Members look to PSEA for savings during tight economic times

Last summer, Curwensville Education Association member Paula Witherite didn’t think she was going to be able to take her three children on a vacation. Money was tight after her husband was laid off and went back to college, so the only way the family could go on vacation was to find a good deal. Thanks to PSEA Member Benefits, the Witherite family was able to afford a great weekend vacation in Pittsburgh.

Witherite, who teaches kindergarten at Curwensville Elementary School in Clearfield County, says she heard about the PSEA Member Benefits program from Curwensville Education Association leaders and decided to give it a try. By using the PSEA Member Benefits Access program, she and her family were able to go to Pittsburgh to visit museums for half of what they thought it would cost. They also were able to find a hotel room at a discount.

“We were thrilled when we found out [what] it would cost us,” Witherite said. It cost only $5 for the entire family to go to the museum, rather than $13 each [and the hotel] cost us only $65 a night, which was $45 off the regular price,” Witherite said. “We were floored when we discovered how much we could save with the Access program. It was a great family weekend at an amazing price.”

Witherite says she tells all of her colleagues about the Access program and encourages them to get on the site to save money. 

“Once I was on the site, I realized all of the places I could save money, whether it was restaurants or entertainment. I honestly had no idea. I told my colleagues that they need to take the time to get on the site and find out about the deals.”

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