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March Deals & Discounts From NEA Member Benefits

Save this month with a variety of deals from NEA Member Benefits including special offers at Warby Parker, Gap Kids, Costco, and more.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for March 2017

Get ready to welcome spring! 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 March. Read more

Songs and Stories of the Irish: Free Performance this March

songs-and-stories-irishCome hear tales of the mysterious Fairy Folk with traditional Irish songs and insights into the Irish life of days gone by, including emigration to the New World and the growth of the diaspora.

Storyteller and singer Helena Byrne will give a special performance at the newly reopened Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University this March 23. The performance and museum admission are free, but registration for the event is required. Read more

Don’t Miss Your Special NEA Member Perks

To help you get the most out of your membership, NEA Member Benefits has worked with its partners to arrange special NEA member offers, bonuses and freebies. Many are highlighted below. This is on top of the wide range of programs and services enjoyed by NEA members.

In addition, make sure to sign up for free NEA Member Benefits newsletters. Get timely tips and information that can help you save money, manage your finances, plan vacations and more—all tailored just for educators. Read more

February Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

file7061238875087NEA Member Benefits features select deals and discounts each month. Check out what’s hot for February.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for February 2017

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 February!* Read more

January Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

Start 2017 off with a bright outlook and great savings, too! Check out the latest featured deals and discounts from NEA Member Benefits.


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 January!*

  • Kmart: Winter sales ongoing; get free shipping on orders of $59 or more.
  • Get great deals on ski and snowboarding equipment and packages; free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • Weight Watchers: Earn 5X WOWPoints and a significant discount on 1- or 3-month plans.
  • Under Armour: Save on select gear for every athlete and earn WOWPoints, too!
  • NEA MB Entertainment Store: Exclusive member pricing on world-class entertainment including Broadway shows, movies, sporting events, and amusement parks; now featuring college and NFL game tickets!

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Apply Now for $2,000 CEA Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence

mccormack-awardYou probably know many outstanding teachers who might qualify for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence. Here’s your chance to nominate one of them—or you can even nominate yourself!

The application does not take long, and the reward is definitely worth it—$2,000 from CEA, plus an all-expense-paid trip to the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C.

We are looking for candidates who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to life-long learning, and strong advocates for public education.

The individual selected as the John McCormack Award winner also becomes CEA’s nominee for two additional prestigious awards: NEA’s Horace Mann Award and the NEA/NFIE Award. Five individuals will receive a Horace Mann Award and a prize of $10,000 each, and one person will be selected for the NEA/NFIE Award with a grand prize of $25,000.

Completed applications must be sent to the office of the CEA President postmarked no later than February 10, 2017.

Click here for the application forms and additional information.

High School & Middle School Teachers: Apply Now for a California Casualty Athletics Grant

Bill Jacobs, Matt Rice

Whitney High School East/West teachers Bill Jacobs and Matt Rice were excited last year to receive an athletics grant from California Casualty that allowed them to purchase uniforms and equipment for their school’s softball team.

Public high schools and middle schools in need of financial help can score up to $3,000 for their sports programs with a California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. California Casualty, provider of the NEA® Auto & Home Insurance Program, is providing grants to offset budget cuts that have affected middle and high school athletics. Click here for details and entry forms. Applications must be received by January 15, 2017 for consideration for the 2016/2017 year.

Thanks to a California Casualty Athletics Grant, Whitney High School East/West in Hamden last school year was able to purchase uniforms and equipment for special education students playing on a school softball team. Physical education teacher Matt Rice said the grant allowed his students to “participate in activities that they otherwise wouldn’t have any way to access.” Read more

Guaranteed Savings on Your Next Car

img_nea-autoWhen retired teacher Delphina Pinto went car-shopping in July 2015, she knew exactly what make and model she wanted.

What she didn’t know was what local dealerships were charging and what she should pay.

“I checked out the NEA Auto Buying Program,” Pinto said, “and I found their TRUECar price curve. It shows you what others are paying for the car you want in your local area, so you know you’re getting a good deal.” Read more

December Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

file000424352527December is here! Remember to check out NEA Member Benefits for a wide variety of deals and discounts this holiday season. Below are highlighted offers for December.

NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for December 2016

Spread the holiday cheer and savings, too! 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

10 Smart Ideas to Stretch Your Holiday Budget

10-tips-to-maximize-your-holiday-budget_260x141If you’re tempted to apply for a loan to finance the winter holidays, you’re not alone. Individual shoppers spent an average of over $805 during the 2015 season, according to the National Retail Federation.

Where did it all go? An estimated $480 was spent on gifts for family members and $110 on gifts for friends; nearly $119 on food; just under $80 on decorations; about $45 on flowers; and about $38 on greeting cards, among other goodies.

All of that can add up to a major burden on an educator’s salary. Consider these budget-friendly tips to take the sting out of your holiday spending:
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