Associate Discount

HARD WORK PAYS OFF!

Macy’s associate discount provides you a great opportunity to shop at our stores and on-line using special discounts to celebrate your hard work.

Associate Discount

Associates, eligible employees of vendor partners in licensed departments, and their eligible family members receive an Associate Discount of up to 20% (percentages may vary by department) off most sale and non-sale merchandise and select services purchased at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, macys.com, bloomingdales.com, and Bloomingdale’s Outlets, subject to qualifying for a Macy’s credit card or a pre-pay card.  The Associate Discount is applied “back of office,” which means you receive the associate discount when the purchase is paid with a Macy’s credit card or a pre-pay card (or Bloomingdale's credit card if you are a Bloomingdale's associate).

 

Common exclusions include electrics, electronics, and e-spot (where the Associate Discount is 10%) and select services and certain licensed departments (where the Associate Discount, if any, varies).

Active Status Eligibility

  • Active Macy’s Associates.  All active Macy’s associates are eligible to receive the Associate Discount, Extra Associate Discount, and Recognition Discount as soon as they obtain a Macy’s credit account or pre-pay account.
  • Active Bloomingdale’s Associates.  All Bloomingdale’s associates who have a Bloomingdale’s employee credit account receive the Associate Discount and may use Macy’s coupons when shopping at Macy’s.  Bloomingdale’s associates are not eligible for any additional discounts offered to Macy’s associates.  Bloomingdale’s recognition awards are only valid for purchases at Bloomingdale’s locations.
  • Active Employees of Vendor Partners Working in Licensed Departments and  Regional Support Employees Who Visit a Store Weekly in a Business Related Function for Their Vendor Partner Employer.  These employees may be eligible for the Associate Discount, Extra Associate Discount, Style At Work Discount (if the vendor partner has adopted Style at Work guidelines), and coupon discounts, but not the Recognition Discount.  Eligibility is based on the contractual agreement between the Company and the vendor partner.  Address questions with the vendor partner employee’s direct manager. 
     

 

​Who Is Eligible to Receive Your Associate Discount?

Your Associate Discount privileges are extended to eligible family members only:

  • Your spouse, including a same-gender spouse if you reside in a State/District that permits same-gender marriage and you and your partner are married.  As of 09/14/12: CA (licensed 06/17/08-11/04/08), CT, DC, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA; effective 01/01/13: MD.
  • Your same-gender partner if you reside in a State with a formal civil union process or a formal domestic partnership process and you and your partner have complied with the process.  As of 09/14/12: Civil Union: DE, HI, IL, NJ, RI; Domestic Partnership: CA, ME, NV, OR, WI.
  • Your dependent children under the age of 19 (under the age of 24 if a full-time student), including dependent children of your same-gender partner, who are dependent upon you for support and for whom you are eligible to take a Federal income tax exemption.
  • Your opposite-gender domestic partner if you reside in the State of California or the State of Washington, and you (or your partner) have attained the age of 62, you (or your partner) are eligible to receive or are receiving Social Security benefits, and you and your partner have filed a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the State.

Change in Eligible Family Members.  If a change in family status results in a newly eligible family member (i.e., marriage, civil union, adoption) or the ineligibility of a family member (i.e., divorce, dependent child turns 19 years old, dependent full-time student child turns 24 years old), you must promptly submit an updated Associate Discount and Credit Account Information form.  You can obtain the form from your Human Resources Representative.

For Personal Use Only

​The Associate Discount and other discounts described in this policy are intended only for the purchase of items for your (or your eligible family members’) own personal enjoyment and for items purchased as gifts.  Personal use does not include the use of your Associate Discount to make purchases for any outside group, club, organization, or person when such other outside entity or person contributes to the cost of the purchase
and is ineligible for the same discount.

Violation of the Associate Discount Policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, or the loss of the Retiree Discount if otherwise eligible.  For employees of vendor partners in licensed departments, violation may result in removal from assignment at any Macy’s location.

