponsored benefit program. HP does not promote, endorse, and is not responsible for any of the products, services, or practices on this website or any sites that link from this website."

Your Beneplace account is independent of your HP or HPE Benefits, HP Continuum, and HPShopping accounts.

Be sure to also check the "Specials" tab on your HP or HPE Beneplace page.

- Beneplace site with HP logo: http://www.beneplace.com/hp_employee/  [There are a few offers under the "HP Inc Specials" tab.]

- Beneplace site with HPE logo: http://www.beneplace.com/hpe_employee/  [Confusingly, most of the offers under the "HPE Specials" tab are listed twice.]

If you have used Beneplace as a current employee and are now a retiree, or you have used Beneplace at a previous employer -- including those transitioned from HP to HPE -- you may have to use a different browser instance -- or go into the cookie settings in your browser to find and delete Beneplace's tracking cookies.

Due to the internet and how modern sales channels work, such "employee discounts" are often not a very good deal these days.

1. Check with the source of the product or service. Many now sell directly -- usually at a discount or with extra benefits -- from their corporate website. For example, Avis has offers on their site: https://www.avis.com/en/offers/us-offers/coupon-codes

2. Run online searches. 

3. Check AAA, AARP, Costco, your credit card company, professional organizations like ACM or IEEE, and other affiliations.

With any online deals -- whatever the source -- for the deal to work, you must follow the special online process precisely so that local stores, travel agencies, or other sales channels are not involved. Whoever posted the deal gets the commission.


If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.


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