AAA Members Save on Gifts for Grads and Dads

Orlando, Fla., May 18, 2010

Discounts available on travel, clothing, sports apparel and more  

Heather HunterIn the coming weeks and months many Americans will be celebrating Father’s Day and recognizing the accomplishments of graduating high school or college seniors. AAA members can make their gift-giving dollars go further by taking advantage of discounts available through the Association’s Show Your Card & Save® program. Members can save on a wide variety of gifts including those to prepare graduates for the future, help dad cheer on his favorite team or create lifetime memories.

“Celebrating the special people in your life and their accomplishments creates some of the most meaningful memories for families,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “At a time when saving money continues to be a concern for many Americans we are pleased to offer discounts to help AAA members find the perfect gift for their loved ones.”

Build a wardrobe for your job seeker

 Many college graduates will be looking for ways to stay stylish without breaking the bank as they begin their job search. AAA members already have a fashion advantage at a number of partner outlet stores and online retailers that offer exclusive discounts and benefits. AAA members receive a 10 percent discount at more than 300 locations of Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Store, as well as an exclusive offer of a free savings booklet at any Tanger Outlet Center available on arrival. Many online retailers also make special offers available to AAA members on clothing and accessories including a 20 percent discount at shoes.com, 15 percent at Kohls.com and a 20 percent online discount for regularly priced merchandise purchased online at Jos. A. Bank.

Gifts for the sports fanatic

 Does your dad know his favorite team’s schedule better than his own? If so get him a Father’s Day gift sure to raise team spirit. AAA members save 15 percent on online purchases through special offers at the NBA store, NFLshop.com, and shopNHL.com. Sign Dad up for DIRECTV where he can watch all sports, all the time. AAA members save $10 each month for 20 months.

Gadgets for grads and dads

 Electronics are a favorite gift for many people. Does your new grad need a computer to create resumes? AAA members save up to 10, 20 or 30 percent on select DELL systems and up to 40 percent on SIRIUS and XM Radios including accessories, and AAA members may be eligible for free shipping, a free month of service, and free activation. AAA’s online retail partners offer discounts on a wide variety of electronics including LCD televisions, game systems, radios and more. Members will save 10 percent at Target.com and five percent at Kmart.com.

Graduation and family trips don’t have to break the bank

The gift of a family getaway for your dad is the perfect way to tighten family bonds and celebrate your family, and many grads yearn for a last getaway before entering the “real world.” Using discounts available to AAA members can result in big savings for travel this summer.

Lodging Discounts
AAA members who stay at AAA preferred hotels receive discounts ranging from five to 20 percent off the best available rate and the comfort of a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Preferred hotels include Best Western, Hilton Hotels Corporation including Hampton, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Marriott brands including Renaissance, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including Sheraton and Westin.

Car rental discounts
As the exclusive car rental partner of AAA, Hertz offers members a wide variety of money-saving discounts and exclusive offers. AAA member benefits on U.S. rentals include the guaranteed best rate available at time of reservation by booking channel; $6.99 daily fee for NeverLost®GPS, Hertz’s customized on-board navigational system, no charge for additional qualified AAA drivers, free use of a child safety seat, a 10 percent discount on Hertz prepaid rates, a 10 percent discount on the Fuel Purchase Option, a member satisfaction guarantee and more.

Attraction Tickets
AAA offers discounts at some of the most popular attractions for a summer getaway including Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Sesame Place and many other great places. Visit a AAA office at home or at your destination for additional AAA area discounts.

Can’t make it in person, send a floral or edible arrangement to your favorite grad or dad

 Send an arrangement from Cookies by Design where members receive a 15 percent discount or FTD.com where members receive 25 percent off online and phone orders.

Last year, members saved more than $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is the largest member discount program in the world offering more than 164,000 locations for savings worldwide including 110,000 retail locations in North America and popular online retailers. Visit AAA.com/discounts 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 AAA.com.

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