AAA Members Saved More Than $2.1 Billion Last Year Using Club-Arranged Discounts

Orlando, Fla., March 18, 2009

Annual savings survey expands to include all AAA discounts 

AAA discounts, including those available via the organization’s Show Your Card and Save® program, saved AAA members more than $2.1 billion in 2008. Members that used the discounts had an average savings of $101 during the year. AAA members saved on everything from hotels and restaurants to home electronics and prescription drugs and much more. The average savings alone more than offset the cost of a typical AAA club membership.

For the first time, the annual survey was expanded to ask members about the savings they received from AAA’s entire portfolio of discounts including AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program, AAA Travel, AAA Financial Services and AAA Automotive Services. Utilizing the benefits of membership, AAA members can save on thousands of products and services from hotels and restaurants to auto repair and gas rebates.

“In the current economic climate, taking advantage of discounts is a necessity for many families,” said Tom Wilt, managing director, AAA Partnership Programs. “We are pleased to know that our members are taking advantage of the great savings we have negotiated for them to help ease the strain in household budgets.”

To find valuable discounts for AAA members, visit your local AAA club online at www.AAA.com. Club Web sites link to an easy-to-use database that allows users to search for savings by city, type of merchandise, business name or method of purchase.

AAA’s vast portfolio of discounts offers AAA members opportunities to save in many areas of household budgets. For example, members may be entitled to gas rebates through AAA Financial Services products and AAA Automotive offers discounts on NAPA Auto Parts, AAA Batteries and Battery Tenders.

AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 160,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North American and popular online retailers including Target.com, FTD.com, The UPS Store, Blue Nile.com, Lens Crafters and more. Visit www.AAA.com for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at www.AAA.com

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