Are you shopping for a thrill-seeker? The recreation
section of the MTA Benefits Discount Directory
has many great options. Take your family and friends
on an adventure at Crab Apple Whitewater Inc.
MTA members save $10 per person on all rafting
trips and inflatable kayak rentals in Maine and
Massachusetts. The Catamount Aerial Adventure Park in South Egremont offers courses of varying
difficulty to navigate the treetops by crossing bridges, climbing ladders, overcoming obstacles and zip
lining. MTA members and their families save $10 on daily park tickets. Looking for something a little
more low key? Go deep-sea fishing with Adventures at Yankee Fleet in Gloucester and save $20 per
person for up to three people. Cape Ann Whale Watch offers MTA members a price of $30, regularly
$48, and the discount extends to one family member. This offer is not valid on weekend afternoons.
A day trip or overnight visit to a theme park is another great idea. Canobie Lake Park, Six Flags New
England, Hersheypark and many other amusement parks offer MTA member discounts. Advance purchase
is often required, so please visit www.mtabenefits.com before your trip.
The latest gifts
If you are looking for the most
up-to-date electronics and
technology, we’ve got you covered.
Bose products boast incredible
sound for whatever activity your
gift recipient enjoys. For someone
who likes the outdoors, the
SoundLink Revolve+ speaker is a great portable
option. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy their
favorite activities without getting all tangled
up in wires, thanks to a number of wireless
sport headphone options. And for the music lover
who likes to get lost in the sounds of favorite
artists, noise-canceling headphones are sure to
be a big hit. Bose offers MTA members discounts
that vary based on the product.
The most current electronic items are often very
expensive, however. You may not have enough
money saved to purchase them. One of the most
popular MTA Benefits programs is the shopping
program, in which members purchase items and
pay for them over time. You’ll receive the items
quickly — and there is no interest, credit check
or fee associated with the program. For new
graduates, great gift options include a tablet,
Nintendo Switch or Roku streaming stick. Mom
might love an Apple Watch or Amazon Echo Dot.
If dad is itching to cook outside, the Kamado
Smoker might be perfect for him! Visit
www.zebit.com/mta to get started.
The gift guide for spring celebrations
Springtime means Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and many other
celebrations. If you’re in the habit of buying gift cards or giving cash but are
looking for something a little different this year, here are a few suggestions.
Whether you choose a nice watch for a college graduate, a bracelet
for mom or a pair of cufflinks for dad, jewelry is a timeless gift. Many
jewelers across Massachusetts offer MTA member discounts, with
exclusions on certain products. Pacheco Jewelers in Cambridge
and M. Edward Jewelers in Pittsfield offer a 25 percent discount.
Save 20 percent at DeGrandpre Jewelers in Easthampton,
at Marcou Jewelers in Waltham and at a number of Long’s
Jewelers locations. At Sachs Jewelers in Shrewsbury, the
discount ranges between 10 and 30 percent. How about
make-it-yourself jewelry as a gift? Visit Yummy Treasures
Bead Shop in Pittsfield and stock up on supplies to make
a unique piece at 10 percent off regular-priced items. Visit the
retail discounts section of our website for a full list of jewelry discounts and exclusions.