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Employee Discount Programs

As a CBP employee or family member, you can access a variety of employee discounts programs and resources. 

Coast Guard Exchange Online Shopping Benefit

All Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees have access to low-price, tax-free shopping privileges at, the online store of the Coast Guard Exchange System (CGX), or in person at any of the 64 CGX locations. CGX offers brand-name merchandise including apparel, shoes, electronics and other consumer products. Other benefits include a generous 14-day price-match guarantee and competitor price matching.

CGX is the only non-appropriated military resale activity within DHS. It has a 70-year history of providing goods and services at a savings to military customers, their families and Coast Guard civil service employees and civil service retirees. Some benefits, such as the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products or military uniform items, will continue just for military members.

To shop online, a secure online two-step process is required to validate your identification using a Common Access Card (CAC) or a DHS-issued Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card. Contractors with a CAC or DHS PIV card may only shop in person and are only able to purchase consumable products (drinks, snacks, etc.) for consumption on base.

Microsoft Workplace Discount Program

The Microsoft Workplace Discount Program replaced the Home Use Program frequently used by federal employees. CBP employees are eligible to save on Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions. The process involves entering a work email address to receive a personalized link that allows you to shop Microsoft products and subscriptions at a discount. Microsoft Workplace Discount Program FAQs provides detailed information on what is included, how to purchase software, and how to download and manage subscriptions.  

LifeCare and LifeMart

CBP works with LifeCare to provide our employees and their family members with valuable services such as worklife webinars, backup care, wellness and resiliency resources and LifeMart discounts. You can find deals on top brands, services and destinations from national and local vendors.  

Below are just a few of the discount areas available. LifeMart is continually adding new deals and vendors.

  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Grocery (including coupons)
  • Home and Auto
  • Insurance
  • Tickets (concerts, events, parks, etc.)
  • Travel
  • Vacation Destinations
  • Wellness

Employees and their family members can use the complimentary access button below to access LifeCare resources and view LifeMart discounts without registering for a membership account. Complimentary access may not provide access to all features and services. Employees can use their government email address to register for a membership account or personalized access for family members. 

Complimentary Access

Perks at Work

Perks at Work is a discount program and online community which offering a wide array of savings, services and courses. CBP employees can register for free using their government email. Once registered, employees can add up to 10 family members or close friends to share access to the benefit program via the site’s invite option. 

You can shop over 30,000 merchants, taking advantage of a variety of discounts while earning rewards. Save on travel and services through the site's exclusive offers. 

Perks at Work also provides members exclusive access to the Community Online Academy free of charge. COA offers live classes, on-demand videos and a Kids Club feature to help you get healthier, smarter and stronger. Kids Club offers a free after-school program Monday through Friday with activities for kids between the ages of 5 and 16.

Last Modified: May 15, 2024
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