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Harvest the Benefits

Membership? Think of it as a seed. Think of it as a seed that grows into a bountiful harvest, yielding far more than you imagined.

That's what membership in the Alabama Farmers Federation is like. For just 8 cents a day, you'll be amazed at all the good things coming your way. Membership? Think of it as your reward.

ALFA Insurance
Qualifying members may save money and enjoy great service with Alfa Insurance. Alfa Insurance offers auto, home, health, business and life insurance (Alabama residents only). Visit the Alfa Insurance website at www.alfains.com.

Group Rate Health Coverage
Members may qualify for Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance rates at substantially less than the cost of ordinary individual coverage. This is ideal for the self-employed, small businesses, or individuals not covered by another Blue Cross Blue Shield group policy. Call toll-free 1-800-392-5705. (Available for Alabama residents only).

Accidental Death Insurance
In participating counties, members and spouses are protected with a restricted $3,500 accidental death policy, subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the Master Policy held by the County Farmers Federation and in effect at the time of death, because the policy may be amended.

Amerisight LASIK
Would you like to get rid of your contacts or glasses? Members now have access to a network of board certified ophthamologists who specialize in LASIK. Save 40 percent to 55 percent off the overall national average price by calling Amerisight at 1-877-507-4448 or visit www.AmeriSight.us/fb.html.

Discount Prescriptions
The RxAmerica discount entitles members to savings of up to 20 percent on brand-name prescriptions and up to 50 percent on generic prescriptions. In addition to savings at retail pharmacies, RxAmerica provides a mail order program that allows members to obtain a 90-day supply of their prescriptions. For a list of participating retail chains or more information, call 1-800-770-8014.

Benefits Plus
Creative Benefit Design provides benefits that are NOT INSURANCE, but are in fact actual discount and savings benefits in dental care, LASIK, lab and imaging services, 24/7 nursing hotline, chiropractic, vision care, hearing care, alternative medicine, spa-quality skin care, over-the-counter medicines, pharmacy and Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. The discounted price for members is only $6.95 per family, per month with a one-time $10 administrative fee (non-refundable). For more information, call 1-866-292-7822 or visit www.AlfaBenefitsPlus.org.

Emergency Medical Services
Members can save 20 percent off the regular annual membership fees for air ambulance services through Air Evac Lifeteam. Members also can receive discounts on Lifeteam Alert, which provides key medical information to healthcare workers in the event of an emergency. For more information about the air ambulance service, call 1-800-793-0010 or visit www.lifeteam.net. For information about Lifeteam Alert, call 1-877-888-8810 or visit www.lifeteam.net.

Membership Magazines
Members receive either Neighbors magazine each month or Friends & Family magazine on a quarterly basis. The magazines include news and feature stories about Alabama families.

Alfa Realty
Members may receive up to $1,000 at closing when they buy or sell a home with Alfa Realty or another real estate agent referred by Alfa Realty outside the company's market area. To apply for the Alfa Realty cash incentive, members should call Alfa Realty toll-free at 1-866-283-ALFA (2532), email to SaveMoney@AlfaRealty.com or visit the new website, www.AlfaRealty.com/federation. Certain terms and conditions may apply.

ValCom Personal Computers
Members can receive discounts on personal computers and peripherals through ValCom Business Centers. For more information, call 1-800-239-8399 or visit ValCom's website at www.valcom-hfc.com.

AmerLink Log Homes
AmerLink Log Homes provides discounts of 25 percent off all AmerLink log home packages for Federation members. To order the Planning Guide and Video, or to learn more about AmerLink log homes, visit their website at www.amerlink.com/alfa or call, toll-free, 1-877-216-5647.

Lawn and Power Equipment
Members can save 10 percent on the retail price of Ariens and Gravely lawn and power equipment at more than 20 participating dealers statewide. The discount is limited to the purchase of one piece of equipment per member per year. For a list of participating dealers, visit the member benefits section of our website.

Property Protection
Our Rural Protection Plan aids in crime prevention and recovery of stolen property. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual for theft and a $500 reward for information leading to a conviction for trash dumping.

Coleman American Moving
Members can save on their next local or long distance move with Coleman American Moving Services, an agent for Allied Van Lines. This benefit provides a 5 percent discount on local moves and up to $1,000 savings on interstate moving. For more information about moving or to schedule an in-home estimate call 1-800-350-9814. Members can also email Coleman American at movealfa@colemanamerican.com or visit www.colemanallied.com/alfa.html.

