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Member Benefits

Description of Benefits

 

 
 
     

Opportunities for Members

  • Community Leadership Service through the Cooperative Charting Program

  • A Free Vessel Safety Check Program for members certifies your water craft as meeting all current U.S. Coast Guard regulations for boating safety. To promote the VSC program, Boat/US offers a 10% discount on safety-related equipment purchases to boaters who show their copy of the completed VSC inspection form (whether pass or fail).

  • Special Programs for your Children and Grandchildren. Your family can get involved in the squadron, the Sea Scouts, the Kid's Crew Program and other Youth Activities.

  • The Environment - USPS IS IN IT;  find out more at the Environmental Committee Web Site.

  • Tax deduction on dues and some travel expenses.  Consult with your tax advisor.

  • Liaison with governmental agencies. Visit the USPS®  Government & Partner Relations web page.

  • The Ensign® magazine is the official magazine of United States Power Squadrons.   A great value as The Ensign magazine is free to members.

  • The Compass, an electronic newsletter is available to members and friends of United States Power Squadrons. Published every other month, the newsletter contains the latest news from the National organization.

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 Educational Opportunities                                                        

Expand your Boating Knowledge through the USPS Educational Curriculum with a variety of courses and experienced instructors.

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USPS® & BoatU.S. - Boating Safety Partnership

Promoting boating safety is a shared mission of the United States Power Squadrons and BoatU.S.- Boat Owners Association of The United States. To recognize that partnership, USPS members are eligible for a 50% descount on your BoatU.S. Membership and a 10% discount on all water towing service levels.  Premium discounts are also available for USPS members on BoatU.S. marine insurance policies.

New BoatU.S. Members:  Join online at www.boatus.com/join or call 800-395-2628.  Mention the code GA80000P.

Existing BoatU.S. Members:  If you are not currently receiving the USPS discount, please e-mail membership@boatus.com or call 800-395-2628.  Mention the code GA80000P.

Complimentary Membership:  All USPS boat safety course graduates can receive a one year complimentary Membership to BoatU.S. and a 10% discount on all water towing service levels.  Click here to download the form that graduates need to complete and return to BoatU.S. along with a copy of their course completion certificate. Click here to download the promotional brochure.

Boat Insurance: Call 800-283-2883 or visit www.boatus.com/insurance to get a free quote or to inquire about premium discounts for USPS members.

Boat U.S. Benefits at a Glance

· 24/7 On Water & On Road Towing Dispatch

· Unlimited Towing Upgrade - we pay 100% of your bill

· Roadside Assistance when trailering your boat

· Broad coverage from boat insurance experts

· Discounts at over 1000 marinas on fuel, slips, and repairs

· Member Rewards - earn 4% back when shopping at West Marine

· 6 issues of BoatU.S. Magazine

· Representation on Capitol Hill

· EPIRB Rentals, Life Jacket Loaner Program, Online Boat Safety Courses and more from the BoatU.S. Foundation

Posted 23 March 2011;  Updated 25 August 2013

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USPS® Boat Insurance Program

    Created for Members, by Members

One of the many benefits of membership in the United States Power Squadrons is the exclusive USPS Boat Insurance Program. This program is available to *most USPS members and is based on the premise that USPS members represent a class of "preferred risk" boaters by the virtue of their formal education in the care and operation of boats.

Since 1988, the USPS Boat Insurance Program has been providing USPS members the best service, reliability and coverage in the industry.  The USPS Boat Insurance Program was created exclusively for members of the USPS. It is administered by McGriff, Seibels, & Williams, Inc. and underwritten by the Travelers Companies, Inc.

Visit the USPS Boat Insurance Program Web Site for program highlights, quotes, and more information at uspsboatinsurance.com or call toll free at 1 800 763 USPS (8777). Click Here for the USPS Boat Insurance Program Highlights. 

Click on the links below to find out how you can qualify for discounts up to 38%! 

Educational Discounts            Boat Operator Certification (BOC) Program Discounts  

Posted - Revision 14 February 2012;  Revision 13 January 2014

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from McGraw-Hill   

GPS for Mariners

Receive one of the most comprehensive books authored on using a GPS at a USPS® discount. Go to the McGraw-Hill USPS On-Line Bookstore to purchase.

