A New Year’s getaway can be a great way to kick-start the year before returning to school. Even if end-of-year grading and holiday preparations have kept you from making plans until December, it’s not too late.
Although New Year’s is a popular—sometimes expensive—time to travel, you can still find last-minute options for your budget by being flexible about your destination and accommodations, whether you hit the road or fly. You might even score a good money-saving deal. Just keep in mind that, at this point, you need to act swiftly when an offer appeals to you. So, don your party hat and funny glasses: Here are tips and resources from NEA Member Benefits to help you ring in the New Year away from home. Read more
The holiday season is here! Remember to check out the savings available from NEA Member Benefits on everything from movie tickets and kids’ magazines to kitchen appliances.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for December 2019
Make holiday shopping and entertaining fun and festive! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for December!* Read more
Whether you’re shopping for holiday presents, booking your flight home for the holidays or making everyday purchases such as groceries, gas, clothes, classroom supplies or books, you can make your hard-earned dollars pay you back with customer loyalty reward program cards, apps and codes. You’ll still be buying the same items, but when you use rewards programs, you’ll get more value for the money you spend.
Incentivizing loyal customers has become a big business. Rewards program memberships have grown at a strong, steady rate. According to the data published by Colloquy, loyalty programs boasted 3.8 billion memberships in 2017.
Target your loyalty for optimal rewards
The average U.S. household belongs to 29 rewards programs but uses only 12 of them. “By spreading your shopping over that many programs, you risk diluting the rewards value you get back,” says author Jeff Berry, senior research director at Colloquy. Read more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” or so the song goes. But everyone who travels knows that winter weather, heavy traffic and flight delays cause additional stress during the holiday season. Keep things calm by planning ahead and using a travel checklist.
Conquer seasonal travel-related hassles using these tips and strategies from NEA Member Benefits. Make your list, check it twice, and get ready to bring cheer and smiles while saving time and money as we head into the holiday season. Read more
The holiday season will be here soon—get started on your preparations now and take advantage of great savings exclusively for CEA and NEA members.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for November 2019
Prepare now for a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for November!* Read more
CEA’s members-only webpages give you access to valuable resources—such as retirement planning tools, teacher evaluation guides, and exclusive video of members’ recent Q&A with DCF officials.
To access these and other member-protected resources, you must enter your unique CEA member ID number. Find your ID number on the membership card you received at the start of the school year—and be sure to keep your card in your wallet, as it’s also your passport to CEA discounts at numerous retailers and venues.
You may also find your member ID on the mailing label of your CEA Advisor ; check the front cover.
Still can’t find it? Create a personal profile at NEA edCommunities. Once your profile is complete, you can retrieve your member ID anytime.
It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month, and you could win up to $500 in the Live. Love. Protect. Sweepstakes. from NEA Member Benefits. Visit www.mynealife.com to learn more and enter.
Help protect those you love with exclusive NEA life insurance programs, including special no-cost coverage available to all NEA members through the NEA® Complimentary Life Insurance Program.
Teachers frequently need outside funding to purchase classroom resources and to engage in meaningful professional development. The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help with both.
NEA Foundation Student Success grants support teachers in purchasing resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. The NEA Foundation is currently giving preference to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global competence into projects.
Through the Learning & Leadership grants, the NEA Foundation supports the professional development of NEA members by providing grants to:
- individuals to participate in high-quality professional development like summer institutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research, and to
- groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.
The foundation gives preference to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global competence in their projects.
For both grants two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.
The third and final 2019 deadline for applications for both grants is coming up on October 15.
Find out more and then apply for either a Student Success grant or a Learning & Leadership grant.
This fall save on your cell phone bill, autumn wardrobe, new appliances, and more thanks to your membership with NEA.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for October 2019
Get ready for the change of seasons and indulge your nesting instincts! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured “Buy-lights” for October!* Read more
NEA members have two major advantages when it comes to making their money stretch as far as possible: Educators are natural researchers who love to discover the smartest ways to save money on all the things they need to buy, and membership in the NEA means you have access to a wide variety of money-saving benefits provided by NEA Member Benefits.
Here are seven great NEA Member Benefits discounts that can help you save money all year long: