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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

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!

Professional liability insurance, cyber liability insurance and more from 360 Coverage Pros

Protect yourself and your business with a multitude of essential programs, including:

– Professional liability insurance
– Regulatory compliance certification
– Data breach risk & compliance assessment report
– Cyber liability insurance


In business for over 75 years, GEICO gives you the benefit of great rates on high-quality car insurance. Because you are an SPJ member, you could be eligible for a special membership discount on GEICO auto insurance. In addition to your special membership discount, you'll also receive 24-hour service online or by phone, as well as efficient and fair claim handling.

Apply now for the SPJ Visa® card

The Society of Professional Journalists Visa® credit card gives you access to dozens of everyday perks, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and events. Plus, you'll earn rewards points redeemable from a wide selection of rewards, including merchandise, travel, and account credits.

This card is issued by UMB Bank n.a., Member FDIC.

Travel and car rental discounts


As a member of SPJ you will receive up to 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at over 7,500 participating locations worldwide. 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.

Motel 6

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.

Red Roof Inn

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.

Additional services

LifeLock Identity Protection

You could miss certain identity threats by just monitoring your credit. We see more, like if your personal information is sold on the dark web. And if there’s a problem, we’ll work to fix it. Get 30 Days Free and 10% off your first year of LifeLock identity theft protection.*

*Terms apply.

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

Save more when you shop for school supplies this year! As a member of SPJ you can enjoy exclusive savings at Office Depot / OfficeMax. Utilize your SPJ member benefit by shopping online, or printing a free Store Purchasing Card to use at any Office Depot or OfficeMax location.

Save with members-only access to the GE Appliances Store

With everyday savings from GE, SPJ members have access to members-only savings of up to 25% off MSRP every day on the latest in high quality appliances. Members can shop their favorite top brands such as GE®, GE Profile™ Series, Café, HotPoint®, Haier, and Monogram® appliance brands. To receive exclusive promotions, sign up for the GE Appliances Store e-newsletter and be the first to know about special offers and national rebates or visit to shop now.

HP Benefits Program for SPJ Members

SPJ is proud to partner with HP in offering our valued members exclusive benefits to empower your business. As a member, you will gain access to special members-only offers and exclusive everyday discounts up to 35% off (actual savings may be greater) on HP’s highly awarded products, supplies and services.

Discounted LexisNexis rate for freelancers

The LexisNexis "All News" package is available to SPJ members for $19.95 per month. That package includes 26,000 newspapers, magazines, trade journals, transcripts, legal news and more from around the world, plus free webinars and 24/7 access to librarians to assist your research.

Discounted rate for .Press domain

If you’re looking for a way to have a stronger online identity and share all your work digitally in one place, we’ve got you covered. SPJ has partnered with Radix to create domain + website builder packages that will help you build your website and present your portfolio of work in a way that helps you stand out from the crowd.

Complimentary Authory account for qualifying SPJ members

Authory is a service designed to make journalists more independent. It automatically compiles all of your articles in a single place, giving you full control over everything you have ever created. In addition, Authory provides you with a self-updating portfolio page, automated article backups, social media analytics, your personal newsletter and much more.

In a joint effort to support journalists from ethnic minority backgrounds, Authory and Google's Digital News Initiative have teamed up to give qualifying SPJ members (members from ethnic minority backgrounds) a free Authory account for an entire year (worth $96) with no strings attached.

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