10 Everyday Discounts You’re Missing Out On

NEA members find some of the best deals and earn cash back with our online shopping program. See what you can save money on today—from Rothy’s shoes to Best Buy electronics and everything in between.

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by NEA Member Benefits

There’s a good reason NEA Discount Marketplace is so popular: The online shopping program helps NEA members save tons of money and earn cash back! Many members especially enjoy using the dining deals offered by Restaurant.com. You can find some of the best online deals at great local restaurants.

But did you know that when you shop online, you can buy a wide variety of products through the thousands of retailers that participate in NEA Discount Marketplace, which is powered by Rakuten? You can find great discounts and earn cash back, which you can receive quarterly either via check or your PayPal account.

Plus, we regularly negotiate special educator deals just for NEA members. You can quickly locate those at the top of the NEA Discount Marketplace page.

>> Watch this quick video to see how it works. 

Resolve to shop smarter by putting NEA Discount Marketplace at the top of your shopping list. You’ll be surprised by what you can buy and how much money you’ll save.

It’s easy to find what you’re looking for when you use the category filters on the left side of the page. You also can type the name of a store you like into the search bar to see if it participates in our shopping marketplace. Make sure you select “All Stores” so you can see every retailer available.

To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 10 popular types of products you didn’t know you could get discounts on while shopping online through NEA Discount Marketplace:

1. Workout gear

Fitting fitness into your daily routine can be a challenge for busy educators. But if you’re on a mission to get fit and lose weight, make that goal fun and inexpensive by purchasing workout gear through NEA Discount Marketplace. Inspire yourself with cute clothes, comfy sneakers, exercise DVDs, online class subscriptions, resistance bands, heart-rate monitors, yoga mats and more.

Search the “Health & Beauty,” “Clothing” and “Sports & Outdoors” filters to find deals and cash-back offers from NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as Cabela’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gaiam, JockeyNike, OpenfitPatagonia, Puma and Reebok.

2. Shoes

Working in a school usually means you’re on your feet most of the day, so you need comfortable shoes that’ll keep you on your toes. Through NEA Discount Marketplace retailers, you can buy sneakers as well as fashionable comfort shoes. For special occasions, find discounts on a new pair of elegant heels or leather loafers.

Search the “Shoes & Handbags” filter to look for deals and cash-back offers from NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as Aerosoles, Asics, DanskoDr. Scholl’s, Easy Spirit, Ecco, Foot Locker, Keds, Life Stride, Merrell, New Balance, Nine West, Puma, Reebok, Rothy’sShoemall.com, Steve Madden, Taos, Teva, Vans, Vionic and Zappos.com.

3. Cosmetics and toiletries

Looking good doesn’t have to cost a bundle. From makeup and perfume to shampoo and deodorant, you really can clean up nicely via NEA Discount Marketplace.

For the basics you need for yourself and your family, or if you’re a fan of specialty grooming products, there are a lot of options. Search the “Health & Beauty” filter to browse for deals and cash-back offers from NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as AvedaBare Minerals, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and Bumble, Clinique, CVS PharmacyDermstore, Harry’sLancome, Olay, RiteAid, Sally Beauty, Sephora, Ulta Beauty and Walgreens.

4. Home furnishings

Decorating a home takes time and money in addition to a keen sense of style. NEA Discount Marketplace has partnered with many retailers that offer everything you could need to make your house a home, from lighting and rugs to mattresses and dining sets.

Search the “Home Décor & Furniture” filter to look for deals and cash-back offers from NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as 1-800Lighting, Anthropologie, Ashley Homestore, Ballard DesignsBed Bath & Beyond, Blinds.comCasper, The Home DepotHSNMacys.com and Plow & Hearth.

5. Toys

Stock up on birthday gifts for your children, their friends and your nieces and nephews via NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as Buybuy BABY, CrayolaFat Brain Toys, GameStop, HearthSong, LEGO and ShopDisney.com. Check the “Toys & Games” filter for deals and cash-back offers.

6. Specialty foods

Did you know you can get a steak dinner online? Well, you have to cook it yourself, but you can buy steaks directly from Omaha Steaks while saving with NEA Discount Marketplace. Seafood fans can fish for discounts from Get Maine Lobster. If you’re looking to make your everyday meal planning easier, give meal-kit subscription services such as Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, Bistro MD or Purple Carrot a try.

For a variety of specialty foods, including soup mixes, trail mixes, jams, sauces and so much more, find out what’s on the menu at Fruit Bouquets, Harry & David, Hickory Farms and GourmetGiftBaskets.com.

Coffee lovers can buy beans and more from Peet’s Coffee, Illy and Keurig, while tea drinkers can steep in savings from DavidsTea. Wine aficionados can select their favorites and try new ones from Wine.com and Wine Insiders (delivery exclusions may apply).

Satisfying your sweet tooth is easy when you can get sweet deals on chocolate. Peruse the delectable treats at online retailers such as David’s Cookies, Godiva, Ghirardelli, Lindt, See’s Candies and more.

For the full buffet of food options, including Restaurant.com certificates and grocery delivery services, check the “Food & Restaurants” filter on NEA Discount Marketplace.

7. Pet supplies

You may already have pet insurance through NEA Member Benefits to help you out when Rover gets sick. But for everyday expenses such as food, accessories and medicine, you can save money when you buy through NEA Discount Marketplace. Check the “Pet Supplies” filter for deals and cash-back offers from retailers such as BarkBox, Chewy, PetCareRx, Petco and PetSmart.

8. Eyewear

We’re focused on finding great eyewear discounts for you and your family. Whether you need glasses, contacts or sunglasses, you’ll spy good-looking deals through NEA Discount Marketplace retailers such as 1-800 contacts, DiscountContacts.com, EyeBuyDirect.com, GlassesUSA, Glasses Shop.com, LensCrafters and Warby Parker. Search under “Accessories,” then “Optical & Reading Glasses” to see what’s available.

9. Car accessories

Get what you need to ride in style, from wiper blades and gaskets to tires and sound stations. Search “Auto & Tires” in NEA Discount Marketplace to check for deals and cash-back offers from retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Crutchfield, Discount Tire, GoodYear and Safelite.

10. Electronics

Every kind of electronic device you can imagine is available from high-quality retailers through NEA Discount Marketplace. If you’re in the market for a new laptop, tablet, cellphone, TV, video game console or phone, you’ll have no trouble finding the gadget of your dreams when you shop at retailers such as Adorama, Apple, Best Buy, Canon, DellGoPro, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and many more. Check the “Electronics” filter for options.

>> Find out more about how NEA Discount Marketplace works and how you can connect a pre-existing Rakuten account so you’ll have access to all of the exclusive NEA discounts available only to NEA members.

Note: All retailers listed were participating in NEA Discount Marketplace as of November 2022.

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