As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!
Turn quality clothing into money for your school! Looking for a fundraising idea that is easy, green and doesn’t require students to be salespeople? Run a one-week clothing drive through Schoola – it’s easy and it’s free! Book online now at www.schoola.com/bookadrive. Shop for gently used clothing online and 40 percent of your sales proceeds go to one of 15,000 schools nationwide! Shop an assortment of kid’s and women’s clothing online – every order supports schools. As a special perk for being a member of California State PTA, shipping is free when you use the code “CAPTA.”
Get a kick-start on back-to-school planning with VolunteerSpot. Use VolunteerSpot to organize and recruit fall volunteers and boost participation. You can use VolunteerSpot to post a Volunteer Interest Form, create online signups for back-to-school events, fall fundraisers, classroom helpers and more! California State PTA members get a FREE premium upgrade (up to a $300 value) with promo code “CAPTA1415.” Take a tour and register your account today!
Discounts on supplies and more at Staples! PTA members save 10 percent on supplies and furniture and 25 percent on copy and print purchases at Staples when you activate your PTA membership card.
To become part of the Staples PTA Discount Program, follow these two easy steps:
- Join your PTA and visit the PTA Member Benefits page at www.pta.org/benefits
- Register for Staples Rewards® by following the link provided on the PTA Member Benefit page
View the flier for more details.
PTA and Sylvan Learning support student success! Sylvan Learning is offering PTA members free and discounted educational resources for students and parents. Receive 50 percent off a Sylvan Insight Assessment, get exclusive savings on a detailed academic assessment and take advantage of free parent seminars. Find your local center at www.sylvanlearning.com/locations and when you visit, use coupon code “PTA 2015.”
TeenSafe offers discounts and support to PTA members and schools. With the TeenSafe smartphone monitoring service, parents are given a window into their children’s digital lives to create an open dialogue between parents and their kids. As a PTA member, TeenSafe will offer a 33 percent lifetime discount on its monitoring software and contribute $10 to each new customer’s selected local PTA. Sign up for a free trial at www.teensafe.com/pta.
Don’t miss the new Jellies exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch the Magellanic Penguins play. Visit www.aquariumofthepacific.org for more information and contact your PTA leader for discount coupons.
LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium offer exclusive PTA member discounts. For the best discount, reserve a PTA Family Field Trip at LEGOLAND for only $52 for an adult or child. That’s half off! Call (760) 438-5346 to book now. Or, use a “Kids Go Free” PTA Coupon. Coupons were mailed to Southern California PTAs in January. Restrictions apply. See all PTA offers and details and sign up at www.legoland.com/pta.
BigPicture, Natural World Photography Competition opened July 31! The Academy’s second-annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit is on display in the Piazza, featuring nature and conservation photographers in the world! Explore BigPicture.
Visit their website for other great learning opportunities for students and families. Be sure to visit their website at www.calacademy.org for a current list of programs and events and remember that California State PTA members receive discounts when preordering tickets at www.calacademy.org/etickets2 with sales code “CAPTA.”
ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL
California State PTA members save with Enterprise! PTA members are eligible for a fixed, discounted rate on all cars. Wherever you travel, whenever you travel, and no matter when you make your reservations, you’ll always receive the same low rate, depending on the vehicle you rent. And you can go directly to the business line to pick up your car.
Enterprise also makes it fast and easy for California State PTA members to make arrangements for car rental needs. Make your reservation now with your PTA discount when you visit http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=002&cust=NACA102. If you have any questions, please contact Enterprise at (916) 787-4500.
See what others paid for the car you want, so you know you’re getting a good deal. After researching your next car, select a participating dealer from a network of more than 10,000 dealers nationwide and print your certificate that can be used to receive upfront pricing and Guaranteed Savings off the MSRP. PTA members will receive an average savings of over $3,000 off the MSRP on new vehicles and discounts on used vehicles when purchasing through TRUECar. Visit capta.truecar.com for details.
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
Bring the power of the internet to more students and families through www.internetessentials.com. Qualifying households in Comcast service areas receive discounts on monthly service and free internet training.
While participating in Internet Essentials:
- You get fast home Internet service for only $9.95 a month, plus tax
- You never have any price increases or pay any activation or equipment rental fees
- You can buy a computer at initial enrollment for the low price of just $149.99 + tax
- You can get free Internet training — online, in print, and in person
If one or more of your children are eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, your household may qualify for Internet Essentials. Learn more about Internet Essentials at http://internetessentials.com.
THE VIA FOUNDATION
The Via Foundation is committed to helping schools become heart safe. Visit www.theviafoundation.org to find out about their discounts on AED packages for your school, heart screening events for teenagers and other fundraising opportunities.
YOU GET EVEN MORE MEMBER PERKS FROM NATIONAL PTA
And don’t forget to check out National PTA for additional benefits and perks exclusively for PTA members.