Member Benefits: Planning for the Holidays

Jamie Chapman
Nov 11, 2020

There’s no doubt the pandemic will impact our traditional holiday plans, and many of us will use alternative travel methods or change how we celebrate with family this holiday season. We want to remind you that your membership entitles you to a host of discounts that can accommodate whatever plans you and your loved ones make.

Ship presents. If you decide to stay home this holiday season, plan to ship your loved one's gifts. Our partner, UPS, offers savings of up to 50% on shipping and additional services. Members can also take advantage of the UPS Smart Pickup® service for free. Visit to create a UPS account and start saving today! If you are an existing UPS account holder, log in with your existing UPS credentials to enroll in the Society’s savings program.

Book rental cars early. Because many of us will be avoiding airports this year, the rental car business may be busier than normal this holiday season, and it will be important to book your reservation early. The Society is partnered with Avis Budget Group to save members 25% off base rates. Plus, members can access free upgrade and $10, $15, and $25 off coupons. Visit to learn more and make your reservation through our special member-only websites.

Join loyalty and reward programs to save. Many of our partners offer loyalty or reward programs that can save you money each time you make a purchase. Enroll in the Enterprise Emerald Club to enjoy special privileges reserved for frequent renters, join Dell Rewards and get up to 6% back in rewards to use on thousands of top-brand electronics and free expedited shipping, and sign up for the Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Program to save 15% on regularly priced merchandise.

Search and compare hotel pricing. The hospitality industry has seen various levels of impact throughout 2020, and many hotels may offer significant savings this holiday season. The Phi Kappa Phi Travel Discounts Program allows members to search for the best hotel rates across the globe. Enter your destination and compare a worldwide inventory of hotels today!

Save on airport parking. If you’re ready to venture back into the world of air travel, our partner, The Parking Spot, offers members a 10% discount on airport parking at all locations nationwide. They are also running a special deal for two free days of parking through Dec. 31, 2020. Accessing the savings is simple. Click here to sign up for your Spot Club account, and the two free days of parking will be automatically applied to your account. If you’re an existing Spot Club member, email Nicole Castoreno at and she will add the two free days to your account.

Make a difference this holiday season. If you already shop Amazon, buy your holiday gifts and supplies at and choose The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi as the charity you’d like to support. Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of eligible purchases to the Society, and those donations help support our mission of recognizing and promoting academic excellence through our awards program.

While the holidays may be a bit unusual for many of us this year, we hope you will take advantage of the exclusive savings available through your membership.

Questions? Email Jamie Chapman, membership director.