GPS for Mariners summarizes essential global positioning system concepts, explains the buttons, screens, and menus of your GPS receiver, and answers all your questions. Filled with helpful illustrations and hands-on examples, this complete and practical guide shows you how to:

  • Become an informed GPS buyer and user
  • Connect GPS to your computer, autopilot, and radar
  • Navigate with GPS using waypoints and routes
  • Use an electronic chartplotter or navigation software to plan and monitor your course
  • Utilize the many functions in your GPS to safely and enjoyably reach your destination whether under sail or power
  • Enhance your receiver's performance with WAAS, DGPS, and proper antenna placement
  • Master advanced techniques         

    "A must-buy for both experienced and novice boaters who want to get the most from their GPS navigation systems."--Kenneth J. Cirillo, vice president, C-Map/USA

    "Great book! GPS for Mariners shows boaters how to use GPS with charts and even how to use digital charts for planning and navigating with your GPS."--Edward D. Markham, president, Maptech Inc.

    "A must-read for anyone planning to navigate with GPS."--Robert P. David, past president, National Boating Federation, former national education officer, U.S. Power Squadrons.

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from TechSoup Stock

Computer Software & Hardware Discounts

TechSoup Stock connects nonprofits such as the USPS® with donated and discounted technology products in the supportive environment of the TechSoup Stock Web site. Choose from over 240 products from 25 providers including Cisco and Microsoft. Although the program is not available as a general member benefit, those members who hold key roles in the squadron/district by volunteering their time and resources to acheive the goals of USPS and require certain software to facilitate that work can participate through the Squadron.

Each squadron is required to fax documents attesting to 501(c)3 status to receive discount. These documents are available through headquarters at 1 888 FOR USPS

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FAQs on the DiscounTech site!

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Popular Questions:

I registered. . .why isn't my nonprofit's name on the list?

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What is my order status?

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How do I access my MS licenses?

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Why has my eligibility for Microsoft products changed?

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How do I update my account profile .....re-qualify?  Go to the URL below for instructions.  Note...Any changes to a registered TechSoup Stock squadron profile requires a faxed re-submittal of all documentation.   Include your subordinate unit 501(c)(3) status letter (from HQ);   include the "Qualification" form (pdf) available from the URL below filled out completely;  include a letter on your squadron's  letterhead stating that you are a subordinate local unit of USPS® located at a different address from the address on your organization's 501(c)(3) Determination Letter (include both addresses).  See sample language at the bottom of TechSoup Stock's "Qualification" form. 

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What are the updated organization types used for organization registration? (Types updated November 2006) 

www.techsoup.org/stock/registration_types_and_subtypes.asp

Note*** Several of our squadron subordinate units have successfully qualified their squadron by registering using one of the following "type" and "subtype".

Other Instructional and Training Activities

  •  Other instruction and training

Civil Rights Activities

  •  Other civil rights activities

Inner City or Community Activities

  •  Community service organization

For a complete list of organization types and subtypes go to URL above.

Help from the TechSoup Stock Community:

You can ask your technology questions in the Community Discussions on TechSoup Stock, or browse the forums for message threads that may contain the answers you need.

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Posted  July 1, 2007; June 25, 2010

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Soundings Magazine Discount

Soundings offers all members of USPS® a 12 month subscription for 17.97 (normally 24.97). All they have to do is call our 800 number (800-244-8845). Contact Gretchen Dare, Soundings Publications, for more information.

17 June 2004

Posted 26 March 2008

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from Jeppesen Marine, Maker of Nobeltec Navigation Software

Navigation Software and Vector Charts

Jeppesen Marine, producer of the world's most popular marine navigation software and cartography - Nobeltec Navigation Software - will offer a 25% discount on all direct purchases of software and data (i.e., charts) to USPS® members beginning 1 July 2008.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASE
1. Call 1-800-946-2877; select option 1 (sales) and then option 1 (purchase)
2. Identify yourself as a current USPS member and provide your certificate number. (You must be a current member of USPS to obtain the discount). NOTE: We are providing names and certificate numbers (no addresses or phone numbers) of current members so that Jeppesen Marine can verify that one is a current member. The list will be updated monthly.
3. Provide a ship-to address.
4. Provide a credit card number.

