T he summer may just be drawing to a close, but now is the time to start planning for holiday travel. Before booking a cruise,
island getaway, hotel or car rental, check out the
vacation savings you get by being an MTA member.
Thinking about the Caribbean in December?
With TNT Powered by Funjet, members receive a
5 percent discount off already low rates — and no
blackout dates. Last-minute deals and all-inclusive
vacations will also help you spend less and get
more. Check out the new Book Now, Pay Later
plan to see if your trip qualifies. If it does, you
may be able to put down as little as $50 when you
Planning a honeymoon cruise?
You’ll get the lowest rates available on 18 cruise
lines with CruisesOnly. The 110 percent best-price
guarantee means you’ll always get the lowest price.
Is Disney World a must-see this year?
OrlandoVacation.com has all the discounts you
need on park tickets, hotels and vacation homes.
OrlandoVacation.com has you covered!
Heading to a big city? Whether it’s Chicago, Los
Angeles or New York, Wyndham Hotels is offering
members a discount of up to 20 percent. Enjoy more
opportunities to save by enrolling in Wyndham’s
rewards program so you can earn points for every
stay. Never pay full price for a hotel room again.
Need a rental car to see the sights? Save as much
Updates from MTAB on great giveaways, discounts, drawings and more
as 25 percent when you rent through Budget. Add to
those savings with your choice of $20 off a weekly
rental, a free weekend day or a free upgrade. The
Budget Bucks program lets you earn $25 toward a
future rental if you rent twice by Dec. 31, 2014.
Visit MTAvacations.com for all your travel needs.
Enter to win
With more online giveaways offered by MTA Benefits this school year, you’ll want
to mark your calendar now so you won’t miss your chance to claim one of these
October 13-24 Two ( 2) $250 Toys “R” Us gift cards
November 17-21 Three ( 3) $300 American Express gift cards
December 1-12 Three ( 3) $100 BJ’s Wholesale Club gift cards
January 12-23, 2015 Three ( 3) Fitbit Flex Wristbands
February 2-20 Three ( 3) $100 Michaels arts & crafts gift cards
March 9-20 Three ( 3) $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards
April 6-17 Three ( 3) $100 Best Buy gift cards
May 4-8 Two ( 2) $250 Home Depot gift cards
June 22-July 3 Two ( 2) $150 Apple gift cards
More giveaways mean more winners! Enter online at mtabenefits.com.
Restaurant.com monthly drawing
MTA Benefits is kicking off another school year with a new monthly drawing for
members who register on its website from now to the end of the school year. Some
member discounts are accessible only by logging on to the members-only area of the
website, so to take advantage, you must register. Each month, one newly registered
member will win a $25 Restaurant.com gift card. The promotion is only for members
who are not already registered on the MTAB site. Don’t miss out on any discounts
or special promotions. Register today!
Arriving in homes now!
The 2014-2015 MTA Benefits & Discount Directory is on its
way to you. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find inside: banking
products with Berkshire Bank; a legal protection plan offering
affordable services from experienced law firms and attorneys;
an online and in-store discount at Office Depot; the all-new
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, with $5 off admission;
the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum with free admission;
and Bretton Woods, a perennial favorite, which continues
its discount on canopy tours and skiing but has added a $10
discount for golf at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Be
sure to read through this year’s directory for cover-to-cover
New England Aquarium discontinues MTA member discount
After more than 20 years of generously offering free admission to MTA members,
the New England Aquarium is instituting its own Teacher Pass Program, which
offers free admission to those who sign up. Eligibility is limited to K- 12 teachers
and school administrators currently employed in New England school systems. The
aquarium’s website notes that preK, home-schooling, after-school, college
and “informal” teachers and administrators do not qualify for this program.
We regret the loss of this very popular member discount and the exclusion of
ESPs and retired and higher education members under the new program.
Members who wish to contact the aquarium may call 617.973.5200 or e-mail