Additional Associate Discounts

  • ​Extra 10% Associate Discount.  During select days each year, you will receive an additional 10% discount on most Macy’s merchandise and select services.  For example, if the standard Associate Discount on an item you purchase is 20%, you will receive a discount of 30%.  Common exclusions to the Extra Associate Discount include big ticket items (i.e., furniture, mattresses, rugs), e-spot, certain licensed departments, restaurants, and food.  See the FAQs for more information. 
  • Coupons.  You are eligible to receive Company coupon discounts relating to public events, “Friends and Family” events, and “Use Your Card” events.  Unlike the Associate Discount and Extra Associate Discount, the Coupon event discounts are offered at the point of sale.  You are not eligible to participate in “Thanks for Sharing.”  From time to time, the Company may sponsor other programs or events for which associates and their family members are not eligible.  You are not eligible to receive the Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass discount or the Macy’s International Visitor Savings Card discount.
  • Style at Work Discount (Stores Associates and Regional/District & Central Field Teams Only).  From time to time, Macy’s provides an additional 20% discount off specific articles of clothing that comply with the Stores’ Style at Work policy.  Unlike the Associate Discount and Extra 10% Associate Discount, the Style at Work Discount is offered at the point of sale.  See the Style at Work policy for more information.  
  • Recognition Discount.  An associate who demonstrates excellent performance and is recognized as a winner of an Annual Make Magic “Six” award receives an additional 10% discount off most merchandise and select services beginning June 1st and ending the following May 31st.

​​​Getting Your Discount

  • You must apply and qualify for a Macy’s credit account or pre-pay account.
  • Complete the Associate Discount and Credit Account Information form on line as a new hire or complete the form via hard copy sourced from your Human Resources Representative and fax the form to HR Services at 727-556-5649 for processing.
  • If you have an existing Macy’s credit account, upon completion of the Associate Discount and Credit Account Information form, you will receive a replacement credit card.  This card will apply the discount to each eligible purchase.
  • The discount is processed in the account billing cycle and the appropriate discount is shown on the billing statement (i.e., a “back office discount”).
  • It is your responsibility to check your credit statements to ensure you are receiving the discount and to timely notify Employee Accounts of any issues.  Employee Accounts can be reached by calling Credit Customer Service for Macy’s at 1-877-493-9207 (or Bloomingdale’s at 1-800-950-0047) and requesting a transfer to Employee Accounts. Failure to notify Employee Accounts may result in the loss of the discount for the period in which you did not provide timely notice.
  • Your Macy’s credit account or pre-pay account must remain in good standing.

Tax Impact for Same-Gender Spouse / Same-Gender Domestic Partner / Opposite-Gender Domestic Partner

Due to Internal Revenue Service regulations, the Company is required to report the amount of discount your same-gender spouse or same-gender partner and his/her eligible children receive as imputed taxable income to you; and, the Company is required to report the amount of discount your opposite-gender domestic partner receives as imputed taxable income to you.  See the Associate Discount and Credit Account Information form for more information.

Eligible Merchandise Under the Style at Work Extra Discount

ALL STATES EXCEPT WASHINGTON, NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII & GUAM
STYLE AT WORK DISCOUNT APPLIES:
STYLE AT WORK DISCOUNT
DOES NOT APPLY:
 
 
 

ALL SELLING & SUPPORT ASSOCIATES

 

ALLSTORE EXECUTIVES

 

REGIONAL/DISTRICT & CENTRAL FIELD TEAMS

 
EXCLUDED FROM DISCOUNT:
ALL OTHER OFFICE EMPLOYEES NOT REFERENCED ABOVE

WOMEN

-          Black pants or capris (not jeans), skirts, dresses, leggings, jackets, suits, sweaters, blouses, other tops (a slight pinstripe is acceptable)
-          Any color blouse or top within STYLE AT WORK guidelines (see NOT COVERED list below)
-          Black tights/hosiery
-          Any color belt
-          Any color dress shoes (heels, flats, open toe, sling back, hi/lo shaft dress boots and mules)

WOMEN

-          Other-color-than-black pants or capris, skirts, dresses, leggings, jackets and third-piece sweaters
-          Halters, strapless, or tops/dresses with thin straps
-          Hosiery that is not black
-          Shorts, bathing suits or beach attire
-          Accessories not specifically listed
-          Items in “not covered” list below
 

MEN

-          Black dress pants, jackets, shirts, suits, vests, sweaters (a slight pinstripe is acceptable)
-          Any color collared dress shirt
-          Any color tie
-          Dark dress shoes
-          Dark socks
-          Black belt

MEN

-          Shirts that are not a collared dress shirt
-          Casual pants such as khakis or non-black-colored dress pants
-          Shorts, bathing suits or beach attire
-          Third pieces that are not dark in color
-          Accessories not specifically listed
-          Items in “not covered” list below
 
 
-           
MY STYLE LAB/IMPULSE ASSOCIATES ONLY       

MEN & WOMEN

In addition to above:
-          Any item that reflects trends in the My Style Lab/Impulse Departments  as long as it falls within STYLE AT WORK professional and pulled-together guidelines and are not on the “NOT COVERED” list below
-          Dark or black jeans that are not frayed or excessively distressed
 

