Bookstore Discounts

Category: Operations
Number: OPS-120-005
Audience: All University employees and External Bookstore Customers
Issued: December 10, 1998
Revised: June 25, 2019
Owner(s): AVP (Student Affairs)
Approved by: Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Contact: Bookstore Manager - 306-585-5173

Introduction

This policy outlines the rules for calculating discounts to customers of the Bookstore, in order to ensure a consistent approach.

Policy

Internal Accounts, Purchase Orders and University of Regina Purchasing Cards

Discounts on purchases charged to an internal account or University Purchasing card are to be calculated as follows:

  • Full Discount Trade Books (meaning the Bookstore has received a discount of 30% or more from the publisher): Discount 10%
  • Supplies and sundries (meaning giftware, U of R clothing, food items, etc): Discount 10%

Exempted items include textbooks, Short Discount Trade Books (meaning the Bookstore has received a discount of less than 30% from the publisher, marked ‘net’ on the label), some computer and nursing merchandise, athletics wear (Cougars and Rams) and previously reduced items.

When using an internal account or University Purchasing card to purchase from the Bookstore, GST is not charged. PST only is charged on non-book merchandise.

Consequences for Noncompliance

If the Bookstore does not provide the appropriate discount to a customer, the customer is entitled to have the purchase reviewed and reissued.

The customer is responsible for payment to Financial Services directly. Any payments directly to the Bookstore will be forwarded to Financial Services. Non-payment issues will be handled by Financial Services.

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