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USA Membership FAQ
What Types of Memberships are Available?
Union members can join the USA for an annual membership fee of $25. Currently there is no lifetime membership available.
Who can join the USA?
Any union worker or retiree in good standing with an AFL-CIO affiliated union may join the USA. Also, family members of those union workers and retirees are encouraged to join.
How do I join the USA?
You can join the USA in several ways:
1. From the JoinTheUSA.com homepage
You will be asked for your contact information, what union you belong to and a few other questions. Please make sure to select the type of outdoor magazine you prefer. Online payment with a credit card is required when joining online and over the phone. Your contact information will not be shared outside of our organization.
2. Toll-free at 1-877-872-2211
3. A mail-in application, which may appear in your national union journal, local union hall or at a union meeting or event. You may pay by check, money order or credit card.
When will I receive my membership package?
You should receive your USA membership package approximately 2-4 weeks after joining the USA.
When will my magazine subscription begin?
You should receive the first issue within 6-8 weeks.
I’m not currently a union member affiliated with an AFL-CIO union, can I still join?
At this time, the USA is only open to union workers and retirees of AFL-CIO affiliated unions and their family members. If you are not a union member, we encourage you to sign up for your free partnership with the TRCP. As we move forward, we anticipate being able to provide special discounts and opportunities to TRCP partners who are not USA members thanks to the relationships we are building with corporate partners through the USA.
How do I renew my membership in the USA?
The USA offers several ways to renew your membership.
We will send you renewal reminders via e-mail and the U.S. mail. You can renew through the link in your e-mail or send in your renewal application to our home office.
You can also renew your membership via our secure web site: www.usarenew.org
This site requires a username and password, and if you have received your renewal reminder e-mail and/or letter, they will be included in that communication. If you have questions, just call us. You may also renew by phoning toll free, 1-877-872-2211.
Where do I submit an address change or my email address to the USA?
What are the benefits of USA Membership?
~ New members receive a Buck knife as a new member premium ($30 value)
~ $25 gift certificate from Beretta Field Gear ($25 value)
~ Personalized USA membership card
~ Subscription to a top outdoor magazine ($32 value)
~ A chance to win a gun every month in the USA Gun-A-Month giveaway
~ Chances to win exceptional prizes and trips
~ The Union Sportsmen’s Journal delivered to your mailbox quarterly
~ FREE MyTopo.com digital mapping service ($30 value) To access your Free Mytopo.com mapping service, go to our website at http://www.unionsportsmen.org and enter your username and password that were provided to you both in your e-mail membership confirmation and your new member welcome letter. Locate the "Members Only" menu and select "MyTopo." Follow the instructions, click the link provided.
~ Access to the "Members-Only" section of the USA website with exclusive discounts on outdoor gear and services
~ Free membership in the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (www.trcp.org)
How do I log in to the members only section of the website?
When you join, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with your username and password. It will also be included in your welcome letter. Simply go to the USA homepage at http://www.unionsportsmen.org and, at the top of the screen, enter your username and password. You will have full access to the site, and will be able to access all the deals and discounts.
USA Sponsorship FAQ
What is the difference between a corporate sponsor and a corporate partner?
A corporate sponsor is a business that offers U.S.A. made items at a discounted price for Union Sportsmen’s Alliance members. A corporate partner is a business that offers U.S.A. made items at a discounted price, plus additional Union Sportsmen’s Alliance support. This additional support may be through giving the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance items to give away at conventions, monetary compensation, purchasing television advertising on our shows, and anything that goes above and beyond just a discount on a business’s U.S.A. items. We appreciate, and need, many types of sponsors and partners.
What type of business do you need to own to become a corporate sponsor or partner with the USA?
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance requires all business sponsors/partners to offer items related to the outdoors that are made in the U.S.A.
What if some of my items are made in the U.S.A. and others are not?
The only items the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance can promote are U.S.A. made items. If you have other products that are not made in the U.S.A., we can still promote your business - just NOT the items made outside of the U.S.A.
If I have a business that is related to the outdoors, how would I go about becoming a corporate partner or a corporate sponsor?
Some of your partners are Union Sportsmen’s Alliance outfitter businesses, how do I become involved with that?
I would like to purchase some items from the Deals and Discounts, how do I do that?
In order to purchase items from the Deals and Discounts section, you must be logged into the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance website. If you are not logged in, or registered to be able to login to the website, you will not be able to see the discount codes in the Deals and Discounts section.
Why should I register for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance website?
In order to gain access to USA member-only Deals and Discounts, to post on the discussion forums, and to gain other USA-member perks in the future, you must be registered with the website. Your registration information is never sold, and we respect your privacy.
How do I login to the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance website?
Once you become a member - make sure you have your member ID on hand (this was sent to you via email or post), visit the USA website homepage and, on the right hand side of the page, you will see the log-in. Once you receive your confirmation email with your username and password, simply log-in via www.unionsportsmen.org.
If I joined online to become a USA member, am I automatically registered for the website?
Yes. Your confirmation e-mail and your welcome letter will include your username and password. You can change your password after you log on, and if you do, you will no longer be able to use the password above. Please wait at least one hour after joining before attempting to log on.
USA Communications FAQ
I heard about the USA newspaper, but I’m not receiving it?
How often will members receive the USA newspaper?
The USA newspaper is a quarterly publication. Members will receive a copy in the mail in the winter, spring, summer and fall.
I receive the monthly USA e-newsletter, but the pictures don’t show up.
How do I submit a photo in the USA Member Photo Contest?
Best Shot Photo Contest
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How do I apply for the Escape to the Wild TV show?
Winners on Escape to the Wild are chosen through an application process called a "casting call." Each spring (February-June), we post the list of trips for the upcoming season and the application on the USA website. Just click on the Escape to the Wild Casting Call button to view and print the application. Complete the application and mail it in by the deadline to be considered for the show. Only members of AFL-CIO affiliated unions are considered. Click here to see all the unions of the AFL-CIO. It is acceptable to nominate (apply for) someone else who belongs to an AFL-CIO affiliated union.
Where can I find USA media material?
The "Press Room" drop down menu on the USA homepage includes an archive of the USA e-newsletter and newspaper as well as press releases and graphic downloads such as logos, ads and articles.