March 12th, 2010 by Erin
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, March 12, 2010
World’s largest member discount program offers savings on everything from prescriptions and dietary needs to fitness equipment and eyeglasses
AAA is reminding members their Show Your Card & Save® program benefits can help ease financial pressures during difficult times with valuable discounts, including health care-related expenses. Members will find discounts on many products and services including, prescription medications, eyeglasses and fitness equipment, AAA said.
In 2008, out-of-pocket health care costs consumed approximately $3,000 of annual income per household, or about 6 percent of a typical household budget, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “For many Americans, particularly those currently unemployed, managing these costs has never been more important,” said Gail Acebes, Director, AAA Partnership Programs.
AAA members can save an average of 24 percent* on prescriptions at more than 59,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Target Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, and Rite Aid. For people that do not have prescription coverage, or those taking lifestyle drugs frequently not covered by insurance, the discount can offer substantial savings. Prescriptions for family pets that can be filled at a traditional pharmacy are also included. For more information and to obtain a free Prescription Savings Card visit AAA.com/prescriptions or call 1-866-AAA-SAVE (1-866-222-7283)
Many people wait until they experience vision problems to schedule an eye exam, but they may be missing an opportunity for early diagnosis of conditions that can affect sight. AAA members save 30 percent* on eye exams and if necessary 30 percent* on a complete pair of eyeglasses at LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Pearle Vision, and Target Optical. There is also a 10%** discount on contacts.
AAA membership also provides a 15 percent discount on nutritional supplements from GNC online when orders are placed through www.AAA.com/shopnow. Books and DVDs on everything from dieting, cooking, fitness and general health are discounted 10 percent to members at barnesandnoble.com.
Membership will save shoppers 20 percent at Reebok and Rockport Outlet stores, which offer a full line of fitness gear. Fitness and outdoor equipment can be purchased at AAA.com/Target with a ten percent discount for AAA members.
“There is nothing more important than maintaining personal health and the health of family members, yet when times are tough these needs can sometimes be shortchanged,” Acebes said. “This is one of the reasons AAA works with a range of partners to provide healthcare-related savings and benefits for our more than 51 million members.”
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 Barnes & Noble and Sears.com. Through the program, AAA members save more than 2 billion dollars last year. 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.
During Tough Economic Times Remember Your Health – Save with Your AAA Membership on Necessities from Prescriptions to Eyeglasses
March 2nd, 2009 by admin
Orlando, Fla., March 2, 2009
Make a New Year’s Resolution to focus on health by using the benefits of the world’s largest member discount program
Over 2.6 million American jobs were lost in 2008, and many of those currently unemployed also find themselves without vital medical benefits. Many more also start the New Year in dire financial situations; forced to make difficult decisions on where to make cuts in household budgets. Unfortunately, some people may consider cuts in areas that will affect their long-term health and wellness. AAA’s Show Your Card & Save® program can ease the present financial difficulties with savings on products and services that are crucial to health including prescription medications, eyeglasses and fitness equipment.
AAA members can save an average of 24 percent on all prescriptions at more than 59,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. This discount also applies to prescriptions for furry family members that can be filled at a traditional pharmacy and lifestyle drugs typically not covered by insurance. Additional savings are available for mail order prescriptions. AAA prescription savings is not insurance and savings are only available at participating pharmacies. For more information and to obtain a free Prescription Savings card visit AAA.com/prescriptions or call 1-866-AAA-SAVE (1-866-222-7283).
“Most AAA members are aware of the savings their AAA membership offers on travel services, but during these difficult economic times AAA membership is a necessity for many families grappling with some very difficult financial decisions,” said Tom Wilt, managing director of AAA Partnership Programs. “There is nothing more important than your family’s health and well-being and these savings will stretch your household budget.”
Many other Show Your Card and Save partners offer products to improve your health. AAA members who wear eyeglasses can often pay for the cost of AAA membership with the savings offered at LensCrafters, Pearle Vision Sears Optical, and Target Optical. Your AAA membership card will save 20 percent at Reebok and Rockport outlets which offer a full line of fitness gear; fitness and outdoor equipment can be found at AAA.com/Target.com with a ten percent discount; and get a 15 percent discount on GNC online orders placed through www.AAA.com/shopnow.
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, BarnesandNoble.com, FTD.com and more. Through the program AAA members saved 2.1 billion dollars last year. 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 www.AAA.com
July 27th, 2005 by admin
Orlando, Fla., July 27, 2005
Non-Medicare program is not just for seniors or AAA members.
While Medicare is in the process of sending its users information on how to apply for help with drug costs this summer, AAA already has a simple solution that many may already be carrying in their wallet: the AAA Prescription Savings program.
With this program AAA members and their family members living in the same household can receive an average savings of 20 percent on prescription drugs at more than 54,000 pharmacy locations nationwide. It is free with a AAA membership, and the benefit extends to family members even if they are not AAA members, including children. The program can even be used to purchase pet medications at a discount.
“AAA Prescription Savings is most beneficial for the uninsured or under-insured,” said Tom Wilt, managing director, AAA Partnership Programs, “but it can also be helpful if a drug is not covered by a person’s insurance or if the insurance co-pay is higher than the cost of the drug.”
Unlike the new Medicare plan, AAA Prescription Savings has no restrictions on income, age, or the type of medication that can be purchased, and there is no deductible. Although savings are averaging more than 20 percent, greater discounts are available on generic and mail order prescriptions. Participating pharmacies include drug stores such as CVS and Rite Aid, and also discount and grocery stores such as Target and Publix.
“Even if you already have a discount prescription plan, insurance or Medicare,” said Wilt, “there is no additional cost for AAA Prescription Savings and you may be able to save more than what other programs are offering. You owe it to yourself to compare.”
AAA Prescription Savings is not an insurance plan. Savings are only available at participating pharmacies. Savings may vary by drug. The program administrator may obtain manufacturer rebates and other fees based on your prescription drug purchases. These rebates may be retained by the program administrator or shared with you and/or your pharmacy. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 48 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.