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Professional Opportunities and Discounted Services for SPJ Members

These benefits add value to your SPJ membership! Simply inform the following vendors that you are part of the Society of Professional Journalists and receive these special offers.



Insurance and financial services

SPJ Health Insurance Marketplace

855-995-9980  |  Website

The SPJ Health Insurance Marketplace provides multi-level health benefits solutions for members and their families in all 50 states. Our licensed benefit counselors provide each member with a live needs analysis to identify the perfect coverage based on needs and budget. In one phone call, you now have the ability to shop, compare and enroll in both government exchange and private health insurance plans! Call 1-855-995-9980 for a FREE one-on-one consultation or visit here to learn more today.


Life insurance, accident insurance and identity theft protection through MetLife

As a member of SPJ, you now have access to affordable solutions for you and your family from MetLife.

Part of improving and protecting journalism means protecting those who do our vital work. That's why SPJ works with MetLife to offer you discounted products* and services for life insurance and online identity theft protection. Whether you freelance or are looking to augment your employer's offerings, take a few minutes to check out this members-only benefit.

*Product features and availability vary by state. Visit this page for more details.


Individual financial services benefits offered to SPJ members

The Society of Professional Journalists is committed to providing its members with quality benefits. In addition to training, resources and other valuable benefits, SPJ is now offering access to insurance and financial planning services through an Indianapolis-based financial services firm and consultants Harry W. Riley, III and David N. Brown.

Active SPJ members are entitled to free quotes for coverage and access to the following products:

– Life Insurance
– Disability Income Coverage
– Long Term Care Insurance
– Retirement Solutions
– Liability Coverage, also called Errors & Omissions (E&O) coverage

In addition, SPJ members may request a complimentary consultation for retirement planning, basic and comprehensive financial planning, business planning and more. Find more details and meet your SPJ benefits team here.


Geico

800-368-2734  |  Website

Just by being a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, you may be eligible for an 8% savings on top of GEICO's already competitive rates. By visiting GEICO.com, you can obtain a free, no-obligation rate quote. GEICO can also help you obtain competitive rates on homeowner's, renter's, condo, motorcycle, boat, PWC, ATV, and RV insurance.


Travel and car rental discounts


Wyndham

Website  |  877-670-7088
Mention corporate code 1000007601


As a member of SPJ you will receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at over 7,500 participating locations worldwide. Book online or call and give the agent your special discount ID number 1000007601 at time of booking to receive discount. Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something more cost-effective, we have the right hotel for you... and at the right price. So start saving now. Call our special member benefits hotline 1-877-670-7088 and reserve your room today.

Avis

Website  |  800-331-1212
Mention discount number #B155119


You can save up to 25% off your next car rental while experiencing the comfort and reliability that come with renting from Avis. With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs. To rent a car, visit Avis or call toll free at 1-800-331-1212. And remember to use your SPJ Avis Discount number (AWD): B155119 to enjoy these special savings.

Budget

Website  |  800-527-0700
Mention discount number #R584719


Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. As an SPJ member, you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent — up to 25% off Budget’s great rates. To book your car, visit Budget or call toll free 1-800-527-0700 and mention the SPJ Budget Discount number (BCD): R584719 to receive your discount. Make the smart choice, rent Budget and start saving today!

Motel 6

Website  |  800-4-MOTEL6
Mention code CP576803


Motel 6 has partnered with the Society of Professional Journalists to provide all members a 10% discount at any of the 1,100+ pet-friendly Motel 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Motel 6 offers a clean, comfortable room and great service for the lowest price of any national chain, and the discount will help you save you even more. To book your reservation, call 1-800-4-Motel 6, and use the code CP576803 to receive the discount. You can also book online here. We'll leave the light on for you ®.

Red Roof Inn

Website  |  800-RED-ROOF
Mention “Society of Professional Journalists” and use promo code 619696


Red Roof Inn has over 350 hotels across 41 states in the U.S. Take advantage of accommodations like free Wi-Fi, HBO, ESPN, CNN, and pets stay free! You will find great rooms, comfy beds, budget-conscious rates, and nice people devoted to making your stay a great one. Make reservations one of three different ways to receive your discount. Reserve a room online through SPJ’s Red Roof Inn website, call 800-RED-ROOF and mention “Society of Professional Journalists,” or visit any Red Roof Inn location and mention “Society of Professional Journalists.” Use promo code 619696 when mentioning SPJ.


Additional discounts

Discounted AP Stylebook

SPJ wants to offer something exclusively to our members — a discount on something journalists love so much. That's right, SPJ has partnered with the Associated Press to offer you a 20 percent discount on an AP Stylebook Online subscription.


Office Depot and OfficeMax

855-995-9980  |  Website

SPJ has partnered with Office Depot and OfficeMax to bring you a FREE national discount program. Save up to 80% off preferred products! Shop online or in stores! FREE next day delivery on orders over $50! To shop or print off your in-store savings card, click here.

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