MEN & WOMEN

Items in “not covered” list below
 
 
 
-           
STORE/SELLILNG SUPPORT ASSOCIATES WITH NO OR LIMITED CUSTOMER INTERACTION

MEN & WOMEN

Instead of above:
-          Black or tan khaki or woven slacks
-          Black collared polo-style shirts and collared sports shirts
-          Black belt
-          Dark closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes
-          Dark socks
FOR DOCK OR RECEIVING PLATFORM ASSOCIATES ONLY: Black or dark denim jeans

MEN & WOMEN

-          All other items not expressly covered on left
 

 
WASHINGTON, NEVADA, CALIFORNIA
STYLE AT WORK DISCOUNT APPLIES:
STYLE AT WORK DISCOUNT
DOES NOT APPLY:
 
 
 

ALL SELLING & SUPPORT ASSOCIATES

 

ALLSTORE EXECUTIVES

 
 
EXCLUDED FROM DISCOUNT:
ALL OTHER OFFICE EMPLOYEES NOT REFERENCED ABOVE
REGIONAL/DISTRICT & CENTRAL FIELD TEAMS

WOMEN

-          Dark (e.g., Navy Blue, Dark Gray, Dark Green, Brown or Black) pants or capris (not jeans), skirts, dresses, leggings, jackets, suits, sweaters, blouses, other tops (a slight pinstripe is acceptable)
-          Any color blouse or top within STYLE AT WORK guidelines (see NOT ACCEPTABLE list below)
-          Dark (e.g., Navy Blue, Charcoal Gray, Brown or Black) tights/hosiery
-          Any color belt
-          Any color dress shoes (heels, flats, open toe, sling back, hi/lo shaft dress boots and mules)

WOMEN

-          Other-color-than-dark pants, skirts, dresses, leggings, jackets and third-piece sweaters
-          Halters, strapless, or tops/dresses with thin straps
-          Hosiery that is not dark
-          Shorts, bathing suits or beach attire
-          Accessories not specifically listed
-          Items in “not covered” list below
 

MEN

-          Dark (e.g., Navy Blue, Dark Gray, Dark Green, Brown or Black) dress pants, jackets, shirts, suits, vests, sweaters (a slight pinstripe is acceptable)
-          Any color collared dress shirt
-          Any color tie
-          Dark dress shoes
-          Dark socks
-          Dark belt

MEN

-          Shirts that are not a collared dress shirt
-          Casual pants such as khakis or light-colored dress pants
-          Shorts, bathing suits or beach attire
-          Third pieces that are not dark in color
-          Accessories not specifically listed
-          Items in “not covered” list below
 
 
 
-           
MY STYLE LAB/IMPULSE ASSOCIATES ONLY       

MEN & WOMEN

In addition to above:
-          Any item that reflects trends in the My Style Lab/Impulse Departments  as long as it falls within STYLE AT WORK professional and pulled-together guidelines and are not on the “NOT COVERED” list below
-          Dark or black jeans that are not frayed or excessively distressed

MEN & WOMEN

Items in “not covered” list below
 
 
-           
STORE/SELLILNG SUPPORT ASSOCIATES WITH NO OR LIMITED CUSTOMER INTERACTION

MEN & WOMEN

Instead of above:
-          Dark (e.g., Navy Blue, Dark Gray, Dark Green, Brown or Black) or tan khaki or woven slacks
-          Dark (e.g., Navy Blue, Dark Gray, Dark Green, Brown or Black) collared polo-style shirts or collared sports shirts
-          Dark belt
-          Dark closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes
-          Dark socks
-          FOR DOCK OR RECEIVING PLATFORM ASSOCIATES ONLY: Black or dark denim jeans

MEN & WOMEN

-          All other items not expressly covered on left
 

 

HAWAII & GUAM
BECAUSE THERE IS NEITHER A DARK NOR BLACK POLICY IN PLACE IN HAWAII, THE DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY

Men & Women

 

 

EVERYWHERE

NOT COVERED UNDER STYLE AT WORK DISCOUNT EVER

 
-        Halter or strapless tops/dresses, sleeveless tops or dresses with thin straps, excessively low cut tops or dresses, bare-back tops or dresses
-        Shorts for men or women
-        Pants that fall off the hip or casual cargo pants of any kind
-        Clothing with offensive or oversized logos/graphics
-        Athletic attire (such as jogging suits) appropriate for sports or beach
-        Garments that expose midriff
-        Also Excludes: Every Day Value, selected licensed departments, not valid on previous purchase, special orders, services, gift cards, jewelry, trunk shows, macys.com,,restaurants, gourmet foods, wine.