AAA Helps Parents Prepare Students with Back-to-School Savings

Orlando, Fla. – 8/6/2010

Members use club-arranged discounts for savings on a new wardrobe, school supplies, dorm décor, computers and more 

Soon students all around the country will head back to the classroom, coming home with lists of supplies and books they need. Preparing students for the school year can be very costly, but smart shoppers will take advantage of discounts to stretch back-to-school budgets. AAA members shopping with Show Your Card & Save® partners can save on everything from kindergarten supplies to dorm room décor, as well as clothing and prescription eye glasses. In addition to saving parents money, AAA’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes offers a chance to win $5,000.

AAA members can save on back-to-school shopping at many retailers including:

  • Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Outlet Stores: 10 percent off purchases.
  • Barnes & Noble®.com: 10 percent off and free shipping on order of $25 or more.
  • DELL®: save 10, 20 or 30 percent off list on select items.
  • Target.com®: 10 percent off online orders.
  • Shoes.com: 20 percent off regular-price and discounted items online.
  • Payless ShoeSource®: 10 percent off regularly priced shoes and accessories.
  • LensCrafters®, Pearle Vision®, Sears Optical®, Target Optical®: members receive 30 percent off complete pairs of eyewear, sunglasses and accessories.

Additionally, Show Your Card & Save discounts are available at popular outlets including Tanger Outlet Centers® and Reebok®, Rockport® Outlet Stores. Visit AAA.com/discounts for details and a full list of offers.

“A new wardrobe can help students get excited for the school year and school supplies and study guides will make certain they are prepared, but these items can put a strain on household budgets,” said Bruce Ream, managing director of AAA Partnership Programs. “We are pleased to offer members savings on the items needed to help ensure a successful academic year.”

AAA’s Back-to-School Sweepstakes offers a chance to win $5,000 or one of 200 $25 Visa Gift Cards. Visit AAA.com/catchthediscounts for official rules and to enter daily through August 31, 2010. AAA members and non-members can enter and learn about the discounts available with membership.

Apple iPhone users can easily find their way to AAA member savings by downloading the AAA Discounts app. The free, GPS-based “app” displays retail locations of AAA Show Your Card & Save partners near user locations.

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 including Payless Shoesource, FTD.com and more. Last year, members saved more than $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. Visit AAA.com/discounts for a complete list of retailers and offers.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides nearly 52 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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