RULES
1. You must be a current member - see above.
2. The discount is only for software and data and not for hardware.
3. The purchase must be directly from Jeppesen Marine via the 800 number and not thru a dealer.

Posted 20 August 2008

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from C-MAP by Jeppesen

C-Map offers Club Discounts to Members. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between C/C Les Johnson and Ken Cirillo, GM of C-MAP/USA, USPS members will receive discounted membership in the popular Club C-MAP. This is a solid member benefit.

C-MAP is a leading producer of vector digital charts used in chart plotters. These charts are delivered as removable chips that are designed into a wide array of chart plotter brands. Membership in the Club entitles you to one free chart chip update each year in addition to discounts on a host of club partner products. A Club newsletter is sent out regularly to announce special deals. Normally *$89 per year, the club fee for a USPS® member is *$79 per year – a real bargain to assure that every year you have the latest charts plus other benefits. To view all the club benefits visit their web site at www.c-map.com. To get an annual club subscription, call C-MAP’s Customer Care department at 1.800.424.2627, indicate to them you are an active member and give them your membership number.

C-MAP offers Dealer Discounts to Squadrons. Under the signed MOU, Squadron will receive dealer prices on C-MAP products. Many of those with chart plotters will recognize the brand as a leader in digital cartography. The entire line of C-MAP products is included in this agreement including chart chips, their new software – PC Planner and their latest product the GeoSat2 portable Car Navigation system. The chips come in three levels based on coverage. You can find the coverage areas on the C-Map web site (www.c-map.com). PC Planner allows users to plan routes and waypoints at home using their chart chips and a computer. By using a recordable chip, you can transfer the plans between the computer and your compatible chart plotter.

The discount offered to squadrons range from 20% for accessory products to 25% off MSRP for chart products. Each Squadron Commander can designate one individual to be the C-Map contact for orders. Each order will require the squadron number and a credit card.  Squadrons are free to offer these products to members or students at a discounted price they determine. There are no minimums per order. This provides great incentive for membership in USPS.

 Posted 17 January 2003,  *Revised 21 June  2007; revised 26 May 2009

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USPS® On-Line Store - Discounted Books

McGraw-Hill On-Line Store Offers Discounted Books. McGraw-Hill has been working closely with USPS providing books for our courses and publishing USPS guides. Now a wide selection of their books are available at 35% off list prices through an on-line store.

Go to the Educational Department Home page.  There you will find a button for the McGraw-Hill on-line store where you will see the current selections and discounted prices. Make your selections and check out. Your books will be shipped directly to you.

McGraw-Hill International Marine is the leading publisher of boating and paddling titles. We’ve selected a range of titles for you and will be adding more over time. So, take a look and add some of these great titles to your library. (Posted 31 Aug 05)

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From Rose Point Navigation Systems, LLC  

Coastal Explorer Computer Navigation Software

Discounted Navigation Software for Members Only

Visit www.rosepointnav.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASE - DIRECT - 25% Discount

1. Call 425-605-0985 and ask for sales.

2. Identify yourself as a current USPS® member and provide your certificate number. Rose Point will verify your membership prior to shipping the software.

3. Provide a ship-to address.

4. Provide a credit card number.

RULES

1. You must be a current member.

2. The discount is only for software and not for hardware. 

Updated 25 Feb 2013

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from Hamilton Marine

Maine's Discount Marine Store

Discounted Program for Members Only

About Hamilton Marine

Hamilton Marine is the largest discount ship's chandlery north of Boston.  Established in 1977 as a source for traditional marine hardware and supplies in Maine. They sell to boat-builders, sailors, pleasure boaters and commercial fishermen throughout the world.  Inventory is extensive, representing top manufacturers in the business.

Discount

To receive up to a 10% discount which is available on most items (excluding electronics) through their on-line store, members should 

1)  Create an account at http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/account.htm.

2)  Send an e-mail to renee@hamiltonmarine.com ; advise that you have created an on-line account and include a request for the USPS discount, include your name, squadron name and member certificate number; or call Renee Kitchen at (800) 639-2715 ext. 1148 and give her your information.

