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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM KEA


During this uncertain time, KEA is taking steps to be responsible neighbors and citizens. In keeping with Governor Beshear's recommendations and recent Executive Orders, all KEA staff are working from home. Even though we aren't operating in our normal ways, KEA remains dedicated to supporting our members. If you need assistance or have a question, please call our main line at 1-800-231-4532, and dial extension 1323 to leave a message. Calls will be routed to the appropriate staff person as soon as possible, but not later than the next business day. You can also reach your UniServ Director or any other KEA staff member via email; just go to www.kea.org under "About us" and use the "UniServ Directors" page or the "Staff Directory" page to find the person you want to contact. You can email directly from the link on the page.

Like all of you, we look forward to the time when our lives and business operations can return to normal. Until then, please know that we are still here for you., as we have always been. Be safe and well. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon.


Members - Benefits of Membership - KEA Discount Tickets


Please check the venue’s website before purchasing tickets as most if not all are closing because of COVID-19.


New! Officemax/Office Depot discounts

NEA Member Benefits has expedited the launch of a new discount program for NEA members with Office Depot/OfficeMax, one of the leading purveyors of school and office supplies. This is in response to NEA members’ expressed needs for computer equipment, peripherals, and associated supplies as many educators are required to set up remote teaching and communication capabilities while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

With over 1,300 retail locations nationwide and an online store, Office Depot/OfficeMax offers convenience, an exhaustive array of products and services, and best pricing for NEA members.

Key features of the Office Depot/OfficeMax discount program include:

  • Discounts of up to 75% off on thousands of items purchased in-store and online
  • Discounts on printing and copying services
  • Free shipping for online orders over $50
  • Best pricing: members receive the deepest discount available on their products—whether offered in-store or online
  • Family members are also eligible to participate in this discount program

Discount tickets to theme parks and area zoos may be purchased from KEA online after contacting Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email at valerie.leathers@kea.org for the discount code.  Members can be assured that each program has been exclusively developed for the needs of NEA/KEA members and is not available to the general public. Discount ticket information is listed below along with purchase information.


Tickets At Work offers many travel and entertainment discounts for KEA members

Spring is right around the corner, but the savings just keep on coming! With our partnership with TicketsatWork, we strive to make taking time off and being with your family and friends much easier by giving access to 20-60% off on theme parks, movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events, and so much more.  Planning a Spring Break getaway, you can save up to 25% with Hertz rental cars.  Deal of the month: Buy 2 Parks and Get the 3rd Park Free at Universal Orlando Resort™

GET AN EXTRA $5 OFF AT CHECKOUT WITH PROMO CODE: TAKE5OFF

**Minimum of $50 purchase – Good till 4/1/2020

Visit TicketsatWork.com to take advantage.

  • Hotels - access to over 225,000 hotels around the world plus rental car discounts;
  • Tickets to top shows on Broadway, sporting events in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil, Disney on Ice and more;
  • Theme park tickets including: Kings Island, Wald Disney World, Universal Orlando, Universal Hollywood, Legoland, Sea World Parks, Six Flags, and hundreds of other theme parks and attractions;

One day tickets are $36 for ages 3 & up – does not include tax and fees

Two day tickets are $54 for ages 3 & up – does not include tax and fees

  • Movie tickets from more than 20 theater chains
  • Local restaurant and spa offers
  • Exclusive shopping offers from top electronic, apparel and gift retailers;
  • Gift cards from more than 200 retailers

The service is free. There are no membership fees or hidden charges. Register at TicketsatWork with KEA's exclusive code. For the exclusive code, call 502.875.2889 or email Valerie Leathers at valerie.leathers@kea.org. Once you've registered, you can purchase tickets online, or call the customer service department for help 365 days a year.


Newport Aquarium tickets can be purchased online at www.newportaquarium.com after contacting Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email at valerie.leathers@kea.org for the discount code.  (Please note the ticket prices below are subject to 6% sales tax and convenience fee.)  

Newport Aquarium is Temporarily Closing as we Support Public Health and Safety

While no instance of Covid-19/Coronavirus infection has been reported at Newport Aquarium, we feel the responsibility to support our community, guests and employees with a precautionary temporary closure effective March 16 to March 27, 2020 to allow for social distancing.

