7 Ways to Save More Money All Year Long

NEA Member Benefits discounts can save you more than $1,000 a year. Are you missing out on these hefty savings?

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by NEA Member Benefits

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, we’ve highlighted seven great NEA Member Benefits discounts that can help you save money all year long:

1. Shop at the NEA Discount Marketplace

At the NEA Discount Marketplace, you can find discounts from thousands of well-known retailers. When you make purchases, you'll also earn cash back, which you can receive via check or PayPal.

Our online shopping program has specially negotiated exclusive deals for NEA members. We update them regularly, so be sure to check back often to see what you can save on everything from dining certificates and clothing to housewares and electronics.

2. Save on travel with NEA Member Benefits

You’ll find great rates on hotels, flights, cruises and more by making reservations through NEA Travel.

Need a rental car? NEA Member Benefits offers member-only deals at the biggest rental car companies such as Enterprise, National, Alamo, Dollar and Hertz. 

Read our popular article “How to Save Hundreds on Your Next Vacation” for additional tips on how to maximize your travel budget.

3. Buy a new car—and insure it—through NEA Member Benefits

If you’re ready to turn in your old car for a new or used model, start your comparison-shopping process with the NEA Auto Buying Program. Log in through neamb.com so you can see your available discounted prices as you browse for the makes and models you’re researching.

You’ll find great, hassle-free deals from TrueCar-screened dealerships near you before you head to the car lot. NEA members can save on both new and used vehicles.

In addition, many of the dealers offer an extra member-only discount off the final negotiated price, and a free Carfax report is available on some of the listed vehicles.

After you’ve bought your car, NEA Member Benefits can help you save further on auto insurance

4. Save on your magazine subscriptions

When you order magazine subscriptions through the NEA Magazine Program, you can choose from more than 800 magazines at up to 85% off the cover price. And with our price guarantee, if you do find a lower publisher-authorized price on a magazine you’ve purchased from us, we’ll refund the difference!

No credit card is required for purchase, so you can select your magazine now and be billed later. And the NEA Magazine Program makes it easy to manage all of your subscriptions. You can renew and cancel subscriptions, temporarily suspend delivery and even change your address—all in one place.

Click here to start exploring all of the magazine titles offered, easily sortable by title, category and price.

5. Protect your pet with the NEA Pet Insurance Program

Don’t get caught spending a small fortune on your pet’s medical emergency. Plan ahead with the NEA Pet Insurance Program, backed by Pets Best Insurance.

Some surgical procedures can cost thousands of dollars, but when you have pet insurance, your vet bills can be very affordable. Pet insurance plans typically include reimbursement for emergency visits, lab tests, prescriptions, exams, hospitalization, surgery and more.

With Pets Best Insurance through the NEA Pet Insurance Program, you can enroll without medical records, insure older pets and visit any licensed veterinarian. Plans start at less than $1 per day, plus NEA members are eligible for a 5% discount (available in most states).

6. Save up to 40% on tickets throughout the year

As an NEA member, you can get up to 40% off tickets to theme parks, movie theaters, concerts, sporting events and more through the NEA Discount Tickets Program. Whether you’re taking the family out for movie night or you’re planning your dream vacation to Disney World, you can search for the venue or event you want to attend and see how much you can save on your admission price.

Popular attractions available through this member benefit program include Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Orlando Resort, Cedar Fair Parks, Water Country, Sesame Place, live entertainment venues (including Broadway, sports and concerts), and cinema chains such as AMC, Regal and Showcase. Explore Discounted Tickets.

7. Get exclusive member savings on cellphone service

NEA members can get $50 off every new line* when you make the switch to the NEA Wireless Program. Get superior nationwide coverage, for up to half the cost of the major carriers!** Unlimited talk, text and flexible data plans start as low as $20/month. Make changes to your plan to fit your needs without penalties or fees. Add family or friend lines for $15/mo.

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* New and existing NEA affiliated customers receive $50 off each new line activated by December 31, 2024, applied as individual $5 credits on ten (10) monthly invoices. Promotional credits will be applied to customers account for each net new line and remain valid only for lines remaining in service. If account becomes inactive for any reason prior to receiving the full amount, remaining credits will be forfeited. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time. Offer is stackable and not redeemable for cash, has no cash value and is not transferable or refundable.

** Half the cost savings based on cost of Consumer Cellular’s single-line, 5GB data plan with unlimited talk and text compared to lowest cost, single-line post-paid unlimited talk, text and data plans offered by T-Mobile and Verizon, May 2023.