Karen Juzenas is Pleased With Fleet Pricing Offer
That Comes With NSEA Membership
Price Plan Gives Members A Discount on Auto Costs
Special education teacher Karen Juzenas makes the 32-mile round trip to and from school each day in her brand-new, fuel efficient Toyota Camry, thanks to a money-saving plan now available to all NSEA members.
She acquired her new wheels at a cost that fell almost to the low end of the monthly payment range she and her husband set in their search for a new car or pickup truck.
Juzenas and her husband got the great deal through the fleet corporate pricing program that NSEA arranged for Association members. Through Old Mill Toyota in Omaha and its sister company, Husker Auto Group in Lincoln, NSEA members can buy or lease new vehicles at pre-arranged, fleet corporate prices.
"That Karen Juzenas is driving her new car at a very affordable price – a lower price than is available to the general public – is further testimony to the ability of NSEA members to save money through Association membership," said NSEA President Nancy Fulton.
Combined with potential savings on auto and homeowners insurance, life insurance, home financing, consumer discounts, hotel and motel and other travel discounts, NSEA members have the potential to save thousands upon thousands of dollars each year.
'Check This Out!'
For the past eight years, Juzenas has taught special education at Verdigre, 16 miles from her home at Creighton.
Juzenas and her husband own an old pickup and van, but were in the market for a new pickup or fuel-efficient car last fall. That's when her husband spotted a news item about the fleet pricing plan available to NSEA members.
"My husband was reading The Voice and said 'we should check this out,'" said Juzenas. She admits being a bit embarrassed that her husband spotted the news item in her professional magazine. The savings they realized on her new car quickly eased her chagrin.
Juzenas said the fleet pricing plan takes a percentage off the top of the retail price for both purchase and lease options. "Our lease would have been much higher without the fleet price," she said.
Even with an extended warranty and sales tax calculated into lease payments, the cost was well within the car budget set by Juzenas and her husband. And except for needing to reset the seat settings when her husband drives "her" new car, Juzenas is quite happy with her new cosmic grey Camry.
"I like it a lot. And I like it at the gas pump, too," she said.
It helped Juzenas that the NSEA contact with Old Mill Toyota is Jason Fricke – a former student at Verdigre and son of retired school administrator David Fricke and longtime NSEA activist Lisa Fricke.
"Lisa actually suggested to Jason that he should give teachers a break on car prices, so she deserves some credit," said Juzenas.
So too, does NSEA, she said.
"I would definitely recommend to other NSEA members that they watch for money-saving ideas and offers through NSEA," she said. "I will be reading The Voice a lot more carefully in the future."
How it Works
NSEA's agreement with Old Mill Toyota and Husker Auto Group lets NSEA members purchase new cars at pre-arranged, fleet prices, the same prices available to corporations.
The plan covers all Toyota makes/models, as well as those in the GMC, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Mercedes Benz and BMW lines. NSEA members buy at the pre-arranged fleet corporate price — considerably less than the manufacturer's suggested retail, or "window sticker," price.
It gets better. Old Mill's Jason Fricke said the Toyota offer includes a 7-year, 100,000 mile power train warranty and all Toyota-recommended maintenance (through two years or 25,000 miles), including oil changes and tire rotation.
NSEA members also receive incentives offered at the time of sale. If Toyota offers a $500 cash back or zero percent interest, members earn those benefits as well as fleet pricing. Military and recent grad discounts also apply.
Fricke said pricing will be equally strong among all Old Mill Toyota and Husker Auto brands. All an NSEA member needs do is show proof of membership – NSEA's membership card, for instance – at purchase. Learn more at: www.employerprice.com
To earn the discounts, call him at 1-402-718-8746, or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org