AppState Employee Discount and Buy/Sell/Trade Program


Welcome to the Appalachian State University Employee Discount and Buy/Sell/Trade Program. This program is offered in cooperation with local businesses offering discounts or other incentives to Appalachian State University employees. To use the program you must identify yourself when making a purchase by showing a valid ASU Faculty/Staff ID Card.


  • 10% discount on any service/repair, 20% discount on repairs over $250.00.  Free shuttle service.
  • Service includes all makes and models, with the exception of warranty repairs on non-Nissans.

Grocery Stores

Earth Fare (178 W. King Street, Boone)

  • 5% off TUESDAYS ONLY for students, faculty & staff with valid AppState ID

Lowes Foods (267 New Market Centre, Boone)

  • 10% off SUNDAYS ONLY for students, faculty & staff with valid AppState ID

Housing/Home Maintenance

DB Built

  • $2,500 discount for builder services to all faculty and staff with a valid Appcard
  • Owner/Builder is an AppState Dual Career Partner - David Bryan, 828-773-4496
  • 3% off Contractor Fee

For Sale By Owner & Builder Magazine

  • 10% off advertising rates for FSBO properties.

Tarheel Basement Systems

  • 10% discount on select services, some restrictions apply


Nationwide Insurance, Charles Eyler and Associates, LLC

  • Discounts available to State Employees up to 10%, individual situations may vary. 

Phone Service

Carolina West Wireless (Boone Location 195 New Market Center Boone, 28607)

  • 15% Off Monthly Access Fee to all members on the account

Verizon Wireless, NC

  • 20% Off Monthly Access Fee, Up to 25% off Accessories with valid ASU ID


Fox Brothers Moving & Storage

  • 10% discount for local moves with valid ASU ID.  Deeper discounts for out of state moves.  Please call Ben Fox, Jr., Owner, at 828-264-3557.  Office is located at 2207 U.S. 421 N., Boone, NC 28607.



Bella's - 10% Discount

Canyons of the Blue Ridge - 10% Discount

Chili's Grill and Bar Restaurant (Boone Location) - 10% Discount

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Boone Location) - 10% on all orders. Excludes Specials.

The Local - 10% Discount

Los Arcoiris - 15% off from entire check. Excludes alcohol.

Lost Province - 10% off food

Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar - 10% Discount

Mellow Mushroom (Boone Location) - 10% off total purchase! Alcohol excluded. Valid only for cardholder.

Mike's Inland Seafood - 10% Discount

Mint Indian Cuisine (203 Boone Heights Dr.) - 10% off for students, faculty & staff with valid AppState ID.

Peddler Steakhouse - 20% Discount

Pepper's Restaurant - 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages

Primo's - 10% Discount

Red Onion Cafe - 10% Discount

Sagebrush Steakhouse (Boone Location) - 10% Discount

Stick Boy Bread Co. - 10% off purchase

Stick Boy Kitchen - 10% off purchase

Taste Grill - 10% off for AppState faculty and staff with ID. 

Town Tavern (Boone Location) - 10% Discount

Which Wich (Boone Location) - Free Chips and a Drink with the purchase of a Medium Wich (10.5") anytime between 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Woodlands BBQ - 10% Discount

Zaxby's - 25% Discount MONDAYS ONLY




  • Health-related Discounts for all BlueCross BlueShield Members 
  • Includes $25 Monthly Fee for the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, The GYM 24/7, Anytime Fitness and Curves of Boone



Interested in having your business participate in this program? Contact Becky Gosky, to obtain a registration form. 

*Please note: At this time we are only enrolling LOCAL businesses, that is businesses that have a physical location in the Boone or surrounding area. Businesses that operate solely online or through a website are not currently eligible to participate in the employee discount program. 




Appalachian BUY/SELL/TRADE listings are limited to current or retired Appalachian staff and faculty, and graduate students. Postings are not accepted on behalf of friends or relatives of university employees or alumni. To submit a listing, please send the necessary information in an email to .

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Homes for Rent

Apartment for rent near Main St. in Blowing Rock.  Two bedroom, one bath unfurnished apartment, including washer/dryer and water/trash pick-up for $750 per month.  Available January first.  Call 263-8399.


Homes for Sale


Items for Sale

Automobile:  2006 XC90 Volvo for sale; $5900; Price negotiable; 109000 miles; Automatic; SUV; Seats 7 (3rd row seating);  New brakes and tires; Leather seats; AC; Heated front seats; Power steering and brakes; Sun roof; After market backup camera.  Email Roxie at or text 9192788241.