Adult $20.99 (Age 13+)
Child $14.99 (Age 2-12)
Children under 2 are free


Cincinnati Zoo - Visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/groups/group-discounts/  after contacting Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email at valerie.leathers@kea.org for the discount code. You will choose the option of "Log in" then enter the special code.  Ticket prices do not inclue parking fees.

The Zoo will close to the public starting March 15.  While there have been no known cases of exposure to COVID-19 at the Zoo, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, guests, community and animals is our top priority.

Adult $15.00 (Age 13-61)

Child $10.00 (Age 2-12 and adult 62+)

Penguin Days

Penguin Parades occur Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. if the temperatures or 50 degrees or lower.


Louisville Zoo - Tickets must be purchased online at https://tickets.louisvillezoo.org/ after contacting Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email at valerie.leathers@kea.org for the KEA discount code. Ticket prices do not include parking fees.

The Louisville Zoo will be open but the following events, tours and programs will be postponed or cancelled effective March 13 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. This includes our Earth Month Kick-Off and annual Trashformation winner ceremony, March readings of the Zoo’s new children’s book, docent and education programs, birthday parties, private group activities, behind-the-scenes tours, giraffe and lorikeet feedings.

Adult $13.25 (Age 12-59)
Child $9.75 (Age 3-11 and adult 60+)


Kentucky Kingdom - For purchasing information, contact Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email valerie.leathers@kea.org.  

Tickets are $24.95/per person…. A savings of 58% off regular prices everyday including weekends.  Ticket prices do not include tax and are for age 3 and up.

Note - Discounts do not apply to season passes.


Beech Bend Park - must be purchased online after contacting Valerie Leathers at 502.875.2889 or email valerie.leathers@kea.org to receive KEA’s discount code.


Dollywood Discount Admission

 

DOLLYWOOD TO POSTPONE GRAND OPENING TO PARK GUESTS UNTIL MARCH 28

PIGEON FORGE, TN (Friday, March 13, 2020) --- The coronavirus pandemic is an escalating and ever-changing issue.  As a result, The Dollywood Company is delaying the opening of its Dollywood theme park to guests for the next two weeks beginning tomorrow (March 14).  Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Pirates Voyage also will be closed beginning March 16.  Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins will remain open at this time.

Valid March 14, 2020 – January 2, 2021 – One full day at Dollywood

KEA Price                             Gate Price                        Savings

Regular (Ages 10+)    $67.00 + tax = $75.20     $79.00 + tax = $88.70        $13.50

Child (Ages 4-9)         $57.00 + tax = $64.00     $69.00 + tax = $77.45         $13.45

Dollywood’s Splash Country Discount Admission

Valid May 16-September 7, 2021 – One full day at Dollywood’s Splash Country

KEA Price                                Gate Price                        Savings

Regular (Ages 10+)  $44.00 + tax = $49.40      $49.95 + tax = $56.05           $6.65

Child (Ages 4-9)        $34.00 + tax = $38.15     $39.95 + tax = $44.85           $6.70

Visit www.dollywood.com for operating schedule.  Ticket is valid for regular shows, rides, attractions and festivals (excludes games, parking, strollers, lockers, separately ticketed concerts and attractions).

New for 2020!  Dollywood is commemorating their 35th anniversary with a gorgeous new festival, the Flower & Food Festival (May 8-June 14), features brilliant splashes of spring color with numerous vibrant displays of expertly-manicured flowers and plants.


Kentucky State Government Employee Leisure Rate - Leisure Rate - 15% Discount subject to availability. Must present valid Kentucky Government ID at check in. Discount applies to active state employees only. One accommodation at discounted rate per state employee. Leisure travel only, applicable for cottages as well as lodge rooms. Discount does not apply to state park campgrounds.  


Kentucky State Parks have a new lodging rate that gives a break to Kentucky residents.  The "Kentucky Resident Rate" offers up to 10 percent off the normal lodging rate at the park system's 17 resort parks. Guests must show a Kentucky driver's license or some other identification that shows they are a Kentucky resident. Reservations can be made here.  

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