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

From former employees of HP and HPE.  (Updated May 17, 2023.)  Question or comment? Email: 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 discounts from company suppliers to retirees. Back when HP was much smaller, there were some that were informally leveraged from corporate contracts.

By 2006, this had been replaced by Beneplace -- an advertising company that promotes identical discounts to employees and retirees of thousands of companies -- including HP and HPE -- using web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 and their insurance company will not be able to help, since they were not a party to the transaction. 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

Also: The free HPInc "Passport Corporate Discount Card" now includes most of the restaurants on the popular, long-standing $79/year "Passport Dining" program. https://www.hpalumni.org/discounts-passportcard (No report of a similar program for HPE retirees.)

How Beneplace works

Advertisers pay Beneplace for sales leads.

Employers promote this as a benefit -- with little or no cost, effort, or involvement. 

Some offers may be for merchants, products, or services that an employer might not 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.

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