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November 2018


Union ways to save this holiday season
Cynthia Eaton


Heading into the holiday season is the perfect time to take advantage of your union member benefits!

As a member of NYSUT, you have access to NYSUT Member Benefits, which includes discounts on the following:

  • Buyer's Edge
    Buyer's Edge
    This unique buying service enables you to purchase a variety of major products and services—backed by the lowest price guarantee—such as major appliances, audio, bath vanities, vehicles (new & used), contact lenses, computers, exercise equipment, fine jewelry, furniture, home security systems, kitchen cabinets & countertops, lighting, limo transportation, live event tickets, luggage, office supplies, pianos, real estate services, tire & auto services, electronics, vacuum cleaners and more.

    Buyer's Edge, Inc. offers the option to buy by phone, buy online, and, in certain benefit categories and areas, buy in person. Many member benefits such as vehicles and furniture are offered nationally while others such as appliances and televisions are available in the tri-state region only.

  • Abenity discounts
    Abenity discounts
    This program offers NYSUT members and families access to approximately 290,000 exclusive member discounts across 10,000 U.S. cities, including discounted tickets for entertainment and sporting events, a variety of travel opportunities and numerous local deals. By visiting, you'll also find substantial savings on tickets to the latest blockbuster movies or theater events, theme parks, museums and attractions and zoos as well as major appliances and televisions, restaurants, groceries, gym memberships and much more.

  • AFT Advantage
    AFT Advantage
    Since FA members are also members of the American Federation of Teachers, you can sign up for AFT Advantage, a valuable benefit that gives you and your family exclusive access to a free online shopping program for AFT members. Save anywhere from 10 percent to 70 percent off electronics, apparel, home furnishings, tickets and much more.

    We encourage members to look through the AFT Member Benefits: Shopping website as well as the AFT Member Benefits: Travel and Entertainment website for more great savings that come to us from our national union.

  • 800flowers fruit bouquet
    : This program offers NYSUT members the opportunity to save 20% on fresh flowers, gourmet gift baskets, chocolates, spa baskets and much more! Visit and enter promotion code: NYSUTMB. Same-day delivery is available on a wide selection of products.

    In addition, you can also purchase items from,, Cheryl's Cookies, Fannie May Berries and The Popcorn Factory, since they are all part of the family. There is truly something for everyone!

Enjoy the perks of union membership!