ADT Security Services
Members can save on the installation and monitoring of new security systems from ADT. This benefit provides significant discounts to Federation members on equipment as well as a $2 per month discount on monitoring. For more information about member savings from ADT Security Services, call 1-866-748-9161.

Grainger Tools
Through an affiliation with the American Farm Bureau Federation, Alabama Farmers Federation members can receive a 10 percent discount off all Grainger catalog items, a 55 percent discount off the manufacturer's list price of Proto Tools, a 50 percent discount off Stanley tools, a 35 percent discount off farm-duty motors and additional discounts on other high-usage products. Members must use the Federation account number, 868510843, to receive the discount. Order by phone at 1-877-202-2594, by fax at 1-877-202-2593 or online at www.Grainger.com.

Gift Baskets
Members will receive free shipping within the United States on any gift from Classic Basket. The Alabama-based company specializes in corporate gifts and personal gifts for any occasion. Members can customize their baskets with their choice of more than 600 products. To order, call toll free 1-877-424-BASKet (2275) or visit www.classicbasket.com.

Tires & Service From Tire Pros
Members get 5 percent off all tire purchases and 10 percent off all services at participating Tire Pros dealers in Alabama. Refer to the benefits section of our website for a list of participating dealers.

Dodge Vehicles
Members are entitled to a $500 Farm Bureau Power Savings from Dodge. Members who purchase a RAM 1500/2500/3500, Dakota, Durango, Magnum, Caravan or Grand Caravan can present a certificate from their local Alfa office to receive a $500 on-site discount. For more information, contact Federation Director of Membership Charlotte Faulkner at 1-800-392-5705, ext. 4651. To locate a dealer near you, visit www.dodge.com.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Members can save 15-20 percent on car rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and receive additional benefits when purchasing vehicles from Enterprise Car Sales. For more information call 1-800-Rent-A-Car or 1-800-Car-Sales or shop online at www.enterprise.com. To receive discounts, members must provide their Federation membership number or the corporate class identification number: 55E1119.

Choice Hotels
Members can receive a special 20 percent discount at such Choice Hotels as Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotels, Econo Lodge or Rodeway Inn. To receive your discount, call toll-free at 1-800-258-2847 and give your special rate ID - 00800590 - or go online to www.choicehotels.com, and click on "Enter Your Special Rate ID" to view your discounted rates. Discount is based on availability at participating hotels and is not for use in conjunction with any other discount, offer, or promotional rate. Advance reservations are required through www.choicehotels.com or the 800-number.

Alabama Adventure
Members get $7 off combination tickets to Splash Beach Water Park and Magic City USA theme park in Birmingham. Download coupons from www.AlfaFarmers.org; visit www.AlabamaAdventure.com for park information.

Consumer Protection
Our utility rate expert helps keep utility costs lower by appearing before the Alabama Public Service Commission in selected areas.

Commodity Divisions
Sixteen organized commodity divisions help analyze and solve producer problems in bee and honey; beef; catfish; cotton; dairy; forestry; greenhouse, nursery & sod; hay & forages; horticulture; peanuts; pork; poultry; soybeans; meat goats & sheep; wheat & feed grains; and wildlife resources.

Better Government
Our members get representation that works for good government at state and national levels. Property tax classifications supported by the Federation save taxpayers millions of dollars annually.

Commodity Marketing
We help our farm members get the greatest return through hedging, cash and futures marketing of their products. Federation members who want brokerage assistance may contact Commodities Inc. at 1-800-321-0273.

Market Information
Daily commodity market prices are posted every afternoon to the www.AlfaFarmers.org website. Access market information by clicking the "Commodity Markets" button on the home page. Trade 'N' Post Online Classifieds Trade 'N' Post lets members post items to the Federation's online classified listing from anywhere in the world. Your ads appear instantly, and you don't have to be a computer programmer to do it. Just point, click and trade.

Federation Credit Card
Reward Yourself! Apply today for the Alabama Farmers Federation Platinum Plus® Visa® card with WorldPoints™ rewards. It's the only credit card that provides support to Alabama Farmers Federation each time you make a purchase, and it rewards YOU with points redeemable for cash, brand-name merchandise, travel and much more. Visit AlfaFarmers.org/member_benefits for more information or call 1-800-932-2775 to apply by phone.


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