3). Hamilton Marine will then send a confirmation e-mail that the discount has been set up and include a promo code which will allow a $10 freight allowance on his/her first order. 

The squadron discount is ongoing, and once set up members will see their special pricing on the web site.  Members will also receive their discount every time they buy in the store or order over the phone - not just on-line.  Phone (800) 639-2715.

 Posted December 2006

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Highway Mariners

RV Enthusiasts with USPS Membership

RV Park Discount

Highway Mariners arranges an "RV Park of Choice" near the venue for each Governing Board Meeting.  To receive the discounted rate one needs to be a member of USPS and present their current membership card.   If you are traveling by RV to a GB or Annual Meeting, check out the Highway Mariners Website at http://www.usps.org/highwaymariners

For the next National Meeting, the Highway Mariners have arranged a 10% discount off the published rates as well as obtained a facility for the Thursday evening "Groaning Board" meeting, which is open to all USPS members staying at the RV park.  For more information visit their website or contact William Miller at WMMILLER@aol.com

Posted October 2007

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from CVS

New Local Benefit for Squadrons

CVS Photo Business Accounts Program

With the CVS Business Account Program, you can receive 10% on all photo services for your squadron, - including photo processing, Kodak Picture CD's, film, one-time-use cameras, passport ID photos and more. Plus earn 2% back every time you shop Also remember, squadrons that are located within a District that holds a tax exempt status save the state tax too !

The responsible squadron officer should go into their local CVS store, complete a Business Account Program Application (check box 23 for Education use), and hand over a copy of the tax exempt certificate (if applicable) In approximately four weeks you will receive a CVS card, and then you can start saving!!

Posted August 2005

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DISCOUNTS for USPS Members

Members of the United States Power Squadrons are entitled to a 10% discount off retail on all product produced by Rigid Boats and by sister company Frigid Rigid.

Rigid Boats is the only fabricator of USCG Certified All FRP (George Woleck design) hard-body unsinkable boats.

• Rigid Boats Plant – Located in Fort Myers, Florida

• Sister company Frigid Rigid products:  Marine-Quality Fiberglass Ice Chests, Coolers, Solar Refrigerator/Freezers. Visit Frigid-Rigid Website at www.frigidrigid.com to see their complete product line.

• Recently introduced by Rigid Boats - Xfish, "...a versatile shallow water micro-skiff..."  (gas or electric power options).  Versatile:  Motor - Pole - Paddle - Stand - Sit - Cruise - Fish.  Find out more at www.xfishsup.com.

• See line of Yacht tenders built and marketed by Rigid Boats at www.bluewaterbaby.com.

• USPS discounts are only available to current USPS Members who must provide their Certificate number and District and Squadron when calling to obtain a quote on the selected items.

Visit the websites listed below for pictures/information on products.  Call (800) 643-1988 for information and quotes on discounts for USPS members.  E-mail: sales@frigidrigid.com.

www.rigidboats.com

www.frigidrigid.com

www.bluewaterbaby.com

www.xfishsup.com

Updated 4 May 2013

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Maritech Industries

Maritech Industries manufactures a variety of essential boating safety gear and is offering a 10% discount to USPS members on their products.  Click Here for Maritech’s product line up.

For a more in depth look at Maritech’s product line to determine what’s best for the boating you do, click into their site, www.powerboatsafety.com.   Your discount is automatically awarded at the end of the transaction.  Or call them to place your order (888-755-7767). 

 Your certificate number is your ticket to real savings! 

 

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Weems & Plath

On-line Discount Store for Members

The new Weems and Plath web site will help USPS members to order online and get a special 25% discount on anything they order.  Click here for USPS member discount code.  Then give it a try by going to www.weems-plath.com.

Posted December 2010 - Rev 23 Feb 2012

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USPS Vacation Center

 

Through the USPS Vacation Center website, in partnership with leading tour operators, members receive exclusive discounts not available to the general public, to the most popular destinations around the world. 

