This holiday season, shopping online to avoid crowded stores and malls may be more of a necessity than a choice. If you’re going to be making your list and checking it twice in front of your computer, don’t forget to take advantage of the Discount Purchase Program.
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) offers the Discount Purchase Program to all state employees participating in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) and their immediate families. The site has hundreds of discounts from recognized vendors on big-ticket items like computers and cars, and everyday necessities like grocery delivery.
To access the discounts, go to www.beneplace.com/discountprogramERS.
If you haven’t already, register by entering your email address and creating a password. Once logged in, you can view categories of discounts, such as “Holiday deals” or search for a particular vendor or item. Offers include discount codes and/or links to the vendor’s site where you can redeem the offer.
ERS does not endorse or sponsor any Discount Purchase Program service or service provider and does not benefit from members’ participation in the program.
To learn more, visit the ERS website and search “Discount Purchase Program FAQs.”