Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"Fuel Perks" for RA delegates

NEOEA Unit 8 Representative Peggy Palma sends this hint to help delegates save money on gasoline purchases:

"Some areas in NEOEA-land have Giant Eagle grocery stores which have a 'fuel-perks' promotion in which your purchases earn you discounts on gasoline purchased at their 'Get-Go' stations.

"My local store (Austintown) is offering 20 cents off each gallon of gas for each $50 you spend. I know other stores offer 10 cents. So anyway, I called the Wardman Park Marriott to make sure they would accept Marriott gift cards in payment. They said they would, including taxes. So I bought $1000 in Mariott gift cards, which provided me a free fill up (to 30 gallons I think). The gift cards come in $100 and $50 values.

"Just something other delegates might want to consider."

Thanks, Peggy, for this idea!

An update:
Since this article appeared, some questions have been raised about the Marriott's willingness to honor these cards for group rates. NEOEA advises caution. For maximum safety, call first, and note the name of any employee who says that they'll honor the cards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NEOEA Chorus practice

Oh Say, Can You Sing?

Don't miss the opportunity to raise your voice in the National Anthem on the field at our NEOEA Night event on July 3 at the Potomac Nationals.

A brief practice will be held on Saturday in the Pavilion of the Crowne Plaza Hotel this Saturday before the delegate caucus; plan to start about 9:30.

If you haven't yet sent in your registration form for the ball game, please go to http://www.neoea.org/NEA/NEOEANight08.pdf.

NEOEA Delegate "fast facts"

Fast Facts
for Ohio's NEA delegates from northeastern Ohio

Ohio headquarters hotel: Wardman Park Marriott
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
voice 202/328-2916
fax 202/234-0015