Don't miss car insurance affinity discounts
Do you have fond memories of belonging to a fraternity or sorority in college? Your experience in Delta Delta Delta can come in handy for more than making your kids squeal at how your hair looked in those old pictures from the spring formal.
Through its affiliate program, Geico offers discounts of up to 8 percent in most states for members of an alpha-to-omega of fraternities and sororities. Similar car insurance affinity discounts are available to people who belong to a long list of other Geico partner organizations, such as the Colorado Bar Association, the National Society of Accountants and the DePaul University Alumni Association. Mercury Insurance and Liberty Mutual have similar programs.
It's not that Greek letters or club dues make you a better driver. Companies' affinity discounts might stem from sponsorship relationships. As "the official car insurance of the Pac-12 conference," Esurance says it offers discounts of up to 15 percent to students and alumni of Pac-12 schools who reside in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Utah.