Members Only Discounts + Savings
In addition to the guarantees, protections and benefits of your union contract, UFCW 951 membership means you can receive meaningful discounts
on a variety of services and qualify for other money-saving programs. Here are just a few of the discounts available to members and their families
to help ease the economic burden.
UFCW Discount College Program
The new UFCW Discount College Program replaces the previous “Free College” benefit, which is no longer offered due to ongoing negotiations with the U.S. Department of Education.
UFCW International has partnered with EBS Union College Benefit and EDVANCE to facilitate the selection and admissions process. Each partner offers members exclusive discounted tuition rates ranging from 30% to 50% at participating colleges.
Members will have access to a broader selection of colleges as well as degree programs spanning from certificates and associates to bachelor’s degrees. A master’s degree option will be added soon, providing even more opportunities for members.
EBS and EDVANCE will work to help members narrow down what school is the best fit based on the interests and programs offered and will work with members to evaluate any existing transcripts to determine if earned credits can be applied to a new degree. Prospective students can work directly with school administrators to apply for additional federal financial assistance, which could cover the remaining tuition costs.
UFCW members and their family members – spouses, children, dependents, siblings, parents/in-laws, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews — are eligible to receive discounted tuition rates through the new program.
Click for more information and to get started by reviewing the selection of schools and programs each partner offers.
Free GED Program
Every UFCW 951 member can take GED classes for free. UFCW members can take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED.
This GED program offers a customized learning plan, so that you’ll be able to successfully prepare yourself to pass the GED test, regardless of when you last went to school.
This program also allows you to study at your own pace – all classes are self-guided and can be completed from your phone or tablet.
If you are interested in using this benefit, please complete and submit the form. It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to log in and begin taking free online GED classes.
At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members and retirees.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UFCW education helpdesk at email@example.com.
Auto Services Discount at Kool Chevrolet
UFCW 951 offers a discount designed to help members with the cost of routine maintenance on their automobiles and the purchase of a new vehicle. The discount is available at Kool Chevrolet, located at 3770 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.
Members will receive:
- 10% off auto repairs
- $10 discount on oil changes
- The GM supplier discount plus an additional $500 off the original prices for all new vehicle purchases
Discounts will be given upon verification of active dues-paying membership status with UFCW 951. For more information, contact 1.800.999.0951. To call for a service appointment at Kool Chevrolet, call 1.866.554.1081
Discounted Used Union Vehicles for Sale
Members can buy a used union fleet vehicle at a discounted price. Vehicles are sold as-is and in safe, working order.
Blind bids from members will be accepted for a total of 7 calendar days. Forms collected via the website and paper forms will be opened and compiled after 7 days to determine the highest bidder. The highest bid with no contingencies will be considered the highest bidder. The highest-bidding member will be informed.
The bid, once accepted, is binding. The vehicle must be purchased for the bid price within five (5) business days of the bid being accepted and the bidder is notified. Must take possession within 72 hours and have valid auto insurance prior to possession. A release form will be signed, indicating the vehicle is sold as-is. Vehicles not sold through the bidding process will be sold or traded into the dealer who sets the minimum bid.
Members must submit a paper copy of the bid from and return it to the union office at:
4045 60th Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
or complete the online form to submit your official bid.
There are currently no used vehicles up for bidding. Check back often for updates.
MILITARY CARE PACKAGES
Military Care Packages
UFCW 951 will be sending care packages to active overseas military personnel who are UFCW 951 members, or related to a member, to thank them for their service.
If you would like a care package sent to a member, or if you are a member and would like a package sent to someone in your immediate family, please fill out the request form online. The number of care packages is limited; they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ADN Medicare Solutions
We have enlisted the help of ADN Medicare Solutions to help Medicare-eligible members navigate their retiree healthcare choices.
See what UFCW 951 President, John Cakmakci has to say about the benefit of ADN Medicare Solutions
Go here to access this free benefit. From there, members can schedule an appointment with an ADN counselor, dive into their extensive video library, or use their helpful enrollment tool.
Union Plus Discounts
The AFL-CIO’s Union Plus Privilege Program is a not-for-profit organization offering consumer benefits to active and retired union members and their families. Union Plus is the trusted name that more than 3 million union members rely on for consumer-related benefits and is the only benefit organization endorsed by the AFL-CIO and its more than 60 international unions.
By using the collective buying power of unions, Union Plus is able to offer valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families. As a UFCW 951 member, you can take advantage of more than 50 money-saving benefits available through Union Plus.
Save on Home + Auto, Travel, Insurance, Shopping and more
Savings range from entertainment and travel discounts to legal and medical savings.
The Union Plus Mortgage program can help with financing or refinancing your home.
Members can also save money every month on their phone bill with AT&T thanks to their union membership.
Start saving now with Union Plus