MTA Advantage THE
The MTA Advantage is a publication of MTA Benefits, a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Teachers Association
VOLUME 29 / NUMBER 3 / SPRING 2017
New member benefit: exclusive hotel savings
MTA Benefits is excited to announce a new
partnership with HotelStorm, which offers MTA
members savings of up to 55 percent on hotels.
HotelStorm provides access to wholesale hotel
rates at more than 400,000 properties worldwide at
an average savings of 21 percent — but it is only
able to offer these special rates to select groups.
In addition to deep hotel discounts, HotelStorm
also offers a U.S.-based concierge service
that allows you to call or e-mail anytime with
questions or concerns about the booking process
or your reservation. Call 888.519.5002 to reach
Here are comments from two educators who tried
HotelStorm and loved it:
“As a teacher, I have a lot of time to travel during
my summers off. It's one of my favorite ways to
learn about the world around me — and helps me
relax and recharge so that when I come back for
another school year, I’m totally refreshed.
But travel is expensive! I recently heard about
HotelStorm and did a couple of searches for some
of the cities on my wish list, such as San Francisco,
Seattle and London. I found deals for up to
55 percent off at really nice hotels! I will definitely
be traveling in style this summer.” — Elizabeth M.
“During the summer I'm always looking for
family-friendly activities to keep all of us from
falling into a summer rut (community pool for the
20th time, anyone?). Last summer I booked an
Orlando hotel on HotelStorm. It was right near
Disney World, with a great pool and everything.
We were able to save a ton on our Disney
vacation, and my kids were over the moon!
You can bet we’ll be booking with HotelStorm
this summer.” — Maggie S.
To access exclusive hotel savings of up to
55 percent, visit hotelstorm.com/mta and enter
access code MEMBERPERKS.
Do you use propane in your home for a space heater or generator, to
heat water or cook? If you do, you already know that propane prices
can be outrageously high. TankFarm offers a member benefit that can
help. MTA members save, on average, $300 to $500 a year on propane
Buying propane in bulk for better prices
TankFarm, formerly known as Propane.pro, does for the cost of propane
what the big wholesale buying clubs do for the cost of groceries. The
program buys its propane in bulk from top local suppliers and passes the
savings on to you — whether you use 50 or 5,000 gallons a year.
Low prices — no fees
Many propane consumers have signed up with propane suppliers and
received a decent rate initially, then watched the price skyrocket. Very
often they’re also paying for things such as tank rental and delivery.
TankFarm eliminates all of these fees. Members pay for the propane —
and nothing else.
Work with top local suppliers
TankFarm propane suppliers are the best in the business. You’ll still work
with one company, which provides you with a tank if you need it, handles
all your deliveries, keeps your tank full, responds to service requests anytime
and bills you directly. The only difference is that as a member of TankFarm,
you’ll get lower prices and better terms.
There’s strength in numbers
You’ll also get the TankFarm team. Most members never need to ask for
TankFarm reduces propane costs for MTA members
help, but if you have a question or need to solve a problem with your
supplier, TankFarm will help. And TankFarm is very effective because of its
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