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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MetLife Auto & Home Insurance

 

MetLife Auto & Home’s group insurance program has been made available to you, which comes with special group rates and discounts.  You could also enjoy bonus savings and benefits just for being a member of the United States Power Squadrons.  Policies available include: auto, home, landlord’s rental dwelling, condo, fire, renters, recreational vehicle, boat, and personal excess liability (“umbrella”) policies. You don’t need to wait for your current policy to expire. Call 1-866-482-5546 for your insurance review and no obligation quotes or click here for more information.

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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LifeLock Identity Theft Protection

 

Your identity makes you unique. LifeLock, the industry-leader in identity theft protection, uses the industry’s most advanced alert system to help ensure you remain the only you. As a USPS member, you’re entitled to a special offer and 10% off. That’s just $9 a month or $99 annually. Click below or call 800-LIFELOCK (543-3562) and mention promo code “USPS”. Click HERE to learn more!

Posted December 2010 Affinity - Updated 21 July 2013

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USPS CruisesOnly

The USPS Vacation Center has partnered with America’s largest cruise agency, CruisesOnly to offer the lowest prices in the industry to US Power Squadron Members and backed by the only 110% Best Price Guarantee in the industry. Shop and compare thousands of cruises from 18 of the world’s top fleets departing from 22 U.S. ports. Browse the latest in new promotions and last-minute offers or shop by category – weekend cruises, family cruises, honeymoon cruises, and more. Check out customer reviews and travel tips. Plus, trained cruise consultants are ready to answer your questions, help you choose the right cruise for your needs and even help arrange land excursions. Click Here to start planning your cruise now!

 

Posted December 2010 Affinity; updated 28 May 2014

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USPS Life Line Screening

USPS Life Line Screening is designed for early detection of potential health problems leading to stroke, aortic aneurysms, arterial disease and osteoporosis. USPS members have the opportunity to detect life-threatening conditions, at an affordable cost of only $135.  Click here to learn more.

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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USPS Long Term Care Insurance Program

How will you spend the years ahead?

That may depend on the long-term care insurance you choose today. Like most people, you probably recognize the need for long-term care insurance. It's not simply "nursing home" coverage, but insurance that helps assure you of continued independence as you age - without depleting the personal assets you've worked hard to acquire. But choosing the right protection from the many plans available can be a daunting task.

Long Term Care Resources has partnered with theUSPS to offer a comprehensive Long Term Care Program. USPS members are entitled to a special discount on certain LTC plans available through this program. Call Long Term Care Resources today to receive a FREE USPS Long Term Care Planning Kit.

To speak with an authorized LTC Specialist in your area, please contact LTCR Toll Free at (800) 616-8759 or visit us on the web.

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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Free USPS Prescription Savings Card

Download your FREE card now and start saving today! Members can save up to 55% on prescription drugs with your FREE USPS Prescription Savings Card. No fees and it never expires. Accepted at over 59,000 pharmacies. One card covers your entire family including pets. Click here to learn more.

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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On Call International Medical & Travel Assistance

 

On Call International offers medical and travel assistance memberships to protect individuals and families traveling anywhere around the globe.

As a leading medical and travel assistance provider for vacationers, business travelers, expatriates, students and others traveling away from home, On Call International delivers life-determining aid during medical emergencies worldwide, including evacuation to hospital of choice, any time members travel more than 50 miles from home. Services include expert medical monitoring, worldwide medical referrals, emergency medical transportation services, legal assistance and consultation, and pre-travel destination information.

USPS Members receive 10% off! Click here and use promo code: USPS10 at checkout!

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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USPS Wyndham Hotels

Whether you are looking for an upscale hotel, an all-inclusive resort or something more cost-effective, US Power Squadron members can save on rooms at nearly 7,000 participating hotels worldwide. Wyndham Hotels are offering USPS Members 20 percent off the “Best Available Rate” at participating locations every time you travel. Visit Wyndham Rewards or call our special member benefits hotline 1-877-670-7088 (be sure to mention Corporate Code # 1000008696) and reserve your room today!

 

Posted December 2010 Affinity; Updated 26Jan2013

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USPS Avis/Budget

 Avis Car Rental

You can save up to 25% off your next car rental while experiencing the comfort and reliability that come with renting from Avis. With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs.  To rent a car, visit Avis or call toll free at 1-800-331-1212. 
And remember to use your Avis Discount number: B291028 to enjoy these special savings!

