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- Purchasing Power
- MEA Benefits
MEA offers members an exciting purchasing program called Purchasing Power. This program is an alternative way to buy brand-name computers, electronics and home appliances and now vacations by using payroll deductions instead of traditional financing.
To qualify, you must be an active MEA member or benefit associate. You must also be an active City
Employee for a minimum of 9 months, work at least part-time (not hourly), be 18
years or older and have a bank account. Purchasing Power does not base qualifications
on a credit score, so you can qualify even if you have had difficulty in the past.
There are also no hidden fees or financing charges and you will know exactly what
you will be paying over a one year period.
Purchasing Power is not a discount program and you may find lower prices at a retail
store if you opt to pay cash. The program is specifically designed for people who
want to avoid financing their purchase(s), while also being able to use the payroll
To access this benefit go to www.sdmea.purchasingpower.com
or call (800) 537-3134.
Purchasing Power is only available to active MEA members. Retired members are not eligible.
If you are currently an agency fee payer and would like to become a full member, you can receive an application
by calling 619-264-6632. You can also download the application on MEA’s website