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December 2008

 

Include ABA Member Advantage in Your Year-End Plans

The end of the year is fast approaching, and you’re probably looking for ways to boost your buying power. ABA Member Advantage companies are ready to help. As an ABA member, you’re eligible for offers that can add up to significant savings.

Whether you’re scrambling for holiday gifts or just want to try to limit your tax exposure by purchasing office equipment and supplies before Dec. 31, check with ABA Member Advantage . Our discounts may fit your plans perfectly.

The current list of ABA Member Advantage companies follows, and we encourage you to click on the logos to start using your advantage today. But check back often. ABA Member Advantage continues to grow, and we’d hate for you to miss anything.

‘Tis the Season to Save on HP Computers

Checking your list is nice, but checking things off the list is even nicer when the holidays are fast approaching. HP makes your last-minute shopping easier with special savings on the dc5750 Microtower computer and the IQ506 TouchSmart PC .

With ABA Member Advantage benefits, this ENERGY STAR®-qualified PC is just $349* for ABA members through the end of the year. Add a 19-inch diagonal widescreen monitor and your total ABA member cost before tax is only $449*.

The HP IQ506 TouchSmart All-in-One PC is now being offered to ABA members for a special low price of only $1,499 *. With 4GB** of memory, an Intel processor, and an HP Consumer PC warranty, your membership can save you big-time money so you can be a big-time holiday hit!

If your shopping list includes computers, don’t overlook these special ABA Member Advantage offers from HP. Visit www.hp.com/go/aba1 or call 1.800.888.8450 for details.

*Offers available through Dec. 31, 2008, from HP direct and subject to change without notice. **Up to 1 GB may not be available with 32-bit operating systems due to system resource requirements. ENERGY STAR® is a registered mark owned by the U.S. government.

Member Racks Up Big Savings with ABA Hotel Discounts

Jim Wilson was planning a business trip to Milan, Italy, when an ABA staff member reminded him that ABA members are eligible for special savings on hotel rates and other value-added products and services.

Wilson, chair of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law and a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio, had always used an online travel site or his firm’s travel agency to book his stays, but this time he looked first to the ABA.

“I found a rate at a Westin hotel in Milan that was substantially better than I could get online or through our travel agent,” he says. “When I went back, I did the same thing. I got a great hotel, conveniently located, at a good price.”

Whether they use ABA Member Advantage Starwood Preferred Guest benefits or the Preferred Rate Hotel Program, ABA members get discounts on hotel rooms across the nation and around the world. With ABA Member Advantage, they also qualify for free room upgrades*, late checkouts* and two Starpoints per dollar at Starwood properties, including Westin, W, Sheraton, St. Regis, Aloft, Le Meridien, Four Points and The Luxury Collection hotels. In some cases, ABA members may find even deeper room rate discounts at participating hotels.

Since that first trip to Milan more than a year ago, Wilson has saved on hotel rooms in Paris and Taiwan, and frequently saves on regular stays in Washington, D.C.

“If I know where I want to stay, I check to see if the hotel’s participating in an ABA program, because I routinely get better rates,” he says. “If I’m not familiar with the city, I can see which ABA participating hotels are most convenient for my plans and then book them at the discounted rates.”

Wilson says that booking hotels through the ABA is convenient and cost-effective, and he encourages other members to use their ABA Member Advantage benefits. But there’s another reason he continues to seek out the savings.

“When a client’s already paying a lot for you to go somewhere, it’s nice to be able to show them you’re conscientious about the hotel rates you can get,” he says.

*Subject to availability.

 

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