‘Everyday Extras’ Program Revamps AFF Member Benefits
Thousands of discounts are now available for members through a new benefits program called Everyday Extras. The program includes popular national brands such as Advance Auto Parts and Papa John’s, as well as local favorites across the state from Mobile to Huntsville.All active Federation members are automatically enrolled in the program and can take advantage of new discounts grouped into categories that include dining, shopping, home & garden, automotive and recreation. Members can access the new program by logging in with their member number at www.alfafarmers.org/benefits.“We are very excited to offer this new benefits package to help our members save money and see the value of their membership on a daily basis,” said Jerry Newby, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation. “Everyday Extras was created in direct response to our members’ needs, and we hope everyone will spread the word about this new and exciting program.”“We conducted two member phone surveys and both showed the increasing need for more everyday use benefits, especially in categories like dining and retail,” said Marc Pearson, director of membership. “This new program answers these needs and brings thousands of new discounts from top brands and local companies directly to our members. Everyday Extras transforms our benefits program into something members will look to daily for discounts and savings.”Pearson added that members regularly using Everyday Extras could easily save hundreds of dollars – a great deal from a $30 annual membership.The $5,000 restricted blanket group accidental death policy previously offered as a member benefit through each county Federation membership was cancelled following a vote by all county Federation boards of directors and adoption of the Everyday Extras benefit. Current members are eligible for accidental death claims up to one year following the start date of Everyday Extras.Popular existing member benefits like General Motors, Sam’s Club and Choice Hotels will still be available and are included in the new Everyday Extras website. Discounts can be redeemed a variety of ways based on the merchant’s preference and offer including: printed coupons, online, phone or in-store using the new smartphone app allowing “show your phone” coupon redemption.“It’s important to realize our member benefits can now be used anywhere in the country,” said Pearson. “We’re going from roughly 30 member benefits, to thousands, in Alabama and the rest of the United States. The new mobile app creates new savings opportunities for our members on the go. So if you’re vacationing at the beach and looking for restaurant savings, just open up the app, select restaurants and nearby discounts will appear.”Members needing assistance with the discount program are encouraged to call 1-888-289-4385.