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Getting to know FACT

You can utilize your own time and resources to build a portfolio of benefits for your members, OR ... you can join forces with FACT and immediately deliver more than 20 distinct, proven advantages to those you serve.

For more than two decades, FACT has been developing and refining a benefits package which has true meaning to the value-conscious consumer. We currently serve nearly 500,000 Americans nationwide, delivering everything from healthcare discounts to free road maps.

Our credentials are impeccable ... our performance is proven ... the number of individuals and associations choosing to affiliate with us is growing ... and your inquiry is sincerely invited.

Why Choose FACT

History

FACT was founded in 1984 by a small group of Midwesterners who didn't have a whole lot in common, except ... they knew each other, and they felt as if many practical aspects of their lives were not entirely in their own hands. These founding members soon discovered that by forming into a group of individuals -- people who weren't bound by politics, religion, age or employment -- they could make an almost immediate difference in how they live. In the last thirty-plus years of service to the American consumer, FACT has grown from a few members and a small Midwest office into an influential national corporation. Today, the association represents nearly 500,000 Americans in all 50 states ... offering dozens of benefits which can be truly life-altering.

Structure

FACT was formed under the not-for-profit corporation laws of the District of Columbia. It has a governing board of directors, comprised of four persons, who are elected annually by a vote of regular members. Among other things, these directors must:

• Agree to serve without compensation.
• Engage in no activities which represent a conflict with FACT's best interests.
• Have been a dues-paying member of FACT for at least two years prior to being nominated.
• Not be related or connected in any way to any other director, officer or employee of FACT.
• Be a person of good character.
• Submit to and abide by a screening process whereby FACT can determine that a nominee has the qualifications to make important business decisions for a complex corporation.

These criteria were adopted by the corporation in order to
(a) assure the continuation of FACT's selfless intents and purposes,
(b) maintain a high level of professionalism at the director level, and
(c) prevent any special-interest groups or self-serving individuals from assuming control of FACT for their own gain.

Reporting directly to the board of directors are its officers (also four in number) and a managing director ... all of whom operate on a volunteer basis (i.e., they receive no compensation from FACT). Day-to-day administrative, management and marketing responsibilities are entirely 'outsourced' ... handled on a contract basis by companies which specialize in their respective fields.

Beliefs & Commitment

Serving our members requires honesty and efficiency. Just as important, we believe, is our full recognition that every person is entitled to courtesy, consideration, respect, and accuracy of information. To that extent:

• FACT is prevented by its charter and by-laws from making a profit.
• FACT only offers benefits that we believe to be of substantial interest and use to members. (We never accept payments or commissions from any benefit provider.)
• FACT has no hidden or self-serving agenda ... it is not aligned with or controlled by any political party, special-interest group, business, union or industry.

And ...

When you call the FACT office, the telephone will NOT be answered by a machine but by a person ... someone who will promptly, politely and with genuine concern respond to any question, request or comment you may have.

Annual Report

FACT files an annual report every year. The current Annual Report for the organization is posted below in PDF format.
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Review all the benefits, then join us and experience the advantages of belonging to a first-class national association of value-conscious consumers. THERE IS NO RISK -- IF YOU DECIDE WITHIN 60 DAYS TO RETURN YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS, ANY DUES YOU'VE PAID UP TO THAT POINT WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL.
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Benefits and Dues

For the convenience of our members, there are three FACT membership payment preferences: $12 for 3 months, $24 for 6 months and $48 for 1 year. The list of benefits continues to grow with the needs of our members.
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Testimonials - FACT Members Speak

How can you know that FACT will follow through on its promises? Maybe the best way is to listen to people who know from experience that FACT does what it says. The following unsolicited comments speak for themselves ...


"I personally appreciated FACT's approach to providing (disaster) assistance in a timely fashion, and doing so with a minimum of bureaucratic procedures. The last thing a person needs during the peak of a traumatic experience is bureaucratic 'mumbo jumbo." - M.H. Palm Coast, FL


"I am the recipient of the FACT $10,000 Graduating Senior Scholarship. THANK YOU so very much!! I hope that through my diligence and progress in school as well as my continued success throughout life, you will be able to see the fruits of your investments and note that they are good." - N.H. Branson, MO


"I want to thank FACT for the $250.00 Small Business Recovery check. Your aid has enabled us to get through without having the utilities shut off. I will never forget it." - D.J. Lake Havasu City, AZ


"The children and I thank you for your classroom grant. I was able to purchase items that I could not get through the school system . . . The students have gained confidence and skills that they will carry with them through all their lives." - L.R.


"Your scholarship gave me the opportunity to attain a goal I never dreamed was possible . . . I will never be able to thank you enough, but I am sure my sharing with students and the shining in their eyes when they learn something new will certainly add stars in your crown." - D.L.C.


"I am pleased with the discounts for FACT members ordering medicines through Wal- Mart's mail order program. Last week I mail-ordered a prescription from Wal-Mart. The price was excellent, only $10.28! In April, I had paid $14.99 for the same prescription." - C.S. Arlington, VA


"My son and I began a 3 week, 7,800-mile journey across the eastern U.S. visiting amusement parks and doing what we like to do best: riding roller coasters! My FACT membership card played a big part in our trip! . . . Overall, I would say that belonging to FACT probably amounted to savings in the realm of $500+ during our trip." - G.S. Eckert, CO


"Thank you for your assistance following the recent tornadoes and storms which passed through our area. Your quick response allowed us to begin repair of our damages much sooner than many relying on other avenues of help." - S.M.Y., Cedar Grove TN


"Federation of American Consumers and Travelers’ community grant will help us to continue to allow low-income seniors and disabled to remain living in their homes. Thank you again for your generosity and kind support." - M.F., Arlington Heights, IL

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Our History

The Federation of American Consumers and Travelers was founded

FACT was founded in 1984 by a small group of Midwesterners who didn't have a whole lot in common, except ... they knew each other, and they felt as if many practical aspects of their lives were not entirely in their own hands. These founding members soon discovered that by forming into a group of individuals -- people who weren't bound by politics, religion, age or employment -- they could make an almost immediate difference in how they live.

FACT partners with GOLDEN RULE INSURANCE Co. to offer affordable health insurance to members.
FACT establishes Scholarship Program for members and dependents. Over $37,000 is awarded the first year.
FACT offers its members a comprehensive health discount program including dental, vision and prescription drugs.
Today, the association represents nearly 500,000 Americans in all 50 states ... offering dozens of benefits which can be truly life-altering.
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