Have you ever wanted to be a member of the Electronic Consumer Association, the not-for-profit organization that represents the video gaming community? Ever wanted to take part in the myriad discounts on games, events, clothing, and rentals but the normal membership was just too far out of your price range because you are in school or the military? Well today is your lucky day, as the ECA has announced that membership for students and military personnel (who can provide a valid .edu or .mil email address) is greatly reduced!

Those that fall in to those two categories can sign up for these services for the low, low price of $1 per year. That’s the cost of .33 gallons of gas!

“The ECA is extremely excited to launch this new, ongoing promotion for the millions of military personnel and students who have a passion for video games,” said Heather Ellertson, ECA Vice President of Marketing. “The ECA strongly supports all of the hard work that students and our military do, and this is our way of giving back.”

Along with providing the services listed above, the ECA is a great resource for job postings in the gaming world as well as assistance with starting your education in game development. Basically, if you are looking for information about video games, the ECA should be one of your first stops.

You can register here, and more information on member benefits can be found here.

About the ECA (from the ECA’s About page)

The ECA is the non-profit membership organization which represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts. As such, the ECA is committed to a host of public policy efforts, empowering and enabling the membership to effect change. Additionally, the organization provides members substantial affinity benefits including discounts on games-related purchases and rentals, as well as community and educational initiatives. For additional information on the ECA, including affinity benefits, member discounts and joining the association, please visit: www.theECA.com