You should receive your new 2012-13 NSEA Membership Card in the first two weeks of January
This little piece of plastic carries a lot of weight! First, it shows you are a card-carrying member of your professional association. It also gives you the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on meals, hotels, travel, car rental, clothes and more each year — far more than the cost of membership!
And entering a new year, who hasn’t resolved to be more conscious of spending dollars wisely? NSEA’s card will help you meet that resolution.
NSEA’s membership card can be used at thousands of merchant sites across the country. No matter where you are, no matter what you look for, NSEA’s membership card can save you cash.
Your new card is valid through December 2013. All NSEA members, including first-time members, can access savings by using their individual 10-digit Association identification number, which appears above the name on every Association mailing.
To start saving, members must activate their card. It’s easy to do, by following these steps:
- Look for the membership card icon at the lower left side of the home page. Click on the icon, which will take you to a login for the Access savings program.
- Enter your member permanent 10-digit NSEA identification number, which is located on the front of the card or on the mailing label above your name on most Association mailings.
- Create your personal account by following the registration instructions.
You can also activate your account by calling the toll-free number listed on the back of each card: 1-888-313-6591.
Some merchants require that you present your card at the time of purchase. Others require that you print a coupon from the Access website, so be certain to check the individual merchant page on the website for specific instructions. Start saving!
Q&A: How Does Your Card Work?
Using your NSEA membership card, you’ll save on everything from hotel rooms, to restaurants, vacation packages and retail purchases. Here’s how to make the most of this benefit.
What is the NSEA Membership Card?
It entitles you to the benefits of NSEA membership and also gives you the ability to save money with thousands of retailers worldwide.
What sort of discounts will I receive?
Your card saves you up to 50 percent on purchases you make every day – at restaurants, hotels, retail stores, golf courses, ski resorts, theme parks, travel expenses and everywhere in between (see list at left). With discounts at 250,000 retail locations worldwide, you’ll save wherever you are – or wherever you plan to be!
Members who use the card frequently report that they recoup many times their Association dues investment.
How do I activate my card?
Follow the easy steps outlined in the story above. Also be sure to sign up to receive e-mail updates of special deals and benefits. Some school districts filter out these messages, so sign up using your personal e-mail address to stay informed.
How do I acquire discounts?
Most merchants require that you present your membership card at the time of purchase. Occasionally, some merchants require a coupon printed from the website, so be sure to check the individual merchant page for details.
How do I search for savings?
To find participating merchants, go to the NSEA website (nsea.org), click on the membership card icon at the lower left side of the home page. Enter your membership ID number in the login box. On the next page, enter the city or ZIP code where you live – or the city to which you will be traveling – in the box marked “find discounts.” To refine the search, use the pull down “select your category” menu and click on “Find.”
What if I lose my card?
Call NSEA (1-800-742-0047) to request a card. Note that replacement may take a few weeks.