Union couple saves smart with Union Plus benefits
Robert Couch of Martinsville, IN, has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1393 for 37 years.
Thatâ€™s long enough to remember when phones had cords and â€œtextâ€ meant words printed on paper. Long enough for two of his five grown sons to follow him into the IBEW!
But times have changed. These days Robert carries a smartphone, and his wife Nancy was thinking maybe it was time for her to get one, too.
â€œI only started texting three years ago,â€ she says. â€œSince then the kids have been telling me I should move up and get a smartphone.â€
But as anyone who has shopped for a smartphone knows, they can be very expensive. Some models cost up to $400 and service can be expensive as well. â€œIâ€™m into saving money all I can,â€ Nancy says. â€œI was waiting to buy one because the prices are so high.â€
Thatâ€™s why Robert and Nancy were excited to learn that Union Plus offers rebates of up to $100 to Union Plus Credit Card holders who upgrade to a new smartphone with AT&T, the only national unionized wireless provider. The $100 rebate is on top of the 15% Union Plus discount on select AT&T wireless service plans that thousands of union families are already using to save money.
â€œWe already have the Union Plus Credit Card,â€ Nancy says, â€œand we also save 15% on our AT&T wireless plan thanks to the union discount. I always look to see what new savings programs Union Plus has to offer. When I saw they could help us save $100 on a smartphone,â€ Nancy remembers, â€œI said â€˜Oh, Wow!â€™â€
Next up for the Couches is a new set of Goodyear tires, with 5% savings from Union Plus.
â€œWe save money with Union Plus every chance we get,â€ Nancy says.
With the Union Plus rebate offer, union members who use their Union Plus Credit Card to purchase qualifying AT&T services, along with a new mobile device, can receive a rebate to help cover the costs of the qualifying smartphone upgrade. This rebate can be also be used toward one month of the qualifying data plan services, up to a total rebate of $100.
And union members who switch from a non-union wireless provider like Verizon wireless, Sprint or T-Mobile are eligible to apply for an additional $100 rebate to cover any cancellation fees and other costs to switch, making the savings up to a total of $200.