Budget Car Rental

Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. As a US Power Squadrons member, you’ll get an amazing deal every time you rent – up to 20 percent off Budget’s great rates. To book your car, visit Budget Car Rental or call toll free 1-800-527-0700 and mention the USPS BCD number: R198128 to receive your discount.  Make the smart choice, rent Budget and start saving today!

Posted December 2010 Affinity

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Pyrocool® Fire Suppression in Aerosol

~ FIRE FOAM AFLOAT ~

Now available at a 52% discount off advertised MSRP to USPS members,  the Pyrocool Aerosol Portable Fire Suppression system - a highly effective, portable fire extinquisher in a convenient PERSONAL AEROSOL.

To receive the 52% discount with free Shipping and Insurance, provide your certificate number and district number when placing order.  To order go to www.PyrocoolFireSuppression.com.

Click Here for Boaters information about Pyrocool aerosol foam units.

Posted 29 February 2012

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We're pleased to announce that the partnership arrangement with the Great Lakes Cruising Club (GLCC) in which all GLCC on-line cruising-related webinars are available to USPS members at reduced USPS registration rates will continue for the coming year. Over forty webinars are planned for the 2013-14 GLCCSchool curriculum year.  Note that there is now a NEW discount code for the coming year, so be sure to use this new discount code when signing up for a webinar.

 Details are available on the USPS GLCCSchool web page. A press release from GLCCSchool is available in PDF format too. (26 Oct 13)

 

 

Posted October 2012; updated 30 October 2013

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FORD Joins the USPS Member Benefits Program

USPS proudly announces that Ford Motor Company through its largest Southeast Ford Dealer, Capital Ford is offering all USPS members and their family and friends pricing that employees of Ford's major suppliers receive. The offer is good for all new and used vehicles.

Capital Ford will begin mailing program details to Florida first and then proceed to other states. However, all members, no matter where you're located, can participate immediately.

Click here for more information.

For a more detailed outline of this new membership benefit, please contact Capital Ford at:

Call (877) 201-6279;  or Visit http://www.capitalford.com/usps/

Posted 13 January 2013

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Office Depot Savings Program:

 

The U.S. Power Squadrons have partnered with Office Depot® to bring you a FREE national discount program.  Save up to 80% off preferred products! Shop online or in stores! For more information, and to shop or print off your in-store savings card,  Click here.

Posted 13 January 2013 Affinity

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Motel 6 offers all USPS members a 10% discount!

Anytime that you are traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure, take advantage of the USPS member benefit discount. Since Motel 6 is the lowest priced hotel of national brand, the discount will help save you even more! To book your reservation using the discount either click the Motel 6 logo or call 1-800-4-Motel6 (1-800-466-8356) and use the USPS discount code: CP574130. We look forward to providing you with a clean and comfortable room for your next trip. CLICK HERE!

 

 

Posted 13 January 2013 Affinity

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RRed Roof Inn offers

USPS Members receive a 15% discount on stays at all Red Roof Inn locations. Make reservations online through USPS’s Red Roof Inn website by CLICKING HERE, call 800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663) or visit a Red Roof Inn location today, and use this promo code: 615502 to receive your discount! CLICK HERE to book.

 

 Posted   17 February 2013 Affinity

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 VPI Pet Insurance Discounts:

USPS members receive a 5% group discount on a VPI pet insurance policy. Plus, owners of multiple pets are entitled to receive additional discounts! Cover your pets from accidents, illnesses and more!

Call 877-PETS-VPI (877-738-7874) Mention your membership with the US Power Squadrons or visit http://www.petinsurance.com/usps.

Posted 14 April 2013 Affinity

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11th Hour offers discounts:

11th hour is offering USPS members a 15% discount on many of their promotional items.  They provide high quality printing for anything you can think of with a logo.  They also are event planners and can provide some great ideas for your next event.  Need a program printed, or how about a vertical banner?  You can provide them with your high resolution artwork or they will do it for you.  Prices will vary based on your needs. 

To order: contact Shawn Salyers at ssalyers@11thhourbiz.com or at 407-850-0708 x 220 or cell 407-432-3937.  You can see some of their designs at http://11thhourbiz.com/ 

Click here for more details on the graphic quality specifications for large format items (i.e., banners) needed. 

