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Explore Federal Employee Discounts for 2023

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3 min Category: Federal Civilian Life

Government jobs are well-known for their stability but less renowned for their pay scales. Fortunately, many companies recognize the importance of public service and offer government employee discounts. Federal employees can capitalize on savings from everything from travel to technology.

Hotel and Travel Discounts for Federal Employees

Travel discounts are one of the most popular types of deals for Federal employees. Many prominent hotel chains offer savings, including participating Hyatt and Marriott hotels. Some even offer discounts to higher-end hotels. Some airlines, such as American and United, offer special government fares on travel for official business. When booking your travel or stay online, be sure to look for a place to select your government status. You should also be sure to bring your government ID with you when traveling, as hotels or airlines may require it at check-in. For even lower rates, explore the Federal Discount Lodging Directory.  

This site offers some of the best deals available and allows government workers to conduct searches for both foreign and domestic hotels. You can search by location to find special rates in your destination. The directory is also helpful for booking car rentals at major chains such as National, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and Alamo.  

Explore lodging and travel deals can be found at similar websites, including  GovArm.com, SatoVacations, and Government Vacation Rewards. 

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Retail & Technology Discounts for Federal Employees

Federal employees can enjoy excellent discounts from leading cell phone carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T on both phone plans and other accessories. These discounts range between 5%-20% and most companies are willing to combine special offers with discounts. Be advised, though, most of these offers are mainly available to new customers. 

Similarly, multinational computer outlets such as Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Apple offer Federal employee discounts and have regular special offers on various computers and accessories. For instance, federal employees are entitled to Microsoft’s Home Use Program for less than $10 by factoring discounted computer packages. 

Auto Insurance Discounts for Federal Employees

Both Geico and AAA offer discounted auto insurance for Federal employees. AAA has even gone a step further by allowing you to stack up with ongoing promotions. To secure these savings, you’ll need to call and communicate directly with a representative to secure the discount. However, be advised that obtaining the AAA discount is only applicable for first-time purchases. Geico offers reduced premiums and two different insurance discounts. They have Regular Membership and Eagle Discounts, which cannot be combined, but still, provide federal employees reasonable savings. 

Volkswagen also provides discounts on new vehicles to current Federal employees through their Volkswagen credit program. Meanwhile, Hyundai also offers a unique payment deferment plan for government workers. 

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Tuition Discounts for Federal Employees

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has academic partners which offer various benefits to Federal workers, including tuition reduction, application fee waiving, and other financial aid. There are more than 30 participating institutions listed, including Georgetown University’s Biomedical Graduate Education, George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. 

Personal Discounts

Balancing work and home life can be a tall order. Fortunately, there are additional discounts for Federal employees for a variety of other services. NannyPro provides a reliable list of nannies and babysitters for hire by offering over 30% off membership to federal employees. 

If you need mortgages with competitive rates and contracts, you can find one at USA Home Financing. This site offers some of the best rates on loans for investment properties and first-time and second-time homebuyers. GovLoans.gov can also help you find low-interest loans if you’re looking to carry out home improvement projects. 

WAEPA Offers Exclusive Rates for Feds

Current and former Civilian Federal Employees are eligible for Group Term Life Insurance coverage from WAEPA. WAEPA’s rates are designed to fit the unique needs of Feds and their families. On average, Feds who switch from FEGLI save over $300 a year. 

How much could you save with WAEPA? Get started with our WAEPA vs. FEGLI rate calculator

Last updated June 2023

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