For AAA Members ‘Tis the Season for Saving Using Club-arranged Discounts on Holiday Gifts
ORLANDO, Fla., November 18, 2011 –
Members are eligible for savings on clothing, computers, toys, books, movies and more
For many Americans the start of the holiday shopping season brings anxiety instead of cheer due to tight household finances. Rather than adding intended gift recipients to the naughty list, AAA members can stretch their gift-giving budgets by taking advantage of member discounts. Last year AAA’s 52 million members used their membership cards to save nearly $2 billion on hotels, consumer electronics, books, clothing and more. Members also will find discounts on holiday gifts online, sending gifts to out-of-state relatives or making holiday travel plans.
“As Black Friday approaches some holiday shoppers are analyzing their holiday budgets with trepidation,” said Gail Acebes, director, AAA Partnership Programs. “When AAA members reach for their wallet they should remember that the same card they use for emergency roadside service and free travel guides and maps can provide savings on their holiday shopping.”
AAA members can save on holiday 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 qualifying orders of $25 or more
- DELL®: Up to 10, 20, 30 percent or more on select items.
- Shoes.com: 20 percent off most brand name shoes, including sale and clearance items
- Payless ShoeSource®: 10 percent off regularly priced shoes and accessories
- Bath & Body Works: 25 percent off your online purchase
- Blue Nile:10 percent on fine jewelry and ring settings
- Target.com: save $10 off online purchases of $100 or more
AAA members can find more online savings by visiting AAA.com/specialoffers including 15 percent off your purchase at The Children’s Place, 15 percent off orders more than $100 at Kohls.com, 10 percent off travel item orders at Vera Bradley and $10 off orders of $90 or more at JC Penney. Additionally, Show Your Card & Save discounts are available at popular outlets including Tanger Outlet Centers® and Reebok®, Rockport® Outlet Stores.
Send a gift direct to loved ones
Can’t attend holiday festivities but want to spread some holiday cheer? Send a centerpiece or gift basket from FTD.com or 1800flowers.com where members receive a 20 percent discount off any floral arrangement, plant or gift item. Still need to ship a gift? AAA members receive 15 percent off select services and five percent off UPS shipping at The UPS Store.
Visit AAA.com/discounts for details and a full list of offers. AAA members can easily find their way to savings by downloading the AAA Discounts app, available for iPhone and Android compatible devices. The free, GPS-based “app” displays retail locations of AAA Show Your Card & Save partners near user locations.
AAA travel discounts
When holiday plans include travel, AAA members can take advantage of discounts and exclusive rates through AAA’s travel partners including hotel partners and Hertz car rental. AAA, which operates one of the largest leisure travel agency networks in North America, is able to provide access to unmatched travel value.
Show Your Card & Save Holiday Sweepstakes
AAA’s Holiday Savings Sweepstakes offers a chance to win an iPad® 2 or one of thousands of instant win prizes. Visit AAA.com/PlayToWin for details and to enter daily through February 29, 2012.
Last year, members saved nearly $2 billion by taking advantage of AAA/CAA discounts including those available through the Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save program is one of 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 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.