Note:  11th Hour has done some work for the Member Benefits committee.  Their prices are already very competitive, and their quality has been fantastic.  But the price varies per project.  Any artwork they do will cost more, but it is an option if you don’t have someone with that skill set.  If you have someone who can do the layout in a high resolution, that will save money.  Give them a try and you will be pleased.  Click here to view squadron example banner.  Choose the same layout, and save money since they already have the layout/artwork graphics done.  

Posted 11 January 2014

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Caskey Monograms & Embroidery

Caskey Monograms is for all your squadron, district, and event custom logoed shirt needs.  They are offering all USPS members 15% off your shirt purchase, artwork digitizing, and any other items purchased through them.  They have been working with south Florida squadrons for many years. 

Already have shirts that you have purchased? They will add custom embroidery to any shirt that you provide! Add your boat, your name or the shirt donors name, for example.

For more information, click here. 

Visit Caskey Monogram at http://www.caskeymonograms.com

Posted 11 January 2014

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FilterGauge Diesel Monitoring System

Filter Gauge monitors the condition of your diesel fuel filter, taking the guess work out when you need to change your filters.

 Features and Benefits:

•  Takes the guess work out of fuel filter maintenance•  Lowers operational cost of fuel filter life

•  Can be read with the engine off – measures the highest level of fuel contamination level until reset

•  Onboard diagnostic tool for other fuel problems

•  Patented T – handle check valve allows usage with priming pumps and prevents leaks if gauge is damaged.

Now for USPS Members receive available at fleet pricing as the U. S. Coast Guard and major offshore fleets.  To receive this discount with free Shipping and Insurance, provide your certificate number and district number when placing order.  To order go to www.FuelFilterQualityIndicator.com

Posted 11 January 2014

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SmartPlug Products at a Discount

The SmartPlug is a revolutionary shore power system created to replace the outdated and problematic twist-type design.   SmartPlug products provide superior protection against loose connections and corrosion - the leading cause of fires. SmartPlug’s unique and patented shore power products are the first and only products to be tested and certified to meet or exceed current U.S. and Canadian code requirements since the industry standard twist-type products were introduced over 75 years ago.

Hamilton Marine Discount - GREAT SAVINGS + FREE WEATHERCAP!

Free Weathercap (Part#: SSY-A1001) - Retail Value of $14.99

30A Inlet & connector (Part#: SSY-B30ASSY) - Your Price $172.12/ Save $20+

50A Inlet & Connector (Part#: SSY-B50ASSY) - Your Price $255.48 / Save $39+

 

 (To receive a FREE weathercap with your Hamilton Marine purchase of SmartPlug products see coupon link below)

To order:  SmartPlug products qualify for the Hamilton Marine USPS Member Discount Program!  Please refer to the Hamilton Marine member benefit web page to purchase your SmartPlug products.  www.usps.org/national/admin_dept/benefitsdescription.htm#HamiltonMarine

Click below to find out more about SmartPlug products:

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2.  SmartPlug - Hamilton Marine Discount & Free Weathercap Coupon

Posted 11 January 2014; Revised 17 January 2014

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Sea Tow and the Sea Tow Foundation Form Partnership With United States Power Squadrons

Boaters to Benefit from Enhanced Safety Resources and Membership Discounts

Sea Tow and USPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Annual Meeting 2014. Click Here for details and discount codes.

The value of a Sea Tow membership starts when you sign up and feel the distinct peace of mind of knowing you’re backed by the country’s premier on-water assistance fleet. From recreational power boaters, sailors, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts to professional mariners, there is a membership option for everyone.

Sea Tow is offering the following:

Students:  Any student taking a USPS course can receive 60 free days of Sea Tow Membership.  (Cards to hand out at the courses is available form headquarters.)

USPS Members:  When a USPS member joins Sea Tow or if already a Sea Tow member, they can receive $10 off their membership.

Be sure and check out their new Radio Check program! at

http://www.seatow.com/boating-safety/automated-radio-checks

For more information, click here!

For Press Release, click here!

Posted 12 May 2014

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