P ropane is becoming a hot commodity. According to the National Propane Gas Association, the fuel is helping Americans shrink their carbon footprint
by providing a “green” solution with its clean, cost-effective, efficient and reliable properties.
More than 14 million families in the country use
propane for furnaces, water heaters, cooktops, outdoor
grills, fireplaces, generators and other fuel-driven
MTA members who use propane can save as much
as $400 a year through Propane USA, partner in the
propane discount program offered through MTA Benefits.
In addition to significant cost savings, Propane USA has
eliminated all fees typically charged by propane providers.
Program advantages for MTA members include:
Average savings of 30 to 50 cents per gallon.
The elimination of tank-rental or line-testing fees.
Automatic delivery and low delivery fees.
Top-rated local propane suppliers.
First-year membership fee of only $15 — a $10 savings.
Thirty-day payment terms, with budget plans available.
High praise from an MTA member
Dissatisfied with the expense and service from his
existing propane provider, lifetime MTA member Phil
Flaherty switched to Propane USA last year.
“I am very impressed with the program,” said
Flaherty. “First of all, the local propane supplier delivered
the fuel in an immaculate new truck. In addition, the
company representative was very professional in
removing the old tank and installing the new one. This
conveyed to me that the company was safety-conscious
and reliable, a first-class operation.”
Flaherty is also pleased with the lower costs.
“I no longer have delivery fees and tank-rental costs,
which could be up to $200 a year,” he said. “Plus I pay
50 cents a gallon less, which generates another $140 or
more in yearly savings.”
Flaherty, former president of the Westwood
Education Association and currently assistant director
of the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’
Association, encourages MTA members who use
propane to take advantage of Propane USA.
E xciting new discounted travel packages to Peru, Costa Rica and Belize were announced recently by the MTA Vacation Center and its
new travel partner, Quest Travel Adventures.
In-depth, culturally enriching itineraries include
expertly guided small-group sightseeing trips, meals,
accommodations, on-tour transportation*, luggage
handling, hotel taxes and service charges, plus the
peace of mind of toll-free 24/7 emergency assistance.
And, because you belong to MTA, you’ll save $300
per couple with your exclusive member discount.
Join fellow MTA members on one of these
exciting new eight- or nine-day tours departing on
select dates throughout 2013 (details are available
TravelAdventures.com/special-mta-journeys). Choose to explore Peru and discover
legendary Machu Picchu. Visit Costa Rica and
encounter volcanoes, tree frogs and toucans.
Immerse yourself in Belize and uncover the
mysteries of the ancient Mayan world.
Highlights of Costa Rica — eight days starting
at $1,899. Venture from the Caribbean to the Pacific
as expert guides make this diverse Costa Rican
vacation truly fun and rewarding. A canal safari
along the pristine waterways of Tortuguero National
Park reveals a stunning variety of tropical flora and
fauna. You’ll also enjoy splendid volcano views
from the relaxing mineral springs during your Arenal
resort stay. Space is limited and available
on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Quest
Travel Adventures at 800.693.1815 or e-mail
info@Quest TravelAdventures.com for a detailed
day-by-day itinerary of the trips that interest you.
You can also find more information by visiting www.
Belize Grand Discovery — eight days starting
at $2,399. This Belize vacation features rainforest
adventures, exploration into the Mayan world and
snorkeling at Ambergris Caye and Mexico Rocks,
Xunantunich and in Cahal Pech, a celebrated six-acre
site filled with ancient temples and plazas.
Peru Explorer — nine days starting at $2,499.
Peru is the land of mist-shrouded ruins, snow-capped
peaks, verdant valleys, remote mountainous villages
Cuzco and overnight at Machu Picchu allow you
to experience the best of Peru, including sunrise at
the Lost City. Discover the vibrant modern spirit
and ancient ways of the highlands, embodied in the
residents of Cuyuni. Spend time in their homes and
fields as you gain deep insight into a lifestyle that has
changed little since the days of the Inca.
*While local transfers and internal flights are
included, international airfare is additional.
‘It is a great opportunity to save money on propane
and get exceptional service.’
– Lifetime MTA member Phil Flaherty
Propane at a big MTA discount