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Through the FREE NEA Click & Save® Program, NEA members have collectively saved over $10 million—You can enjoy the savings, too. It's our most popular benefit for a reason.
Don't miss out on all the savings. Sign up today and you'll save on dining, entertainment, clothes, electronics, travel and more in thousands of locations with:
> Exclusive discounts not available to the general public.
> WOWPoints for purchases that you can redeem like cash.
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It's time to get ready for the school year! NEA Click & Save, the online discount buying service for NEA members, highlights select retailers and merchants each month. Check out these featured "Buy-lights" for September 2016!
- NEA Apparel Store: Build up your back-to-school wardrobe with access to dozens of top retailers—like Kohl's, Under Armour, Macy's and Nike—all in one place!
- Shoes.com: Special savings on athletic shoes; free shipping on orders of $49 or more, plus a 60-day return period and prepaid return shipping
- Paragon Sports: Get everything you need for fall hiking and camping, plus free shipping on orders of $49 or more
- NEA MB Electronics Store: Get member pricing and earn WOW Points on name brands like Panasonic, Samsung, Dell, HP and Canon
- NEA MB Entertainment Store: Exclusive member pricing on world-class performances and entertainment including Broadway shows, movies, sporting events and amusement parks
Be sure to check Click & Save often for unadvertised, limited time offers, including discount dining certificates from Restaurant.com. Join the 399,500 NEA members already registered for NEA Click & Save.
NOTE: Up-to-date information on merchant discounts, shipping terms and WOW Points appears on the NEA Click & Save Web page and may change at any time.
5 Tips for Online Shopping
Buy from a Reputable Company. "First," says James Nehf, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, "Buy from a company you've already had success with." If it's not possible, he suggests visiting the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and perusing its business directory. "We only accredit companies we consider trustworthy," says Claire Rosenzweig, President and CEO, BBB of Metropolitan New York. Google and Bing online search engines are also helpful tools. "If the company has a bad track record, someone's probably blogging about it," adds Nehf.
Protect Yourself. Always use a secure browser that encrypts, or scrambles, your personal information. The prefix https:// and/or a closed padlock or key in the lower-right corner of a company's checkout page ensures a session is encrypted, or secure. A broken key or lock indicates an unencrypted site; avoid entering personal info. Also, "Most emails aren't enrypted, so never email credit card or other personal information," warns Nehf.
Pay with Plastic. Use a debit card for an online purchase and money is taken directly from your checking account. Once it's gone, it's gone. Credit card purchases are protected under the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA). Thereunder, you can dispute charges under certain circumstances, and temporarily withhold payment while your creditor conducts an investigation. Moreover, credit card companies have the cash--and manpower--to scrutinize fraudulent businesses with expediency.
Maintain a Paper Trail. Print a dated copy of the seller's terms and conditions, the product warranty, the item's description, company information, receipts, emails between you and the seller (especially if you've participated in an online auction), notes from phone conversations and any other records of your transaction, and keep them, together, for your records.
Know your Rights. Federal law requires that orders made by mail, phone and via online merchant be shipped by the date promised or, if no delivery time was stated, within 30 days. If your item isn't shipped on time, you may cancel the order and demand a full refund. "Consumers also have the right to reject defective or misrepresented merchandise at any time, "says Rosenzweig. If a seller refuses to grant a refund for such products and you've paid with a credit card, "contact the credit card's lending bank, and contest the charges," says Nehf. "They should remove them from your statement and charge them back to the seller."