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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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 have seen an average savings of $3,125 off MSRP on new cars!

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 and an extended auto warranty.

NEA members save an average of $423 on car insurance via the NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program provided by California Casualty. Bonus savings: When you get a free rate quote, you’ll receive a $25 Amazon gift card. 

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 20% on gifts throughout the year

As an NEA member, you get a 20% discount on the entire 1800Flowers.com family of brands. Whether a friend is in the hospital, you need a graduation or Mother’s Day gift, or a bouquet for the holidays, simply log in, select your gift online and use the 1800Flowers.com promo code to get the discount.

Choose from flowers, wine, chocolates, snacks, meat, seafood and more from stores such as 1800Flowers.com, 1800Baskets.com, Cheryl’s, Harry & David, Simply Chocolate and more. Browse all of the Flowers & Gourmet Gifts possibilities and find something special today!

7. Save up to 15% on cellphone service

Get reliable wireless service for less through AT&T, the only national unionized wireless carrier. As an NEA member, you’ll receive a 15% discount on monthly service for qualified rate plans, plus 20% off select wireless accessories. Family members are also eligible, so your whole family can save.

You can enroll in the program online or in person. Check out all of the AT&T program details today.

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