This October take full advantage of your CEA and NEA membership to enjoy savings at the GE Appliances Store, get a great deal on a new or used car, take advantage of exclusive savings and shop the world’s largest cruise sale, and more.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for October 2018
The new school year is in full swing, and the fall season is upon us. Get ready for changing weather and invigorating outdoor activities with the proper clothing, footwear and equipment! 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
All CEA members are eligible to receive NEA Complimentary Life Insurance at no cost—but many members haven’t named a beneficiary.
Almost half of registered CEA members have not indicated who should receive their benefit if the worst happens. Most members choose their kids. But what if your grandmother is struggling on a fixed income? Or your nephew needs college money? By naming your beneficiaries, you can help whoever needs the support most.
If you’ve chosen beneficiaries before or have experienced a life-changing event, please reconfirm your choice. It only takes a few minutes, so click here and name your beneficiaries now.
“A union allows teachers to be stronger,” says Cooperative Education Services Education Association building rep Marilyn Della Rocco. “Together we can accomplish more and have more of a voice.”
Della Rocco, a preschool teacher at Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School in Bridgeport who also serves as co-vice president of her local association, says it’s very important for teachers to be engaged with their union because there are many groups who seek to erode teachers’ rights.
“The rights to a half-hour lunch, being able to have prep time, having class sizes that are appropriate to the developmental stage of the children—these are all things teachers enjoy today because our union has fought for them over the years,” she says. “Without a union, things would be very different.” Read more
A great museum can offer insight into life in the past, let you view famous works of art or explain the inner workings of everything from a space shuttle to a dinosaur. Visiting a museum is part of the fun of traveling, whether it is a destination in itself (such as the Smithsonian Institution or the Metropolitan Museum of Art) or a lesser-known find (such as the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, or the Mütter Museum of medical history in Philadelphia).
Some museums, such as The British Museum in London and the 19 that make up the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., are always free, while others have a pay-what-you-wish policy that lets you set your budget.
But many museums charge admission fees. Although the average U.S. museum admission fee is just $7, according to the U.S. Embassy, it’s not unusual for popular museums to charge $15 or $20 for adults. If you want to bring the whole family with you, that can really add up. Read more
There may only be a few weeks of summer left, but that leaves plenty of time for vacation and some back to school shopping. Don’t forget to check out the discounts available to NEA members through NEA member benefits!
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for August 2018
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 August!* Read more
A well-planned, well-executed upgrade can add comfort, convenience, beauty and value to your home. Unfortunately, not all improvement projects turn out well. We’ve all heard horror stories of contractors who damage property, delay completion, add unexpected charges and cause other problems that can leave homeowners loaded with regrets—and big bills.
Take these six simple precautions before and during the project to ensure that everything will go smoothly:
Do your homework
Before you start looking for contractors, research the project you’re considering, suggests home improvement expert Philip Schmidt, author of Don’t Sweat It … Hire It! An A to Z Guide to Finding, Hiring & Managing Home Improvement Pros. You can find information in home-improvement magazines and books and via Internet resources such as YouTube and other layman-friendly sites.
The goal here is not to become an expert, he says. Rather, you need to gather information about best practices, products and materials that are being used for this type of job. Then, you can ask informed questions of your potential contractors and ensure that all necessary details are covered in the contract.
As a busy educator, your journey through life offers new adventures at every turn: enriching students, finding work/life balance, and giving back to your community.
In appreciation for all that you do, NEA Member Benefits is giving educators the chance to win a new 2018 vehicle and ride in style courtesy of California Casualty.
Summer is almost here! Remember to check out the deals and discounts available from NEA Member Benefits before you head off on vacation or make purchases for your home.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for June 2018
With Dads and grads in the spotlight, and summer around the corner, it’s time for some fun! 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 June!* Read more
Planning any travel this summer? NEA Member Benefits can help you on the budget front. Savvy shoppers know that there are dozens of travel hacks to save money on your next trip. Bookmark these 15 simple tips and refer to them the next time you plan to hit the road.
Airfare Travel Hacks
Airfare can be the single most expensive part of any trip and you know that a lot of the sage advice from experts—like “be flexible with your departure dates and times”—isn’t always easy to heed for an educator with limited vacation days. Still, there are some methods you can use to shave a few dollars off your airfare. Read more
From great deals on your next car to discounts at the GE Appliances Store to a new, affordable group tour program for NEA Members, there are lots of opportunities to save this May through NEA Member Benefits.
NEA Click & Save “Buy-lights” for May 2018
Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, a new baby or an upcoming wedding, make the occasion special! 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 May!* Read more