Member-to-Member Benefits

ESSAE has established a member-to-member benefits page, where members can offer discounted programs and services specifically tailored to the needs of Associations and their members. Check this page often as we continue to build it and add to the benefits list.


Discounted Credit Card Processing and Equipment

The Retail Council of New York State is pleased to partner with ESSAE to give members access to discounted credit card processing and equipment. We have more than 30 years experience analyzing statements to help businesses decrease their processing costs.

The Council works with 23 associations across the country and processes more than $300 million in annual transaction volume through Global Payments Direct, Inc. on behalf of its collective membership. The size of this program gives us the negotiating power to get the lowest cost on processing for your association.

Members will work with processing experts Nicholl Bautochka, Carly Brentini and Certified Payments Professional Michele Coons who will provide step-by-step assistance to get your processing up and running. Michele, Nicholl and Carly will keep you updated on the latest processing trends and requirements.

Members who join ESSAE’s credit card processing program through the Retail Council get an EMV-capable, Contactless Pay-enabled credit card processing terminal for only $50 (valued at $500).*

Contact Michele, Nicholl or Carly at info@retailcouncilnys.com or (800) 442-3589 to explore the savings potential of these programs and take advantage of the terminal offer. You can also fax (518-465-7960) or email a recent processing statement or upload your statements online at rcscusa.com/save for your free, no-obligation savings analysis.

If you’re interested in adding the Council’s processing program to your association’s member benefits, contact Christian Summers at (800) 442-3589 or csummers@retailcouncilnys.com. Visit rcnys.org for more information about the Retail Council.

For more information about this offer please click here.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.

University Club Corporate Membership

You know that your membership in ESSAE provides the information you need to help you manage your association and advance your career. But did you know that you can also get a big discount on membership at the historic University Club of Albany?
  • If you are a member in good standing of ESSAE, the University Club invites you to join as a Corporate Member. This significant discount on monthly dues usually requires 4 individuals from one business to join, but the University Club has agreed to offer this rate through ESSAE for as many members as wish to join! The Corporate monthly fee is $129 per person, a savings of 35% off the regular monthly dues.
  • For members of statewide organizations whose jobs require frequent travel, the University Club offers reciprocal benefits with several clubs in the Empire State, and more than a hundred across the country. These include the Binghamton Club; the Century Club in Syracuse; Club 101 and the Cornell Club in New York City; the Cortland Country Club; the Elmira City Club; the Fort Schuyler Club in Utica and the Town Club of Jamestown.
  • Not sure what else the University Club has to offer? Visit their website at www.universityclubalbany.com, or attend one of these upcoming programs at the National Register-listed clubhouse at 141 Washington Avenue (at Dove Street).
  • To receive a membership application or arrange a tour, call Ellen at the University Club, weekdays, 518-463-1151.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP RATE AT UNIVERSITY CLUB ESSAE members enjoy special access to the University Club’s Corporate Membership Rate of $129/month, with no initiation fee.  You can host meetings and other events and enjoy reciprocity with other clubs around the Empire State.  To get the special rate, enter “ESSAE” in the “Sponsors” field in the membership

Travel Savings

Do you enjoy travel? We would like to share with you a very exciting program that will save you money on your next trip. ESSAE members can enjoy savings of up to 50% off the “Best Online Prices” on over 400,000 hotels, rental cars and cruises worldwide with this exclusive deal! Better yet, we have waived the $100 annual fee for all ESSAE Members and their Employees! All of this available to you, as an ESSAE Member or Employee, for no annual subscription fee!

Learn more at http://essae.travertex.com

Gas and Electric Bill Savings

Want to save real money on your gas and electric bills? We are proud to announce a special offer to ESSAE Members through Major Energy. Major Energy is the Official Energy Partner of Madison Square Garden, the Knicks, Rangers and Yankees and supplies energy to hundreds of thousands of customers. They are A+ rated by the BBB and through our affiliation, will guarantee that their special gas and electricity rate offer to you will be 10% better than anything they currently market. Want more? Major energy will actually guarantee that, under this plan, your special rate will not increase all year long. No need to worry about cold winters or hot summers, your rate is guaranteed not to increase!

Questions? Email service@majorenergy.com or call 888-625-6760

Office Depot® Savings

Please contact Vince Verga (347)-325-0994 or Ken Fransson (401)-862-1169 to find out how you can save on all your business needs!

Grocery + Dining Savings Program

http://www.groceryreward.club/essae
Did you know that ESSAE members can also get a 50% discount on the Grocery Reward Club?   ESSAE has an exclusive deal for you!  ESSAE members can get one full year of access to the Grocery Reward Club for the whole family!  This program retails for $69.95, but ESSAE members get a special discount and pay only $34.95!

With your Grocery Reward Club you’ll get access to an exclusive coupon clipping and delivery service. Customers use their coupon clipping service to receive the exact coupons for products that they already buy.  Each month customers can select up to $100 in value of manufacturer?s coupons, which can be used at hundreds of thousands of grocery stores nationwide.  Plus, you get access to a massive inventory of printable grocery coupons.  Coupons options updated daily with unlimited access to print.

ESSAE Member Bonus!  As a special bonus for ESSAE members, the program includes a $25 Monthly Restaurant.com reward.  Save on dinner out each and every month.  Thousands of great restaurants to choose from nationwide.  Customers are issued a stored value PIN and on the first of each month a new $25 Dining Reward is automatically credited to their account/PIN.  Each $25 certificate is valid during that month.

Learn more at http://www.groceryreward.club/essae

Disclaimer:
This Grocery Reward Club offer is available to current ESSAE members at a reduced annual price of $34.95 for twelve (12) months of benefits.  The grocery coupon reward benefit is awarded to the customer in monthly increments of $100 each.  The bonus $25 Restaurant.com monthly dining reward is awarded as an added benefit for ESSAE members who enroll in the Grocery Reward Club.  This program is not endorsed by ESSAE.  The dining and grocery rewards are not gift certificates and have no cash value.  Reward terms and conditions apply, and are available on the reward website.  The dining reward use is subject to availability in your geographic area.