Did you know that your UFT membership is a special pass to savings — on movie and theater tickets, travel, clothing, health and wellness, school supplies and more?
As a union member, you benefit from strength in numbers. Leveraging the same power the union brings to the bargaining table to negotiate for its 185,000-plus members, the UFT has negotiated special member-only discounts with local and national merchants. You can view the discounts on UFT Mobile, the union’s app (available for download in Apple’s App Store or Google Play) and at UFT Discounts (you must be logged in to access this section of the website).
For some of these member-only discounts, you’ll use the coupon code found on the app and in the discounts section of the website. For in-store discounts, you can bring your UFT membership card or show the digital version of your card on the UFT app.
These member-only discounts include movie tickets at Bow Tie and United Artists/Regal cinemas, priced at $8.50 to $10, for any movie, any time — unrestricted and with no expiration date.
UFT members can purchase an annual membership of $35 to the Theatre Development Fund to gain access to Broadway and Off-Broadway plays for $45 a ticket. Members can also purchase a discounted membership to Theatermania to see plays at up to 40 percent off.
You can also take advantage of discounts on health and wellness options including Harbor Fitness, the New York Health and Racquet Club, New York Sports Club, Massage Envy, Pulse HIIT, Pit Stop for Wellness and Spa Week, with discounted rates of up to 40 percent.Stay fashionable with J.Crew, Ann Taylor LOFT, Skechers and Hanes, a few of the apparel companies offering member-only discounts that range from 10 to 30 percent. Who wouldn’t want to make their classroom vibrant and inspiring? Discounts of 10 to 25 percent on arts and crafts and school supplies from Michael’s, A. C. Moore and Yoobi can brighten your classroom and unleash the inner artist in your students. And UFT members who sign up for the PBS Learning Media program will receive free access to tens of thousands of videos, games, lesson plans and other educational materials for their classrooms.
Travel discounts to UFT members are offered by Hotel Engine, Atlanta Vacation Rental, TripBeat, Southwest Airlines, Orlando Employee Discounts and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Closer to home, the UFT has been offering a wide variety of trips to union members and their friends and family through its popular Just for Fun program for 30 years. At a modest cost, members travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach on outings to places such as the African-American Museum in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Flower Show and Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Trips fill up, so visit the trips section for current offerings.
For $40, UFT members can sign up for a full-day defensive driving class or a two-session class. Through the union’s state affiliate, NYSUT, and its national affiliate, AFT, UFT members have access to discounted theme parks, insurance, legal and financial services and more.
Visit the Member Discount section to see a full array of discounts available to UFT members. Whether it’s sending a bouquet of flowers to a sick friend or planning a Florida vacation, your union membership is your ticket to better prices.