Earlier in the summer IEA Member Benefits published a story in this newsletter inviting IEA members to register with NEA Member Benefits for the possibility of winning a $150 Target gift card.  Once you had registered on the site you could enter as often as you liked.

Well…guess what?  The publisher of this newsletter, Dick Chilcote, the IEA Member Benefits Director, did enter as a retired IEA/NEA member (he can’t remember how many times) and on May 26 he received in the mail a letter which stated that his name was selected through a computerized random search of all entries to be a winner.  Attached was the $150 Target gift card!!

NEA Member Benefits has informed us that two more IEA members were winners.  If and when we have permission we will publish their reactions.

Hot Deals and Discounts from NEA Member Benefits

Summer is here and the deals are hot! Here are a few ways to save this summer, including gifts for the Dad or Grad in your life, discounts on GE appliances, and a vacation photo contest. The winner gets $500 in vacation cash!

Don’t Forget the Dads and Grads in Your Life

It’s time to celebrate Dads and grads—and your favorite teachers, too! Get 20% off all orders from the 1800flowers family of brands, including Harry & David, Cheryl’s Gourmet Cookies, the Popcorn Factory, and more. Check out all your choices at www.neamb.com/flowers.

July 4th Sales Event at the GE Appliances Store!

Celebrate and SAVE BIG during our July 4th Sales Event! Enjoy free delivery on orders over $399! Plus, take advantage of our special financing options.

Excludes Monogram®.Offer valid 6/16/20 – 7/8/20.

Already registered? Visit the GE Appliances Store at www.Shop4GE.com for offer details.

Need to register? Visit the Home and Auto Discounts category at www.neamb.com and click the Start Shopping button to register for access to the GE Appliances Store.

*Delivery not available in Alaska, Hawaii and other select ZIP codes within the continental U.S. To verify delivery to your home, enter your deliver-to zip code on the login page of the GE Appliances Store.

Enter the Share Your Vacation Photos Contest

Take a tour through your old photos and submit the best shot from your favorite vacation. NEA members will then have the chance to vote for their favorite image. Starting May 27, enter your photo at http://neamb.com/FaveVacaPic. Voting (yes, you can vote for your own photo) begins June 8. The member whose photo receives the most votes will win $500 in Vacation Cash redeemable toward a trip on NEA Vacations!

What Are Your Travel Plans for 2020 and Beyond?

You want to get back on the road as soon as you feel comfortable doing so, exploring America and the rest of the world. But what does traveling again mean to you? How have your future travel plans been adjusted in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? Take this brief survey to share your thoughts on what your first foray into traveling again might look like. We’ll share results in the June issue of the NEA Travel Newsletter.

Opt-In Now to NEA Vacations, and Book Later!

Opt-in and receive $500 in Travel Dollars to use like cash later when you book a trip on NEA Vacations. When you’re ready to travel again, NEA Vacations will be there to help you save up to 50% on hotels, resorts, cruises and guided tours.

There’s no obligation, so go to https://www.neamb.com/products/nea-vacations to opt-in today.

CreateRealImpact 2020 Spring-thumb


There’s a great opportunity for educators who know of a budding artist, musician, writer or filmmaker. Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty are once again challenging students to develop artistic ideas to combat reckless and distracted driving. Their creative solutions could net them part of $15,000 in educational grants available in the 2020 Spring Create Real Impact contest.

The 2020 Spring Create Real Impact Contest will provide $1,500 grand prizes in the following categories:

  • Video
  • Music
  • Art
  • Creative writing
  • Spanish Language
  • Sports team video

There will also be awards for the works receiving the most online votes.

Administrators, teachers and education support professionals are urged to motivate students to enter the contest. Three schools with the most entries will each be awarded a $1,000 educational grant.

Students, ages 14-22, can enter their works at www.createrealimpact.com.

The Create Real Impact contest was initiated in 2009 as a proactive solution to the deadly epidemic of inattentive driving by teens. Research shows distraction is a key factor in almost 60 percent of crashes involving drivers ages 16 to 19. Empowering messages from young people urging their peers to adopt safer driving attitudes and avoid the tragic result of bad choices behind-the-wheel can save lives.

“I have confidence teens can change the culture of driving to one that is distraction free – much like earlier generations did with seat belts,” said Kelly Browning, Ph.D., Executive Director, Impact Teen Drivers. “The Create Real Impact Contest provides an opportunity for teens to join the conversation and do something about the problem.” 

Students across the nation, aged 14-22, can enter and find motivation from past winners at www.createrealimpact.com. The deadline for submissions is March 19 at 6 p.m. (PDT).

Online voting will take place March 20-26, with judges determining grand prize awards and notifying winners around April 1, in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Educators wanting to bring the powerful Impact Teen Drivers curriculum to their schools can visit www.impactteendrivers.org or email info@impactteendrivers.org.

California Casualty has been serving the needs of educators since 1951 and is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the trust and endorsement of the NEA. As a result, NEA members qualify for exceptional rates, deductibles waived for vandalism or collisions to your vehicle parked at school, holiday or summer skip payment plans and free Identity Defense protection – exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Learn how to save by getting a quote at www.neamb.com/autohome, or by calling 1.800.800.9410.



In the September 2019 issue of this newsletter a story was run that encouraged IEA members to enter the IEA into a contest in a competition for new member registrations on the NEA Member Benefits website. Two things happened: 

(1) Our members read that story.

(2) Apparently a lot of our members entered the IEA into the contest by registering on the site. 

The results:

The IEA affiliate is one of the top nine State Education Associations (ranked number 7 of the 51 state affiliates) with the most new NEAMB.com website registrations.  As the seventh place finisher, the IEA has won 25 vouchers for premium in SAVI (Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator).

SAVI, an online student loan evaluation tool, allows you to determine your repayment options, and shows you what your potential savings could be for FREE. The average user finds over $1,500/year in savings.

Once you see your options, you can choose to apply for the programs, (like premium) which includes an e-filing service and 1-on-1 support from student loan experts for $29.95. These 25 vouchers will allow 25 teachers to receive premium for FREE!

The dispersal of these 25 vouchers is yet to be determined.  Thanks to all of you who registered!  Twenty-five IEA members who are carrying student loan debt will be happy.

From the IEA President

"IEA Member Benefits program provides education professionals with savings, discounts, products and services to enrich their professional and personal lives. This is an amazing program and an added benefit to being a member of the Idaho Education Association."

Layne McInelly
Idaho Education Association

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