Car Interior     Car Interior     Car Exterior     Car Interior     


Bladez Fitness Elliptical Machine, $100:  Good, stable home quality machine.  Very good condition.  Easily moved with internal wheels.  Pulse monitor.  24" wide x 42" long.  Digital screen is not backlit, but is readable.  Can be transported in an SUV, pickup, or van by easily removing arms.  $100 OBO.  Contact Lisa Abbott:

Elliptical     Elliptical


Books:  19 total Health-Related Books to sell.  Some are brand new.  Buy each individually or buy them all together at a great price. Email Donna for the complete list:


Books:  Sales and Marketing-Related Books to sell.  Sales and Marketing Books - like new

  • You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride A Bike at a Seminar, Sandler - $6.00
  • Write on Target - Stein & Kemske      $4.00
  • How to Think Like a Millionaire, Fisher and Allen   -  $4.00
  • Don't Worry, Make Money - Carlson - $4.00


Camper:  2008 Fleetwood Cobalt Pop-up camper for sale.

This camper is in great shape with just two owners. The Cobalt is the smallest and lightest in the Evolution line of Fleetwood campers. With modern styling and durable components, this camper will last for years of great trips. 


Read the full review from Camping Life Magazine.

Unloaded weight is just 1270 lbs, can be towed by most vehicles. 
2 burner stove and sink.
AC unit blows cold.
One-piece aluminium roof is leak free.
All vinyl windows and screens are in perfect condition, no holes or yellowing. 
Diamond plate rock-guard eliminates road damage.
20 lb Propane tank.
Exterior waterproof toolbox for storing blocks, chalks, and cranks.
Unit locks with keyed latch in door. Ultra secure. 
Four stabilizer jacks. 
The breathable Sunbrella canvas is in great condition.
Exterior safety light and 110v auxiliary outlet.
Five gallon potable water tank.
Four pin vehicle connector.
Roll away awning not shown in pics. 
All cushions, mattresses, and fabric are lightly worn.
1.5" memory foam under queen bed.
Exterior propane grill connection and undercarriage lighting.

This hard to find camper won't last long!
Camper     Camper Interior     Camper

CD's and DVD's on Business Building:

  • The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson - 3 discs - CD - $2
  • The Science of Self-Confidence - Brian Tracey - 6 discs - CD - $5
  • Success Secrets of Gold Medal Winners - Denis Waitely - DVD - $4


Shoes:  Classic Toms, Brand New, Women's Size 8, $25.00, Contact: or 828-263-4557.

Classic Toms     Classic Toms

Ski Boots and Cycling Trainer
:  1) Rossignol Saphir Women’s Ski Boots, fits women's size 9, excellent condition, worn only 2-3 times, $45. 2) Giant Cyclotron Indoor Cycling Trainer, excellent condition, $45. Email Linda at or call 828-265-8565.


1967 Sofa, 86" long, $150 or best offer.  Contact or phone/text 828-773-9416

1967 Sofa for Sale

Wall Decorations:  indoor/outdoor use.  Paid $39 new for each.  Will sell as group or individually. 4 plates plus 1 vase for $50. Beautiful wall decorations in perfect condition. More pictures available if interested.  Email

Plates     Vase


Items or Services Needed

Looking for 30-40 hour per week Nanny position.  References available.  Please call 828-406-7260.

Services Offered

O Happy Dog! Animal Behavior College Certified Obedience Trainer can help you and your pooch develop and maintain a happy relationship. Whether it’s an old dog that needs to learn new tricks or a new pup that needs to learn some manners, I can teach basic obedience cues and/or help with problem behaviors such as: jumping, mouthing, chewing, housebreaking, bolting, etc.  Free consultations available. Please email or call: 828-264-9230.  

Thank you!

Kriss Heiks

R_C Lecturer in the English Department

Appalchian State University


AppState Faculty/Staff ID Card (AppCard)

The AppState ID Card (AppCard) is Appalachian State University's photo identification card. Your AppCard is electronically encoded to give you access to the Quinn Center, Mt. Mitchell, Belk Library, and gated parking lots across campus. In order to obtain an AppCard, you will need to complete all of your forms for new hire and then the Office of Human Resources will onboard you and let you know when to go to the ID Center located in Trivette Hall. You may also elect to activate the Appalachian Express account which will allow you to purchase goods and services all across campus by way of a simple payroll deduction. There is no service charge to open a Faculty/Staff Appalachian Express Account.

AppCard Request Form

Appalachian Express Account Form