Holiday shoppers: Stay safe and save with the Discount Purchase Program

This holiday season, shopping online to avoid crowded stores and malls may be more of a necessity than a choice. Take advantage of the Discount Purchase Program.

If you are going to be making your list and checking it twice in front of your computer, you should 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, employees should go to If they haven’t already, they should register by entering their email address and creating a password. Once logged in, they 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 they 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.)

Source: ERS Update Express (November 2020)


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